Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another meeting

Another drawing from a meeting, this time at a coffeeshop.  I can pay attention while drawing, in fact I think I listen better, so it's not rude, even though it may look rude. 

I think the sketchbook posts were looking a little boring, so I'm trying to spice 'em up with a little colour now. 

Monday, September 28, 2009

monday morning mourning

Meetings are a great place to draw.  Sit a little further back than everyone else.  Don't draw the people who talk a lot, because they generally scan the other people in the meeting.  You don't want to make eye contact with someone you're drawing, or they'll know what you're up to. 

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sun Day

Today was a good day, because today I:
- Biked
- Trespassed
- Climbed
- Smashed metal things together and recorded the sounds
- Drew

If I jumped in the ocean, it would have been an A+ day.  But I'll still give it an A.

Juave Juavez

I think I actually did draw every day since Wednesday, but I don't feel like scanning stuff from every day.  These are doodles from last night.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


This is yesterday's drawing.  Doodled a few people while passing the time at Granville Island before teaching class.  Tonight and tomorrow are hang-out-with-friends-days, so definitely no posting, but I might have some catch-up posts on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

tuna casserole

I didn't post anything yesterday because I didn't draw anything.  Naughty naughty.  It was a hectic, stressful day.  Was it stressful because I didn't draw, or was I just not drawing because other things were more important?  These are deep philosophical questions that only birds and dogs know the answer to.

I did draw some stuff today, will post it later

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Selfportrait with Straightjacket

This is all's I drew today, aside from a page of storyboards which are useful to me but incomprehensible to anyone else. I drew the glasses-guy's face nice and quick, then thought about how this would be the thing I'd post today, and tightened up (started caring too much and taking my time) on everything else.  It definitely shows.  Amazing how drawings look like crap when they don't come from an open place.  This is about 5-10 minutes of sketching.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

pencil bits

When I'm drawing in a place where people are moving too fast to capture, or when I'm watching TV / movies, I draw conglomerate people - draw the pose of the first person, use the next person's nose, next person's eyes, etc.  Believe it or not, this page was drawn while watching Ferris Bueler's Day Off.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Shot number fifty!

Similar machine-y stuff for the film.  Didn't do any doodling today.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another day, another island

I went to an island today, and, guess WHAT?  They have coffee shops here, JUST LIKE the coffee shops at home!  I like this island.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

rock the morning into the afternoon

Starting to realize what a huge part of my life drawing is.  I seem to have daily material to post, even when I'm not thinking about it.

Hooo Lordy!

Who's the crazy sumbitch who's up at 4:00 am finishing this shot?  It ain't the tooth fairy! This bad boy is actually animated - fades up from black - this is about 2/3rds of the way through the shot, movin' towards fully lit.  Gooooood NIGHT!

I -did watch a few episodes of 30 Rock, at least...

Still not done, but it's getting there.  Should have had this drawing, and another one, finished today if I want to stay on schedule.  I guess this was officially my day off, then.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Squeezin' in it at 2:13 am

Roughed-in image created in 3D software for my short film.  I printed it out and traced it on a light table, then made a watercolour painting out of it.  It's late and the paint's not dry and I still need to add ink to it, so I'll have to show the final image tomorrow.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today's drawings - concept sketches for a project I'm co-producing.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Art Fart

I didn't get any sketching in today, but I -did- paint this texture for one of the shots in my film.  Darkened some bits in Photoshop to simulate lighting.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009


Haven't missed a day of posting yet!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Good times

These guys are either in the hot sun, in a dark cave, or in the dim sulphurous mists of a rocky planet somewhere.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Abusive Monster

While doodling in a pub today, I overheard a lady say this.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Sometimes the drawings ain't gonna be pretty.  These are thoughts on smoke for my short film.  Lots of smoke at the end of the film, it's going to be a lot of work unless I plan it well and start thinking about it now.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Conversations in a coffeeshop, 2009.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Welcome to my face

Most of my recent drawings are quick sketches in my animation notebook.  There's a mirror in my studio, so I often draw my face or my hands while waiting for stuff to render.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You Are In My Head

I've been looking at some animation / illustration blogs lately, and they've been inspiring me enough that I want to start my own.

There's a couple things I want to do on this blog:

1) Post an image or movie clip that I've created every day. Hopefully it'll be an image I created that day.
2) Create a record of what I'm working on. Lately it's been a lot of animation, but I love drawing and painting, so I hope that you (and I) will see the blog shift more towards drawings and paintings.
3) Give myself a quick-fix creative outlet. Animating takes a while! I still have at least 3 months before I get to see my next short film, "Perfect Detonator", as a finished product.  Giving myself a daily drawing task will hopefully force me to Draw.

Here's a doodle from my animation sketchbook (where I write frame numbers, etc). Complete with coffee stains and brain spew!