Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Hope everyone is having a great holiday! Im sick, which sucks.
Anyways, this is a short 17 second final I made using 3D Max. We had to create an animation using a short audio clip (something like the 11 Second Club). The audio clip is from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the background music is from Plumtree titled "Scott Pilgrim" Hopefully I would like to do something more with these dudes. Thanks guys!

OH! and I also got this for Christmas! (no joke)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

PKD Animation and Museum Event!

Hello y'all!
Christmas is near, can you feel it?!
The semester just ended and it was very interesting, meaning pretty hard. One of the greatest things done this semester was the opportunity to work on an animation for a foundation with two great friends, Jeff Beckman ( and John Lopes ( We worked on this animation throughout the semester and the audio was done by two great guys over at Berklee College named Alex Liberatore and Steve Goldshein. The animation is about awareness of PKD (polycystic kidney disease). PKD is a genetic disease that causes the kidney to grow larger with cysts and eventually leading the kidney to die. Over 12 million people worldwide (1 in every 500 people) have PKD. Currently there is no cure for PKD but there are some treatments such as a kidney transplant, but even that is only a 50% chance of being successful. You can learn more here at Here is the animation:

Also the Team and I were fortunate to display our animation at this small event at the Museum of Science in Boston. A few PKD Foundation volunteers, Beth Leven, her husband Mark Leven, and Judy Rubman Ehrlich were kind enough to attend the event and give their support; great people and couldn't thank them enough! The night was inspiring but also very fun.
Here are some photos:

(In order from left to right standing: Beth Leven, Judy Rubman Enrlich, John Lopes, Jeff Beckman, Joel Burgos, Jason Wiser. Kneeling: Alex Liberatore, Steve Goldshein)

(Joel Burgos, Jeff Beckman, John Lopes, Alex Liberatore, Steve Goldshein)

Also this is the man behind the camrea, M.E. Negron:

We would like to thank everyone who came; Beth and Judy for coming and supporting, our instructor, Jason Wiser, the audio men, Alex and Steve, and M.E. Negron, the legend.
Also don't forget to check out www.PKDCure.Org!
Thank you again!

Ok, I'm done talking.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

-Joel Burgos

This song has been in my head all week.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Poster time

This is a joke poster I made for the short 3D animation I just wrapped up for a class and a future project?? :0 dun dun dun

Thursday, December 9, 2010

17 Second Shot

This is a shot of a short 17 second 3D animation I am working on. Hopfully the video would be posted soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rainy Wednesday!

Well hello the 17th!
I had an awesome birthday yesterday; Sushi and sake with friends and How to train your dragon? Yeah, it was that great!

A good friend of mine Jeff Beckman, drew his version of my character Josie for a gift, cool huh?! You can check out his work here at

Also, after a good hour of backing up work from my computer, I stumbled upon two old pieces of work I did for a class, now I gotta find the rest...

ALSO another good friend, M.E. Negron made this for a shirt and it's going to be the greatest shirt ever. All I need now is an actually wine line. You can check out his stuff here at

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hello fellas!
So I semi-quickly drew a caricature of this new preteen hot shot singer. This bone head's song played all the time at my old job; it was brutal. Why not draw him weird?! It's only a sketch. Maybe I'll come back to it, not sure.

oh yeah! here, knock yourself out

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More 3D...

Here's a 3D building I made. In a 3D zone lately, I gotta post more 2D...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

3D Josie!

This is the final 3D Josie turnaround! Done in 3D Max
Sketches of Josie coming soon!

Also this is my dog sleeping

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

3D Josie (WIP)

This is Josie, she's in 3D!
I still have to fix a few things but it is almost done. Video soon!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Final Character Designs

These are character designs for a group animation in the works.
The first set was the winner

Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Reproductions Drawings

These are a few reproductions drawings I drew of my favorite comic and current cartoons.
And two other drawings I did for two friends.


All rights belong to:
Bryan Lee O'Malley -Scott Pilgrim
Cartoon Network
Thurop Van Orman - Flapjack
C. H. Greenblatt - Chowder
Maurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are
Michael James Meara - Puck (

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


These are storyboards I made for an animation that I and two other friends are creating for a class.
Nothing new this week.
Stay tune for next week!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Here's a character design I did for an animation I have to make in the next few weeks. Updates of that will be posted soon.
....Also a run cycle.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something Quick

Quickly drawn boy on computer paper with a japanese brush and a fairly quick walk cycle.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Off We Go

This is a "children appropriate" drawing I did of Silent Hill. I sketched and linked in on paper, then colored it digitally. The background was quickly drawn to give me an idea of how I will later design the final background when I can come back to it and completely finish it.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


So this would be my first post since my blog was taken down nearly a year ago. What I would like to do is post new art or work on Wednesdays (hopfully every). These are two drawings done with a japanese brush; A girl with a gun and a poster I recently did for an older animation I made (these were taken with a camera, sorry). I am going to color these soon and post those as well. Thanks for viewing!