Sunday, December 7, 2003


These are bunch of logos that I did back in 2002 for some of my friends and family. none of them were commercial so.. if you liked any of them.. Just take it.

Friday, October 31, 2003

Graphic Design

This Piece I did using Fireworks, is a revival of a sketch I drew last year, under the name "Hope" and now.. I can't find that sketch anymore!

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Ancient Egypt

In my continuous exploring around the legend of Isis & Osiris. i'm trying to use my new digital style to create concepts for the subject. using Macromedia Fireworks. here are some pieces..

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Path Tool

My new digital technique using path tool to produce inking effect, it's a hard long process, so it can't be applied to animation, but it's useful in comics and strips illustration. I've been shoked when i knew that it was already an old technique! :D

This is what I accomplished with this technique using an old friend.. "Macromedia Fireworks"

Saturday, September 6, 2003

Goodbye Max

I gave it to much thought and i came to this decision.. I'm going to stop learning 3ds Max Studio or any 3 dimension computer graphics. i know it looks like it doesn't make since. but here is my explanation:

3ds Max Studio has a long term learning process that i was willing to go through as i see 3D graphics now everywhere, specially on the big screen. but i realized that i was doing that only as a shortcut to get to my dream job.. witch is ANIMATION. and now i find that this shortcut may take up to 4 years! and i only will master a SOFTWARE!.. it will be awesome though.. i can work in animation field, be a part of theatrical animation production.. basically.. become a TOOL for animation creators an directors to produce their imagination!

But now.. what if i wanted to be a CREATIVE animation artist or director or both?.. I have to say that 3D graphics is only a projection of what is done in 2D. Concept Art, Character Design, Layoutes and Background Design all done in 2 dimensions as sketches and pieces of art done by a really creative artists.

Judging myself by looking to the level that i got to in drawing at least.. it didn't take time for me to figure it out. i have to use those 4 years to gain Experience and knowledge about Animation and ART in general. it's History, Theories, Styles, Techniques, Experiments and even Tricks! I'm in FINE ARTS college already. and I'm going in animation department next year. So.. why the hurry? lets just stay the course.

This is a character model I did back in 2001 for my "Sergeant Cockroach", in the second image i used "Radiosity" in the rendering process. i guess it's my way to say goodbyes to the software!

Tuesday, August 26, 2003


BOB is a super dog character that I had in mind for a while. I never have been sure about it. but now with Flash.. I can give a chance to every thought.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Macromedia Fireworks

I've been using Macromedia Fireworks for a while now. this software is very smart.. it's originally built for web design. but I say.. Flash also was originally built for web design!

I used Fireworks to design many web pages including this journal, by the time went, it became my primary illustration software. it's easier than Coral, Illustrator, and it can edit raster bitmaps also! and it's way lighter than Photoshop.

The only thing that is a disadvantage in Fireworks. that it can't produce extreme high resolutions witch are needed for printing. that's of course what makes it lighter. so if you are not planing on print a magazine or a banner, and you just want to digital art for digital viewing. then you must go Fireworks!

Sunday, August 10, 2003


Now with the all new "Radiosity" feature in 3ds Max 5, I can make global illumination scene.. that's far more better and easier rendering solution than "Ray Tracer". i did model this temple back in 2001 as a background for my "Horus" character, but this is a new render shot with "Radiosity".

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Sergent Cockroach

The character of "Sergent Cockroach" has been with me for quite sometime. sketches, illustrations, 3d models, concepts and storyboards, none of them was completed. Even when I started animating it on Flash.. I never ended it!..

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

No Way To Run

A friend of mine gave me an Idea about a Hammer chasing a Nail! and after some hilarious sketches.. the idea became a short movie, and that's when I decided to go Flash.

Friday, February 28, 2003


I'm very enthusiastic about getting into the Animation department in my college, some of faculty members are encouraging me, i showed them my animations and they liked it. one of them told me: "Flash is just a tool, you must not let it control your works".. so meaningful thing to say.. but for me it doesn't mean i have to stop using Flash, now I'm getting more adjusted to it, and specially it's time line, even for a frame by frame animation it's more flexible and easy. Flash is giving me complete control over my work, it's setting me free!

This is one more animation I did with Macromedia Flash.

Saturday, January 18, 2003

Ancient Egypt

I've always been fascinated with ancient Egyptian culture. while studying pharaonic art and architecture in college, I collected the aspects of the legend of Isis & Osiris. I've so  many sketches and concepts about this legend. these backgrounds and character designs where done using Flash!

Saturday, January 4, 2003

Macromedia Flash

I found what I'm searching for.. Macromedia Flash is the solution to all my problems. at last a decent animation software with interface that doesn't drive you nuts. and it's totally me I'm feeling it.

This software's power is beyond anything I've seen.. you can create your animations from A to Z and you can draw, design and animate simultaneously, I'm talkin about drawing your animationand timing it and syncronize it to sound in the same time!!

The structure of the software is an invention.. the library thing is genius, but the most marvelous feature is.. the TIME LINE, goodbye inconvenient, uncomfortable Xsheet.

The vector art has been always my favorite, it gives you quality and it needs less processing.

This is my first animation, it's not that good, very short, possibly meaningless. But Hey.. this is my FIRST animation.. and I am very happy with it.