My art page!

I may not be an expert in any one style of art, but I have a few things I like to do. I do plenty of traditional/digital art, rotoscoping, and now I am accomplishing my lifelong dream of learning sculpting!

Everything you see here was made by me, and if it was a collaboration, it will say so. :)

Regardless of quality, objective or perceived: You may NOT use my art without express permission from ME. This includes, but is not limited to: posting on social media, personal, or commercial use.


Some background on the art form:

Rotoscoping is used in most forms of animation to help guide the animator on weight and dynamics of movement, or to make a complex scene (ex. moving "camera", spinning character, etc.) look natural. However, rotoscoping can also be used to make really stunning and unique looking animations.

You may be most familiar with it in the a-Ha music video "Take On Me". This has been one of my most significant forms of inspiration since childhood, and I always wanted to make something like it. In 2020 I purchased a Huion Kamvas 13 (absolute dream machine btw!) and began learning to rotoscope. I've done plenty of test animations, but I've only truly finished one project to date.

Below is my one finished project, and it is a great source of pride for me. When I was eight years old, I was shown the film "Aliens" (1986), which gripped me in a way I cannot describe. I spent days and nights thinking about Bishop demonstrating his mechanical precision with the knife, and I got in trouble for trying to do the same with a pencil at school the next day. I tell this story a lot, but I think it's the most potent way to show just how much this scene and character meant to me.

Fast forward 20 years, I still love Bishop and I never shut up about "Aliens" or the man himself (Lance Henriksen).

Having always been inspired by rotoscoping and this gripping childhood encounter with the most beautiful "artificial person", it only made sense that THIS would become my prized project.

This took roughly a year to make; it has about 80 frames all drawn by hand. It may not look like much to the outside viewer, especially with all the filters and video effects that phones can do now, but this was a real labor of love. I highly encourage you to take a stab at this medium for yourself!