Friday, January 29, 2010

McFlurry at Airport

Sketchin' in the car waitin' to pick someone up at the airport.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

greasy food

post opening night party blah smell of unfinished beer wafting from strewn cans

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Number Five Off Camera Workings

More boards. Done this gig! Tomorrow night - opening night of the play! Then party! Then ski, have a campfire, and back to my film.

Maybe no posts for the next couple days, we'll see. Could be some photos..

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Hello, friends.

I lay here, alongside two cans of warm beer, still sitting at my computer after 14 solid hours of work, when I should be sleeping, so I can keep in touch with you, friends.

Another storyboard here. I'm starting to use more variation and curves with my inklines, which I'm happy with - moving away from the "technical pen" style, and more into something flowy and organic. I'm also getting looser with photoshop. I like the shading on the foreground characters.

Friday, January 22, 2010

more boards

Directing a performance (play?) in the day, complete with creating / organizing all the technical bits (sound, lighting, video). At night, getting into this other film and working boards, different animation techniques n stuff. These are some very intense days, where it feels like my brain alone must be burning tremendous amounts of calories.

I sure hope so, cuz I've been eating a lot of chocolate bars!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Some frames of the bird flying animation.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Creepy Doorknob

Creepy Doorknob - sample animation thing for film proposal gig I'm doin' on the side.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

bird coming

Another shot almost done for my film. Just need to add the bird then animate the lights. The bird in this shot is my favorite hand-drawn animation that I've done yet. Hand-drawn (classical) animation feels sooo good. It's amazing how much easier it is to describe motion by using the motion of your own body - an arc of the fingers, holding a pencil - as opposed to the mechanical click-click of a mouse on f-curves.

Mebbe I'll post the final shot when I finish it tomorrow.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Workspace II

I guess I have an infatuation with my workspace, because seem to post photos of it fairly regularly. I guess it's a good representation of how my work is going. I also enjoy it because the space seems to change a lot - things get rearranged constantly, and I'm often working in different cities / towns these days.

I'm looking forward to working in a larger space again. Once I get back to Vancouver, we're going to rearrange everything so there's more art space. You need space to paint, and I don't have that at home right now.

I also think it's nice to have a permanent art base where you can stockpile supplies and equipment, but maybe not. I seem to be getting better at packing my studio into a laptop bag and a big plastic tote bin.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

more damned boards

Same project, different scene. Doing a bit of animation for this bit. Also trying to paint and work on my animation at the same time, and helping direct a play.


(See what the Ewok is actually doing... here!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Big 'un tree

A big'un tree I'm painting on the side. Not much to see yet, but a little more every day..

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Side gig - storyboards / art direction for a live action film proposal. Animated BG's.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Doodlin' while on the phone..

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lulu's Jewels

Away from town yesterday and today. Went "snowboarding", which turned into 15 seconds of snowboarding, 1 hour of offroad driving, and 1.5 hours of digging the truck out of a ditch. Let this be a lesson to you all: If you're ever pulling someone behind a truck on a snowboard, watch the road, not the snowboarder.

(I wasn't driving.)

Friday, January 8, 2010

back at it

Finally back at my film. This is a composited, but not prettied-up, shot. I'll add nice lights n' colour to give it mood now.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

january workspace

Finally settled into a space where I can work. Finally getting back onto my own film. Finally doing more paintings and other random art, taking care of a dog, going for snowy forest walks.

This is my little work corner.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


As far as I'm concerned, Winnipeg is the best place in Canada to buy outdoor gear (cheap Canada Goose jackets!) and finished leather / fur products (mukluks / mitts / hats). This is where all the fur goes, I think. This is also where all those northern-town mail order products and catalogs (Outdoor Outfitters / Watkins) are based.

Friday, January 1, 2010

deer head

Something new for me - painting a pattern (wallpaper). I suspect that i'll be doing it more as time goes on. Really interesting way to denote negative space, by filling it with a repetitive image. That's obvious, I guess, but it's a new and exciting thing for me to play with.