Monday, October 22, 2007


Thanks to Josh Billings and Jeremy Spears for the challenge words. Post your fine-feathered figurations Friday! And skeksis.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Riff of the Fates
One of John Williams' most sweeping operatic ballads composed brilliantly as a guitar solo! Amazing.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Week II of Chades Challenge VI: Vicious Gators
Okay, so technically Killer Croc is a crocodile, not an alligator. But he's pretty dern vicious.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Great Mosby's Gharial!

For those of you participating in our biweekly Chades Challenge, tomorrow's the last day to post 'Vicious Alligators' before a new subject is posted. I stumbled across these badboys on wikipedia. They're gharials and they're pretty dang awesome. More proof that God is in fact the greatest character designer.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

They don't get much bigger than the colossal new find just announced in Argentina. The aptly-named Futalongkosaurus, or 'giant chief of the dinosaurs' measured over 100 feet long and weighed over 80 tons. More on this bygone behemoth here, here, and here.

Monday, October 08, 2007

For those of you with any free time this week, the Character Design challenge is 'Vicious Gators'. Thank you Moro and Leo for an actually coherent theme. Here's a little reference for those of you who wish to participate in the art-off. Warning: the video is a little graphic--it is a natural battle royale, after all.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Listening to Howard Shore's score for Ed Wood, one can't help but be inspired, and listening to Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood's films, one can't help but be absolutely transfixed. For you animators out there, check out those eyes. Check out those mouth shapes! For the rest of you, beware...

Monday, October 01, 2007

I went to Disneyland for my buddy Nick Butera's bachelor party and I've gotta say, their Halloween decorations are a little lame. C'mon imagineers...giant pumpkins and orange garland? I was expecting a little more.