Monday, October 1, 2012

More stuff!

Haven't updated in a bit, so heres a bunch of stuff:

These were just some sketches that I drew up for a friend who wanted some drawings to accompany his poem for his creative writing class. It was fun to work on. The one with the kid reminds me of my friend Tim Tang's drawings. He is an amazing illustrator, you should checkout his work. 

I felt the need to mess around in photoshop a while back, so I scanned a drawing of the bird guy I did earlier when coming up with the design and did a quick paint for fun. 

It was my friend's birthday, she told me she wanted to be a cartoon character, so I tried.

The other painting we bought at a garage sale that I painted over. Its silly, but was fun.

And this guy. I finally animated him and added some effects. Learned a lot about organizing files in flash and cool little effects to enhance stuff. Took a while to do, but was worth it. On to the next one. The design of this guy, by the way, is from these guys. The drawing/animation is what I did.

Also the film is coming closer to a finish so hopefully I can get a teaser trailer or something up sometime.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Project Vomit

So, here is what I've been working on for a while. It took a lot longer than I thought and got complicated real fast. But heres a more or less finished version.

And heres a small preview of what is coming up next:
Now, this isn't my design idea, but I did draw this one. Its these guy's idea.

Oh and heres a logo I did for my friend recently:
You can check out their website here. They're working on an online radio group called Serious Bears. If you're interested, you should check it out!

And one last thing. My friend, Marty Cooper, did this back in college. He would go to garage sales and pick up paintings for some cheap price, a dollar, if you will and would paint something on top of them to make them interesting. So my house made came back with this painting and I pained the space invaders on top. Fun!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


So here is a preview of what I have been doing in flash. This blue guy was my first attempt at using flash since one time in highschool. Taught myself an overwhelming amount.

As I got more comfortable, this is what I came up with. I plan to go and make some character actions for this guy.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

One more. Its one of my favorite Buckethead songs.

Gonna teach myself flash using this guy:

Heres a sketch dump. More to post later.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthday 2x

This was an oil painting I did for my friend Jose. He likes weird things. It was originally a sunset painting I messed up, but I didn't want to lose paint. Happy birthday senor, Jose.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For a friend.

This was painted for a very close friend of mine, shes very special to me. It was her birthday last year and I was trying to finish it before the school year started, but that took over so I never got to finish it until now. Its a crappy photo, but looks nice in person.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Summer 2011

Summer 2011 from Nikita Taranduke on Vimeo.

So begins a new year. A rough start, but 2011 was filled with good memories. Plus, 2012 is a whole new chapter to begin. Here are a pinch of memories from 2011.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Demo Reel!

Here it is as of current status! Enjoy. 

Not anymore! Its been updated.