Monday, April 30, 2007


Muzzle and Beak Synch Clean Up. I posted an earlier version of just the muzzle promising a completed version with the beak later, so here it is.

MAYA Head Rotation

Modeled in Maya 7.

A better res still.

Experimental Life Drawing

Two figure tonal gesture, total 5 min.

Drapery and tonal experiments, 20 min each.

Gestures that didn't make it

These gestures didn't make it into the portfolio for various reasons, but I still like their overall feeling.


Some life drawing monsters. The idea was to morph the model into a non-human creature but still maintain the original pose. The pig is a little stiff but I like the tone. My better drawings are up on the wall in the Animation wing so I wont' get them back anytime soon. I do have photos of them but no access to them until mid-summer. Oh well.

Yr 2 Sem 2 Life Drawing Portfolio II

10 minute drapery, and then three 5 minute tonals. Last one on some very rough paper. I included the first three in the Dreamworks portfolio.

Yr 2 Sem 2 Life Drawing Portfolio

Gestures & some drapery for the final Yr 2 portfolio. Got better grades than I expected so I decided to include the first and third here in the Dreamworks scholarship portfolio.

Digital Paintings, Western Theme

Digital painting of a layout for my Yo-Yo leica reel story. I'm thinking of actually turning that leica into a finished film, so I've been holding off posting it so I can post them together. Both of these I included in the Dreamworks scholarship portfolio.

Experimental digital painting for an animation background. Experimental because there was no linework or roughs, I just went at it. Set up for the beak and muzzle animation. Somewhat similar staging to the Princess Bride's Cliffs of Insanity, which is where the original audio is taken from.

Lollipop Layout

Gouache. A little old, it's from 2006. I wanted practice designing a layout for someone else (Rachel's Lollipop story) and working under those constraints. It was good experience designing to support a scene, maintain continuity, and match a style.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Zoo (Part 1)

I did scan a few other zoo drawings but left them at school so for now, this is all I've got. I'll post the rest later.

Carriage Layout

The 3/4 front view of a medieval carriage, part of a Layout class design pack. The other views are less interesting.

Tonal Life Drawing

These first two (3, 5) in orange conte are from before our class on tone and shading. The black conte costume drawing is after Brian's lesson. It's also a much longer drawing (20).

This is an old leftover one from last semester just for fun. Not related to the above tonals at all, just wanted to post it somewhere.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Wicked Witch Lip Synch

The first full-body lip-synch assignment of the year.

Some very rough drawings as I decided on the witch character's look.

Wave Boat Sack & Walk Run Mugging

Wave Boat Sack Animation. The first assignment from first semester.

The first time I uploaded it as a QT mov file and Youtube couldn't convert it. I've re-uploaded it as an AVI, which works, but the audio was lost (originally done in Protools, which exports as QT, not AVI). Sorry.

Here's the Walk-Run Interaction Assignment from the middle of last term as well. Rough Animation for the walks plus key poses for the interaction.

Semester 1 Life Drawing Folio

Here are the others from the end of first term's portfolio.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

First one up for 2007

Now that we're in the new wing, teachers have now put up new life drawings in the display cases. Brain took two of mine but only one made it up. Not my favourite and certainly not very elegant but it was a fairly difficult foreshortened pose.

I'm honoured to be included in the display case with such better artists. I must admit I've been concentrating on a lot of other things besides life drawing so I'm happy to know I haven't lost the touch. Well, according to Brian anyway. You be the judge.

Edit: These portfolio pieces didn't make it to the wall.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


There's a wise saying that goes something like this: If you're still talking about what you did yesterday (last week, last month, last year)... you're not doing much today.

I'm still somewhere in November but I'll get it up to date sooner or later. But here's something new - I actually did something not school related. I just painted these random characters for fun (and to use up old dried paint on the palette).