Monday, October 31, 2011

NINJAS! Animation Drawing Workshop

Everyone loves a ninja (because those who don't are carried off into the night).
Here are some Ninja drawings from Animation Drawing Workshop from the Friday before last. This model was AMAZING. She's part of the guild too.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zephyr Animation now on Twitter

Hey folks,

I've joined the rest of the social media wave and created a Twitter account.
Mainly so that I could claim Zephyr Animation before someone else takes the name.
Don't worry I don't plan on tweeting what I had for lunch (yet.)

hashtag @ZephyrAnimation

Rock on.

Costume Carnival Prt 1

The Academy had a MASSIVE Costume Carnival at Bradley Hall yesterday. Four stages with 2 - 3 models each in scary costumes with super cheesy scary music playing in the background. I stayed until the room became claustrophobic - seriously there were at least 70 students standing on top of each other and sitting at your feet drawing and taking pictures. Like the BART station for artists.

Here are some drawings from the little sketchbook - more to come from the big sketchbook later this week.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lucky Lenny


Here is my first animated short from Animation I class. I am super excited about this. After years of researching schools, taking drawing classes, reading books, attending seminars, and watching cartoons, I have animated something. Huzzah.

700 sheets of paper later:

The first of many, MANY cartoons.


Saturday, October 15, 2011


Today's adventure took place at the fantastic San Francisco Zoo. The Zoo is beautifully designed with wide open spaces for the animals to roam, gigantic eucalyptus trees that block out traffic and only a 5 minute walk to Ocean Beach.

So here's to les animales, including:

Crane studies:

Deer-like creatures:

Super huge mushrooms (didn't even have to pay extra to see these):

A Koala who obviously had better things to do than give me a face view and Cassowary studies:

Portrait-size Cassowary. He insisted I get a nice front view, as both his left and right were his "good" side.

Black Swans:

Grizzly Bear and last Black Swan:

I love to dig. GRRR!

A rhino, a squirrel and a tapir walk into a bar:

Double vision rhino eating:

Yes, these two were quite depressed:

The ever inquisitive ant eater. What do you see there, Ms. Eater? (I know she's a lady eater because her baby was hanging out in the enclosure next door).

Some lovely scenic shots:

And folks at Ocean Beach:

Mine! Mine! Mine!

And finally, Beach photos: