Monday, November 30, 2009

The Kids

I started sketching these kids and started animating one of them recently. Stay tuned! They remind me of the kids that I grew up with
in Brooklyn.

Kabbalatoons Episode 70 in production!


When the folks at Chabad.org approached me and asked me to develop an animated webtoon with them I never dreamed that here I would be about to start production on episode 70 two years later! These one-minute snippets are seen all over the world. I have gotten emails from folks as far away as Israel and munich. The other day Rabbi Freeman, who writes the episodes recieved an email from a fan in Malaysia! It is a joy to work on these episodes, here's to many more!

If you want to check it out you can view the latest episode here:


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tough stuff...

More noodling around...

Stay tuned...

Even though the past few months have been pretty busy I've been finding time to noodle around with some character designs. I have some independent projects that I have been developing. Stay tuned!

In a while, crocodile!

I have been plugging away over the past couple of months. I am honored to have had my brand new short, "Croca Bonga" be screened at the Philadelphia Filmathon last month! The Philadelphia Filmathon is an annual event that is put on by the wonderful folks at Project Twenty1! They bring filmmakers (animators and live action alike) together every year to create a film in 21 days! For those of us that did not get a chance to participate and create a film in that amount of time we have the Philadelphia Filmathon to submit to! A wonderful festival indeed!
Croca Bonga will be appearing at a festival near you!
For those of you that can't make it out to the festivals here is my short for its internet debut!



video

Monday, June 08, 2009

Demo Reel

Hi All!
I've really been neglecting my blog and I promise I'm going to start writing/drawing again! This past month has been amazing and I'm on a creative high right now! I have alot to write about! In the meantime, check out my demo reel. Thanks for letting me share! video

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Been neglecting my blog but alot's been happening!!!








The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! I've been doing a complete and total overhaul on my website, it is almost finished and I am pretty proud of how it's coming out! And last week the music video that I animated for a wacky song called "My Sister's Butt" was shown at the ASIFA East animation festival and won the award for humor in 2 minutes and over category!!
I am proud as all heck to be a part of the new York animation scene!
I am busy finishing up my independent short, getting it ready to start sending out to festival deadlines that are coming up!
Thanks for checking in! These photos are from that night at ASIFA!
See you soon in the blog-verse!

Monday, April 27, 2009

doodlin'


Some doodling-having fun doing idea sketches. I came across a guy on the subway, the loud talker, tough talking guy telling stories with foul language but still lovable kind of guy. I started drawing him and he became a character I've been sketching him on napkins and notebook paper ever since. Not sure what I'm gonna do with the idea but i think i might want to do a comic strip sort of thing.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Some Baddies




I sketched this a couple of weeks ago and wanted to color it. Bad baddies you wouldn't want to run into in a dark Mumbai alley!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finished art finally...


This is the last stage of my work in progress! It's less of a work on progress and more of a finished work! I hope they like it! I'm happy with how it turned out. Thanks for letting me share! ( I did a few teaks to it and re-uploaded it-i had forgotten to add my signature!)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Power Girl Work in progress
















A spread I'm doing for Power Girls Magazine. A magazine distributed in schools including Oprah Winfrey's school for girls in South Africa. It's a work in progress this is the sketch phase.



For this spread i decided to ink and paint it in Flash so I'm starting to tighten up the sketch adding details and features. I took great pains to incorporate my three nieces (the two to the extreme left and second from the right) and my little sister (middle top, the one who's pointing).








This is where I'm at now. I'm starting to tighten up and apply the actual inking line with the brush tool. I decided to go with a blue mono-tone color scheme for the crowd of girls at the botton. I just like Blue. The cloud/letters are still in sketch phase but when it's done it's going to resemble sky-writing.

I'll post the finished one when it's done tomorrow. It's due Monday.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Even more kids

I've been having fun exploring these kid's contrasting personalities.
Sooner or later I'll have gotten this out of my system haha!

Monday, March 02, 2009

More kids


Just been sketching away. Having fun drawing this little guy. Enjoy the snow! Those of you who are here to enjoy it! And those of you who are in warmer climates: you lucky devils, you!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009