Friday, February 29, 2008

Christina Ricci

Last Thursday night, the lovely Christina Ricci came to SVA to screen her new movie "Penelope", talk about her acting career, and what she does to prepare for a role. She says she draws out who she's going to play! How bout' that! I was so happy I finally got to see her in person. She's seems like such a kind and down to earth woman, and she's even more beautiful in person. I really liked Penelope because was a charming and feel good movie. I felt bad for Miss Ricci when all the film students started throwing their scripts to her. All I did was give her this picture I drew above. I reall hope I get to see her again. I would love if she did a voice over for one of my cartoons. You're the best, Christina Ricci!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Warm up drawing before I start my freelance job of the day. Also, trying to practice more character design stuff.

Alumni Panel '08

Yesterday night, SVA's talented Alumni came in to discuss their post graduation lives and the dos and don'ts of the animation business. I was so inspired by what they said, I drew their caricatures. On top is Mike Carlo, top left is Albert Pardo, top right Phil Rynda, bottom left Rick Lacy and bottom right Mauricio Tuseth.

I drew this before the panel. Maybe I'll color it when I get a chance.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Big A

I've been avoiding doing this for awhile because I was afraid I was gonna cry, but what's the point of holding back anymore. This Sunday is my Grandmother, Angelina C.Sugrue's 85th Birthday. Unfortunately, grandma passed away April 8th, 2007. Angelina Sugrue, my grandmother, was one of the most terrific women I have ever met. One of my earliest memories as an infant was when grandma peeked over my crib, and picked me up in her arms. One of the funniest things I can remember was when I was 3, I thought my Grandma was Bugs Bunny. At the time, she sounded a little bit like him to me, and her white slippers reminded me of the white rim around Bugs Bunny's feet. If you look closely, they kinda look like slippers, don't they? Since 2003, I have been living with her while going to SVA. I'll never forget how, despite her age, she still cooked and put food on the table every night when I came home after a long day of school. Because of her, I have a better insight of how to get around Brooklyn, and I always enjoyed watching the news with her. Grandma always had something quirky to say whether it had to do with a petty street crime, politics, or a celebrity scandal. This post is to let my Grandma know how I, and the rest of my family, miss her dearly. One of the things I'll miss the most is the way grandma used to answer the phone with a cute and cheerful "hello!", how she refused to ever put a cigarette down, or how she was always by my side when I was on the floor animating my thesis film. She left our world right before I finished it. Angelina C. Sugrue. Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Friend for all time. I Love you so much Grandma!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Doodles of The Day

Trying to draw better in flash, and give it a sketchy look as if doing it in a sketch book. I'm gettin there....


If I want to get work, I gotta give bgs a shot.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I was watching Ratatouille and felt inspired to draw this. I really wish I could visit Pixar.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Don't ask. I was bored. Fat weird creatures are cool.