Thursday, December 25, 2008

ere zij God in den hoge

and this is Edwin's hat.

Merry Christmas, all!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Action Analysis

I don't know if this link works or not.

I've currently been almost 35 consecutive hours without sleep. (And not a whole lot less for the past month or so). Naturally my eyes are a little shot and my gait a little tottery, so after a fix of The Office I'm going to call it a day/night and give more comprehensive commentaries at a later date.

p.s. click on 'watch in high quality' when viewing or else it looks crummily pixilated. Good night,
and good luck.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ode to Life

I by no means profess to be stellar at Life-Drawing. This is a problem because Life-Drawing (like math) is a pretty fundamental basic. I'm feeling kinda good though about the portfolio I'm handing in this time around; it's not mind-blowing, but I think I've improved a little since I started.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


(Some preliminary designs for one of our group film characters I couldn't resist posting).

Friday, November 14, 2008

R-Double-Ya-F: The Third Time

I'll be honest. I'm generally not a huge fan of the Royal Winter Fair thing. Scads of swarming children, runny noses, numb hands and standing all day don't tend to appeal to me, but this year it was kind of decent. I got some inspiration and sense of the farm animal enivironment (which might be particularly beneficial in relation to pig films) and had an enjoyable time tinkering with my watercolours. It's also kind of neat to watch the reactions of children to both animals and art, and hopefully be some sort of inspiration in the process.

On other notes, I was part of a tour at Cuppa Coffee (studio..(s?) in Toronto today and got an interesting glimpse into the stop-motion animation work environment.

Stop-motion is sweet.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

more fun

(in all seriousness preliminary and concept art can be rather enjoyable).

Friday, September 19, 2008

Action Analysis "Fun" Pack

(...or so they say).
This is the 30-second story of a little boy with ADD who is distracted by a bird one day and the chaos and pandemomium that ensues.

A few more things

Just some random stuff I thought I'd post.

Cicada by Paul Veldman (6 yrs).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cleaned-up character designs from last year.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

A couple more caricatures of church congregants from the KW and Niagara area. Old people are enjoyable to draw.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Character Line-up

Back from the days of second-year character design/story boarding. I spent the last few evenings intermittently cleaning up the individual poses and expressions but my scanner appears to be of inferior quality, so I'm not going to post those 'til I get access to a better scanner.

On second thought I may as well post the roughs in the meantime.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

.. and a few more caricatures

Few more from second-year; students, teachers, unsuspecting Tim Horton's customers.

The Arrival (Cont'd.)

A few more views of the light desk.