Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Hey all!

Just a little bit more concept work for the eventual Amsterdam comedy. Let me know what you think. Any word suggestions for signs?? I hit the standard, or should I say, obvious ones, but I think there is some room for creativity.

Thanks for checking in!


Friday, December 10, 2010

XXXY an amsterdam comedy COMING EVENTUALLY

I've been doing a little bit of concept work for this idea that I can't get out of my head. I don't want to reveal too much at the moment, but it's gonna be awesome. Once I get some more spare time I will really be developing the idea.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The first shot of Rain Dance is well on its way. We had to jump the gun on this one to get a test composite together. I will polishing it up later on, but for now we are on a fast track with layouts. Stay tuned


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rain Dance

I will be working with my great friend and unbelievable genius artist, Nate Swinehart on his graduate thesis film, Rain Dance (this is a link to the animatic, it's unfreakingbelievable). The film is an absolute treat. and I am just honored to be a part of it.

I will be doing the color script and layouts, and possible a wee bit of animation. It's gonna be awesome!!

This is just a little teaser. Enjoy!


Sketchbook 2010

I've been filling up my new moleskin, and have been having a lot of fun doing so. I CAN'T STOP DRAWING MONKEYS!!! it's a problem.

and I've been conceptualizing more on my Amsterdam story that I keep jumping back and forth to.

I hope you enjoy.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Life Drawing

Always an important thing to do. :)

Maverick Stone redesign

For some weird reason I wanted to redesign Maverick and make him short and fatter. I had a lot of fun recreating him. These are just a few drawings and a sculpey model I did of him. Ill will have to create a post with some more final drawings and all of the sketches that lead to the final result. He went through quite a few changes and I must say, I am much more satisfied with this result. Maybe I will even get around to doing some final animation with the guy.

I hope you all enjoy, "life's a garden dig it"-jd

FOCUS a film by Stephen Camardella

FOCUS, something we should all be minding some attention. I know it is very appropriate for me at this point in my life, that is I am on my way to a new chapter. As important as it is for me it is probably even more important for Rupert who is the central and only character in the short film FOCUS, directed by the brilliant Stephen Camardella . Rupert is oblivious to anything but the compositions he is finding in his SLR as he journeys up a quite precarious mountain, and his near match with death makes him reconsider what is really important in life. The film isn't viewable quite yet, but be patient, it will come soon to a monitor near you.

My duty on the film was to create the backgrounds, from concept to the final matte painting. It was such an enjoyable experience, and I made a a few great friends in the process.

When viewing the final image, you might be saying, "wow Lyle, you have no idea about light direction" The light is coming from all directions intentionally. The painting stretched all the way around the central mountain where everything is taking place. It was very interesting to figure out how to pull this off. But with a little bit of thinking and a lot of trial and error Steve and I made it happen.

I hope you all enjoy the results and until next time, keep on keepin on.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

hungry? need to know what time it is? suicidal? then I'm your Dickenson Street Urchin

Hey Everyone!! its been far too long. Ive been very busy with all sorts of things lately. But I have done a lot of drawing and a lot of life drawing, really studying up on my anatomy. I'll fill you all in soon here, but i hope this will do for now.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

more scary principals


Sunday, June 27, 2010

scary principals

Just a sketch of a scary elementary school principal. I guess it could technically be whatever. Sorry I don't have more to say about this one.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Progression of the SEDUCER

The Seducer is coming around. He is still very much in the development phase, and of course needs further simplification and a name (any suggestions ???). I tend to think in detail and need to break out of that habit to make this guy suitable for 2d.
But I think what is successful for this character thus far is his attitude and look. He came around to really come off in that creepy, last guy you would ever want to hit on you sort of way.

Thanks for checking in! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Seducer

So I have just graduated from SCAD, and since I do not have a job in line quite yet, my goal is to learn animation as quickly as possible. But I am taking the first step to develop a character. I have a couple in mind, and this guy is a very strong candidate.

He is heavily inspired from SNL's "The Continental" and Dudley Moore's role in "Foul Play." Both characters were intent on seducing women, but were largely unsuccessful. This guy is still in the works, I just figured I would put out a precursor to the final. I think he might need to come off more creepy than this, but this is the general direction I think I want to take him.

Well, If you don't mind, let me know what you think, and any stories or advice would be greatly appreciated!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

a fun character sketch

I've been doing a few characters here and there in my spare time, and I figured I would throw this one up for you guys to see.

He somewhat inspired from Charlie Chaplin, and I might even turn him into Chaplin. I've just been doodling here and there to inspire myself for this summer, when I finally learn to animate!!
I can't wait. Ive been anticipating having this time for a while now, and with graduation here, I can finally develop characters and animate them!! YEAH!

I hope you all like him!


background painting

yo dudes,

this is a background for an animated short called "This Side Up." ( the film is directed by Zane Yarbrough and Scott Vanarsdale, two very talented artists.

This was my only contribution to the film, but I had a lot of fun painting it, and I think it came out pretty cool. The shot starts out focus on the main character sitting on the crate, and then trucks out to reveal all of the packages on top of this boat. To catch the rest, you'll just have to seen the film when it is eventually released.

I hope you enjoy and there will soon be more paintings to come!


Friday, April 16, 2010


Thanks for sticking around all of you loyal followers and friends. It has been far too long, but I am creating a HUMONGOUS post with all of my work from the last year.

I just submitted my portfolio to the Pixar art department internship program (fingers crossed). I was encouraged to submit by a Pixar character designer who was visiting SCAD, by the name of Daniel Holland. Cool guy. Its so unreal to meet someone like that, because Pixar to me seems like this mythical place, and all of these familiar names that you see everywhere, like Lou Romano, Tony Fucile, Daniel Lopez Munoz. (If you haven't heard those names, l0ok them up and be prepared for amazement)

So here is my portfolio, I hope you all like it. I spent many sleepless nights putting this bad boy together and although it has a few problems I would like to fix, I am nonetheless proud of it.

Thanks for stoppin' in

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Amsterdam Red Light District Prostitutes

I have had so much fun drawing these. Talk about awesome subject matter. PROSTITUTES IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT!!

I've realized, I really need to start applying some color to these drawings, just to break them up a bit and give each drawing a more unique flavor.

But anyways, thanks for seeing what I have been up to. Hope you all enjoy, let me know what you think.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

I created this character over a year ago, and you can see him in some of my earlier posts. I really felt like redrawing him again. He is really a lot of fun to draw, and I would love to get a model sheet and turnaround together and even animate him, at some point.

thanks for popping in!