Monday, March 30, 2009


Well I've been doing a lot of thinking about what story I may want to tell with the project in this class, but unfortunately have not come to any real conclusions. I know I'd like to do something silly, something that will entertain people, and that's about as far as I've gotten in terms of anything decisive. I'm tossing around a few ideas that involve some characters I've created a long time ago in high school and that I use pretty regularly in my comic strips. They'd simply be interacting and perhaps spouting some dialogue. However I'm also contemplating branching out and creating some new characters in a more absurd style that may better suit flash animation. I'm not positive. When I make up my mind, though, you guys will be the first to know.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here we have some examples of artists that I find highly influential, and that I think could really be great inspirations for my Flash animation project. To start off is the great Shane Glines. A character designer that worked on Batman: TAS, Superman: TAS, Batman Beyond, and many more, he has a very retro look to his characters with a specialty in gorgeous women. I love the babydoll proportions of the faces as well as the hyper-hourglass figures. I think his stuff is just great.

Next, we'll follow it up with a healthy dose of French illustrator Edmund Kiraz. Perhaps one of my most favorite illustrators of all time, this Parisian is famous for his beautifully delicate and playful depictions of, well, female Parisians. Often seen in Playboy, his stuff is downright gorgeous.

Below is an illustration by Amanda Wissel. I don't know much about this artist, other than that I was introduced to her by Shane Glines. Very reminiscent of Mary Blair and the Golden Books illustrators, I love her use of color and design.

Lastly, we have Sean Galloway. Most notable for his character design work on "The Spectacular Spider-Man," Galloway's stuff has loads of personality and tons of energy. His use of color is also exceptional, as you can see how much it can change his simple linework into a fully volumetric illustration. Great great stuff.

Monday, March 23, 2009


We're supposed to have a self-portrait on here for class. I chose to draw myself fighting off a zombie.

Favorite Animations

Here are a couple clips of some of my most favorite animations of all time. My flavors of the week are just that, so I didn't want to include any of that on here. This is stuff I'll be willing to watch until the end of time.

For starters, I mean, how could this NOT be on someone's list?

And then, I don't care if you like anime or not, this is one of the finest works of entertainment EVER.


Hello, everyone. I'm Yale Stewart, a third-year animation student over here at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). I'm starting up this blog as a class requirement, so don't have too much to say. I like to think of myself as a pretty easy going guy who enjoys a good smoke and a better woman. I spend a lot of time up at the park basking in the sun and drawing people frolicking about. One of my passions is capturing everyday situations in a humorous light, not unlike "Seinfeld" which may be my strongest comedic influence ever. I also really enjoy "Penny Arcade," but hey, who doesn't, right?

Outside of the whole art thing, I'm very much into sports, music, and all sorts of entertainment. Being from St. Louis, baseball is a huge passion of mine and every year I look forward to the Cardinals making their run to the post-season. Musically, I'm inclined to happier, more upbeat stuff that you've probably never heard of, as well as a heavy dose of good ol' classic rock. I feel like telling you all of this is kind of pointless though, so I think I'll stop.

I guess that about wraps it up from me. I've never been good at writing about myself, since the best way to get to know someone is to ask what it is you WANT to know. So if I've piqued your curiosity, which I doubt, then shoot me a line. 'Til next time.

Yeah, I said it.