Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lifting a Box- Surprise Edition

Time to animate a person lifting a box and beyond! It took 70 hours from start to finish. I'd like to thank my friend Ed for giving me some good reference material and letting me cartoon him. I drew the character designs on paper, animated a few keyframes traditionally and then drew all the rest in Toon Boom Harmony. I hope it gives you a chuckle:)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

4th of July Gunshot Fireworks Animation

Happy 4th of July! I attended a patriotic festival last weekend called Cries of Freedom where tons of people were dressed up in authentic colonial outfits, essentially living in what looked like a colonial village. People were making paper, cooking over fires, black-smithing, and telling tales of patriotism. It inspired me. This animation took about 13 hours using Toon Boom Harmony and Photoshop.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Walk Cycle Pencil Test and Clean-up Animation

This year, I'm focusing on how to do traditional 2D animation. I took an awesome online course from Tony White. This was the first walk cycle I've ever animated traditionally. Follow me on Instagram to stay up-to-date with my animation efforts.

Spinning my Kids

Sometimes after work, I don't have the energy to play tag with my kids or the mental capacity to play with Barbies, so my favorite default activity is to make a movie with them instead.

Grumpy Girl

My artist friend and co-worker Kristi Harmon has had an influence on me lately. My cartoon characters have always been pretty flat-looking. Kristi's making me want to add more texture to my art. Here's a sketch from the park, colored in Photoshop. 1.25 hours

My wife is a saint for letting me sit with her at the park while she watches the kids and I'm off in la-la land sketching people.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Play at the Park With Your Kids!

Matt puts his cell phone down and discovers a world of fun as he actually 
interacts with his kids at the park.

Friday, April 29, 2016


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My Winter Biking Commute

We are a one-car family and that works out just fine for us. I bike to work in the winter (that's the blessing of living a short distance from work).  I love the proximity!  Most of the streets I ride on are low-traffic neighborhood streets.  I'd love to hear of anyone else out there doing this! 
Hey hey, this is my first animated GIF:) 
Doctors say you should exercise every day!