Saturday, November 22, 2008

un mas

weenie bikini's and other poolside fashion faux pas

it's something.

by the way, i started an important personal project recently.
stay in the loop and save the world.

Monday, November 17, 2008

all work and no play makes jason trace photographs and post them to his blog.

sorry i don't have much of my "own" work to show.
give me a few weeks.

also im so busy i turned this thing into my blog-header.
i'm a go-getter. enjoy.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

one more.

dreamworks might have finally made a funny movie that doesn't involve ogres, eddie murphy, or smash mouth.

monsters vs. aliens

i don't have a link really. for some reason i can't find the trailer anywhere on the internet other than on Cook's blog check it.

original crap will be posted soon. my brain is being spread thin like butter over a big ol' pile of flapjacks, so hold on.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

i'm trying

don't have much personal work to post.
mainly just doin' the intern thing these days
and relaxing during the very few hours
i have to myself.

anyways, i been watching a lot of the shorts
from the students at Gobelins and i have to say
those are some of the most talented animators
around. they're building an army over there
in France. Amassing a horde of talented young artists
that are going to rule the animation world.

check em out:

Monday, October 6, 2008

"oh hail, i'm exposed! nudified!"

this is me, modeled and rendered in maya, composited in after effects, compressed in premiere, textured in photoshop, and finally deleted and replaced with this image of myself done in the style of squidbillies. i'm scanning some stuff as i write this. probably post it tomorrow.

keep it sleezy,

Saturday, September 27, 2008


starting to get likenesses in my caricatures.
sorry Amanda, your face is fun(ny) to draw.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sketch Karg

this is Joe Karg.
we went to school together.
his graphic novel EL GRANDE will rock your damn face off.
check him out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

la warm up

esta un warm-up.
kinda based on a younger version of my dad.

*note the sweeping mustache, commonly known as "the Darrell"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

for grandma.

started this one a couple nights ago.
Rockwell's "Sunset".
printin' her up real nice and framin' it for my grandma.
i got heart like captain planet, yall.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

not just some of the t-t-time.

had some free-time friday morning.
might do something with it tomorrow night.

soundtribe: instantly

Saturday, August 30, 2008

saturday something-something

does anyone know when arbor day is this year?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

afternoon diddy

quick. fun. and totally f***in cool.
done inbetween breaks of homework.

spike jonze youre my hero.

Monday, August 18, 2008


the new short from Gobelins has been released.
it's amazing.
see and behold

they've also got a making of video click here
mind blowage.

Friday, August 15, 2008

squids, Beatles, and The Darrell.

sketchbook pages from the past week.
figure i might as well post them before
another Bigfoot is found.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

the reel deal

short lil demo reel for landin' me an internship somewhere this fall/winter. i've got some more recent animation that i plan to post and add into the reel later this week when it's completed, but until then enjoy this microscopic version of the original. (seriously, i didn't know videos could be compressed into such a tiny space. kinda like gushers. all that awesome juice inside such a tiny fruit-snack. how do you do it scientists?)

you are appreciated.

Monday, July 21, 2008

the newness

album cover for a friends band.
psychedelic garage rock at it's best
dig it.

Copyright 2008 Barnes

Monday, July 7, 2008

business card logo

design for a friend's music school based in Atl.
had like a million different color schemes.
i'll make a collage later and yall can help me decide on one.
legal jargon:
image Copyright 2008 Barnes inc.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

summer holidays vs. funk routine

still alive. very busy.
new stuff in the works.
go see Wall-E.

big up.

Friday, May 30, 2008

i'm kind of an old (school) deal...

sorting through/organizing old school work.
this was a dvd menu i did for a mock-studio called Brand X.
done in After Effects.
track: Frank Zappa "Willie the Pimp"

Thursday, May 29, 2008


been sittin gathering dust for a few months.
got bored and busted out the dental tools.
i nose he ain't got no ears.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Duder 1

caricature from a yessaday.
inspired by Christopher Guest's character from Best In Show.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

von-thousand vee-u's!

1000 (and 15 to be exact). i think it's also my blogs birthday or something.
happy birthday blog, post something soon or i'm never coming back.



Sunday, April 27, 2008

eaten. Esteban was eaten.



i've seen, read, and heard a lot of things in my life that were utterly inspiring and life-changing. This is one of those. read the quotes and information in the video description. incredible change hits at about 4 mins in.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008


1/8 the size of a real post
(this was the original sketch for the seated woman a few posts below)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

extra smooth sour mash

some figs for your newtons. more to come tomorrow. scanner is currently MIA.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Frankie "the ace" Mundt

This is Frankie Mundt. A 1940's professional wrestler and circus ring strong-man.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

WIP of a VIP

this is a work in progress that i started last week. just finished up the lipsynch today. i plan to have the full facial animation done by tomorrow night, just in time to work all weekend and start classes bright and early on monday.

keep it easy,

Saturday, March 22, 2008

they were nihilists?

i done it this mo'nin in fotoschop.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

to whom it...

well for the very few people who view this thing every now and then, please don't give up. keep clicking the refresh button in the next few days 'cause with a couple of my finals out of the way a little bit of free time will be opening up and i plan to post some stuff fa sho. gonna do that fa sho. fa shoooo

keep hope alive and.. free tibet or whatever,

Saturday, January 26, 2008


these are some cycles i had to do for intermediate 3d this past week. ( let me know if you can't see em)




Friday, January 25, 2008


busted out the ol' open season prod art book. this thing is filled with design gold.
anyways, that's enough scanning for now. time for some late night playstationing.

*not sure why the second guy is missing his shoulder. crazy internets


i do drawing for your eye(s).

Sunday, January 13, 2008

unfinished business

this one was supposed to be finished a week ago, but with the sudden onslaught of winter quarter i haven't had a chance to touch it. i'll update if i do get around to finishing it. until then...


Monday, January 7, 2008

i am legend

**edit: updated image (click it for a better resolution)

one more quicksketch (this ones sorta inspired by i am legend-- a surprisingly good movie), i'll probably flesh it out some more in the morning. as for now....


face sketches

i've been doing a lot of portrait studies lately. the master of the human face and form, Norman Rockwell, has been a huge inspiration since i picked up his book "332 magazine covers". i'll post more from my actual sketchbook when i get some scan time. i also got a couple digital paintings i'm working on, they'll be up within the next week or so depending on school. in the meantime here's a warm-up for tonight's artful festivities.