Sunday, December 30, 2012

Body Mechanic Animations: Jump Across Gap

As you may know, I am currently working on body mechanics in animation all part of "My Animation Plan".

What's this animation plan?

"Animation Plan [2D]"

Phase 1: Basic Animation Exercises
Phase 2: Body Mechanics
Phase 3: adv. Body Mechanics/basic acting
Phase 4: Advanced acting

My plan is to go through through these 'subunits' of animation ideas and work on animations in that category until I think I have improved enough to go to the next "phase".

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!

Figure Gesture Drawing 04


Friday, December 28, 2012

Yiynova MSP19 Review

I've waited a couple days to write and post this review so I could get a feel of the Yiynova first before telling you the pros and cons of the alternative-to-cintiq tablet monitor.

So for Christmas, I got a Yiynova MSP19 Tablet Monitor, a 19inch LCD tablet from Panda City.

The thing is great.

It can be adjusted into many positions for animating and drawing, the pen is working well, and it was 500$, tons cheaper than a 2,000$ Cintiq. Overall, the Yiynova has
filled all my expectations and more.

The only downside that I have come across is when drawing slowly. For example, if I'm quickly sketching a character out, using construction lines and shapes, after I finish the rough, I want to go over it in dark ink and get rid of all the extra lines. If you draw very slowly and hard, the line gets kinda bumpy. Now, this can probably be fixed by changing the hardness of the pen tip while going over the lines but still, this has been my only 'problem' with the Yiynova.

Overall, I'd defiantly recommend this product. You can buy it on Amazon

Thanks for reading!


Figure Gesture Drawing 03


Monday, December 24, 2012

Basic Animation Exercises: 2D

Back to the basics! I learned a ton doing these simple exercises, squash and stretch, anticipation, arcs, timing, overlap, follow through, slow-in slow-out, etc.. Since doing these, I think I have a more sturdy foundation for 2D animation and its principles as I keep working and doing more things. All these exercises were described by StefanLipsius at, you can view the original post here:

1: Looping Ball bounce: First and Last frame are at the top of the screen
2: Bounce in place with a settle to a stop: First frame is at the top, last frame is on the ground.
3: Bounce across the screen with the same height each bounce.
4: Bounce across the screen, each bounce shorter than the last, eventually coming to a stop
EXTRA. practice working with a pendulum (Not included in the original) 
5: A pendulum swinging, eventually coming to a stop.
6: A pendulum hits the ball, causing the ball to hit a wall, bounce a few times and come to a settle, all the while, the pendulum comes to a stop as well.
7: Rubber Pencil: Overlap and Follow through exercise.

Now that that's done, Merry Christmas Time!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Animal Gesture Drawing 01

Animal Gesture #1
Hopefully the first of many. 

Almost at 3,000 page views! Thanks for coming back over the months! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sledding and Parkour Run Animations

Getting TONS of snow here, forecast said 16-18inches, it just keeps coming down. Eventually I wanna go sledding in it, that's what inspired the sledding animation

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Abominable Snowman


Merry Christmas Sketches and Santa Claus Animation

Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas is upon us and I've been getting into a festive mood ever since the end of Thanksgiving. I've also been drawing quite a lot.

There are also some new not-Christmas sketches, click HERE to go to the Sketches section of this blog.


both drawings done in a Drawing Session with Andrew from 

I have also been working on a Santa Claus animation!

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 11SecondClub Submission 2012

A man talks... to himself?

I learned a lot this time around. Animation and modeling and just the basics of maya! It was a great experience even though I ran out of time at the end. It was really fun though and I hope to do another entry soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

4 Day Weekend and 11 Second Club Update 10/27/12

Hey Everyone!

This four day weekend has been great. Got a lot of work done, been getting ready for the winter sports season, ALMOST done with the 11secondclub, raked a bunch of leaves, and made a video for my dad's birthday.

Did tons and still relaxed. It's been great, makes me miss summer!

Tomorrow will bring some sketches and another 11 second club update hopefully!

Here's the latest update made today!

Tomorrow morning I'm doing a Mud Run so I'm off to bed.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Four Day Weekend is Coming... Update 10/21/12


I'm going to spare my sob story, I'm busy. This weekend flew by me quicker than Hammy from Over the Hedge with an energy drink. 

Yet, the good news is that I have a 4 and 1/2 day weekend coming up, YAYYYYYYY

Expect to see some tweaked 11 second club animation(s), a jack-o-lantern I'm working on, and some flash tests.

Here's a test I did in flash over a week ago that only now I am posting 

have a great day


Thursday, October 18, 2012

11 Second Club Update 10/18/12


A quick update on the 11 Second Club! Slowly coming along, hopefully I'll get some more work on it this weekend.

If you have any comments or feedback.. Leave a comment, tweet me on twitter, send me a message on youtube or email me..

See you with a bigger update this weekend!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Swamped With School 10/15/12

Hey guys

Just an update...

I'm swamped with school right now but I'm still working on the 11 Second Club. I added lights, re worked the timing, added clothes to the rigs, new background.

All that's left on it is to tweak the lip sync and add some background paintings.

I also picked up a copy of HOW TO CHEAT IN MAYA 2012 for my birthday. I flipped through it and read some of the chapters, looks awesome and there's some great resources on the how to cheat in maya site. Just need some solid time to start and go through it.

The time between homework/studying for tests is getting physically prepared for some basketball but I still sneak in some 2D animation and 11 second club work, I recently did a leaf animation and a ball bounce that turned into character animation. Expect to see these this weekend. I don't have the willpower to render/finalize these animations at 11:30pm at night knowing I have Geometry in 9 hours so they'll have to wait 'till the weekend.

Just thought I'd have an update

I can't think of a good way to end this blog post so this is it. Check back, follow my blog, check me out on Twitter, blah, blah. Happy Monday

Cartoony Animator

Saturday, October 6, 2012

11 Second Club October Update and New Sketches


Most recent work in progress for the 11SC!

(Scroll down to the very end to see the most recent posts)

I also drew some people today:

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Animations and 11 Second Club October 2012!


Some new animations!

other news..

I'm doing the 11 Second Club! Yayyy
I got my idea down and I've filmed my reference... Hopefully I'll get an animatic out this weekend. Its going to be in Maya

Basic Drawing is still going great, still have an A in the class and we're working on a new project involving fruit! More details and perhaps a picture soon

Remember, I don't blog as often as I did during the summer but I still tweet a fair amount so follow me on twitter!  CLICK HERE

Schools busy but as of now, I'm handling animation and school quite nicely, hopefully I can keep this up as the school year goes on!

Thanks for reading

Cartoony Animator

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Basic Drawing Week 5 Update and NEW ANIMATIONS AND SKETCHES

Hi there all!

Basic Drawing is going great! I got an A on the last project and its currently being displayed in the front office :) Oh yeah. haha 

We're working on a new project and its a collection real objects together. The objects that I chose are a collection of a Pepsi cup, some MnM's, and a big Plastic MnM guy in a chair-Looking something like THAT

I'll make sure to snap a picture for next week.

I animated a bit in Maya this weekend:

I think it turned out O.K.

I looked at my older CG stuff that I've gotten a lot better. I mean my first tests in maya were very.... Interesting.

So anyways I decided that eventually I'll gather up my older 3D stuff and make a progress reel for all my CG stuff. I'll start doing that stuff little by little, expect it coming soon.


I recently started drawing some people faces:
Expect more next week

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Basic Drawing Classes: Week 3 and 4 (Plus Fall Painting and "Stand Up Animation)

Hi there everyone!

A bit long since the last post, been busy with school.

Week 3:

Finished up Basic Still Life. Fully shaded and completed and got an A on the project! Here's the rough copy:


No final picture of the project yet, our teacher still has them, if he puts them on display, I'll make sure I get a picture.

Week 4:

We started the "Sketchbook Series #2" project. We are to draw 4 life objects that are similar to cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders. I completed the drawing of the object itself for two shapes so far:

Keep in mind, I still have to shadow and touch up the drawings a bit

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My other two objects will probably be a pumpkin and a pencil. I'm going with the Halloween/School-starting idea.

Fall Painting:

I tried digitally painting a bit in Sketchbook Pro.
I think it turned it ok, it was fun to try and "paint" a little bit!

New Animation:

I did a quick little test in Flash over the weekend:

If you've made it this far... Thanks for reading! Comments and feedback are always appreciated!

Leave me a comment here, on YouTube, Twitter, or by E-Mail

Thanks for reading

Monday, September 3, 2012

Three New Walk Cycle Progressions


Haven't animated in a bit so I did these new walk/run cycles. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

 Cartoony Animator

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Basic Drawing Classes: Week 2


Week 2 of basic drawing is complete and so is the first assignment. We learned different shading methods and drawing different shapes. I touched up the shading for the drawings from last week because I felt that throughout the week I've gotten better but my scanner doesn't pick up some of the shading details so I decided to leave them out.

Crawl-the-wall shadowPhotobucket
Scribble ShadingPhotobucket
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Next week our assigment is to draw a collection of shapes together in one picture stacked up and organized around each other. I'm looking forward to it!


Woo! Thanks for reading over the months!
Cartoony Animator

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Basic Drawing Classes: Week 1

Hi there!

As you may know, school has started for me. I'm taking Basic Drawing and right now we're on our first assignment. We're drawing basic figures and working on shading. I've honestly never worked a lot on shading so I'm just starting but here's what I got so far

Week 1:

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Daily Update #22: Daily Updates are Done!..... For Now

Hi there!

Started 9th grade today, so unfortunately "Daily Updates" are done for now. But! I will still update frequently, thanks to everyone who's been following the blog and I hope to talk to you soon!

Cartoony Animator

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Daily Update #21: Being Sick is Fun


As my final 2 days of summer are winding down which sucks... I have caught a cold and a stomach ache. Nothing says 'Happy End of Summer' like being sick.

I did manage to draw a raccoon while watching 'Over the Hedge'

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

See you tomorrow!

Cartoony Animator

Friday, August 17, 2012

Daily Update #20: Life Drawing


Today, I dove into life drawing , I've never done anything like this so of course, I need to get better. Anyways, here they are!

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Well see ya tomorrow!

Cartoony Animator

Daily Update #19: Modeling!


Yep well, 3 days left of summer. Not sure if I'll continue these, depending how busy I am when it starts. I'm hoping I can draw or animate a little bit every day and post them.

 It's been a great summer, I think I've improved a lot, not only animation wise but drawing too.
 I'm happy with this summer, I've improved at everything and even tried modeling! Speaking of modeling, here's a robot and a whale I tried modeling lol, you can tell I'm a beginner and I have a long way to go

Also, I made an animatic for the 11SC! I don't know if I should continue but here it is. It's rough but I like the poses

See you tomorrow


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Daily Update #18: Disney Videos Part 1


Here's just 3 videos from my Disney footage!

Tons more are coming soon.

See you tomorrow!

Cartoony Animator

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Daily Update #17: I'm Back From Disney!

Hey there!

I'm finally back from Disney World! It was a great trip.

I know I originally said I was going to make a real long blog post about everything I did but I figured that was boring to read so I've decided I am going to make a video collage of all the stuff I filmed. Its going to be very cool :D

Not sure when It'll be done but it will be.

See you tomorrow


P.S. Have you seen my new reel!?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Daily Update #13, 14, and 15: Days at Disney?

Hi everyone.

Bad news, I was super pumped to blog daily while I was at Disney World, but unfortunately, the wifi works on and off so I've decided to call it off. On the way home, I'll write one big ole blog about my trip on the plane.


I am tweeting every hour AT LEAST, sometimes even lots in 1min... Follow me and get up2date:


Friday, August 10, 2012

Daily Update #12: Days at Disney: Day 1

Greetings from WDW!

It's been 4 years since I've been to this magical place and I'm  happy I'm back! :D yay!

It truly is amazing. I love being  here, I'm taking TONS of pics and videos and will make a big video soon..

Great day.
See you tomorrow!

Cartoony Animator

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Daily Update #9,10, and 11

Hi there!

I know I haven't blogged in a few days, my cousins were down for the week so we were super busy with that, but good news...


Yup, you heard correctly! The demo reel is finally out, here it is!

YAY! after a month of work, it's finally out!

Right now, I'm going to go to disney world... So check out my twitter, it'll be the only time where I tweet like every time something happens that isn't related to my animations. I'm very excited

See you on twitter!

Cartoony Animator

P.S. Daily updates will resume tomorrow

Monday, August 6, 2012

Daily Update #8

Hi there everyone!

Nothing to post today, I re-animated the 3 different ball bounces and made the demo reel covers.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Daily Update #7

Hi there everyone!

Not a big update today.. I worked on my demo reel cover and drew a little gesture in the car but it was such a nice day weather wise and we had family down so I spent a lot of time outside, enjoying my last days of summer.. AHHHHH

Anyways, tomorrow may come with more to see.

See you tomorrow!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Daily Update #6: 3 Different Weighted Balls

Hi there everyone!

Here's what I did today:

I complied all my demo reel animations so they're ready to go into the reel!

I also added arms to the surf sesh animation so that's completed! Yay!

Disney World in less than 5 days, Reel released in 4 days or less. Everything is going great!

Except that school starts 15 days............. I'm not sure if I'll continue these daily updates but not to worry, there's still 15 more daily updates :D

Have a great day and I'll talk to you tomorrow

Cartoony Animator

Friday, August 3, 2012

Daily Update #5: Gesture Drawings

Hey Everyone!

Today I was practicing gesture drawing. I'm going to keep practicing this and hopefully will be able to draw people real quick in public. Let's hope.


That's it for the update today.

Remember the banjo music I posted yesterday?

An hour of Disney Music that they play in the entrance of MK:

Just thought I'd share.

Have a good day and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Cartoony Animator

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Daily Update #4: Demo Reel Poses and Disney Banjo!

Hey there everyone!

Here are the poses I worked on today! I did some drawing but I'll post those tomorrow

These are defiantly going into the reel! Unless I messed something up, in that case, please someone contact me and tell me!

Who here doesn't love Disney Music? Sherman Brothers, Alan Menkan, Michael Giacchino, the list goes on, Disney has some of the best music of all time in their movies.

Who doesn't love a good ol' banjo strumming? You can't be said when your listening to some good up tempo banjo picking. If you do get sad by hearing banjo music... You need to get to a doctor!

So Disney Music.. Plus Banjo?

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce,

The Notorious Banjo Brothers and Bob in Disney World

Just thought I'd post this. Great music, not the best quality but still, great great great music.

Have a good day everyone and I will talk to you tomorrow!

Cartoony Animator

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daily Update #3

Hi there!

Not much today, didn't do any drawing. Just spent a lot of time outside just enjoying summer.

I did manage to do some quick ball bounces:

The first and third are off but I think I got it with the 2nd one. That one will probably go into the reel though.

See you tomorrow with a longer update!


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Daily Update #2: Demo Reel and Sketches

Hey there everyone!

Today's been a pretty good day, I have about 33 seconds of animations for the reel in which I've made this month alone! Also, with the ball bounces I'm going to do soon, hopefully that'll add 7-10 seconds then if I do a character animation it'll make a it longer as well!

Just a heads up...I'm going to Disney World August 9th so my daily updates will still be going, and I'll be talking about all the awesome stuff about Disney.

Photobucket Now on to the daily doodles and animationsA cute kitten, penguin and some kids from Preston Blair book.

Some hands, a business man, a puppy, and some other stuff Lt. Dan walk- I wanted to go back and fix this guy's movements, before they were very abrupt now hopefully they are more subtle.

Remember, any comments/crit, hit me up in the comments or on twitter: you tomorrow!


Monday, July 30, 2012

Daily Update #1: The Beginning

Hello Everyone!

I have decided to begin blogging EVERYDAY for the rest of the summer. Why?

Because I want to to be able to express my feelings on romance, drama, and reality TV.

LOL just kidding, the real reason is:

Because I want to keep track of what I'm doing and so I can make sure I upload my sketches and animations every day.

Everyday I draw and animate. I spend at least an hour doing both, but lots of times I get caught up doing something else so I don't post my sketches daily like I said I would do. Hopefully by having to update this daily, it'll be a kick-in-the-butt to myself to post my drawings.

Now I know I only get about 300 page views a month so not that many people will be reading this, that's ok. I'm doing this to keep track of my own progress and to maybe even become a better writer.

Stephen King, one of my favorite writers, once said that he writes everyday. 365 days of the year.

So maybe if I too write everyday, I can become a better writer than I was before I started these daily updates.

Ok, so now that we got all this settled, now let's get down to business. The stuff I did today.

I sketched some cartoon animals. And some dogs and a bird from the Preston Blair Cartoon Animation book.

Here they are:

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See you all tomorrow


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Demo Reel Update 7/24/12

Hello everyone! The demo reel is going great. I had some troubles mid-july but I'm right back on track for an awesome reel. Here are the NEW animations:

And I still have to do those dreaded ball bounces, AHHH.

Anyways, reels coming out August 8th (maybe even earlier :) )

I can't wait to show off this demo reel. I think I've improved a lot from my first animation tests as "CartoonyAnimator"

I've gone from: and

to some finally good animations in only 5 months. I'm feeling pretty good right now, but I can't forget that I still have a long way to go. I'm not even a 1/10 of the way there yet.

Back to work!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Demo Reel: 7/11/12

Hi everyone!

Right now I'm still working on my demo reel!


2 polished walk cycles
3 walk cycles WIP
1 ball bounce completed
1 animation that is 5 seconds long in progress
4 ball bounces still to be animated.

I'm really loving the process of making the animations for this reel!

Anyone want daily updates from me?
Follow me on Twitter or Tumblr

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Demo Reel Update 7/8/12

Hi everyone!

One month till the release of my demo reel! Ahhhh!

Anyways, here are the animations I've made so far in July

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Buckid Walk Cycle

Hopefully this'll go into my demo reel

Demo Reel in Progress

Hi everyone!

 right now I'm working on animations for my demo reel.

I need to have my demo reel polished and ready by August 8th so I'll post it for all to see then.

 If you ever want to contact me, skype, IM, email, whatever, email me at and I'll reply my skype or IM.

 See you soon!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

8bit Bowser and Mario: New Short

Hi there everybody! Here's a new short I made!


Fully animated by me in Flash CS5!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Update 6/9/12

Hi there!

Heres an animation I made today!

by the way, I will post daily starting today!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm Back! 5/31/12

Hey there everyone!

School is finally out for me so I am now animating and drawing more. I'll update this blog much much much much more frequently. I already updated my SKETCHES and TESTS pages. I'll update a lot this summer so check back soon and FOLLOW this blog! Also, follow me on twitter and subscribe to me on YouTube! Find those links above!



Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 11SecondClub Submission 2012

My second attempt at the 11 second club competition. I spent 4 days at the beginning of the month to make this. For only 4 days of work, I think its already better than my previous entry, and that's what I want and need, to get better each time I do something like this.. 

See you soon everyone!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

UPDATE: 4/26/12

Hi there everyone!

Whats the new update today? Nothing much unfortunately. I haven't animated much recently other than just goofy stuff on my brother's iPad except this:
Its pretty rough animation but the point of doing this was to prove to myself that I am able to animate over a video. I am going to do this a lot come summer time.

Anyways. I haven't animated for a while. I've been pretty busy wrapping up school + sports. I've drawn a fair amount but those are just little doodles on the margins of my notebooks. I have about 3-4 weeks left until schools out. Until then, unfortunately, I will be animating just a little. I have a few major exams that I need to pass and some pretty big projects to wrap up. So I will be out of my animation desk for a bit :( but come summer, that's when I'll get back into it again and I'll make some new short films... IronDuck 3? Maybe :) 

Summer... that leads us into my next point...

This summer I want to become a great animator. I want to take a leap in animation/illustration/storytelling/etc. So I am looking for a mentor or an animation program. I'd be willing to pay.. If you have any ideas or are interested, email me at


Until summer, (or May 25th, I think). I will post MUCH less. But once it starts... expect daily to weekly updates. 

Boy am I excited

Thanks for reading.
Check back soon

Sunday, April 8, 2012

UPDATE 4/8/12

Hi there everyone!

Sorry for my absence of posts, I've been busy with sports/school/life/animating and haven't updated in a while, but today I'll share with you what's up and all my new videos..

I have made lots and lots of new videos and uploaded them to my Test channel... click HERE

Here they are:

They're 3D made in Maya, 2D made in Flash and other 2D made on an iPad!

check them out!

Check back soon


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Update: 3/20/12

Hey there everyone!

Its been a while since I last updated. I am working on the 11 second club animation so I've been busy with that. I also lost my iPad stylus so I couldn't draw sketches to share but I got a new one and will be sharing sketches!

Also, I started a new flash cartoon without a name but it has to do with a boy who wants to fly, I'll share some of that stuff soon.

Thanks for keep coming back again

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Gamble- Animated 5second Film

Hi there!

I've been working on my Lip Syncs, because, well, it has to get better. I needed a quick little clip so I grabbed one of the 5secondfilms one!

Check it out!

Please let me know what I should fix to help my lip syncing get better!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Maya Tests

New maya tests!

Check them out in the TESTS page


Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Animations!

Hey there!

NEW NEW NEW Animation Tests!

To check them out, go to the ANIMATION TESTS

IronDuck2 should be coming out VERY soon!


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guy gets hit by ball, falls over Test

I am going to get into more and more animation tests.

Here's my first one in a while!



Saturday, January 28, 2012

IronDuck2: The Quack Knight Trailer


 I know I haven't been posting sketches recently, Thats because I've been working around the clock on:

IronDuck2: The Quack Knight

I finished it, I'm just waiting for the soundtrack to be done.

Until then... Check out this trailer!

If you haven't already, watch the original, "Iron Duck"

Thanks for reading


Friday, January 20, 2012

IronDuck2 Update

Hey there!

I know I haven't posted in a little while, that's because I have been working on IronDuck2, I have been doing lots of work and you can expect it coming out soon!

If you can't wait... follow me on twitter, or go to my YouTube page to watch some other animations!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Site Layout


I spent some time today so that now I have links to all my stuff! Videos, sketches, Facebook, twitter and a lot more! Check it out- right under this blogs' title!

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rhino Sketch and 40+ Clay Figures


Check out this rhino sketch AND 40+ clay figures!

Check them out by following this link

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Blog! First Post!

Hello all!

Welcome to this new blog! I'll be posting clips, videos, and other things all related to animation.

Check out my YouTube Page now!

And check back soon for new animations!