December 19, 2010

I did it!

After months of preparation I've applied to Reel FX again!

 This is my reel from when i applied back in may

David Bruck Demo Reel May 2010 from David Bruck on Vimeo.

It wasn't quite there yet so I've been busting my butt , working on some new pieces, trying out different things, as well as fixing some old pieces. Some exciting news. My new reel officially has no SCAD work on it anymore Woop Woop!

Check it out below

December 2010 Demo Reel from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Also some other exciting news my Scott Tolleson Mugo that i named came in the mail the other day and it is awesome!


November 30, 2010

Paintings, Animation and Other Awesomeness!

Hey Everyone!

November has been an exciting month lots of updates.

The past couple of months Ive been working hard to prepare for the next Reel Fx apprenticeship!

Earlier this month their facebook page turned 1 year old so I decided to make a little gift for them.

This is the original video that i spoofed. 

And Here is my spoof. I got lucky cause it was a nice sunny day out and when i set up to film the weather took a turn for the worst which was awesome

Weird Dudes Happy Birthday Message from David Bruck on Vimeo.

I also shave some work on display right now at Urban Brew Cafe in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. I found out about the show kind of last minute and I had been busy animating away, however I ended up hanging 3 old pieces and i managed to squeeze this little guy out. to have something new for the show.


Id like to do a crash dummy series Ive got a couple mroe characters sketched out which should be fun.

I've also been slaving away on my ReRun animation. 1 cold and many late nights later here it is

ReRun Final from David Bruck on Vimeo.

I have a couple more projects in the works as well. Before applying to Reel FX I have an older animation i'd like to fix up.

Also The past 2 years I've made holiday cards. So no point in stopping this year. I've been working on my cards recently the characters are pretty funny this year.

In the next couple of weeks I will also be working on a new painting for the tates local artists square show that opens in January on my birthday! 

Thats it for now! Ill post again in a few weeks when i'm all set and applied

October 23, 2010

ReRun Blocking

Hey my last couple of projects I've been experimenting a lot with some cartoony goodness and here is my latest attempt! My first time trying a dance since back when i first started animating and didn't know how to use maya haha

Enjoy! The final version will hopefully be up sometime before October ends but well see what happens.

ReRun Blocking from David Bruck on Vimeo.

October 19, 2010

A Rocky Finale!

A rocky situation is complete! I think this may be one of the most cartoony things ive done to date! Im pretty happy with the turn out hope you guys enjoy!

A Rocky Situation Final from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Also Ive been working on my next piece of animation as I finalized this past one. Im gonna attempt some dancing. I shall be animating ReRun. Gonna try and have it finished blocking tonight and it should be up on the old blog in a few days or less hopefully

here is a little sample to tie you over in the mean time


September 29, 2010

Monsters Under My Bed!

Hey guys seems i had a little mix up. I said the painting was gonna be in New Times Magazine. I read the email wrong it was actually City Link not New Times. Whoops! Heres the link to the write up!

Its awesome that they used my painting as part of the preview. I picked up the new City Link today to check out the article. They didnt end up using my painting in the print article but its still awesome that its up on the web article.

The show opens this Saturday!


I usually wait to post the paintings up until fter the show but since it got used in an online article i might as well post it here now! Ill throw in a little something extra you cant get from the article or the show

Here was my preliminary test of the painting


Then i was gonna try it out with watercolor but it wasnt coming how i wanted to and time was runnign short so i went on to my usualy acrylic on cavas and heres the final product


Hope to see some of you at the show!

September 28, 2010

I WON!!!

Hey Guys I won! Thanks for everyones support! Also Thanks To Scott Tolleson and The Mugo Team! Look for this bad boy to hit shelves sometime around the holidays


September 23, 2010

Im a finalist!

Hey Guys the other day I entered this contest to name Scott Tolleson's new Mugo and I'm one of the finalists!!!


Please vote for my Name!

Tobin is my name I have chosen for this awesome little creature!

Its super easy to vote takes 2 seconds. All you have to do is go to this page

Like the page and then leave a comment saying Tobin! Or whatever you would like to say to the effects of Tobin winning!

If i win the toys name with be sold with the name ive given it itll be so exciting!

Thanks to everyone who participates! Please pass it on to your friends!

A Rocky Situation

So i planned this out way back in May and I had it set up to start working on but then I decided to work on some other stuff and kinda put this on the back burner for a while. A few paintings and some animations later Im back to it and here is the blocking! Enjoy!

A Rocky Situation from David Bruck on Vimeo.

September 22, 2010

Monsters Under my Bed / New Times

So October is just around the corner again and that means its time for another Tate's local artists show!
This years theme is childhood fears. This show is gonna be BIG! Over 200 artists are participating this time around.

Heres the flyer for the show


I have decided to start branding myself as Bruckaroni so from now on all my paintings and artwork will be signed as bruckaroni. Unless the painting is too small then I will be signing it like I signed my nerd painting. This flyer is the first flyer with that name!

Today I got contacted by a local entertainment newspaper New Times. They are doing a preview and write up for the show. They are going to be using my painting in the preview! Print and on their blog. This is super exciting news to me.  So I will post that article as soon as its published.

I have also been working on a new animation and the blocking for that should be up within the next couple of days!

August 22, 2010

Strictly for the Nerdcore

I just randomly did this painting the other day. My friend was feeling down in the dumps and going away to college so i decided to make her a little something for her dorm room. Its really small only 4x 5 but im pretty happy with how it turned out! Its got my new signature on it for small paintings. I also developed a new signature for my larger paintings as well.

Alright so this character was originally sketched while I was talking to some douche bag car salesman. 


Then I went ahead and refined him a bit to look like this


Then i put it in photoshop to get a rough idea for color


and now for the final product!



August 5, 2010

11 secoond club final!

So I finished my piece in time and i was pretty satisfied with it. 233 people entered this month! I knew i wouldn't win but i though maybe id get top 20. Things didnt work out that way. The one that won tho was awesome i thought that one would win. So I ended up placing 112 place which is right about in the middle but compared to what was entered I feel like i should have been placed higher. Oh well at least I have a new piece for my demo reel!

Here it is

July 2010 11 second club! from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Hope you guys enjoy!

This month ill be working on a new painting or illustration for the upcoming Tates Monsters under my bed show. Its a childhood fears show and I have a clown character I like that im gonna probabaly use. Ill post more about it later gotta get ready for work! Hope you enjoy the animation

July 16, 2010

11 second blocking

Alright so I decided to do this months 11 second club. Its something somewhat new to me i dont tend to try and animate subtly and emotionally but im gonna give it my all and see if i can win! or at least make the top 10 thatd be pretty awesome too. Anyways here is my final pass at blocking.

july 2010 11 second club blocking from David Bruck on Vimeo.

I got about 2 weeks left to finish this. now its time to spline spline spline!

June 30, 2010

Rejection, Duurassic Park and 11 Second Club

Its been a while since i posted anything. Ill probabaly be updating this thing more often now that im gopnna start getting back into the swing of things again.

Anyways about 3 or so weeks ago I found out i wasnt accepted for the Reel FX apprenticeship however they will be doing it again in February so im gonna just keep on working on improving my reel and hope for the best come next year.

Also a few weeks ago i participated in the Pinkghost Book It show


Im pretty satisfied with how my piece came out. At first i thought it would be weird painting on a book but it was actually pretty fun.

Heres a couple pictures of my final piece which i named Duurassic Park



Also I took about a month or so long hiatus from animating but im ready to get back into it and start improving my demo reel and skills. Im anxiously awaiting to find out what the new 11 sec club sound clip will be for july and if i like it then that will be my new project. If not ill be going back to my rock project i started a while back. Either way there will be more updates coming!

May 11, 2010

Demo Reel works better on my website rather than the Vimeo link

heres the link if you arent satisfied with the vimeo reel

New Demo Reel!

Hey guys finally finished my horse animation last night! here it is

Horse Cycle Completed! from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Also my new and improved demo reel is now up on my website  and here as well!

David Bruck Demo Reel May 2010 from David Bruck on Vimeo.


May 8, 2010

Harry Trotter!

So the doctor has  inspected Harry Trotter's Neck issues and have approved him to start running all over the internet now. Woohoo!

Harry Trotter from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Harry Trotter is the fourth and final cycle. Next step is to get all 4 of these cycles flowing together nicely.

this should be up ideally this weekend but more realisticly sometime in the next week.

New reel coming soon as well.

Just started a new animation too. should be funny hopefully

gotta start crack-a-lackin on my pinkghost project as well. Thinking about doing something with the little mermaid well see what happens!

May 7, 2010

Slow Runnings

I am Slow Runnings one day i aspire to be the first horse to make the jamaican bobsled team but until then i shall continue to run slowly. Check me out mon

Slow Runnings from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Be on the look out for my pal Harry Trotter. He was supposed to be around today but I heard he was having some neck issues. Hopefully he will make an appearance tommorrow!

Until then ba da duh ba da duh bada duh badda dhu

April 27, 2010

Its the Final Pole Vaaaaaaaault

I decided to fix the pole vault some more because now that i see it fixed the old way sucked. Thanks every one for the 80 views on the previous pole vault tho! thats awesome. Lets see if this one can beat it! I also decided to vut out the thumbs up at the end of the video. I never had a problem with it then one of my friends suggested to take it out so i looked at it without it and i think it helps it stay funny without the thumbs u. after viewing it again with the thumbs up after i took it out i realized it kinda just made the piece drag on. So ive decided to cut it.

Anyways here is the latest and final version of the polevault! I hope you enjoy

PoleVault Final! from David Bruck on Vimeo.

April 21, 2010

Horses with Four Legs and Nubs, OH MY!

So Ive been animating a lot lately got 3 projects going on right now! I was slightly terrified of animating something with four legs but i pushed through it! The project isnt finished yet but I got some cycles to show you guys

This is the first part of the project the walk cycle

Horse Walk Cycle from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Then this is that same walk at a 3/4 view

3/4 view walk cycle from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Here is my run cycle

Horse Run Cycle from David Bruck on Vimeo.

 and at a 3/4 view

3/4 view run cycle from David Bruck on Vimeo.

now my next step is to make a nice smooth transition from that walk to the run. however before i do that im going to go back to my pole vault project and try and polish it up a little bit more.

 also i have another project im planning out as i work on this other stuff and this little guy will be one of the 2 characters i shall be using!

 oh one more last thing. One of my favorite stores to shop at Pinkghost is having a open call to all artists to participate in their upcoming gallery show. So im working on coming up with some ideas for that as well!


Alright well thats all for now. Hope you enjoy!

April 1, 2010

Pole Vaulting Final?

 So a while back i kept laughing at that stupid line from land of the lost for one of those inspirational posters. It said if you dont make it its your own damn vault and it had a picture of a pole vaulter and i kept laughing about it so it inspired me to do a pole vaulting animation. I needed some more physical stuff for my reel anyways so it just seemed to make sense to go ahead and do it. the piece is finally finished! I think haha  Check it out yo

Pole Vault from David Bruck on Vimeo.

also last month i participated in the florida themed show at Tates Comics / Bear and Bird gallery.


I wasnt completely satisfied with my piece i submitted but i guess someone liked it because i sold it! Woohoo!!! It was pretty exciting when everyone at the comic book store kept telling me i sold my piece.


I was finally able to find an animal rig that seems pretty decent so now for my next piece of animation ive decided to try and animate a horse! Its gonna be intense ive never animated  quadruped before. Heres a picture of the horse.


Thats it for now as things progress with this horse ill be sure to post em!

February 2, 2010

Pole Vault Blocking Revised!

Alright heres the revised version of my blocking. I believe it will be my final blocking and I shall now move forward into smoothing it out. Heres hoping itll smooth out nicely!

Pole Vault Blocking Revision from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Also I never posted this yet but I will be participating in another Tates local artist group show again! This time the shows theme is Florida. I shall be drawing some flamingos this time around. Should be funny hopefully! ill post a flyer for the show when it comes out. The deadline is Feb 22nd to turn in work so maybe ill post some sketches or something soon MAYBE i dunno well see what happens. Oh yea also im gonna be doing a digital print this time around instead of an actual painting.

February 1, 2010

Blocking 1

Ok so heres my first pass at blocking on my new animation im pretty happy with the way its turning out so far!

PoleVaulter_Blocking1 from David Bruck on Vimeo.

Ill be posting revisions sometime in the near future

January 26, 2010

Pole Vaulting into the New Year

So after technical difficulties with the pole rig i finally have some progress with my pole vaulting animation. Hopefully when it comes time to smooth it out everything will work alright. For now tho here is the super rough blocking. The actual blocking should be going up sometime this week hopefully maybe in the next day or 2. HOPEFULLY!

Pole Vaulter Rough Blocking from David Bruck on Vimeo.