Friday, December 19, 2008

3D Animation "Thinking Character"

Here is my first attempt at character animation in maya, it is actually pretty fun once you get past the initial stage of not knowing anything about the program.. I find the lip sync especially fun, but that could be because Mike Watters did an excellent job in rigging this character- I did the voice also. In hind site I wish I altered the proportions of the model to appear more Elderly.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gorilla Warfare

I haven't really posted anything regarding our current third year group film "Gorilla Warfare" as we are trying to keep most of it hidden until it is solid. I figured I would show my design for the main character at least, and a sketch I did involving the five main gorillas, two of which are kind of hidden. (their designs have been flushed out since there, but the overall shapes are the same.) The film so far has been great to work on, we had a rough start involving changing the story entirely about twice a week.. having group meetings so long that we had two meals in its duration. Other then that I would say that we have an awesome group, lots of talent in various areas and most people are excited about the film and strive to make it good. This has been the best year so far - even when sitting at school at 6 o clock in the morning dead tired working on assignments (having not left since the previous morning) and placing my hand in a cast when not in use (not really though) I look around and think to myself "This is awesome! here we are making a film, drawing.. hopefully someday for a living. I think a lot of it is the fact that I am not alone in my suffering, people that I have spent the past 2 or 3 years getting to know are with me also during those times. Last year I would get to almost a depressed state when unable to complete assignments to my perfectionist satisfaction..but now for the most part I am able to accept that it is the reality of the business and do the best I can in the time given. I learned a lot in doing this last assignment "Action Analysis" which I will post in a couple weeks when I am back at the school. It is a great one as it takes us from the early stages of development to a "Final product" that is, cleaned, coloured and composited. It was also only 5 seconds.. so this group film is gonna be a lot of work haha

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Some Life Drawings/sketches

Howdy, just cleaning up my computer getting ready for a new semester...and portfolio time- here are some sketches from earlier this year.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scrooge Reformed

Hey, figured I would post this- tis my take on Scrooge from a Christmas Carol after he has "changed his ways" -he is so irresistibly pleasant is he not?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stop Motion Test

Hey all, here is a little stop motion test I did today in Stop Motion class. Practice for an up comming weight lift (or smash) assignment. It's kind of nice at the end of the day to play around with the puppets and just experiment without wasting paper! haha

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Can you guess what movie I Saw last night? -- thats right, after a long night at canadian tire it was WALL-E that I viewed and what a piece of excellence it was too. I gotta say, I am quite happy with the movies that have come out this summer, with Indiana Jones, Iron Man, Kung Foo Panda(also awesome), Wall-E, Hancock (which rocked until the last half..) etc. (havent seen them all yet)

Here are some skecthes I did, mostly from memory and one picture- I love his pop-up eyebrows haha

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cousin Char

Here is a caricature I did of my cousin during a camping trip- The one being the original I drew on the island, and the other is a clean-up version with some shading (not too thrilled with the shading part but its on a separate layer anyway so I can remove it from the clean line if I so choose.)

if you notice.. he had his braces remove a couple days after I did the drawing, so when I cleaned it up I erased them lol.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Here is an attempt at a Sydney Crosby caricature.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mr Tallon

I visited my old highschool the other day, they have a new wing which includes a media room and a green screen.. so I (naturally) had to take a look. I had brought some paper and a clipboard along so I ended up drawing one of the Teachers. This is Mr Tallon

Friday, April 25, 2008

Some Sketches

Here are some sketches which have absolutely nothing to do with eachother.. the caricatures are a mix of cafe drawings and characters in movie clips we drew during Emslie's class. The tonal is a thumbnail sketch I drew down at the harbour (oakville) and the third is RoboCop, this relates to a post I made on I decided to watch the original Robocop as I had never scene it all the way through, or if I did.. I didn't recall any of it..

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beak and Muzzle Rough Animations

Here are my rough Beak and Muzzle animations (second semester of second year) the muzzle audio is me, and the beak animation has audio from School of Rock (Jack Black)

The muzzle animation had an audio track before it where the beak character trips over the bucket of water and is apologizing to the Janitor (I was originally going to animate the two in the same shot) I ended up doing a separate beak character due to time constraints.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Zoo Drawings

My week at Myrtle Beach is coming to a close, it has been nice to get away for a bit... it is far to easy to get caught up in the day to day stress of school. Although I can't ignore work completely.. since I will be missing the trip to the Toronto zoo I figured I would seek out a place here.. so here are some clippings from my sketchbook of some of those drawings

Friday, February 15, 2008

Music For Kicks

Hey all-- I figured I may aswell post a link to my "acid planet" site here aswell so you can listen to some of the "music" I have made, I have to say I havent had time to do much recently, but I will be making some for the leica hopefully in a "medieval style" should be interesting. But yeah this site includes some of my veeerry early stuff which is a tad painfull but as you get up to the top it improves somewhat.. nice to see the progression though I guess- A lot of this stuff sounds like it could be "game music" or something, anyway enjoy! (or Loathe entirely) either one is fine--->

King Edgar Reassuring Leonidas

Here is my human lip sync, Its "King Edgar the feared talking to Leonidas the bear.
This and other Animations are also on youtube --->

Sunday, February 10, 2008

King and his 'Bear' Leonidas

Here is the character(s) for my second year "Leica Reel" the rest I will add later

The first image is basically just getting a rough idea of colours of the king and bear specifically- The close up has everything in full colour... as the chair should look more like wood... not stone