Saturday, August 8, 2015

... This thing on?

I don't know what's more impressive: that I was able to easily access this blog again despite having no recollection of how blogger worked or what my password might have been, or that I am spending time updating a blog I am pretty sure no one has bothered to glance at since early 2013.

I suppose it goes without saying that things have happened since then?

Biggest of course was graduating from Sheridan, moving to a new city, and starting a job as a full-time animator. It's hard to believe two years have passed, but I have loved every moment of my first foray into the wild world of producing kid's cartoon shows.

I could go ahead and unload a monstrous amount of artwork, but instead I will suggest checking out my current portfolio site (newer, shinier portfolio site is currently in development), or stopping by my Tumblr.

I will, however, post my updated demo reel!

And that's it for me for now. I'm sure I will make some effort to update here again!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lovebirds One Minute Film

“Lovebirds” my thesis film!
This is the one-minute version. The full version is 2 minutes 30 seconds, and I’ll continue to work on it over the summer, but for now, enjoy!

Music by Dean Burry and Julia McFarlane
Voices by Andy Davis

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Garden Encounters

Picket meets Laurent for the first time. He forever wishes he’d just stayed inside and endured his wife’s nagging.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lovebirds Stills

Yep, still alive! Been working on my final thesis film since my last post. I've got plenty of art to share, but let's start with some stills from "Lovebirds".

Still need to do some more polishing before I post the film itself anywhere, but stay tuned!

Monday, August 13, 2012

And then ponies.

Been hard at work on Fan Expo art since my extremely rad internship with Untold Entertainment completed. I'm going a bit overboard this year, but the selection shall be plentiful! Here's the first finished piece...

I'll admit I'm not a huge MLP fan. I don't straight up dislike it, but it's not really my thing. THAT SAID, I am not about to ignore a pretty huge fandom, so I gave it a shot. Was definitely digging the various pony colours.

This'll be a print, as well as individual bookmarks.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Prince Laurent

Laurent is one of my favourite characters to draw, because outwardly he appears suave and handsome, when in fact he is a loud, spoiled, cowardly, entitled jerk under the delusion that he is not only the perfect male specimen, but also irresistible to women.

You keep at it, Laurent.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gassy Monsters and Mother Goddesses

Just a couple pieces I did tonight...

First up is my half of an art trade with Annie Hughes! She asked me to draw her OC Kara, so I drew her as Kali, because I guess the idea of multiple arms and shiny jewelry appealed to me at the time, and hey it was pretty fun to colour. I haven't done a really brightly coloured piece in a while, so this one made me happy.

Next up, this dude was done for the Sheridan Creature and Character of the Month group on Facebook. This month's theme for creatures was bio-luminescence. Here's the write-up:

"The Gassy Cave Lurkun is oft-smelled but rarely seen. Its massive size makes for natural slow movement, but this is further hampered by bowleggedness and the way its horns will occasionally grow under the front legs. A rough hide coupled with a damp environment encourages bio-luminescent mushrooms to grow on the backs of Gassy Cave Lurkuns, sometimes to the point that they become more mushroom than Lurkun. But this creature will happily dine on itself if feeling peckish, resulting in their glowing eyes and mouth."

One more day off, and then I'm off to my co-op position at Untold Entertainment! I am excited and nervous and thrilled and freaked and pumped and psyched and scared and anxious and determined and... a little sleepy. Can't wait.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Powdered Sugar

It seemed odd to me that I've only been posting life drawing assignments for a while, but then I remembered I don't do anything other than FILM FILM FILM FILM of late! Which is super cool with me because I have an awesome group and we're going to finish this thing, which not too many can claim.

(Okay yeah, it's still early to be making claims, but I am nothing if not ridiculously hopeful.)

Also, look! Another life drawing assignment...

Aaaaaaand... back to film.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

And in keeping with that theme...

The result of our 7 weeks of costume life drawing was an assignment for the creation of 4 characters based on the models and the work we've done in class. Here are the four I ended up with...