Monday, December 13, 2010

Coz Effect

I was digging though my old art and found this.



A picture I did for a buddy of mine a few years ago.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Anatomy

For the past month I have been hitting the anatomy books hard.

During witch I decided to do some illustrations.

And here they are....

Monday, October 25, 2010

HAH evil pug


Doodles.... Trying to get back into the groove of drawing.

Monday, October 18, 2010

3D Cycle Process

I had an interview last Wednesday with a game studio and I was asked if I could describe my process for animating cycles in 3d. I'm not the best with words sometimes, and I needed to try my hand at XSI, so I did a little demonstration for them.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Robo Man


A character design for a 2d piece I would like to work on in the future.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Graduation

I know I have been neglecting this blog but I have an excuse, really! I have been beyond busy with college for the past few month, and finally it is over! I have officially graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas. I have made lots of new friends and learned a lot, but now its time to stop working, and start working again. Hooray.

If any of the instructors actually keep up with this blog, I wanna thank you for putting up with me for the past 2 years! :)

My portfolio website is completed as well. I would like to welcome anyone who wishes to take a look at my work...

http://www.coxanimation.com

I have also taken a little time to clean up one of my favorite sketches.


I really hope that things calm down enough now where I can actually update this blog more, and hopefully get to post some of my work stuff as well :)

and now...... we make......

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Heavy Metal


Its late, rock on

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where did you come from?



Got out of bed this morning and noticed something......

Friday, May 7, 2010

Car Wrecks and Flying Goats


My friend was in a car wreck that flipped him upside down. So I doodled this and gave it to him.

And I drew a flying goat for no damn reason.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Environment design - Attic





Front and back view of a environment concept

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Animation Background



Background design for 10 second animation.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Little Boy


Inspiration comes at the strangest times... Like 5 minutes before the project is due :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Concept artwork



Concepts for product that shall remain nameless for now.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Teen Girl Charater


Amazingly simple, this character took me about 12 hours to design. This will be used for a 10 second animation currently in the works.

I also have to design her little brother, but so far nothing has really come out quality. BUZZWORD

Friday, April 2, 2010

Alien Goo


Character I did a year ago, back before I became old and bitter.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy myle


Wrapping up school again, and now I have a little bit of free time so I doodle :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Myle watches you from an unknown location


I hardly ever draw this guy anymore. I never cant seem to get past the sketch stage when I'm drawing for fun anymore. I feel burnt, but I'm probably just lazy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blox Lift

Finally, a 3d animation I am proud of... and I owe it all to letting go of my childish ways, and listening :)
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Blue Kujo



Little mascot I did for a team of animators at college.

Character Painting: Belle


Not a fun project at all, but had to get it done.

What I find amazing is how people can not put their soul into the art they create, but still produce results. If I'm not passionate about the work im doing, then more then likely it will come out looking terrible.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bunnies


Playing with shapes

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ben Ten Wii Cover


I had the chance to finalize a design for Ben10 cover CD, I never watched the show before, but after this I feel like I know everything about it. (Weather I want to or not.)

Little girl and doll LITTLE GIRL


I think I have finally decided on a little girl for my final animation. This is actually a little based on my best friends little daughter and I hope he doesn't read this blog or it will ruin the surprise for him.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Internship: The Creative Process

So I have been busy with work and school. I am currently interning at an illustration house just weaseling my way into the industry.

I just finished a project to redesign the "Leap Frog" character from the interactive book series. Here is a little incite of the creative battle I had to endure.

Creative Director: Could you create a new character for the leapfrog series having him appeal to children age 5-8? Draw me up 3 sketches of Leap doing something cool in different gestures or situations.

Me: Alrighty, here are 2 of the sketches, any notes?



Creative Director: Oh, he looks too cute. Could you make him more gangster?

Me: What? Gangster for kids 5-8? Well, Ok! Here you go!


Creative Director: Wow, that's too gangster! Could you tone that back abit and do 5 sketches of leap in the same gesture but wearing different clothes

Me: Well, I guess I could, here you go...



Creative Director: Awesome! Um, actually, we do need Leap drawn in different gestures. Could you draw up about 10 gestures so we can decided on a direction to go for the final 2 sketches?

Me: What?! Make up your mind! Ok, I will do want you want, but you cant make me enjoy it!


Creative Director: Hey, those are looking good, but I think we are only going to use the one with him leaning up against a wall, could you also do one of him playing air guitar?

Me: Of course, I would do anything for my creative director who's name isnt listed! Here you go!
Creative Director: Those are horrible! Just scrap everything and do a turnaround of Leap for me...

Me: Why do you always yell at me... I work so hard for you and all you do is beat me down with your horrible words!



Creative Director: Excellent work! You are an excellent artist and really going places!

Me: Oh, yea i know, everyone says it everyday....

(Please note: The following quotes may or may not have actually happened)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Are you Ready to ROCK?


Goofy drawing I did at work to get motivated.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tennis Serve Anamatic

Done in preparation for an exiting 3d animation.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Little Girl with bunny


I hear that some writers will type out pages and pages of whatever comes out of their head, and then organize it later to create a story... I guess I do the same thing when I do storyboards.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mouse Pilot


A Doodle.. because sometimes I'm inspired and must draw!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Getting Crazy with the Sack 2

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And more fun with school work.

Getting Crazy with the Sack

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School work type stuff.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Nerdtacular Nerdity


My new spread. I can now repel any woman... HIGHFIVE!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Anatomy

I went to the "Bodies" exhibit in Dallas and did some drawing and did some drawing.
I did a lot more but none of it came out legible.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blue Dog Animation

Website vir can be seen here. video

Dragon Character Animaion

Website vir can be seen here.
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Thusting Raccoon Charactor

UNF <3

Website vir can be seen here.
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Angry Cat Animaion

Digital website animation I did for fun. Website vir can be seen here.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Anatomy Studies







Im back, and I bring really bad quality anatomy studies...