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Hi all, sorry it's been so long since I've had a chance to update my journal. So much has been going on since my last post, first of which is I've taken some time off teaching to accept an in house character design/storyboard position at Cosmic Toast Studio and almost took a job at Cartoon Network in Atlanta but I decided to stay close to home. I also started taking a figurative art class at the animation union on wed nights really fun stuff, but it's nice to click back in to DA really miss posting up work on the regular and I hope to do that in the very near future. 

On ADC school my site is currently being re-designed so I'm using my facebook address in the meantime, so if you would like to register for classes you can message me either here on on there all the classes are done digital now via skype or google hangout and classes this semester are Character Design, Digital Storyboarding, Background Layout.

Thanks so much again really look forward to doing some awesome things in 14'

School Site:  www.facebook.com/pages/Animati…
My Work: cartoonartist2.blogspot.com

50,000

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 17, 2012, 11:09 AM
  • Listening to: MMA HOUR ADAM CAROLLA JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE
  • Reading: FACEBOOK GOOGLE +
  • Watching: STORAGE WARS
  • Playing: WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
  • Eating: YOU DON'T WANNA KNOW LOL
  • Drinking: BUD ICE


Hello all, thanks to everyone who has subscribed purchased my prints and also my new psd files every little bit is appreciated. I'm also almost finished with my second game title with Game Resort, it was very surreal when Probe the Humans was released and featured on iTunes! I'm hoping to post up development here but need permission first so maybe by the end of this month.

Also really want to thank everyone who has signed up for my online character design course and also storyboarding course link below

www.animationdesigncenter.com

I'm looking forward to another productive year and really happy to see everyone doing some amazing work. Thanks again to all who got me up to 50,000 page views!

AND HERE WE GO!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 24, 2012, 4:34 PM
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  • Reading: FACEBOOK GOOGLE +
  • Watching: STORAGE WARS
  • Playing: WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
  • Eating: YOU DON'T WANNA KNOW LOL
  • Drinking: BUD ICE


Hi all, sorry for the long time since posting a journal. Started working in game design full time after completing work on Rayman Origins, guess word spreads fast cause got an immediate offer from another game company to be the art director for a new game! Cant say much about the project but It will be releasing soon or in two months or so gonna be epic I'm really proud of the work!

Also very happy to be working with so many deviants in my online design program, some great talent and I'm happy to pass my knowledge and tips to new students if your interested in studying with me please visit me at:

www.animationdesigncenter.com


A

My new Toy Store!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 18, 2011, 2:46 PM
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  • Watching: STORAGE WARS
  • Playing: WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
  • Eating: YOU DON'T WANNA KNOW LOL
  • Drinking: BUD ICE


Hi All, wanted to share my new online toy store. I'm really happy to be clearing out some of my toys from the 80's and 90's, most have a relation to animation or pop culture.

I will also be selling original sculptures and artwork on there instead of prints, Also I'm moving my sketch commissions to the toy store. So I'm hoping this will be fun for you guys, It's always been a dream of mine to have an actual toy store but this is a nice start.

Here's the Link:  andystoybox78.blogspot.com/

GOOGLE + AND MORE!!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2011, 9:15 AM
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  • Reading: FACEBOOK GOOGLE +
  • Watching: STORAGE WARS
  • Playing: WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
  • Eating: YOU DON'T WANNA KNOW LOL
  • Drinking: BUD ICE


What's up all, really want to thank everyone for your continued support and for add my work to your favorites! It's been really interesting year and I'm so happy to post up as much as possible to my profile here.

The summer was also really productive and my style was tested with a particular project that was really different from anything I have had the opportunity to work on. Will post that work up when it becomes possible, until then having a blast working with my current more cartoon style but after the experience mentioned earlier I want to explore more action adventure.

I have also added a new Google + account the link will be below, really love this since it's more for my contacts and friends in the animation industry and the artists I really follow and admire.
So feel free to add me there or on Facebook either way be awesome to hear from you guys!

Google + Link:   plus.google.com/#1140656210675…

Facebook Link:  www.facebook.com/Jurassic2378

  • Listening to: SLACKER ONLINE RADIO
  • Reading: SCRIPTS! GOOGLE + MESSAGES
  • Watching: HULU-NETFLIX-YOUTUBE
  • Playing: WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
  • Eating: YOU DON'T WANNA KNOW LOL
  • Drinking: MORE WATER NOW
Hi all, really great to see all the new posts everyone has been doing. I had my online portfolio blog crash on me for some reason all my pics on there are broken, if anyone has had similar problem or know why that happens all info appreciated. So I created an alternate portfolio page for my professional bookings the new link is below if you would like to visit It's still temporary and I hope to fix my original blog.

Online Portfolio Link (Broken) : thecartoonartist.blogspot.com/

Online Portfolio Link (New) : weasals2010.blogspot.com/

So maybe I just need to take down all the pics and reload, anyway if anyone has ideas please reply on a better note I just signed to do some work on a project with a very popular music group that is burning up the radio! They want to do an animated series and I'm developing some of the main characters for the show really fun stuff, can't say much more and i will post if I get permission.

Also I have joined Google + here is the link to my page not sure if this actually works to get to my page LOL or you can search me by name or my email  thecartoonartist@gmail.com so don't be shy and add me on there I'm posting up exclusive material you can't find anywhere else!

Thanks again for all the fav's and wonderful messages you guys leave on my work and on my page I look forward to this being the best year of my career and hope to keep moving forward :0)
  • Listening to: PANDORA RADIO ONLINE
  • Reading: YOUR COMMENTS
  • Watching: NETFLIX ANIMATICS
  • Playing: MY NEW DOG ROMLEY :-)
  • Eating: ARMENIAN FOOD
  • Drinking: ROCKSTAR PUNCHED-AMP GRAPE
Hi Everyone, wanted to truly thank everyone for all the watches and fave's you have all been giving me! Recently I have begun work on few new animated projects, primally in story development and character design. I have been posting up as much as possible but still trying to catch up with everybody LOL, really feel like I'm finally getting a groove with my work and intend to do much more in the software department including learning After Effects and Adobe illustrator.

Other big things I have started a new fan page for my school on Facebook if you guys stop by please hit the like button would totally appreciate it! Also for all you guys who have not added me on Facebook yet don't forget to add me and say your from deviant art, I tend to post on there much faster than here so it also has more of my animatic work. For those who have been interested in my online classes they are starting up again in May so thank you for your patience while I complete semester with my current students, really exciting to work with so much talent from the UK and Asia who can't be out here in the US.

Also having a blast on the current animated project Text Girl I have been working on for the last few months, i will include a link to it below if anyone would like to check it out. Thanks to everyone again for all the support and I look forward to a great summer filled with more awesome development and meeting more of you online!

Andres

Text Girl Link  dogmellonprod.blogspot.com/

Facebook Link  www.facebook.com/pages/Animati…

Online Classes Link  www.animationdesigncenter.com

MY SCHOOL ON FACEBOOK!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 13, 2010, 12:32 PM
Hi all, again want to thank everyone for the kind words on my work and favorites each and everyone really makes a difference and motivates me to do the best work of my life!

I wanted to invite all of the great watches I have on here and visit my school facebook page, also if you like the fan page I will be giving away a free sketch to number 33 and announce the winner on here. Below is the link to the fan page good luck to all and I will pick a really special sketch for the winner!

www.facebook.com/pages/Animati…

  • Listening to: PANDORA RADIO
  • Reading: CHRISTMAS CARDS
  • Watching: NETFLIX
  • Playing: DANE (MY DOG)
  • Eating: FRENCH FOOD
  • Drinking: ROCKSTAR PUNCHED-AMP GRAPE

SCORED NEW STORYBOARDING JOB!

Tue Nov 9, 2010, 7:43 PM


Hi all, this is my third week working in a new studio as a storyboard artist. Really feels awesome to be surrounded by so much great talent I'm learning a ton and getting the rust off my self in the story department. Also still working on few other projects for select clients and doing a ton of teaching on here so thank you to all who ordered character classes with me, if your also located in California/Los Angeles please visit my school animationdesigncenter.com

Well bye for now and don't forget to add me on Facebook!

A

  • Listening to: PANDORA RADIO
  • Reading: SHOW SCRIPTS
  • Watching: EVERYTHING YOUTUBE
  • Playing: WITH HATERS
  • Eating: DINNER
  • Drinking: ROCKSTAR PUNCHED-AMP GRAPE

ONLINE CLASSES NOW HERE!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 16, 2010, 6:03 PM
Hello all, as promised I'm posting the information on my online character development class below is a list of how it works since I was sending out e-mails with the same information and it became a little repetitive.

1. Students interested participating must fill out registration form (will send via e-mail for privacy reasons) contact info@animationdesigncenter.com

2. Students must submit a character for review (I basically develop a new version of your character with what I feel is lacking design wise, all development is done without color however color notes can be added for an additional price)

Drawing notes for Jose H 2 by ADC2378 Drawing notes for Mike by ADC2378 Drawing notes for Jose H by ADC2378

3. Students must have a paypal account, once the notes are complete they will be submitted via e-mail I can also include an audio recording of the notes so you have my voice as well as my visual notes.

Subjects covered in notes: Core shaped design, Flow, Simplification, Anatomy, Temperatures, Turnable shapes, and Graphic Design (all notes are intended to give the design a more streamline feeling for animation)

One Character note cost: $65 (B/W) PSD

One Character note cost: $85 (Color) PSD

One Character note cost: $165 (Color-Audio Commentary) QuickTime file-PSD

  • Listening to: PANDORA RADIO
  • Reading: SCREENPLAYS
  • Watching: YOUR E-MAIL
  • Playing: INTERNET TROLLS
  • Eating: PERSIAN
  • Drinking: ROCKSTAR PUNCHED-AMP GRAPE

GIRLY SKETCHBOOK SALE!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 31, 2010, 9:48 AM
Hello all, great to see all the responses on my student notes I've been giving. For those interested in signing up for classes I will be sending more info on that via journal post, this way I can finish with my current load of students!

The real reason I'm sending out this post is to tell you about an amazing sketchbook I picked up at comic con, I noticed a crowd around the artist :iconottoborg: and a great buzz around him . So I decided to see what all the commotion was about, it was well worth the wait to get to him he allowed me to check out his Girly Sketchbook and even gave me an original drawing with it!

I highly recommend picking up this first edition while there are still copies left, to check out the book go to his blog below:

thegatesofevan.blogspot.com
thegatesofevan@gmail.com

Tell Evan I sent you :0)

  • Listening to: PANDORA RADIO
  • Reading: FEATURE SCREENPLAY
  • Watching: MONSTER SQUAD BLUERAY
  • Playing: WITH HATERS
  • Eating: HEALTHY
  • Drinking: KERNS AND ROCKSTAR TOGETHER

I'm Back!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 13, 2010, 11:16 AM
Hello all, been really swamped with work so it's been a minute since I've posted a journal. First I would like to welcome all new subscribers and people who have given my art favorites, really appreciate all the love and support. I'm still accepting commissions for those who have asked via note, however my time is limited so I'm only doing three per-person for now maybe by the end of summer I will have little more free time.

I've also opened enrollment in my drawing school animationdesigncenter.com for those not
located in California I'm also doing classes via Ustream live on the site for that one on one experience! Please message me here or on my site for more information on pricing and curriculum but now education comes to you in the comfort of your own home, again thank you to my UK students who patiently waited while I got this up and running.

  • Listening to: PANDORA RADIO
  • Reading: FEATURE SCREENPLAY
  • Watching: MONSTER SQUAD BLUERAY
  • Playing: WITH HATERS
  • Eating: HEALTHY
  • Drinking: KERNS AND ROCKSTAR TOGETHER

NEW BLOG!!

Wed Jan 20, 2010, 10:48 AM


What's up all, wanted to invite all of you to my new online portfolio work site with a ton of exclusives from my mysterious sketchbook! It's been long over due, I'm also interested in working with someone on a site so if any of you deviants out there are familiar with web design I would like to speak with you.

New Blog link  thecartoonartist.blogspot.com  

New e-mail contact   thecartoonartist@gmail.com  (for commission requests)

Thank you all again for your continued support and I look forward to connecting with you all in the new year. please don't forget to visit my show on youtube which answers your questions about drawing, animation, design, or anything on your mind :thumb131235004: I also have original shows on there and more production art, I can add more but really need you guys to make it pop!

Also the 17th person to follow me on my blog will get a 500 click subscription on here free from me so hurry and follow!

  • Listening to: YOUTUBE TUTORIALS ON Z-BRUSH ADAM CAROLLA PODCASTS
  • Reading: NEW SCRIPTS!
  • Watching: YOUTUBE YOUTUBE YOUTUBE
  • Playing: WITH YOUR MIND
  • Eating: CHICKEN AND CHEESE
  • Drinking: ROCKSTAR PUNCH AMP ENERGY GREEN

2010 UPDATE!

Tue Jan 5, 2010, 11:49 AM


Hope everyone had a great new years, as for me I'm looking forward to the new year with a few new projects
and more importantly time here on deviant art with the great artists that support my work!

I had some great suggestions from deviants about my commission's, most people wanted to partake but
wondered if the prices could be a little more proportionate to what people can afford at the moment. So I've
re-done the system so more people could partake in the service, I truly love doing the commissions for
everyone and really appreciate all the people who enjoy them and keep ordering more!

Character design sketch $5  :thumb110250307:

Character clean-up line work $5 SIDESHOW BOB 2 by ADC2378

Basic marker color design $10 PIPPY THE PENGUIN by ADC2378

I will accept payment through paypal, and then mail out the originals to your address. Please send all request
here through notes or to info@animationdesigncenter.com I promise each request will be taken and processed
A.S.A.P!

Please visit me on youtube for an extended library of my animated works and original show :thumb131235004:
and if you dig them subscribe! If you got the hankering to speak with me directly you can also visit me at Facebook
under my name Andres Isaac Alvarez and send me a friend request. Lastly for those of you interested in learning
more about the art of design and animation and want to study with me either online or in person visit me on
animationdesigncenter.com

Bye for now!

  • Listening to: ITUNES ADAM CAROLLA PODCAST TECHNO ELECTRO HOUSE
  • Reading: Commission Requests
  • Watching: Ultimate Fighter-Adam Carolla-YouTube
  • Playing: with your imagination
  • Eating: Mixture of healthy and fast food
  • Drinking: AMP ENERGY-REDBULL-DASANI WATER
  • Listening to: ITUNES RADIO TECHNO ELECTRO HOUSE
  • Reading: YOUR EMAIL
  • Watching: ULTIMATE FIGHTER-TRUE BLOOD-UFC 100
  • Playing: EVERYTHING
  • Eating: TOO MUCH PIZZA
  • Drinking: AMP ENERGY-REDBULL-DASANI WATER
What's up all, first off like always I wanna thank each and everyone of you who have taken the time too leave comments add me too your watch lists and fav my work! I truly appreciate everyone out there who supports the work I do and it gives me the fire I need too keep pushing forward.

I want too now get too the reason for this journal update, I want too add all of you too my extended network on Facebook I've been developing new albums such as my work in progress material and never before see peek into my personal sketchbook. I also have quite a few artists that I network with in the animation industry on there as well so if they are a friend of mine they are a friend of yours :0)

please copy and paste this link into the address bar and it will link you directly with my page

www.facebook.com/Jurassic2378?…

If for any reason that does not work you can search my full name and enter in the Facebook search bar

Andres Isaac Alvarez

I truly look forward too meeting all of you on there and too continue pushing each-other further toward our artistic goals in life!

P.S. new episodes of Animation Talk are coming very soon I had little issue with the copyright on the music for the show but all good now!  Here's a link too the show

www.youtube.com/user/jurassic2…
  • Listening to: ITUNES RADIO TECHNO
  • Reading: SCREENPLAYS
  • Watching: ULTIMATE FIGHTER-TRUE BLOOD-UFC 100
  • Playing: WITH YOUR TIME
  • Eating: WHOLE FOODS
  • Drinking: AMP ENERGY-REDBULL-DASANI WATER
Hi everyone, want too start off by thanking all my new and current watchers all of your favorites and comments really give me the inspiration and drive i need too keep trucking away!

I've been getting lot of the same questions about the commissions so I will be a little more specific on the process. The pricing on the work is pretty standard and listed below:

Pencil Sketch work (rough but still clean and b/w) $85

Vector line-work $65

Digital Paint/Lighting (combination of illustrator/photoshop) $185

DOUBLE D TWIN SISTER COMMISION by ADC2378

PROFESSOR by ADC2378

All commissions will be delivered in digital formant including sketch art, so in short I will retain all of my original hand drawn material. I work only with Paypal and an upfront deposit before commencing any work and will also include a basic contract and receipt for each client.

This is also open too those who have an over abundance of work and need too contract out too lighten a particular work load for studios as well. Any further questions will be through e-mail on here or my personal e-mail account info@animationdesigncenter.com

Thank you all again and I look forward too working on these commissions!
  • Listening to: ITUNES RADIO TECHNO
  • Reading: SCREENPLAYS
  • Watching: ULTIMATE FIGHTER-TRUE BLOOD-UFC 100
  • Playing: WITH YOUR TIME
  • Eating: WHOLE FOODS
  • Drinking: AMP ENERGY-REDBULL-DASANI WATER
Hey everyone! long time since my last update I know been little busy working on my first game title was an incredible experience and one I won't soon forget. I also have some great news due too the overwhelming requests I have decided too open myself up for commissions for the first time! These commissions will be available on personal request, and will be given the same time and dedication that I give too all of my works of art. Too find my pricing and other info please forward are requests too my e-mail link I'm providing here info@animationdesigncenter.com  Due too the amount of e-mail I get please allow 24 hours for a response.

Also I've joined Twitter for constant updates on work-classes-comissions, if you feel like It please follow me on twitter! There is one more update I've also created a work in progress section on my facebook profile click here too add me as a friend www.new.facebook.com/home.php#… there I will be uploading my morning drawing warm-ups and thumbnail sketches and rough pencils for your enjoyment :-)

I also wanted too express my deep sorrow for the loss of Michael Jackson a tremendous artist and performer and he provided the soundtrack too my life growing up may god bless him and his family. Thanks again for reading my journal and don't forget too check out my youtube channel and show Animation Talk here's the link www.youtube.com/user/jurassic2…
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  • Reading: IPHONE GAME DESCRIPTION
  • Watching: BBC DOCUMENTARIES COLD CASE FILES A&E UFC
  • Playing: WITH YOUR MIND
  • Eating: SOUP CAUSE I WAS REALLY SICK
  • Drinking: MONSTER-WATER-AMP ENERGY
Hi everyone! it's been a minute since I posted my last journal, wow I've been really overwhelmed with new requests for videos on my youtube show Animation Talk if you haven't seen it yet and not subscribed I'm personally devastated ..(

Here is the link www.youtube.com/user/jurassic2…;

Please feel free too interact with me on youtube and if you enjoy the content please subscribe!

I also want to announce I've started accepting new students for my online drawing classes, it's been really great for those not in the US and not able too come out and study in person in Cali. Here is a link too my design academy.

Here is the link www.animationdesigncenter.blog…

I've also been training hard for the past two months for a Character Layout position on the Simpsons and my training has been going really well, so fingers crossed I hope too join the show by summer or sooner depending upon how fast I can get the test complete!

I really want too thank all my new and old subscribers on here I really appreciate your support and the great comments you have given me, please send any questions you may have about drawing or cartooning and I will feature your profile and question on Animation Talk!

Keep it hood ya'll!
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  • Watching: RIFF TRAX, KING OF KONG, WALLIE
  • Playing: Facebook
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  • Drinking: ROCKSTAR ENERGY-WATER
Hello everybody, With the start of each new journal i want too thank everyone who too the time too watch, fav, comment, and buy my prints. The Dark Knight print has proven too be a great seller and I'm very happy it's making it's way too your wall, if anyone purchases a print I will sign and add a bonus sketch for you as well!

I'm also very happy too announce the new semester for my design/animation school is beginning the winter semester. By huge request i've also implemented online course where via ichat and blogspot I can work with people out of state and overseas, if you would like too know more about this program please send me a note and visit my school www.animationdesigncenter.blog…

This semester I'm offering Character Design, Background Design, Thumbnailing for Storyboard, and Digital Color Adobe illustrator space is very limited so register early!

Next I wanna announce Episodes 3-4 of Animation Talk www.youtube.com/user/jurassic2… the Deviant art inspired show on youtube are now complete!  Just too recap this show is dedicated too the fans and watchers here on DA, any questions you might have about anything pertaining too art or animation get answered! I'm also working on a very special episode 5 where I get a chance too talk about animation in general with some fellow DA watchers, Again thank you all for your support and energy you give me I hope too really push my art and career through the roof in 09'

A

ANIMATION TALK EPISODE 2

Thu Nov 6, 2008, 6:34 PM
Here's the link too the new show!

www.youtube.com/user/jurassic2…

Hello all, first off I wanna thank everyone who's commented, faved, and added me too their watch list. I currently have about 929 messages in my inbox that I've not even checked yet but just be patient I will get too you :-)

Next I would like too invite all my new and current watchers too view the second episode of my youtube series "Animation Talk" it's a show that's completely dedicated too you guys! Any questions you might have about the animation industry or getting a career established just feel free too shot a question (preferably as a note).

Anyone who's interested may also be a guest on the show (you need too have ichat and that's about it) again this is an opportunity for me too show as much love and dedication as I have received from DA! Especially from the UK watchers who really don't have as many opportunities overseas as we do here in the US currently.

Also I've invited my good friend and co-worker Mike Z or better known here as Broken eye l3rokeneye.deviantart.com/ too also host with me and answer more of the animation questions and digital color questions.

So come one, come all anyone interested in progressing forward in their career feel free too take part in this.

Andres

P.S. Don't forget too rate the video and subscribe!!

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  • Reading: YOUR EMAIL
  • Watching: TALES FROM THE CRYPT SEASON 2&3
  • Playing: ONLINE DATING
  • Eating: TOO MUCH
  • Drinking: WATER-ROCKSTAR-JAPANESE SODA