Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Devil In The Details

Ever wonder why the ship outside of the bridge's view in Star Trek looks so small? That's because the proper illusion to create depth of field wasn't used. The top image is the original picture and the one below it is a quick mock up in Photoshop. A Gaussian blur was applied to it, giving the illusion of camera depth; which in return, gives the illusion of depth that we perceive through our eyes.

Had this this common practice been applied through the use of layered plates in front of the camera, those ships wouldn't look like plastic models being hung by a fishing line...which they were. Using this technique in live action or animation will make your subjects in the frame look much larger to the audience. With this ability at the fingertips of the amateur filmmaker, it's an expected level of quality from any serious artist. I made this mock-up in 10 seconds- so what's your excuse?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thinking of Paintball

My foot has been messed up lately, so I've been missing out on hitting the field. So, I'm doing a bit of sketching. This this depicts me circa 2003-2004 and my attitude on the field. I'm a pretty mild mannered guy, but can get quite vicious on the field.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

COH: Gypsters

Get it? Hipster gypsies- they use a combination of Salvation Army goods and Patagonia. I saw them crossing Hollywood Blvd at Las Palmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

COH: Sleeping Beauties

Found these two guys sleeping in a car on Seward. They looked identical- matching track jackets, facial hair...could've been twins. So here's a quick one- I lost my Toonboom license at work.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

COH: Pinky

Watched this guy almost get hit by the car in front of me, crossing Las Palmas at Hollywood Blvd. He ran across the street just like this before he went diving into a trash can.

Friday, November 8, 2013

COH: Wolfman

It's been a while since I have been able to have a little time to myself, so COH has been put on the back burner. This guy was spotted a while ago at the Hudson Cafe on Santa Monica Blvd. Stephanie Arnette gets credit for this find. We were talking in the cafe, unwinding, and she points out this fella waiting for some friends/clients. His eyebrows were glorious.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013