Friday, December 15, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Even more lifedrawing

This was done on the rough paper. The bookstore was sold out of smooth paper....The bookstore is advertising student appreciation days....20% off everything in the store with valid ID.....yeah....20% off if you could find something in stock.

Monday, December 04, 2006

A lil something

Just a thumbnail that I thought stuck out from the rest. Posted 'cause I like it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ohhhhhh!!!!! Dr. Zaius! (Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!)

Amadeus has to be one of my favourite movies. Everytime you watch it, there's something new that you didnt catch the last time...

well......that....and you'll go around for weeks laughing like Mozart...............AHA HA!...HA.....ha...!....

Monday, November 27, 2006


Remember in Ed Wood, when Bella Lagosi was offended about being called Karlov's sidekick? Thats the very same reaction I have when I found out that our elective teacher was once again pulling us away from our films....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Uphill Battle Continues

Decided that this lifedrawing was post worthy. Just a lil something for the masses to keep track of my progress. Gotta say that the model duo today was really fun and looked like they had a good time getting into character. That energy most definately translates into the drawing.

James Robertson (Animation Alumni, Pixar Artist) came into our lifedrawing class today, speaking words of wisdom. For all those who missed it, you can find his blog here:

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Dear Sir or Madam will you read my book?

'The Beatles', gouache on mayfair 11 x 8.
A little exercise on keeping the gouache technique flat. The immediate influences were beatletoons meets samurai jack. Lennon is such a show off....friggin hippie. If I had to do this one over, i'd characture me playing the hell out of a cowbell.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

No Barber? No Fireman?

Paul, Ya crazy bastard ya....Anyone actually been to Penny Lane before? I bet its not as glamourous as the song makes it out.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006


I wanted more of a Beatrix Potter (Jeremy Fisher, Peter Rabbit) feel to things, but this will do for concept art. No concept is bad concept. I can't wait to dedicate time to character design.

The first pose is the 'I just stepped in rabbit turd' pose

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

thought i'd get the ball rolling

I love that 'golden book' feel to things. A sketch I did for a

Monday, July 24, 2006

What the hell?!?! a new post?!?!

Alright, So i've been slacking with the posts. All i'll say is that im working on a CG animated short that will be released late august/early fall. We're looking to enter it into the 2007 Siggraph festival. I'm really excited about what we have so far, but I can't show you guys anything till then...sorry :(

The Untouchables - Fall 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

I had a few hours to myself last night, so I decided to practice using the artist oils brush in painter. I love that brush...I find that I get a little muddy with colours though. If I have a few free hours during the upcoming nights...i'll work this further.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Mad as hell, and he aint gonna take it no more.

Something to commemorate the ontario teachers strike. Looking forward to getting back in gear on Monday.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Free Samples only from Supermarket Fresh!

Don't lie, you watched this show. Anyway, no that IS NOT my work. I don't want there to be any confusion otherwise. But I do want you guys to know that I've uploaded the legend of zelda 80's cartoon model sheets. You can find them here

You will need adobe reader to view them. These sheets can be found on the legend of zelda animated series dvd thats available at amazon. If you liked the legend of zelda or you're just a fan of beautiful 80's animation, pick it the artists and more importantly evil publishers

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Friday, March 03, 2006

A walk away from the 3D aisle

Here's an interesting shot. I won't go into detail, but in this shot something pleasant is presented , hence the brightish yellow and blue. However, everything else around it is still dingy. I think I can still bring that out in this shot. I'm looking forward to getting this painting done, then i'm done my BG paintings and graduate solely onto animation.

Friday, February 24, 2006

1-10 Items only...Severed heads not included.

If I was copolla, I would have used a severed Pug head instead of a horses head in The Godfather just for the comedic value alone.

Anyway, still trucking alone here, i'm using a combonation of blur, sharpen and noise brushes to get rid of the fact that the texture is too airbrushy. Sharpen and noise give it a simulated short hair effect. I'll post a rotation soon when I dirty up the texture to make it look more furlike.

Round Mound of Hound

This is more like a progress report post. I've gone into further detail in zbrush with texture colour as well as shaping some teeth for the bugger.

Here's a tip to all 3D students out there: it's obvious to keep eyeballs as seperate objects, but things like teeth, claws, and tongues should be seperate too. A number of things can happen if you dont sepearate these objects:

1) Rigging problems; it would be a pain to paint influences if the toungue was connected to the main object

2) Geometry resolution problems, specifically when modelling with ZBrush; I've run into it specifically with this model. I havent had enough geometry to work with once I got down to the claws and teeth.

Anyway, this is up for critique on CGtalk for those interested, you can find it here:

Sunday, February 19, 2006

A Quick Post

I'll probably take this post down once I have the time to do something decent enough...I just wanted to share this visual short story with you guys.

And yeah....I suppose its kinda morbid.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

3D Head Busts, 3 for a $1.25

Granted, it isnt as refined as the Pug model, but it's a good start. You can still see the faceted polys. I'll come back to this guy, but I suspect that i'll finish the pug first before this dude. Even more likely is a new model to come. I've been toying with the idea of 3D characatures of celebrities.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A tricky shot

Hmmm....not entirely sure how I feel about this one. This is intentionally supposed to be a dingy looking shot hence the chaos. With the previous BG's there was an instant where the painting felt done and uniform. I didnt really get that with this BG. Perhaps its the composition and how the shapes are reading. Im pretty sure I will give this BG an edit when I come back to it with a fresh pair of eyes

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Check the pharmacy section for all your Zbrush needs

ZBrush model work in progress. Little more modeling shillack and i'm gonna throw it on for a crit.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Not the most exciting but...

Here's a the projector shot. Exciting isn't it? Hah, anyway, thats that for today's post kids! Project Earth Layouts - Aisle 6.

by the way, linework is brought to you by Terry Ververgaert (

First work in progress post

In third year, we never really got the chance to explore and further develop our own layout talents. Right about 2 weeks before christmas break, I had an idea in my head that I had to translate and it was this piece. Since im really busy contributing to our group film at school, its a bit challenging to find time for your own work. When I do have time though, i'd rather spend it on 3d works.

Friday, February 10, 2006

More Layouts

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein.

I think the UPA artists had this in mind when they were forming together an identity. Anyway, This is another layout I just finished for our group film. Its an interesting style to adapt too, but I think that this layout is more successful than my previously posted one.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


My lifedrawing isn't really the greatest, but now and again, you come across a drawing that has bits and pieces working for it. I think in 3rd year, the instances of those bits and pieces coming together are alot more frequently for me than in past years. I'm starting to like it more. I think we have a great instructor too.

All of these are 5 minute drawings.

Monday, February 06, 2006

A Tribute to Mary Blair

This is layout still from a school group film entitled 'Project Earth'. I wont reveal too much else about the film, but look for it soon. It'll be a supermarket-fresh spectacle brought to you by the letters Ronan, Terry, Alex, Alexandria, Sungjune and yours truly!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

More Second Year Work

Another second year piece (Dec. 2004) The linework concept is attributed to an anonymous artist. I decided to use the linework for a colour study. I love painting analogously. It's the quickest and easiest way to keep your painting unified. Red was perfect in this situation because it gives the piece that rustic look as well as an overall intensly dangerous feeling.

This piece was a major assignment for second year layout (Feb 2005). Im happy with the lighting effects, they were really cool, I think the field of view is cropped just in the nick of time. if you notice the left edge of the piece, the perspective wants to get really wonky!

Title Piece!

Just to make sure this works one and for all