Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sketch Blog Week 1 - Worst Hero

So I recently joined a Sketch Blog with some of my soon to be fellow students from the online animation school, Animation Mentor.  Every week we are given a new drawing challenge (which is voted on by the blog members) and then we have to come up with something delightful for it.  The first week's challenge was Worst Hero.

The Worst Hero that I submitted was Swordface.

Name: Swordface!

Superpower: Cutting things. With his face.

Weaknesses: Hats, doorways that aren’t very high.

In his spare time Swordface likes to chop up vegetables and sharpen and polish his face. When not cutting bad guys down to size (pun intended), he wears a pair of magnetic clip-on sunglasses to conceal his identity.

I came up with a second Worst Hero idea, but didn't end up posting it on the blog, so here it is!

Name: Sardine Man

Sardine Man can shoot Omega 3 Fatty Acids out of his fin-hands at bad guys, but it acually just makes them healthier...He is also extremely oily, which makes catching bad guys quite difficult.  They usually end up just slipping through his fin-gers.  When Sardine Man actually does catch the bad guys he packs them up nice and tight in his special Sardine Tin and delivers them to the police.  He also has a very distinct odor, which makes him not the most popular of heros.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


So I thought that I would post some pictures of some of the ridiculous cakes that I have made both on my own and at work mostly because I have been making an excessive amount of them lately...

I made this cake for my friend Murray's birthday. He likes Ferrari's.

He also likes Jackie Chan. Enough to kidnap him.

I made this cake for my friend's Kirk and Kendall for their birthday. It was Scooby Doo themed.

I also made them a Scooby Doo to take on all of their mystery solving adventures.

I made this cake for a little mermaid watching party.

This cake was also for Kirk and Kendall's birthday, but from the year before. It features the lovely Leslie Hall. I hope to one day witness her live in all of her razzle dazzle glory. The cake itself was made using a Hulk Hogan cake pan.

If you don't know who Leslie Hall is, then prepare to have your life changed.

The next series of pictures are of cakes that I decorated at work. They are all ice cream cakes.

I did this one while I was really bored at work. It's the swamp thing!

A customer wanted to order a Jacob cake, but our edible image printer was broken. My manager challenged me to put him on a cake and make it actually recognizable as him. I love a good challenge.

He had very shiny abs.

Here's the photo comparison.

I made this one for my mom. I put her favorite child on the cake.

Sometimes the white whippy pail is a little bit haunted...

I did this one for my friend's birthday. It has the robot unicorn on it!!!! And Mario.

"Always, I want to be with you. And make believe with you. And live in harmony, harmony..."

There was a picture of a giraffe in the cake area, but it was lifting it's front leg for some reason. I decided that it was to step on a detonator. I called it, "Diabolical Giraffe".

Then I added in some flying chunks of debris for effect.

I called this one, "Worm Dance Party".

And this one, "BFF's"

This one was a cake order featuring Arnold.

BFF's Volume 2

"World Domination"

"Dinosaur Party"

I did this one for a friend at work. His first mistake was telling me to do whatever I wanted on the cake. So I put a duck and a hula hooping dinosaur wearing sunglasses dancing to technotronic.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Royal Brawl Opening

So I've been working on my student film for quite a while now and I finally have some bits that are colored and near completion. I finally got the beginning multiplane pan thing working, so I thought that I would post it to make myself feel like I'm actually getting some of it done. I still need to do some tweaking and fix some parts, and there are a couple of uncolored/unfinished scene's in there as well but this is what I have done so far. Let me know what you think!

Sorry about the quality of the video...the file was pretty huge so I had to render it at half the resolution.