Thursday, November 22, 2012

More Cowboys

Got to animate a cowboy next month and I am trying to figure out what kind of cowboy I want to draw for three weeks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Here are some more drawings.

The one on the bottom with the tongue sticking out is supposed to be a self portrait.

I like the middle guy the best.

This guy was started out as a doodle in life drawing. Really like him. Got a story brewing for him too.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lord of the Flies - Jack

Had to design a character from any book we wanted. I chose Jack from Lord of the Flies.

I am not that much of a reader really, but I had a fantastic teacher in high school who got me to read it for class and I can't say enough how much I love this book. Great character and fun to draw. Trying to work on the consistency of the drawings and getting a solid design down so maybe more drawings of this guy to come...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week 1 - CalArts

Just finished up week 1 here at CalArts, this program, as you all may know, is incredible and it is filled with so much talent. I know that it is a common thing to hear when anybody researches the program, but I am always taken away by the work of my fellow first years and the work of the upper classmen. Everyone has impressed me so much!

Here is some drawings I did in my figure draw class. (which is seven hours long by the way) They are all in crappy quality because I took them with my iPod.

Quick drawing of our instructor Steve.

Warmin' up with the gestures!

I particularly liked the twist in her body on this one!

Our model was taking a break.

One more gesture.

At one point the model got in a costume and it became like a traditional life drawing class.

I especially liked this one!

I can't remember the model's name right now, but she was great and it was so much fun to draw for seven hours!

So long for now!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Sketchbook 003

Here are some sketchbook drawings from my trip in L.A. this past week.

The three above are from Disneyland.

The few below were some drawings done on the famous Los Angeles freeway.


Hand Studies


Friday, July 27, 2012


Drew those on the back of my Health Packet forms for school.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vaudeville Ghost of Doom

I like this guy. Kinda got lazy on the gun in the hand but I simplified the colors and junk so that hopefully to the naked eye it just kinda looks right... but whatever.

It's been a slow summer man. Kinda got that "senior-itus" thing going on... You know where you're like one month away from a transition you have been waiting for a very long time? Like graduating high school or moving on to the college of your dreams? Yeah I got that right now.

41 days left...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Larry the Bathroom Ghost

So I work at a grocery store part time and our bathrooms are back in the employee break room. A lot of people get really intimidated coming into the back of the store where all the freight is kept, especially kids because its an environment NOBODY is generally used too. I was pretty intimidated my first day. So a kid about 11 years old comes to the back and he asks timidly "Where are the bathrooms?" (Which I swear, I answer that question at least 8 times a day, I am not kidding)

So anyway he asks "Where are the bathrooms?" Now I promise you... I don't know what compelled me to look at this kid, point in the direction of the break room, and say "Well they're over there but, they're haunted..." I KNOW! It just rolled off my tongue as lazy as possible. The look on this kid's face... PRICELESS! My friend Heidi was standing by and almost killed over from the laughter.

Heidi asks, "Zach, what kind of ghost is he?" and I said, "His name is Larry and he is the ghost of Christmas indigestion!"

Above is what I TRULY imagine Larry looks like. I genuinely like the way he is just a terrifying zombie head that materializes from the toilet bowl.

Below is another idea that I had for his design. Heidi likes this one best. I want to do one of Larry as just a big jolly skeleton guy hangin' in the bathroom.

I would also like to add that NOBODY thinks this is totally hilarious except for me, Heidi, my twin brother Ryan, and my girlfriend Carolyn.


-- Zachary S.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I wanted it to be good so badly...

I always do this man... ALWAYS. I get super excited for a movie and invite like a billion people to come see it with me and then it sucks. The same thing happened last year with Super 8. You know its funny cause like at face value Prometheus had some REALLY cool stuff in it. Visually it was stunning but I think that there was a lost plot in the movie and it was a fight between a stand alone picture from the alien franchise and a direct prequel to the original Alien film. Oh well... had some cool stuff but overall I walked out pretty bummed.

I still love Ridley Scott and all but man...

Oh! Why did the star maps found on cave walls lead to a weapon testing facility?