Sunday, November 11, 2007

Weekly sketch

A character done in the style of The Triplets of Belleville.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Half-pipe assignment happy fun times!

Nearly went crazy doing this but it was worth it...I guess. The ending needs some better timing and...well, a better ending, but it's finished!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Weekly Sketch: Greed - Lord of the Bling

"Watch out for my medallion, the diamonds are wreckless, feels like a midget is hangin' from my necklace..."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Weekly Sketch #2 - Creepy

This is Caketown!

Such a topical title I know. Anyhow finally got the first animation assignment out of the way, it felt like such a struggle to complete it. Quitting smoking (HA HA! HA! Brillaint timing!), not animating at all or drawing much over the summer made it kind of difficult to get my legs back. Even the work ethic was kind of lacking, mainly due to a lack of ability to focus (up until this Friday), but it is done! Done the night before it's due but done none the less.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weekly Sketch #1 - The Fast Food Junky

And so it begins, I'm updating the blog again...

Tried putting my shiny new tablet to use with some mixed results, it's no Rembrandt but it'll do for now. My plan is to colour every weekly sketch assignment in photoshop using my tablet as I need to get better at shop art in general. If only to crush Kadi and Emily! I'm joking...only not...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I haven't been drawing much.

Outside of idly sketching stuff for the weekly design blog assignments I really haven't been drawing much when I should be. Kind of hard to do with a part-time summer time job with full-time hours.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Design blog assignment

A couple of classmates have gotten together to create a class blog for character design since we won't be having a character design class past the first year and it's just started up this summer break. The first assignment being to create a character in Tim Burton's style, a monster or a monster Tim Burton style.

I'm a huge fan of Tim Burton's style and movies but have never really attempted to emulate either in any capacity until now. I hopped online and sketched out a few quick references...

And ended up with this...

I dunno if this is what I'll end up submitting for the blog but it's a start.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Pan layout

The assignment was to create a three 12 field panning layout of anything we wanted. This doodle I did a year back was the genesis of my idea for this assignment...

Here's the rough...

Here's the clean up...

In the next day or so I hope to do a coloured version of the cleaned up drawing.

Layout madness!

Here are some of the earlier layouts I did in John Delaney's layout class in the second semester. I don't even think the first, Buzzard Gulch, wasn't even a marked assignment.
Here's a rough of my Metropolis layout...

Here's the clean up...

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Fat cat gangsters, bulldog goons and boxcar hopping hobos, oh my!

I came up with this wolf character while being inundated with Warner Bros cartoons inmy Animation history classin the first semester. He's some 1920-30's, boxcar-hopping , grifter, hobo wolf--what relevance this character may have today, I have no idea.

The thing is I've just kept drawing this character...

And now others are starting to grow out of the 1920-30's theme...

A fat cat gangster (hyuck, original I know) and his bulldog goon.

Like I said, I'm not exactly certain of where I'm going with it.

Some life drawing

Here's some of the life drawings I did in the 2nd semester that I included in my submission for the Bardel scholarship...

Mining for gold

So I'm sitting here digging through the rather sizeable box of stuff I brought home from school to find stuff to scan and post on my blog as well as potentially use for my submission portfolio's for a summer time job. The layout's are proving to be kind of a pain in the ass since I have to scan a portion of each one because of how small both of my scanners are, and then I'll have to whack 'em together in photoshop.

So in lue of anything substantial, here's an old painting of mine...

Monday, April 30, 2007


You know the day is going to get off to an auspicious beginning when you wake up well rested and of your own accord just in time to hear your radio alarm clock go off and play Bob Marley's "Don't worry, be happy". It just sets a general tone for the day.

Anyhow, I went into town, bought some dvd-r's to put demo reel on, got home and got down to business. I downloaded Audacity, and in conjunction with Windows Movie Maker I was able to cobble together this...

MAH DEMO REEL! Yay, and there was much rejoicing!

I couldn't get the final video on to one of the dvd-r's I bought because that wasn't an option I could find in Window's Movie Maker (weird) and Nero wouldn't make a Video DVD with a wmv file. Luckily it fit just fine on to a cd-r I had.

Tomorrow the real work begins as I have to go through all of the assignments I did over the last semester, creating digital copies of them, going through all of the local studios sites to find out what they want in an applicants submission portfolio, putting together said portfolio and hitting up all the HR people.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Final Animation

For some reason I can't upload my final animation in its complete form on to youtube. I was able to upload the avi's for the seperate scenes, but I'd feel pretty goofy embedding several youtube clips in one blog post when each clip is only a second or two long. Since the entire animation is only 18 seconds long I must've buggered something up in Adobe Premier when compiling it all together.

I've got the individual clips here and Windows Movie Maker so I can try to put it altogether, until then here's my three dimensional head turn which seemed to have impressed Don...

So updating and stuff.

With the end of the semester I really didn't have time for, well, much of anything outside of school work, this blog included. But now I have plenty of free time, in fact more than I know what to do with. I need to get a summer time job as quickly as possible or think I'll go crazy. Anyhow, update-y-type stuff...err, here's a doodle of Spider Jerusalem I did while volunteering for the '07 Grad Show (which was kind of scary and reaaallllyyyy impressive).

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Final model pack

In hindsight it seems like you get so little from so much, I swear I killed a small portion of the rain forrest to arrive at this point.

Colored 3/4's

Comparison sheet

Protagonist Man's rotation sheet

Expression sheets for Moanica and Herr Doktor

Pose sheets for Moanica and Herr Doktor

Prop design

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Two person dialogue assignment

Otherwise known as fun times with Youtube.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Protagonist Man's re-design

I ran my design pack roughs by John Delaney, excellent use of my time in layout design class, and received the following criticism on the original design of Protag. Basically the character was caught between two styles, naturalism (the upper torso and arms) and stylisation (the legs and neck), and if I want to make the design stronger I had to choose one direction to go in. So...

Here's what he used to look like...

And here's the re-design...