Some friends from school and I made a 24 hour film this weekend!  It was for some kind of competition with some pretty rad prizes, but we didn’t end up winning anything :—-(  Oh well!  These are the small bits of animation that I did, and the entire film can be see here! 

The whole team consisted of Tex, Tina, Julius, Ali (who did the background art for these two gifs) and me!  They are all MIND BLOWINGLY GOOD so check out their blogs!

Lapis!!  It’s kind of jittery, but I’m really tired.

Lapis!!  It’s kind of jittery, but I’m really tired.

It’s fall!

It’s fall!

Mushrooms!  I did a few more, but they didn’t really turn out after inking them.  I think they all looked better in pencil, actually!  The photo’s that they’re from were in the National Audubon Society Field Guide for mushrooms, with photos by Edward Douglas and Dana Pomfret (though I don’t know who did which).

Trying to get into digital painting, kind of!  It’s really hard :—-(  I have a dual monitor set up, but the colours on both are really different, so hopefully your monitor treats colours the way my art monitor does!

Whoops!  I’ve been meaning to update this blog more often this school year, but I’ve basically been doing the opposite.  

I’m back, but I didn’t get to do a whole lot of art while at work.  I’m not sure what changed from last year, but it really felt like there was no time to draw this summer!  Oh well.  Here a a bunch of miscellaneous people standing plainly.


bon, I’m heading outta town for work tomorrow so I won’t be able to post much for a while (but what else is new)!  I was hoping to make one last art related post before I left but I’m leaving a bit earlier than expected and didn’t manage to commandeer a scanner in time

Adios muchachos

I was going to reblog this and edit it so it was more relevant but it’s actually shockingly applicable as is! I’m gonna be away for the summer again this year, so adios muchachos

(Reblogged from raymonddunster)

I haven’t animated in a little while since school ended and was a little worried about getting rusty!  I have a lot of animating to do over the next week for a very overdue short film, so I did some stuff to get back into the swing of things.  

I’m bad at coming up with ideas so I shamelessly used characters made by to Alex K and Dabbydoo!!  Go follow them for some really neat and appealing art??

2hu 2sday

Haha, shit, I really don’t know what I’m doing anymore

An illustration from a weekly challenge thing.  I think I kind of missed the point of the challenge, though— it was supposed to be about character yet mine was fairly uninspired, lol.  I liked the colours and the layout, though!  We had to post progress updates, and so mine can be found over here (my username is Raymod). 

The forum’s pretty cool; as far as I know it’s similar to before it ‘went downhill.’  They have a bunch of weekly challenge type things and sketchbook threads and nice portfolio work and yeah.  Everyone’s really helpful, though I haven’t posted much on there yet :X

A thing from class.  I wasn’t really sure what I was doing with it, but I wanted to try doing animated background stuff.


Prepare yourselves for the first ever 24hr Film Festival…. Summer edition! That’s right folks, a new festival for a new year.

Commercial by:

Matthew Ramirez -
Raymond Dunster -

Hey!  For my followers who are also at Sheridan, we’re doing another 24 hour film thing over the summer break.  It doesn’t really have to be a 24 hour film since we have like the 4 months off, but yeah.  Make one!  There are more details about it on the keyframes page, but anything goes. The screening is hopefully going to be during the first Friday movie night when we come back in September.

Don’t worry, we’ll all be reunited soon ;___;

(Reblogged from the-keyframes)

Oh nooo, this is turning into a life drawing blog again!!  This is my final life drawing portfolio for the year.  I think my teacher kept one of my drawings, so I guess I’ll update this when I get it back.  Sorry for the lack of updates; I’m kind of busy with school, but I should have some stuff to post soon.


You’ve all been waiting for it… Here is Studio Mongoose’s newest 24hr film, Galaxy Gal! 

The Team:

Matthew Ramirez:

Melissa Cho:

Marc Lefevre

Marco Rivera:

Raymond Dunster:

Kennith Concelos:

Kathleen Martin:

Some friends and I thought it was a good idea to make another short film in 24 hours straight and this is the result!!  I was dying and couldn’t see straight, but we ordered some pretty good Chinese food so that was nice.

(Reblogged from studiomongoose)