Saturday, March 3, 2007
Out Of School
The other day at work a intern asked me what I was doing when I got out of school (and if I could share what I had done on my blog), and I said sure ...."I was trying to build a portfolio for animation so I could get a job ." Because working part time at the City of Yorba Linda as their event planner/wedding coordinator supervising weddings every weekend with a bunch of drunkards wasn't really what I wanted to do. But I could draw, and draw all night during every event, get free food from caters, and make money to take classes. I did these drawings in 1998 & 1999 after I got out of art school. At that time I was lucky enough to take classes on the side at Associates in Art in Sherman Oaks, (which is now gone). I took every layout design class offered with such ubber super duper talented artists such as Ed Gerhtner, Scott Caple, Paul Felix, Jim Schenkler, Sam Michlap, Michael Spooner, and Robert St.Pierre. While there I meet some really talented students that had so much passion in what they did it was inspiring; such as Stephen Silver, John Nevarez, and Joe Weahterly. And watching them grow into such nice and talented guys over the past 8 years has been awesome.
For those of you wondering where you can find such classes today- check The Animation Academy in Burbank www.theanimationacademy.com, and The Entertainment Art Academy in Pasadena www.enterartacad.com.
So here are some older images I did back when I got out of school. I like being able to look back and see what I did back then and what I am striving for now. Now I have been drawing to find that confidence in line and stroke that you only find with Hans Bacher, Michael Spooner, or John Nevarez. Drawing mileage.