Friday, December 21, 2007

My business card

Some design stuff I'm trying out.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Long overdue.

Wow times have been crazy.Stuggling hoping failing, suceeding, LIFE.Man I must say this is an experience I know I'll never forget.But Before I loose all of you.To the three guys who actually look at this site this ones about my experiences and an important aspect in the Freelancers/working artist career.That is Pace speed and accuracy.My whole time here in nyc it was never a factor wether I was a good enough animator.Never professionals would often flatter me and tell me that they could look at my work for hours or it was engaging.But because I'm used to working at my own pace and not a pace say something like 20 secs a week for finished limited animation I would actually be too expensive.Time is money.The faster the better.So right now I'm going to have measure myself accordingly.

Here are some records and standards in animation you all should keep in mind.Rember there are 16fms per foot

20-late-30s Ub Iwerks-700 drawings a day(all usable)

Disney standard 10-15ft a week about 240 frames

full animated performancegrand master(Milt Kahl GleneKeane) 30-60ft a week sometimes straight ahead

Louise Zigeralli 70ft a week 224 drawings a day!(look her work up)

Some Storyboarding paces 20-40 frames a day(drawn) clarity is key not clean.

I posted this because this is something I wish I was aware of college.Better late than never lol!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I used to believe the better I would get in my craft the better off I would end up in the future.Now I know that is far from the truth.If all I know is animation and sketching(which by the way I consider an art,just like animation or art what have you) that leaves my open to finacial struggle.Now I feel like it is so important and it is absolutely essential that I become a jack of all trades especially when it comes to FINANCES and CASH FLOW.I'm not saying that I'm giving up on creating.I'm just spending more time observing and even more time on Getting my money's right.The last thing I would want is for me is to be a big legendary figure in the Field. Someone that everybody thinks of when artist comes to mind and not be able to pay people on a timely basis really churns my stomach.

So now I've decided to finding out things for myself and maybe even by myself could be the most effective approach possible.I've already developed schemes on how to get where I want to be.One of my mentors asked me where do you want to be.I told him I want an island all my own and a mountain I could live in and/or work.I want to travel the world with ease and little concern on money.I want to revolutionize how we all animate not through technology but through careful observation and experimentation.I saw my self in the future but I wasn't animating as much.No I was managing guiding and pushing the goals of a company that would end the page of great influential movements.A company as a movement?Yes.I believe that any time you get a group of people together to have an impact wether it be through comercial,small business,corporate chains etc.You're pretty much saying that there is something either not right or could be improved upon and you're just the person to do it.

Now I must admit I don't know how I'm going to do it.But you ask all of the people who have made huge contributions to the world wether it be George Washington Carver,Albert Einstein or Pablo Picasso.Create a time machine that connects and pinches everyone of your blood vessels. Travel through time,but while your traveling set the option to "if unknown or not sure SELF DESTRUCT"because if you're traveling through time its always DO or Die!Once you've reached Picasso,Carver, or Einstein look at the settings look back at them and ask them how are they going to make a change or how are they going to revolutionize modern thought or practice?Than look back at your settings "if unknown or not sure SELF DESTRUCT".Will you survive?

Investigating is a life long craft.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Logo for All those.Illustrator is not to bad of a program

Here's the a logo I did.Hmm.. this illustrator program has a lot of potential..

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Sketches From NY!

Here are some sketches I did.Some are actually interesting.Others are okay.For a week now I've been frustrated because I'm trying to change my approach.I made some sketches that I'll probably won't post.They were more vertical than usual.Right now I'm trying to eliminate as many lines as I can so that it doesn't take away from the picture.Oh and I've Finally got back to animating after a 4 week Hiatus.I did more observing and hopefully you'll see the new Direction.I want it to be so New and convincing.I want to draw the viewer in even more toward the end.I should have the rest of it shot within 2 months But I do Have my Fingers crossed.It'll be done Before the Entries for International erotic Film festival shows up thats a Definate.Oh and I'm working on 5 illustrations 5 ways to Destroy a Black man is the theme.Let's see if I can portray this in an unmistakable yet unique fashion.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Here are some of my old storyboards senior year from the 780 panel story that has yet to be animated.The Name of the Film was going to be race.It took place in the very distant future and it delt with black minstrely and stereotypes.If you ask I can give you an overall summary of the story but right now at this time I gots to move fast.

It's crazy the amount of detail I got with some of them.The squares were about the size of a quarter.It's amaziong what a 6-9b pencil can do.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Jaron-Eugene in New York.

Well,the unthinkable has happened.I made it to New York.On top of that I got Lost 8 times.I one day.I'll probably won't take a train again.BUt of course back to the the juicy details.I did in fact get a Internship at plymptoons which was exactly part of the original plan.It changed later on during the summer but some how it re-manifested itself.He didn't talk much to me he was in the middle of animating.He's very tall.At least 6'4.I know I'm a short guy but damn it seemed like everybody was taller than me.But still I will proceed into stage two.Already in Here I was given 2 possibilities of animating or possible work with animation related work.One possibly a full length feature animation.The other being more of a Television related possibility.Right now I'm digitally painting for Bill Plympton's latest Feature I believe.Look on his website for more Details.I'm starting to get the hang of somewhat speed painting and cleanup.But I was told that it was a light load and would likely progress in intensity.It such a good experience to live and Breath this City.I think I fell in love with at least 20 women up here.I haven't even talked to them yet.Well I guess that's all I really have to say about whats up.As far as the Film I have to make a set up.I brought my peg bar now all I need is some tape and something hard to draw on.

OH! Thank You Jeremy and Patrick For commenting on my animation.It means A lot!Especially when it's coming from emmensly talented guys like you.You guys would kill it over here in New York.I'm not Just saying that.It's competitive but you guys got it.

In the Future I'll post more test.There's even a possibility with STORYBOARDS!

You know how it is?

Oh you don't?

That's Because it's Jaron-Eugene NY edition!(did I spell that right?)

I just saw a mouse...

New York


so Dirty.

In the Mean time I'll post more drawings.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I think I broke my promise.Today is Monday.

Well here it is as predicted In betweeening and some parts need to be held on a little longer.But its straight for the most part.I'll be animating in New york so I'll come that much closer in getting it done.And the up comming scene should deal with character and abstraction but more character driven.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I promise to have the animation up this sunday but until then relish in the sketches I have provided for you eager eyess.

Some of the pictures came out side ways despite the fact that I saved them upright.Gee I wonder who's idea was it to scan vs taking pictures???Hmmmmmmmmm.Lol!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The situational and emotional state of Jaron-Eugene?

Above are frames of the Film that is indeed coming to a finish.I'm beating myself up to get ready for the climax.I want it to be just right.It has to be, because my supply level of paper and pencils is dangerouslly low.But any way I'm guessing the animation should be done sometime in November.I'm strongly considering to color it.

Internships.We'll, it turns out that just because someone means that they like your work and they schedule an interview and cancel it only to tell you a week later on E-mail that the guy you wanted to intern with decided to go with the students.She did mention that she left me hangin.And I'm sure it was for good reason.But Damn I was a Month at least ahead of time.And to get something at the last minute is nothing short of insulting.But Maybe it was just the type of animation I presented.I'll probably never know.Besides,there were other studios that could't accept me or either just haven't responded to my e-mails.So at this point I was so frustrated.There were a good deal of people who believed that if I didn't get a job at least I would get an internship.I sometimes can get over letting myself down but not others when someone believes in you it something completely.

So yeah I was a Fuckin mess for about a day.I e-mailed John-D—you all should have seen the e-mail It really lifted the little spirits I had clinging despately and starvingly to my character.But yeah I'm headed in a new direction.I'm going to do it I'm going to work on developing this studio.I've Already recieved business advice an direction(THank you Candi) I'm so glad I took that class.So now All I have to do now is finish up this Film,work out the concepts,story for the next Film.This film will establish me is a capable,and innvetive artist as well as socialy conscience.Soon after the concept and storyboarding is done I'll work on test footage—hopefully I'll have a camera by then—oh yeah for the most part I don't even know what the ending is going to look lik for mmae?—but not to side track once the test footage is done I'll present it to the arts council.

Other than the above I'm just staying afloat.It so easy to sink when you graduate.And all ready I'm seeing it with cats I went to school with.So I'll keep drawing at the Nelson and I'll have to look for a part time job.It's so funny the minute I actually want to start speaking to people something comes up.Did you all get that?If you didn't just ask DeAndre he knows exactly what I mean. Oh I saw the most beautiful...

Until then cadets,Stay fresh work hard and persue.

Sketches from the sketchbooks.

I thought I share my inner most observation.It's not often artist share what's in their sketchbook to people.So savour the moment.Scream! And don't forget to post all of my work across the land!Is your artistic tongue salivating yet?Give it time.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

An ass load more of Figure Drawings!Yes!Yes!Yeassss!!!!*drool*

Some are kinda dark I'll have to re-shoot them.But In the mean time.Here you are.

I like How some of them retained a strong emotional prescence.