Museum of Science Mural project

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a super neat project for the Discovery Center at the Museum of Science, working with the staff members to develop a 16 – foot – long mural of New England Forest Animals.  Here’s a bunch of the progress work, with some color comps, one linework variation (we’re still moving some stuff around, so the final won’t…

Dog Monster Transformation

For the past couple weeks I’ve been working on a scene from my thesis, where the dog that’s been swimming around in the lake during the lake monster auditions actually transforms into a monster. I’ve been working on the character animation for my directed study and on the effects for my fx final.  I recorded the super-awesome sound effects to help with the timing….

museum birds

Some more sketches from my MOS days: bird-centric this time.  I love the look in this turkey’s eye – wary and slightly crazed. This owl is pissed.   Hooded mergansers have crazy serrated beaks that look like rows of teeth.

Colby Room animal sketches

Classes are starting up next week! I don’t have much left to post from my summer courses so here are some older sketches I did during my lunch hours at the Museum of Science when I worked there full time. The staff of the Collections department were always super helpful when they were working on re-cataloging the Colby Room (essentially, the recreated hunting trophy room…

more museum animals

I’m working hard on my new spring assignments but nothing’s quite ready to post yet.  I found some sketches from the Museum of Science – when I worked there full time I used to try to sketch during lunch. Here’s the moose from New England Habitats. One of the Exhibit Development staff told me that when they put this moose up for exhibit in…

chappy & two lamps

Spring classes start up next week!  After a not-so-exciting ideology of art intercession class over the last 3 weeks, I am really looking forward to studio courses. All three of my classes this semester will have an intensive studio focus – Traditional Animation 2 (a continuation of last semester), Layout Design (backgrounds for animation) & Drawing from the Imagination (which hones on on perspective…

bird walk

Walk cycles are pretty difficult to do – you’ve got arms & legs moving all over, the whole body moving up & down – lots of pieces to keep track of.  It takes at least 16 drawings to get a good cycle down. I didn’t love my first attempt at a profile walk cycle this semester – I kind of jumped into it without…

bird & flag

Here’s the work from our third week of traditional animation classes! This goose was pretty fun to do – I spent a lot of time watching reference videos on Getty Images. The “flag blowing in the wind” was a little more frustrating, but still a great experience. Think of any kind of clothing – a skirt, open jacket, cape, etc – all of these…

woodland animal masks

I recently left my full time job at the Museum of Science, but before I did I was happy to work on these masks for the Discovery Center. If you’ve never been there before, you should go – it’s an awesome hands-on science space for kids 8 & under. They had some animal masks they’d been using for woodland animal interpretations but the original…