Sunday, March 22, 2009

Theo Jansen

This is one of the most amazing, beautiful things I've ever seen. Theo Jansen is a Dutch kinetic artist. He creates mobile autonomous "animals" made from plastic tubing and water bottles. These creations are able to walk via a simple mechanism that is kind of an extension of a wheel. They are powered by wind energy that they are able to store. They can act in self-preservation via a simple "brain" that keeps them away from water and other dangers. Here is a talk he did for TED:

and here is his website:

This is absolutely brilliant!


Here's a simulation of Jansen's reengineering of the wheel that makes this locomotion possible.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Think of Lara

Drawn in pencil, inked in Sketchbook Pro, colored in Photoshop.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hey, Hey, We're the Monkeys!

More simian fun!

Board Out of My Mind

Hey, if you haven't already, check out Leif Peng's Storyboard Central blog. On it, several storyboard artists blog about their work. I just posted my first entry there. it will be an ongoing series showing my commercial storyboards along with the final spot for comparison.

Check it out: