Cartoons, Paintings & Photos! Oh My!



Being good to each other is so important, guys.

This starts off in a good way and then goes in the BEST POSSIBLE DIRECTION


Spent the day at a local coffee shop making characters based on pre-painted shapes

Fun exercise, highly recommend it

Reel Review: Earth to Echo


image  Written by: Jason


When I first saw the trailer for Earth to Echo, I was admittedly underwhelmed. The 30-second TV spot framed it up to look like an E.T. knock-off with a group of conveniently diverse kids trying to help a stranded alien get back home while avoiding the spooky government agency who want to experiment on their new found friend. OH! But this time the alien is a robot that’s not a robot so it’s totally different. However, after actually seeing it I’ve realized that just because both films can be reduced to the same sentence doesn’t mean they’re going to be the same story.

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"Are you going to see amazing camera shots? Not really. Are you going to see great acting? They’re not half bad. Are you going to see a movie your kids will enjoy that may bring up some E.T. nostalgia? Most definitely."

Check out my review of Earth to Echo now at Movie Reelizations


"your full name without an E,F,R,S,K,I,M,L,C,A,Y,N"


Jo Ott Tho

(Source: alwaysblind)

Reel Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2


image  Written by: Jason


When the original How to Train Your Dragon released it was a pretty surprising success overall. Their last success was Kung Fu Panda 3 years prior with their films since then being minor successes at best. But then this one came out of nowhere with a lot of fun and a lot of heart and really captured the admiration of a movie goers young and old. Its 4 years later, with the series otherwise living its life as a TV show, but its now back to theaters and time to see if it can recapture the same magic the original did.

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WOOHOO! What a ride!

Check out my review of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at Movie Reelizations, and see the movie in theaters now. If you liked the first one, I guarantee you be a fan of this one!


Tuesday tips — Costume Design 101.

Costume design is a very important part of character design.  It tells you a whole lot about your character; ie. age, personality, what she/he likes, time period, strength, … etc.  It supposed to enhance a character’s personality.  

Here are my process in tackling costume design.

1.  Find a good reference.  Inspiration is key!

2.  Look for a good shillouette that is recognizable and different from other characters.

3.  Pick one shillouette and find smaller shape within.  Do tons of variation and have fun.

4.  Color variation.  Use variation the same color combination for all the design.  Keep it simple!

5.  Finish up and have fun.  It will also a good idea to think of texture and material.