My friend Ric Giantisco invited me to give a talk at Mercer County Community College as a part of their Distinguished Lecture Series. He's the Head of their game design department and an awesome animator. The speech went really well. It was a powerpoint (It was all pics with only 3 bullet points at the end) that went through my entire career, showing different work I had done and discussing the process of designing and creating art assets. It was scheduled for one hour but I ended up staying for two hours answering questions. The students were really enthusiastic. I hope to go back again and talk with them some more. I just love giving those kinds of talks and interacting with students.
I always liked the Never Ending Story but if I had to design my own luck dragon it'd look like this. I was thinking about how neat it'd be to have your own dragon, and a suit of armor, and be a kid, so I just did this sketch tonight. I think I'm going to keep working this image up and maybe build it into a story? He should have a little sister who rides a griffin :)