Sunday, November 4, 2012

Project: Thanks

Well, Halloween is officially over. We even had an extra Halloweekend this year to celebrate which was pretty cool. And although I'm sad to see October go, we have some more holidays to focus on. The first of which, and one that is often shunned, is the fabulous Thanksgiving (and TomHanksgiving). It's a nice ending to the Autumn season. Unfortunately for Thanksgiving, Christmas likes to charge in and start putting up decorations and airing its commercials everywhere.

I had a lot of fun doing the Famous Monsters animation for Halloween, so I thought I would try to do something a little more challenging for Thanksgiving. I decided to base the idea off a drawing I did last year. Here's the initial character designs I did super quick tonight since we got an extra hour!

I think you can see where I'm going with this.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

AAU Spring Show

This is a super late post but I thought I'd update anyways. In May I entered one of my shots into AAU's Spring Show and it ended up winning 2nd Place in the Character Animation category. They required a poster design so I thought I would post it here, as well as the actual poster hanging up at school.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


FAMOUS MONSTERS from Chris Roman on Vimeo.

Happy Halloween!! Here's the complete Famous Monsters animation. If you've been following you probably saw my various Famous Monster illustrations. About halfway through them I decided to rig and animate them in After Effects. I posted a couple cycles, after which I decided it would be cool to put them all together in one scene. So basically everything kind of snowballed into this and I think it turned out pretty cool!

I created everything in this project from scratch except for the music (Alexandre Desplat) and the font (GoGoZombie).

Who knows, maybe I'll do one for Thanksgiving too!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mummy Cycle

Mummy Cycle from Chris Roman on Vimeo.

Another Famous Monster animation! 

Nosferatu Cycle!

Nosferatu Cycle from Chris Roman on Vimeo.

I'm working on a project that incorporates all the Famous Monsters I made so far. Here's a quick animation test I did with the Nosferatu character. I'll be doing one of these for each character and then assembling them all together. Hopefully it works!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Famous Monsters Part I: The Creature From the Black Lagoon!

Throughout the month of October I'll be doing a series of illustrations called Famous Monsters. Today's monster is my interpretation of the Creature From The Black Lagoon. He's playing the trumpet because this one in particular is for an animation I'm working on. More on THAT...soon!

If you want to suggest a famous monster for me to draw, comment or send me a reply on Twitter (@chrisroman). I'll get to as many as I can. I think this particular one was suggested by @EastonAllyn. Thanks Easton!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lilo & Stitch

In honor of Lilo & Stitch's 10th Year Anniversary (it was on June 21st) and being one of my favorite movies of all time, I made this poster!

It's been a while since I've drawn anything so I thought I would get some practice in. Hope you like it! And hopefully my next blog post won't be three months from now...


Monday, February 6, 2012

Space Animals!

For whatever reason, I decided to start drawing creepy animals in space. I drew a weird looking baboon first and then just started going crazy. It was fun so I decided to give some away on twitter and do a couple custom ones as well. Here's the lovely bunch.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Muppet Painting! News!

I've been pretty inactive for a while, so I thought I would post something I made recently as a sign that my creativity is still functioning, albeit slowly. I did a painting of some friends as Muppets for Christmas and it came out pretty well. More importantly it was a ton of fun!

Also, for those of you who don't know, I also play drums for the band Go, Dog. Go! We're heading into the studio this weekend to record a new three song EP, which will hopefully turn out super awesome! I'm not sure how long it will take to get the final mixes back when we're done recording, but I'll be sure to keep you all updated when they're available! You can follow us for news and updates if you're interested on Twitter: @GoDogGoBand