Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More Comics I Created Just For You, My Friend

Hey folks. I'm still doing comics for Grey Unicorn and I'm still having a great time. Here are some more!

Modern Conversation


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A Sacred Duty


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What's The Score?


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Never Mind the Mind


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"China, IL" JR Character Design Test

After I completed the Storyboard Test for "China, IL" I was offered the opportunity to take the JR Character Design Test. I, not being an idiot, gladly took it.

I was first given this original sketch by Brad Neely:


I was then told to create a full body turnaround along with a special pose that highlighted his character.

This is what I did:

I then was asked to create a turnaround for this character's head:

And there you go. Didn't get the job but I had a great time. I learned a lot about designing characters and it really made me appreciated the genius of Brad Neely's style.

Thanks to Joshua Rogers and Dave Newberg for offering me the test.

"China, IL" Storyboard Test

Since season two of the hit Adult Swim show, "China, IL" has started airing, I figure it's time to reveal my Storyboard and Character Design tests I took for the show over a year ago.

Storyboard Test

There were three parts to the Storyboard Test. The first was the Thumbnail. I was given a short piece of a script and told to thumbnail as much as I could. Here it is:


Next came the Rough Storyboard Panels, where I was asked to create around 20 or so rough storyboard panels.


And finally we have the Cleaned-Up Storyboard Panels, which should be self-explanatory.

China, IL Storyboard Test - Cleaned-Up Panels by ryanrosendal


I won't lie, it was a difficult test. The characters were harder to draw than they initially seemed and there wasn't much action so I really had to focus on believable acting. I didn't get the job obviously, but it was a very worthwhile experience. I learned quite a bit from doing it and if Titmouse is reading this, I just want them to know I'd love to test again!

Special thanks to Corey Barnes for posting about the position on Twitter and Joshua Rogers and Dave Newberg for offering me the test. And Brad Neely for creating the show.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Grey Unicorn's Are Real

The nice folks at Grey Unicorn have been letting me do some comic strips for their website. I'm having a great time putting them together and I really like the way they've been turning out. Here's the first few:

It's A Conspiracy!


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Yawn of the Dead


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This Isn't Your Life


Read it here

Thanks to Christopher Fernando, Rebecca Swanson, Dave Conte and Taylor Freischer for all their help.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Untitled Giant Robot Cartoon #552 - Part 5


The apocalypse looms and Johnson doesn't know what to do.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Untitled Giant Robot Cartoon #552 - Part 4


Johnson meets his fellow giant robot pilot. They do not hit it off.