Wednesday, December 24, 2008

some of the designs I did for a 3D animation project I'll be working on next semester

Friday, December 19, 2008

So Ringling is closed, and there are no scanners available :(
Untill I'll find a place to scan, I'll be posting some stuff I have on my computer from this semester.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Meet Kambiz

Hey everybody. Quite hard to believe, but the first semester of school has passed! These last couple of month were pretty intense, but I had so much fun, and truly feel like I learned a lot. that being said I'm really happy winter break is here! have a lot of plans for this one, so hopefully I'll have a lot of new stuff to show by the end of it.

The dude above is Kambiz. He is a character I designed for our foirst character animation assignment (which was a few excercises in body mechanics, with a character who doesn't have hands). click on the link below to check it out... the file is about 30mb so you might want to right Click and "save target as..."


hope you all have a great break and happy holidays


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Animation!

Here are two cycles I did in traditional animation class this semester.
We suppose to start a 3D walk cycle soon, so stay tuned for that as well :)

CLICK HERE for a Hi Res version.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back in business

Hello! wow... I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted... Thanks for all of you who keep checking this page :)
I started my sophomore year at Ringling this August, been super busy... So far everything is going great and I'm really enjoying my animation classes (both traditional and computer animation). Other than that, I've been working on some other projects that hopefully I'll be able to show some results soon.

meanwhile here are two animation shorts from this year

Primitive theater: we had to tell a short story with a character or two, that are basically no more than a mprimitive shape the emotes.

CLICK HERE for a Hi Res version.

The ball bounce was our first assignment in Computer animation:

for a high res version

So that's it for now... a lot more to come soon.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Hey everybody... I just got back home from a week in Sinai, Egypt... It's an amazing place and has been a great vacation from a busy summer, and I now feel very ready to go back to school... in 19 days I'll be heading back to Sarasota, and I have so much to do before that... I have a lot of work in progress that I hope to get done before school starts... meanwhile, this is a piece I did last week as birthday gift for friends of my parents ... I'm quite happy with it, although I now think I could accent the shadows some more, and in general work on defining the light some more... but, this is just another step in the ladder I guess... I'll be posting some more work really soon.. I hope... thanks!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


My dog is getting old and is enjoying the luxury of sleeping 18 hours a day :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

I've bee busy working on some different projects lately, so meanwhile I guess I'll be posting some sketchbook stuff...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This is an illustration I started a while ago and never had a chance to finish... So I took some time last night to tighten it up, and this is what I ended up with. It started as part of a random prompt challenge on a local website, under the title: "Mom! look what I found in the back yard..."

Sunday, May 25, 2008

some color

These are two color sketches following a Japanese drummers show I've seen a few months ago... I'm trying to explore different ways to approach digital painting, so this is an attempt of a more rough expressive look, that I kinda like...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Summer time

Hello! Well, unbelievably my first year at Ringling has passed. Looking back it went so fast, but it was a great year. The last couple of month were really intense, so it's great to be back home and recharge. I haven't updated for quite a while, but now that I have some extra time I'll try to post new stuff quite often. I have a lot of plans for this summer so stay tuned... as for now, here are a few caricatures of my fellow Ringlingers. I love doing these, so this was a nice way warm up and start my summer. hopefully these are recognizable (for the Ringling students among you)... if not, well, I guess it means more practice ;)
Have a great summer everybody!

Saturday, March 29, 2008


I can't beleive I havn't posted anything for such a long time... It's the last month of school and schedule is tight, but it's all good. I am just about to start my final project for Animation class for this semester - Bi Pad motion. I'm really excited about this one and hopefully it will come out the way I see it in my mind. Stay tuned for the actual animation in a month from today. I'll try to keep u posted on other stuff in the meanwhile.

Anyway, for now here is my character - Kazoo the Skunk!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Figure Drawing

Hi! so, a lot is going on lately... I am super busy with school mostly... Traditional Animation is awesome so far and hopefully soon enough I'll have something cool to show. Meanwhile I'm working on other projects, but it will take a while till I can post anything, so I guess in the next few weeks I'll keep posting some older stuff to keep this blog alive :)
These are some life drawings from last semester. They vary between 1-2 minute gestures, 20 minute poses to an hour long one. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Style exploration part 2

Hi everybody! long time no update... well, my second semester in school has started a month ago and it's been busy. I Finally started my Traditional Animation studies and so far it is really amazing. I can't even describe how much my appreciation to the creators of all those memorable 2D films has grew after animating a few bouncing balls. They are true artists and I really want to believe that we will see those incredible drawings back on the big screen soon. I really hope that Disney's upcoming "Princess and the frog" will be a success.

On a different note, I am still doing some character concepts inspired by African masks (what can I say? it's really fun). During my exploration I bumped into an image that amazed me:

mask picture from: "Masks of Black Africa" by Ladislas Segy

Is it only me or the resemblance is amazing? The shape of the head, the hair the brows the nose the mouth... I found this to be really interesting. Once again it has shown me how those simple shapes can have so much appeal.I am really curious if the designers at Pixar have seen this image. Anyway, this really gave me a great incentive to keep going with these so here is another round of sketches.. some I like better some less, and hopefully I'll find a time to color a couple of them soon.