Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

a few things

some animal stuff from photos...yeah I know should be from life.

some cross hatching from drawing class
and my attempt at a walk cycle, blah.

Walk Cycle from rblitz7 on Vimeo

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

3D design

Gah, this class is weird. Build a sculpture, make a toy…that’s the classes curriculum. I mean I know you have to be self-motivated but really, there’s very minimal instruction and no supplies provided. God damnit! If I’m paying 35 thousand a year for this school I better have warehouse’s full of sculpey, metal, and hot glue.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

some figure stuff

heres a few drawings from figure drawing class, enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Starting this animation thing

Ok so heres a little animation test I did about a month ago during the summer. I just used pencil and paper then scanned the drawings in. Its nothing much but its a start.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I've begun my studies at Ringling

haha well I'm here! I'm finally a college kid. Ringling has been nothing short of awesome so far. Yes, drawing cubes in perspective and drawing naked people is awesome to me. I've been enjoying all my core classes but I'm anxious to get to the animation next semester. Not much drawings to show other then these quick gestures for a 3D Design class wire sculpture, but as soon as I get a USB cable for my camera I'll put up some photos of the school and some more drawings.
Oh and to all my fellow Ringling students reading this, check this out
pretty cool, I just hope hes still doing this later on when I'd be more ready.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

Flamboyant Armadillos

Heres what I came up it flamboyant enough? :)
UPDATE - A new opera singing Armadillo

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Chades Challenge

Ok, so Cal Arts alum and Pixar animator Austin Madison has started doing character design challenges (CHAracter DESign) with a bunch of his friends from Cal Arts through their blogs. Once every two weeks a topic is posted and each participant posts their sketch(es) on their blog the next Friday. So anyway Austin is allowing me to participate and I look forward to improving my character design skills. This weeks topic is FLAMBOYANT ARMADILLO...yeah pretty random, haha. Also this post here, will be updated with the current weeks topic as well as the current participants.

Monday, July 2, 2007


Wow, this movie just blew me away. The humor, animation, story, characters and everything else you can think of about this movie was pretty much perfect. Definitely one of the best Pixar movies, its hard to give a ranking with the Pixar movies because I basically just love them all, haha. Man! I gotta go see it again. Oh and just one example of how passionate Pixar is about their movies..the end credits started being developed a year and a half ago. Also heres a nice article about the movie

Thursday, June 14, 2007

63 DAYS!!

Ah! Only 63 days until Ringling! Every day I get more and more excited. I’m definitely going to try to be ahead of the game this summer when it comes to preparing for college. Drawing and reading everything and anything that has to do with animation. I wonder if I could read through “The Illusion of Life” this summer?...Oh and of course only 15 days until RATATOUILLE!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


An important aspect of being an animator is knowing how to illustrate force and movement with a simple pose or gesture. I recently picked up the book "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing For Animators" which has many great examples of these kinds of drawings that really feel alive. It's definitely not easy to get this in your drawings, it takes lots of time and patience. Here a few gestures from photos I did which I think are a good starting point but are no where near the kind of drawings I want to do. I'm finding it hard to grasp some of the concepts in the book, but like I said, these things are never easy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Disney Family Albums

Ah, the great things you find on youtube! Funny how youtube can be an incredible time waster but also have so much valuable information right at your fingertips. I recently stumbled upon a great collection of the Disney Family Albums on youtube which feature some of Disney's Nine Old Men. Unfortunately Les Clark and John Lounsbery are missing because it seems they died before these featurettes were made...real pity. Oh and on a total unrelated note 3d World Mag has ranked Ringling's computer animation program #1 in the United States and Canada. How cool is that?!

Eric Larson

Ollie Johnston

Frank Thomas

Ward Kimball

Milt Kahl

Woolie Reitherman

Marc Davis

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


I started taking portrait drawing classes at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art about 4 months ago and thought I'd share some of my work. I've learned a lot but theres still so much more to know. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Im in...

I got the awesome news today that I was accepted into the computer animation department at Ringling School of Art and Design. Really excited to be going there, I hear such great things from this school. Peace for now, I'll try to keep this blog updated every now and then.