Tuesday, September 27, 2005

just to clarify

I just wanted to make note that my first blog entry was intended to be funny... notice the use of the word intended.
I'll try to curb the funny... or attempts at being.

now for two itty-bitty teeny-weeny sketches to accompany this massive blog update:

listening to: at super low volume "I Don't Play" by Kool Keith
feeling: lucky

paperclips and post-its,
Uncle Phil

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Daytime post

Here are some development sketches for a project that I'm working on. I'm going for a Fleischer inspired look, though I miss the mark in these. Although I think these were some of my first attempts at bringing a Betty Boop-esque head shape into the design. I'm still not sold on any of these, but I think that I'm getting closer.

I'm amazed at how much appeal Betty can have. If I can capture 1/10th of that feeling I'll be happy.

Here are some more sketches that, like my first blog post, act as a sort of therapy. It was also brought to my attention that some of my more recent personal work has a bit of a depressed feel. And not that I want my blog to be a place to sob (that's what my pillow is for) but it's kind of a true observation. I'm definitely a bit homesick. I've been In Los Angeles for almost three months and it's been a big change from New York City.... I'll go into that on another day. But what I wanted to say, is that my favorite art is the type that is revealing of artist's emotions. So if I'm channeling some of that into my work, I'm pretty happy.

now for the drawings..

in the ears: Biz Markie, "Let Me Turn You On"
in the mind: dire need of a shave


Thursday, September 22, 2005


Here I am. Probably the first animation artist ever to start a blog.

I had once read that Lotte Reiniger, while making "Prince Achmed", kept a production journal. She would write journal entries and attach discarded pieces of Achmed, then tenderly placed them in a bottle and set them adrift on the Rhine (actually called 'Das Internet' in 1926).

Since then= 'Ziltch'.... Until now...

Maybe other animation artists can follow my Buzz Aldrinian lead.

..my little piece of Achmed

listening to; "Psen" by Funkstorung
mood; groundbreaking