Monday, December 21, 2015

2015 Review

2015 was a blessed and amazing year. I was able to achieve quite a bit and things are moving much quicker than expected. My personal growth as a story artist has improved immensely within a short amount of time. Fortunately, I took part in an animated feature production which I got to work along the side of some former Pixar story veterans. I was able to experience living in China and I visited Lee Siu-Lung aka Bruce Lee's hometown in Hong Kong. Also, I got to do an interview with Dreamworks and I expanded my clientele. As for 2016 I'm excited to be starting on a new Nickelodeon animated series for Brown Bag Films and couple new animated shows for Rooster Teeth. Hopefully, I can continue my way up the mountain which will lead to bigger opportunities. May everyone have an awesome 2016!

"Everyday create your history, Every path you take you're leaving your legacy"
- Michael Jackson

Nitrous Express

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Story Test for Jam Media's ROY

I'm currently doing another Story Test but this time for Jam Media's live-action animated series titled ROY. JAM has created a number of award-winning TV series and short animations.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Disney's Henry Hugglemonster Animatic

Disney's Henry Hugglemonster Animatic from Aaron Batara on Vimeo.

Here's my completed Storyboard Test on Disney's Henry Hugglemonster for Brown Bag Films which was done over the past 3 weeks while juggling with my tight schedule. Hopefully my boarding style will fit the show's direction.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Warner Bros distributes RWBY in Japan

Warner Brothers is distributing Rooster Teeth's RWBY Series in Japan with a limited theatrical release this month. RWBY is also getting an official manga adaptation by manga artist Shirow Miwa which debuts in the December issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Shinola + Vogue Magazine Dog Event

Shinola + Vogue: Make your dog a hero event
I recently worked for a client at a private party event in Plano, TX. My client was American luxury lifestyle brand; Shinola and Vogue Magazine. I was the Dog Sketch artist for the guest's pets. It was a laid back event with many breeds of dogs, stylish people, champagne, and appetizers. The event was hosted by Bravo TV's Courtney Kerr. I'll have official photos of the event when it's released.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Disney Junior's Henry Hugglemonster

I'm currently taking a storyboard test for Brown Bag Films. I have about 3 weeks to complete the test. It's a show for Disney Junior's Henry Hugglemonster. Hopefully I'll have a Disney series on my client list. hehe

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ants Animation Studios

I had the pleasure of working with some animation veterans earlier this year on an international animated feature for 6 months in Shenzhen, China. The pre-production team consisted of artists from Disney, Pixar, Dreamsworks, Lucasfilm, and Laika.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Animated Feature based on the Grimm’s fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians.

I recently been involved in an animated feature project for Parallax Media Ventures. The project will be pitched to a major studio in Burbank. A headline article about the film can be found on AWN. The pre-production team includes veterans from Pixar, Disney, Lucasfilm, DreamWorks and Blue Sky.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

RWBY Volume 3

I'll be storyboarding for Rooster Teeth's new RWBY Volume 3 season which kicks off on Oct. 24th.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sci Fi Vehicle Concept Exploration

Recently, I been playing with some Sci Fi vehicle concept designs for practice.

Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

I been busy doing a lot of freelance work from home using my new Cintiq Companion 2. Definitely it has sped up my work flow when doing concept art, storyboards, and 2D Animation for my clients.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Batman Motion Graphic

Batman Motion Graphics from Aaron Batara on Vimeo.

Batman motion graphic test using After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Illustrator.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Video Game Banners

Here's a couple of simple Ad Banners I've done using Photoshop and After Effects.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Spy and the Thief Animatic W.I.P. ver2.0

The Spy and the Thief Animatic W.I.P. ver2.0 from Aaron Batara on Vimeo.

I'm finally back in Austin, TX after wrapping up pre-production on an animated feature in China. I been trying to rework my animatic of personal short which I originally started few months ago.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Toy Shop in Shanghai

Outside the Toy Shop in Shanghai last October with animation veterans Bob Koch, David Fulp, and Mike Cachuela.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Walking Dead

A few rough character designs I did for myself for Telltale Games Cinematic test I'm currently working on during my free time. I tried to go for a stylized look that would be different but fitting for the world of The Walking Dead.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Spy and the Thief

I been working on my own storyboard short during my free time. I'll post a rough pass on my boards soon. Though it can be a challenge these days after having to draw all day on an animated feature. ^^