Monday, December 6, 2010

Sketch Theme: Western

For Gesture Drawing class, taught by the desperado in the wanted poster.

Monday, November 22, 2010

100th Post

What better way to celebrate than with some sketches?

Answer that question in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

As Promised.... is part two of the awesome interview I was able to do with Jake and Anthony.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Picking Brains

I make a podcast for animation students (especially those at BYU). It's still small and obscure, but I'm really excited about this episode. I got to interview Jake Wyatt and Anthony Holden before they finished up here at the Y.

It's always helpful for students to learn from their senior classmates, and Jake and Anthony are no exception. Plus they're REEEAALLY good at what they do. Check out their blogs and see for yourself.

I sincerely hope you learn as much from them as I did in this hour-long interview.

(Big thanks again to Jake and Anthony!)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Video Games = Educational

In my ongoing efforts to graduate, I am taking a technical writing class this summer. So far it hasn't exactly been my cup o' noodles, but this assignment was fun.

How to Impress a Girl - Mario Style from Aaron Ludwig on Vimeo.

Thanks to Mark Hyzer for his Mario skills (and for fixing one stubborn frame).

Super Mario Bros. (and Super Smash Bros. Brawl music used) are property of Nintendo.

Friday, July 9, 2010


More from the sketchbook.

I am an animator too (I promise!). I just can't post anything I'm working on (very hush hush).

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lovin' me some ballpoint

Hypothesis: The level of cleanliness a drawing possesses is inversely proportional to the amount of fun the artist has while creating said drawing.

Friday, May 28, 2010

One down....

Our baby girl turns one in a couple of weeks..... and what have I learned in my first year of fatherhood? I'm glad I asked:

1. Changing diapers is easy when the baby stays still.
2. The baby does not like to stay still.
3. When the baby throws the food-covered spoon at dada, it means she's done eating.
4. White throw-up does not come out of a dark-colored suit.
5. I am the luckiest person in the world.

Here's to year two!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brand New Sketchbook

So I finally moved on from the "3-ring binder with punched copy paper" sketchbook and purchased a fun little Moleskine. I must say that it's a lot more fun drawing now.... and I think that's more than worth the difference in price.
We drove to Seattle (and back) over the weekend. It was fun to sketch the interesting folks along the way.

While in Seattle, we stopped by their awesome Aquarium. I got to sketch some fish....

...and then we ate some of their cousins at Ivar's.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Illusion of Life

So in the Animation Program at BYU there's a class for sophomores to take called "The Illusion of Life". It basically allows for exploration into any four of eight or so different fields of animation while keeping a single story/set of characters in mind. It's pretty awesome, but WAY intense-- at least 20 pages of research and reference are expected for any assignment. It's great though because it really helps to get you in the mindset that the pros are in-- always learning, always exploring.

So here is my character line-up:

Some storyboards from the story:

I got to explore anatomy for one of my characters and for a horse. Here are a couple of images from that assignment:

And here is the pencil test featuring Joss, the main character of the story:

Joss from Aaron Ludwig on Vimeo.