Friday, September 5, 2014

Looping animation

Looping animation Picture Looping animation is a challenging skill! Every once in a while, I take a stab at doing some animation loops to keep the skills sharp. I need to do the same wit ha rigged character as well.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This is what animation students do sometimes

Ridiculous ness This is what happens when you're in class talking about cutting on action when scrubbing a movie clip back and forth. It's almost a guarantee that one of your students will take that little joke into and turn it into a .GIF! You can't stop an animator from their antics! You gotta nurture the eccentric! Denzel twerkin and smiling. There you go!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


If you've been checking out this blog, I thank you! However I want to consolidate my posting and updating. I came to realize that I post a lot on my blog, but wasn't bothering to update my website. Soooo, I've moved my blog to connect directly to my website for easy updating and reminding me to keep my site up to date. Hope you'll jump to the new blog! Thanks for your support. Click the Blog link across the top! Thanks! -Grady

Friday, May 2, 2014

Weekly Animation Challenge

After a bit of frustration this week, decided to take a break from some of the stuff I'm working on to do this cool little Weekly animation challenge, this is two days worth of work. Learning all the time!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

11 Seond club animation posted!

Dang it! Placed 51st. Almost made the top 50. I'm going to keep at it periodically to break that top 30, then top 10. Just to say I did. Really though, it's a great way of getting an idea of how your animation is received by people all over the world potentially. Helps you to get a better understanding of whether or not your idea or technique is communicating well.

Here it is in it's submitted state!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The end of the road

I'm determined to finish this 11 second club entry. Even if it doesn't rank high, I've learn some significant things. Finally starting to get a better sense for using held layers! Also some workflow stuff as well. Was down and out for a few days with a jacked wisdom tooth that still needs to be yanked in about a week, so I'm suffering right now so I can finish this.

Friday, March 14, 2014

11 Second club progress

Along with all the work I have to get done, I've decided to put myself through the pain of rejection once again! Nothing better than competition to drive the desire to get better. There are other rough poses, but since they are blue line, and I'm testing out my inking, capture workflow, I've only got the ink drawings that I've cleaned up thus far. I"m making a specific effort to finish and submit this.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 11 Second Club

Ok, I'm about to put myself through some pain. I have a lot of work to do already, but I learned some important lessons in doing the first 11 second club, so If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I've got an idea of what I want to do, so I'm going to plan this a better than I did the last one. If I'm smart about this I can get it done in a timely manner minus the pain. Here are some Ideas I'm throwing around. 


Friday, February 28, 2014

Sketch Daily

Been a few days since I've posted up sketch daily fun! Here is a little of what's been happening.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Another Sketch Daily piece. Topic was mermaid, I was going to do some crazy and funny stuff, but since I don't do very many cute drawings, I said c'mon man take that challenge. Feeling pretty good about this one. Anytime I draw a female character and she isn't ugly on accident, success!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jackalope meet Jackal-lope.

Another Sketch Daily topic Jackalope. Didn't get to many in this week, too much work to do, and life.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Talk about pirates! AAAARGH!

Another sketch daily post. Blackbeard turned to a different type of piracy, old habit are hard to kill! Hahahaha!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

No you're a centuar!

More sketch daily goodness. This centuar is un-aware that elephants are afraid of mice. Get your stereotype right buddy!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sketch Daily

Now that i've gotten into twitter real deep, there is always some sort of art topic, collaboration, art share thing. I love drawing, staying fresh with topics I otherwise wouldn't choose so it's a goo challenge for me.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Go Go Gadget

Another sketch daily post. Inspector Gadget was one of my favorite characters when I was a kid. Imagine for a second that Inspector Gadget went all HIPSTER on us. Say it ain't so inspector.

Dailysketch Fun

I can't resist these twitter challenges, art sharing deals. Dang it. The topic for this one was Tetsuo. If you don't know what that is google that. Watch the Movie, unless you're a kid, then get your parent's permission first. If you're a little sensitive to violence uhhhh. well... Look at this drawing HAHAH! Though I'd do a silly drawing point fun at a character more out of control that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Inktober Sketchbook Available for SALE!!!

Hoooray! I took the leap and decided to go ahead and print up a collection of the ink drawings I did last year for inktober. Pretty soon I'll have a children's book following, and another following that. Get this stuff now! So you can have them before they become cool :).

Get it here! 

  or the ebook here! Just don't forget to get the book!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Watercolor sketch

A little watercolor sketch to get my skills up before I dive deep into illustrating this book.

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Children's Book.

I've commited myself to doing some Children's Books this year. The First one was a simple counting book that is in the proofing stage and when it's ready I'll be guerilla marketing it hoping it does well. I'm not waiting though, I've got a few books that I collaborated with my son on that I need to get done. I'm not looking ot finish them for career purposes although that would be a fringe benefit, I want my son to learn to finish what you start and give him motivation to continue to be creative. This is an image from one of the pages. I'll post a few here and there, but don't want to completely reveal the whole thing.