Wednesday, December 02, 2009


From a session a week or two ago. 15 minutes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Head over to Development Hell,
as I've been updating it with my ongoing film work.

Here, have some monkeys. :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

video

Another direction I might possibly head in with the film. This one is more of a classic pulp adventure tale, which I dont think there is enough of in animation.

EDIT: I've decided to head in this direction. Only instead of a 30 second intro, the entire film is going to be one long epic journey of a man, riding his horse across the desert, to a pyramid in the sands.

HA! I kid, but I am going to take the more Pulpish route.

Sunday, July 19, 2009



Drawings from today's round of boards that I enjoyed.

Friday, June 12, 2009

I gone crazy with another brush. More experimentation. Didnt really plan the pose, so Im at a loss as to what to do with the paws.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Inspired by Hendrix.
EDIT: and Mitch Kennedy.

Friday, June 05, 2009



Was originally supposed to be medusa, but then it turned into an intentional nipple slip. Oops.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Exploratory designs. Going for a hybrid spaceman spiff/flashgordon/earthworm jim sort of feel.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Just Desserts! Otherwise known as Eat Your Heart Out!



Animation/Cleanup/Colour/Compositing - Braden Poirier
Layout/BG Paint - Ben Thomas



Animation/Compositing - Braden Poirier
Cleanup/Colour - Jon Coit
Layout/BG Painting - Chris Thompson



Animation/Cleanup/Colour/Compositing - Braden Poirier
Layout - Jon coit
BG Paint - Ben Thomas







Several scenes from our third year group film that I had animated/worked on.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Jason Manley

First, you are not trapped in your situation. You can get out of any situation you want if you are willing to take the pain of doing all the things you dont want to do..the long hard way. The fruitful way.

At seventeen I was homeless and orphaned, taking care of my fourteen year old brother who I somehow managed to keep in school. I had dropped out of school. I did two years of wasting time eventually trying to get my head on straight. At nineteen I was homeless again. Scraped together enough money to get my ass to arizona to study art. Got a temp apt to get me through to the end of the month and took a job at subway (applied all over til I found something). The subway job paid enough money to sometimes eat and pay my small studio rental. I went back to school to get my graduation and was working full time (thought I needed to graduate from HS to get into a good college). Trust me...it was fucking painful. I transferred to a community college the following year and slowly got better and better jobs. Worked telemarketing fundraising to afford a 1977 datsun and art supplies. Shittiest job ever but paid double what subway did. Worked three jobs during the summer to get caught up including going to alaska to work the salmon docks across the country. I did not give a shit what it was, if it paid for my goals to be met and didnt involve anything illegal, I did it.

As time went on I realized I needed to arrange my priorities again. I took a night time job so I could exhaust all my energies in my art and studies. Eventually got a job at AT&T...Att this is Jason how may I help you?...I was still far behind those who had life handed to them their whole life. However, I was catching up. In time I realized it was not a chase against others but to only my own race to my goals. Kept the nose down. Chose friends who worked on art or learning always. Ignored the time wasting folk who never will amount to anything other than regular. Grew up around enough of those to realize the difference. After three and a half years I took my first art job and quit my shit job...have lived with and from art ever since.

By the time I was 29 I had achieved every goal I had reached for when I first set out. That is when I realized it was time to set new goals...each time this happens it feels like starting over...get something done..start again...in time your life becomes what you want it to be. Even those of money have to do this if their life involves learning, skill, and growth. It is not money that holds people back...is just their own mind.

The hard part about certain situations is not everyone is told they can do and reach their goals if they just work their ass off starting RIGHT NOW. Some know it and wont work for whatever reason. They listen to that voice that says I want to chill and watch tv or i dont feel like it. Others have addictions or mental issues keeping them from growing and learning. I didnt want to be any of that. I wanted to do cool stuff...to have an interesting life...and to work in a creative way.

Hard manual labor growing up taught me that my mind would rot if I chose that kind of path. I wanted something to use my mind. Bored if not...and with boredom comes making trouble or distraction. Gotta turn that into work ethic...no choice. Carl Dobsky was telling me this about the atelier every day. It has to be just uncomfortable enough to make the coolest thing to do be art. If there is a blaring tv or anything else, than there are other options. Options that keep one from not working to reach their goals.

Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. You clearly are not complacent. So do something about it in every free second of your day. All this wandering around doing not a whole lot but thinking isn't getting you much done. It is however, giving you a taste of life many others would never have the guts to explore. Just dont stay down there too long without coming up for air.



Good luck,



Jason





- reposted from www.conceptart.org

This is for those who sit on their ass and do nothing, myself included.

Trying to figure out how Erich Sokol was so damn good at drawing beautiful women. Also, some silhouette practice.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009






Revisiting an old friend.

Compositional Thumbnails.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sketches from today



The girl is inspired by some of the artwork that is on the walls at sixpointharness. Beautiful stuff.

Sunday, May 10, 2009














Selection of Life drawings from this past semester that I felt were steps in a right direction. Just need to push myself to get the hands and feet in more consistently.

Friday, May 08, 2009


I miss my dog, so I drew some dogs.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Took the previous painting and ran with it, trying to flesh out the world the character lives in.

Edit: Made him more insane, thanks Andrew.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


A painting I did for our group's third year film, and some development work for my 4th year film entitled "Both!" Logo is a stand in.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Something I gone done tonight. Been a while since I did some digital painting.

Sunday, March 08, 2009













A bunch of stuff from the past week. Went to the zoo yesterday, had fun in the rain.

Braden's Journal, March 8th, 1985.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


A short pose drawing I liked enough to post.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Story Sketch from my 4th year film. I'm obviously going for a very serious tone for this film, oscar worthy no less.