Monday, March 30, 2009

New Term/New site to check out

For those that are unaware, I am a mentor on and off for a really cool online animation school called Animation Mentor. It's a fantastic program and getting better every term. Anyway, this term is one of my "On" terms and I wanted to point out a really cool site to students and anyone interested in animation:

One of the founders of Animation Mentor is Shawn Kelly. Shawn is an amazing animator at Industrial Light and Magic who, with all of his "free" time between being a founder of AM and a lead animator at ILM, has been hosting a website with some awesome animation tips and tricks. You can even e-mail him questions and get them answered. Well most of them answered. He still hasn't answered my question about if he prefers sandwiches or pizza. The site even has guest animators answer some of your questions as well. It's a great place to pick up some tips and/or really learn the heart of animation. Anyway, most of the students probably know about Shawn Kelly's site, but if they don't here it is:

Check it out even if you're not a student. I still reference Shawn's work on a daily basis. I even stole a few of his ideas at work for how to animate a character slipping! The guy know his stuff.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Little Girl

This is a 3D scan of our little girl. We had an ultra sound yesterday and were lucky enough to see her resting in her mom's belly. Poor girl has her father's forehead (Takes up two thirds of the picture), but it looks like she'll be lucky enough to have her mother's big eyes and big lips. If you can't quite make out the image, her face is in the bottom third facing you with here eyes closed and her face squished. Isn't she awesome!?!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Crime Scene

Monday, March 16, 2009

Nothing New?

I know what you're thinking, "A whole week goes by and there's nothing new up on Jim's site? Not a new photo? Not a new drawing?" I know and I'm sorry. But stay tuned loyal fans, there will be some new art coming soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Snow Removal

We spent this past weekend up at my folks cabin near Bear Valley, CA. There was plenty of snow still up there and where there is snow, there is snow removal equipment.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Colin and Mike

And they're back! After a bit of a hiatus Colin and Mike, two completely made up characters, come back for your enjoyment. I hope to see more of these two soon.