Friday, May 26, 2017


Current Demo Reel

I continue to pursue my interest of cg. Since I last posted I have learn to rig and model characters. I am working on speeding up my workflow and drawing as well as doing 2d animation and even motion graphics.

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John Roberts Arkansas

Last fall I was giving the opportunity to be an intern animator at the University of Arkansas Global Campus. I make anything from 3d assets to characters to 2d animations and whatever else the team thinks of to create a visual learning experience for students. It's very fun and an incredible program. It only began a few years ago and they're ramping up production in the coming months. It's a great learning experience and I get to use my graphic design degree with my animation and 3d modeling and rigging skills.

Here are some of my creations. More to come soon!

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John Roberts Arkansas

John Roberts Arkansas Fablab

I also got to visit the Northwest Arkansas Fablab recently and gained access to their 3d scanner! They are still working out the bugs and they said I could help! Here are some images from my scans. I am working on perfecting the models.

Lastly, here are a few clips of my character in action! I hope to make more and streamline the process.

Clip 1
Clip 2

One last thing, I forgot! I took animation at Nwacc last Fall. It was an intro class but I got to meet a lot of cool people interested in animation. I help teach a rigging demo using Mixamo's auto rigger and by the end of the semister each student had a entirely original character animation! This was their first time using Maya and I was super impressed. I decided to create a page to post everyone's work and came up with the concept for NWAnimators. Check out our video here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Summer 2015

 Hello World!

 I am well. I have yet to really release anything complete or begin to apply for positions. I did a small internship for fun this summer but I enjoy day jobs where I can talk to people while I learn more art and technology.

Here is my first attempt at working in Modo using a Digital Tutors course.

I also tested out Unreal Engine 4
with a Digital Tutors course on Architectural visualization.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Still Kickin!

I'm going to make a website soon. My animation skills are getting better. I'm also learning zbrush and after effects atm. Still getting animation nice though. Finished up at the University and I'm just leveling up for a few episodes.

Some current shots, still refining

other thing

Stay toon'd ! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hey Fans!

I got my first animation job!!! I know I have abandoned my blog as things are taking over irl but yeah...

I will be doing freelance animation for Sour Squirrel Studios.

They currently have this show as well as doing commercials for the sponsors. They're on their 8th season and it's gotten several awards. It airs on NBC's Sport Outdoors...

A real show! :D

I met with animator of Sour Squirrel, Joseph Bowie. He's a cool dude and we have a lot in common :) When he has free time from the super tight deadlines he puts these wonderful John K-esk clips into the show!

I have been working on a few new shots of my own, none are totally polished so I'll wait to post those. Stay tuned :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bishop 2.0!!!

Finally got the Bishop update which allows me to tweak every aspect of Bishop turning him into any character. This is going to be fun :D
Have to choose some dialogue for two...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Woo Class 5!!!

AM will be over soon (ok 6 months but it really flies by)
Here is the shot I worked on from the last half of class 4 and adding facial animation to in class 5.

I'll be done with this shot in 2 weeks so this isn't the final version...

First time doing facial animation so it's not there yet.

Well, over n out.... for a few months a least till I remember to post again.....

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sackman on a skateboard :p

Class 4 is really fun. Starting a dialogue shot next week.

There's two ideas from this...

Here's the shot of my flour sack guy I worked on this month...

fzero is his T pose hence the flicker and pillowiness of that first frame...
Looks a bit better on youtube.

Oh yeah, and this came out over the past few weeks. I get it in class 5! Watch the animation at the end.... so excited :D