Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Attention!!!



I'm still alive!!!! If I have any followers or frequent visitors still. I'm still kickin' ! just been super busy the last year.

A film I was apart of; "Escape From Planet Earth" JUST released... Now I'm working on the upcoming "Smurfs2" by Sony Pictures Animation due in theaters July 2013.

It's been quite the whirl wind..

2010-2013

Smurfs (2010)
Escape (2011)
Ice Age A Mammoth Xmas (2011)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Smurfs2 (2012-present)

In amongst the film work, I managed to lend a hand to my friend's project. Nice little music video.
"The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid", directed by Joel Mackenzie.



Keep you eyes peeled for a little short which I will not name but will just happen to post this image which I didn't draw but may or may not have worked on....



Also, if you get a chance, pop on over to the 11 second club website and check out
my 2012 submission...


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Friday, November 19, 2010

11 second club-Oct

11 sec contest-Oct from Matthew Shepherd on Vimeo.


My recent attempt at the 11 second club contest for October. I wasn't able to finish this off for the deadline. shelved this for now. I plan on revising it and completing the animation sometime, sooner than later.

It placed 13th

Sketches and Doodles


Some recent sketches. Smiles and frowns!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

3D- Test scene

3D-Test scene from Matthew Shepherd on Vimeo.


Here is where this scene sits now. I think I'm done for now.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tenacious D!

Tenacious D from Matthew Shepherd on Vimeo.



I had to repost this, Vimeo plays at such a nice quality. I just had to. And yes, Gas, is suppose to be, Gass.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Starwarsuncut!!

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 279 from Matthew Shepherd on Vimeo.




Greetings! I animated this for Star Wars uncut this month, the video quality isn't the greatest, not that it would have sold it more. Hope you enjoy watching it! www.starwarsuncut.com

Check out some still shots. They aren't in any particular order.






Thursday, November 5, 2009

11 second club submission - October

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My latest attempt to win the 11 second contest for the month of October. 2nd out of 207. I was feeling good about this piece but the "mob" is fickle, maybe if I colored it, people seem to be distracted when things are colored, depending on your audience.

As always comments are more than welcome!

Monday, October 5, 2009

11 second club submission -September

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Here is my latest submission, after a failed 3d attempt(which is not on my blog) I decided to take a stab at another 2d animation. I ended up placing 2nd out of 141. You can see a higher quality test on youtube or at www.11secondclub.com.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First 3d test scene

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So this is my attempt at 3d, I am trying to learn the program and its been frustrating...So this is it, it's still a WIP but I thought I'd share my scene anyway, practice makes perfect right? Needless to say, I started posing carefully, then quickly turned to just animating and winging it...feel free to drop any pointers or tips.

Monday, July 13, 2009

11 second club submission - June

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My weak attempt at June's contest, I did this in a week. I tried to incorporate a back story in with the acting. A connection between the crumb of cat food and his struggle to give up the crumb and so on. Obviously I didn't pull it off, I placed 6th out of 137 entries, 1st place was amazing, you should go to this site and check it out http://www.bjandtheblog.blogspot.com/

sigh....Also there are some obvious flaws, but I dont have the motivation to adjust them at present. I like it better without audio

Saturday, June 6, 2009

11 second club submission - May

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Here is my submission from the 11 Second Club -May contest. Thanks for the votes, to my surprise I ended up winning :D
I animated this on paper and compiled it in flash 8.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

11 second club submission- April

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This was my April attempt, I ended up placing 3rd out of 160 entries. The voting was close, 1st place had 7.09, 2nd was 7.07 and mine was 6.9. JUst think, 1 more good vote or two and it could have been different!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sketches


Concept sketches for my 11 second March submission.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

11 second club submission-March

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This was my 11 second club submission for March which I
happened to win. Thanks to everyone who voted for this piece,
I appreciate the feedback and the support! You can see
the critique here www.11secondclub.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monkey Bizznesss...It's serious



Just some monkeys, doing some business. hanging around with a giraffe.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Submission to 11 Second Club

This was my submission to the 11 Second Club February contest, I finished 11th out of 182 submissions, I was hoping to win but after slaving over this I realized I still have a long way to go. :S YAY!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Still shots

This is a BG of the opening scene from my animation short, I took an audio track and started animated it for fun, it quickly turned into an epic 2 minutes and 11 seconds. You can watch the short film on my animation blog, http://animationreel.blogspot.com/

Two characters posed in the living room, the one on the left is based off of Kyle Gass, and the other guy slouched on the bean bag chair is modeled after Jack Black.

Here's a closer look. "Jack" posed in the living room.

The beginning of a confrontation.

Interior of living room, different angle, character walking away.

Interior of a closet, character reaching into a box he is holding.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Nose Picker!


The nose picker, I took down some animation to make room for this guy. If you saw it, wicked, if not that's ok. You can see jonzed at www.jonzed.com, so enjoy the nose picker! you can see my other animations via the link to your right, its called Animation Reel!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Snow Men


This painting is called "Nativity". The snow flakes represent the beginnings of the snow man.


This is painting is called "Youth", it's the infant stage of the soon to be snow man.


This little sketch is titled "Life", done in sketch book pro...more to come.


This is another 'painting' I did in sketchbook pro. I call this one "Death". Represented by the melting snowman, but I'm sure you figured that out.


Here is something I did in sketch book pro, I was bored and started drawing a snowman and this is what happened... I call this piece "March of the Snowmen"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Musketeers Return!


Here they are again! A couple of Musketeers! This is a little teaser of the new show I am working on, and by working on I mean creating, if you want to buy it let me know!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuxedo man


Guy in a tuxedo enjoying a drink

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Clown


Water color pencil, clown farts on a match....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Musketeers






Don't look now! two musketeers charging each other. what will happen next?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Figure Drawing











Saturday, July 19, 2008

Studies - Hands and Feet







Friday, July 18, 2008

Cartoon Series in the works





These are some designs I have developed for a series proposal. All rights reserved.

Layout






The top two were done with water color, the bottom one is a concept design done in sketch book pro.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Monster March





Monsters Marching, the 2nd drawing is on a larger peice of paper, thats why it appears smaller, it has been sized down to fit on the screen.