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There and back again. Was lovely to see all my friends! I’m taking more classes at CDA for the fall semester, so I’ll be back in 3 weeks!

There and back again. Was lovely to see all my friends! I’m taking more classes at CDA for the fall semester, so I’ll be back in 3 weeks!

Slow progress~

Slow progress~

coltdee sent: I have a question about the awesome explosion effects you draw. I want to become an explosive artist/animation such as yourself and want to know if you have any references for explosions you could share? I want to practice drawing them then animate them. Also any tips? Thanks J Lai you da man

Hi Coltdee

Hmm I think the thing I’d suggest is watching explosions and trying to understand how they work. Youtube is great for ref vids!

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House of Marley: The Get Together
I did some FX animation for this!

Psy-Op Production Credits:
Lydia Holness - Executive Producer
Ryan Mack - Producer
Nick Read - Producer
Gerald Ding - Psy-Op Creative Director
Nile Saulter - Director of Photography
Eddie Grams - Second DP
Cass Vanini - Editor
Hye Sung Park - Art Director
Jamal Otolorin - Lead Animator
Jeffrey Lai - Animator
Hyun Song - Animator
Maxim Kornev - Compositor
Ron Sudul - Colorist, Nice Shoes

shelbysplace sent: I just have to say I'm a huge fan of your animation style and I've been following your work for well around a year now. I just love everything you do especially the HTTYD animation, that's my favorite. I'm an artist too so I'm very impressed :)

Aw thanks Shellbysplace!
That’s very nice of you to say. I’m glad you like my work!

It’s real! Gif-club Sketchbook 2014! You can get one at AnimeExpo this year in Artist Alley. Table B29/30!Oh! I’ll also be floating around AnimeExpo too!!

It’s real! Gif-club Sketchbook 2014! You can get one at AnimeExpo this year in Artist Alley. Table B29/30!

Oh! I’ll also be floating around AnimeExpo too!!

The Legend of Korra -- Announcement Trailer

dwooman:

This siiiicckk animation for the Korra video game was done over at Titmouse.  Directed by Sung Jin Ahn and animated by a ton of crazy talented peeps including (but not limited to)

Eugene Lee
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Owen Sullivan,
Christie Tseng,
Ben Li,
Jeff Lai,
Mike Moloney,
Brian Pak,
Mike Roush,
Jeremy Polgar,
Allison Craig.  

Paints and BG were done by
Kirk Shinmoto,
Sherwin Abesamis,
 Garrett Lei.


Oh! a nice list of some of the awesome people involved!

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benkalina:

Titmouse is back with Avatar for the first time since the Airbender main title animation.  Check out the announcment trailer directed by Sung Jin Ahn, animated by Jeremy Polgar, Sung Jin Ahn, and Jeff Lai.

Oh and all that nice animation was done in Flash. :)

Ahhhh it looks so good! Yay Titmouse!!! (I did the FX animation)
Everybody did such a fantastic job with the shots.

Gosh, I remember watching the original series in NZ and wondering if I could ever animate or somehow be involved in animation. A surreal moment!

Titmouse~

Titmouse~

fengalicious:

Gif-Club Sketchbook 2014!
It’s that time of the year again! Anime Expo is coming up and we’ll be selling another sketchbook. We added more artist to this year’s roster, so more content and more drawings! See you there!
Anime Expo 2014
Artist Alley: B29/30
Artist: Briann Drouhard, Tanner Johnson, Christie Tseng, Will Feng, Michael Chang, Fill Marc Sagadraca, Eugene Lee, Jeff Lai, Grant Alexander and William Niu.
Price: $20


AWWW YEAHHH GIF CLUB. NEW SKETCHBOOK!!

fengalicious:

Gif-Club Sketchbook 2014!

It’s that time of the year again! Anime Expo is coming up and we’ll be selling another sketchbook. We added more artist to this year’s roster, so more content and more drawings! See you there!

Anime Expo 2014

Artist Alley: B29/30

Artist: Briann Drouhard, Tanner Johnson, Christie Tseng, Will Feng, Michael Chang, Fill Marc Sagadraca, Eugene Lee, Jeff Lai, Grant Alexander and William Niu.

Price: $20

AWWW YEAHHH GIF CLUB. NEW SKETCHBOOK!!

Some doodlin at Flour & Tea~

Some doodlin at Flour & Tea~

I’m in the US ATM! Gunna be taking a storyboard class over at CDA! (Gandalf flew me over)

I’m in the US ATM! Gunna be taking a storyboard class over at CDA! (Gandalf flew me over)

b-ceroolean sent: I have a hard time with anatomy.. Sum times I'm doing great.. Other times it's terrible.. Especially the shoulder area and the pelvic area.. What's your take on anatomy, what's the most efficient way to improve?

Hi b-ceroolean!

Hm I also have to improve my anatomy!
From my experience, I’d say try to break it down into simple shapes.
There are some great tumblr accounts about anatomy like http://learninganatomy.tumblr.com/ 
What I would do is study these charts/diagrams and draw’em out to help build your understanding of anatomy.

This post seems quite helpful for the shoulder area.
http://anatomyrefs.tumblr.com/post/86279142905

I hope that’s of some help!

captainkei-deactivated20140509 sent: Did you ever study a style for your animation or did you just kinda go at it?

Hmm well you can study all sorts of styles, don’t have to pick just one.
You’re bound to have things influence you (not just animation)
and it’ll affect the way you draw. Just draw what you like! Will probably take a while but I’m sure you’ll start to develop your own take on things.

Dream Shepherd. Rounds’em up with his spirit doge.

Dream Shepherd. Rounds’em up with his spirit doge.