Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chocolate, Mices, and Channel Frederator

Good news, everyone! You're eyes do not deceive you! That handsome devil is indeed yours truly. I submitted my Chocolate and Mices stop motion to Channel Frederator and it got accepted for this weeks episode! I made the animation a couple semesters ago, and had intended on going back into the piece and erasing out all the visible wires and fingers from each frame they entered. Of course that never happened, so about a week ago I put it on Youtube and submitted it into Channel Frederator for shits. I'm very grateful for getting onto the show; it was one of my goals to get on there, and I didn't think it'd be this piece that would do it.

Click here to read my interview with CF and watch this week's episode!

Be sure to watch the whole thing too, there are some really cool animations in there!

And if you have a piece of your finished animation collecting dust on a harddrive somewhere because it's not absolutley perfect, SUBMIT IT. ...Owen Dennis....

Here's some art to look at, since this was a lot of words.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Big ol' Building

Here's a quick digital painting I did for Digital Illustration 2. Well, it was supposed to be quick. I hope to get better at using color and painting backgrounds this semester with this class. I should have things to post from it every week. Hopefully I'll get faster at doing these little paintings so I can crank more out. For now, take a gander at the Modern building, a hustling and bustling hub for the cities high rollers international bigshots, and the slimiest swindlers, schemers, and snakeoil salesmen this side of the Salt Flats.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tree Limb Background

This is a pan background for my senior project animation about the owl and squirrel. Boy do I love fat, gnarly trees. Most of this background goes by pretty fast, so I wanted someone to be able to look at the still image, so I don't feel like I spent so long painting up something that's visible for less than a few seconds.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chocolate and Mices

Here's my final from my Stop Motion class a couple semesters ago. I realized that I never was going to go back in and do things like erase out the wires or fingertips from every frame..or even add I decided to just put it up online as is. Others from the class should do the same, lest they want their work to rot on a harddrive for the rest of eternity...Owen... Anyway, the class was taught by Will Vinton alum, Schell Hickel, who was great to learn from and a really funny, nice guy as well.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Work Screenshots

Some screen caps of a project I've been working on for a while, and now have been awarded the privilege of having local celebrity and animation ne'er do well, Ben Bury working on it with me. (I'm only kidding. About the local celebrity bit.) I can't really say anything about it, other than that it's Flash animation. It's a lot of fun to do, and it's been fun working with Ben.