Update/Gallery Page!!!


I finally have a gallery page up! I’m going to keep updating and refining it, but go ahead and check out some of my story work!



The Bird: Closer to the final look!

A lot has changed since I last posted. First, I have the bird close to completion. Copy of BirdDesignColorV3

Second, I started to develop an overall look for the film. I decided that the original palette was way to desaturated, so, I kicked things up a notch. There’s definitely a hint of Maurice Noble in the style I chose.


For comparison. Here is the progression concerning the coloring of the bird.BirdDesignBirdDesignColorCopy of BirdDesignColorV2 Copy of BirdDesignColorV3

I will probably tweak the palette as I go, but now its time to focus on story!!!


The Cactus: First character from my thesis film!

The Cactus is the first character from my thesis film currently titled “The Cactus & The Spout.”  I will reveal more about the story later, but essentially the film is a Chuck Jones inspired comedy, completely 2d animated. 

DYoakam_Animation4_CactusSingle2Knowing that the Cactus doesn’t have a completely traditional sense of construction, I had taken some time to develop a style sheet.


The production will take up the majority of the academic year, finishing up by the beginning of May 2014. Stay tuned! I have more characters to introduce, plus storyboards! I can’t wait to post more progress and to get everyone’s feedback!