Plastic bag fairy

This is a pencil sketch and Flash linework of a rough character idea.


He is one of the urban sprites, or modern fairies or whatever I decide to call these guys. I have some characters rolling around that make of parts of city life that you don’t see. Similar to how fairy folk and goblins and sprites made up the unseen world in different ages, these folk fill in the dark corners in this age.

I did the line work for this sketch in Flash, because I like how Flash handles the pressure sensitivity using the Wacom tablet. It also takes some of the wobble out of brush strokes, making for a cleaner line. This is good for novice brushwielders, a little digital help certainly doesn’t hurt. As long as you don’t crank up the settings too high, you can get a nice expressive line.


I’ve also included a quick composite of the character on a shot I took near and abandoned building in East St. Louis. The perspective doesn’t match, but you get the idea.


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Shapeways prints ordered

I recently prepared three models for printing via shapeways.

the Big Blue Boy Scout from Jamal Sullivan on Vimeo.

version of the joker from Jamal Sullivan on Vimeo.

punk duck full model from Jamal Sullivan on Vimeo.

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the Big Blue Boy Scout part 2

The modeling for this character is complete! You can see a turntable of the model here:

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Vail Film Festival 2012

I recently had occassion to attend the Vail Film Festival. I created the animated pre-roll of the festival logo and sponsors.
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the Big Blue Boy Scout

supes and his cape

I’m modeling a very familiar character for a 3D fan film, Superman, or as I’ve seen Batman call him “the big blue boy scout”. Here are a few images of the model in progress as well as a turntable of the current look of the model.
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Demo Reel 2012


This demo reel showcases some of the work I have been involved in. Unless otherwise indicated, I did all of the work presented. I work in 3D animation, primarily using Maya currently. I also am quite familiar with 3D Studio and to a lesser extent SoftImage XSI. I am extremely proficient in many of the Adobe Creative Suite applications.
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3d turntables on vimeo

I’ve posted some turntables of some models @ vimeo. I’ve embedded them here:

self portrait turntable from Jamal Sullivan on Vimeo. Details »

Modeling a punk duck

Here is an original character I came up with sketching for a class one day.

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