Thursday, September 17, 2009

some recent head sketches

Over the summer I had intended on focusing on some head studies and trying some charicatures, of course the Summer went by soooo fast and I didn't accomplish everything I had set out for myself. A friend and I were out sketching over coffee the other day and I was talking about this very thing. He left for school, I stayed behind and thought to myself, 'well no time like the present'. This was the result...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

From head to toe...

sketching... outdoors

I used to work in a parking lot situated in this alley, these are some sketches of my view...

Title card and credits

This is the title card I made for my film in photoshop... and this was supposed to be the background for my credits as the camera panned down (but I never got that far!).

These are some props from my film I painted in photoshop.

Some close-ups of my BG's from my final film painted in photoshop

Backgrounds from my film...

These were painted digitally in photoshop.

Digital background painting...

Day and Night exercise painted in photoshop.

Painting in gouache.

Creating my character for stop-motion film. Thanks April!

Here are some storyboards and scenes from my film.


P.S. I attached a couple of flash exercises onto the "fun with clay" clip below...

Fun with clay!

I had the opportunity to do some stop-motion at the NFB for a friend's birthday. We were divided into small groups, our group created this short, it was a lot of fun... (Thanks April! Thanks Omid!)  Click here to watch!

Some animation exercises...

Click here to watch!

My final film for school, "Hook, Line and Sinker", a 3 week project done using Toonboom.

Click here to watch!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Toronto city skyline, this is a quick sketch as I sit on big rocks of the view looking back where I started.

A quick sketch of a lamp post from bridge view crossing the Gardiner, sketch of view looking West to Etobicoke from boardwalk...

Today I had breakfast at Easy, crossed the bridge over the train tracks and the Gardiner to the lakeshore, walked West on the boardwalk past Sunnyside, and just kept on walking. I walked through tree groves with amazing big old trees, past grazing herds of geese, past huge garbage dump sites fenced off with thousands of bags of garbage, past playgrounds, past the closed swimming pool, over the Humber bridge into Etobicoke, past all the lakeside condos, through nature paths, through the butterfly sanctuary, past all these weird things that looked like fish hatcheries or some kind of scientific experimental ponds or something, some strange buildings, past man made waterfalls, over small bridges, through a myriad of trails past swampy ponds with all sorts of hidden bays and small private beaches, and out onto the tip of a small peninsula into the middle of the lake, like a giant horseshoe from where I had started. And then I walked back. It was a windy day, waves roaring and crashing, started out cloudy. Note to self, next time bring sunglasses. Here are some quick sketches in the wind.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

animal stamps

These were fun.  We did these in school as an exercise in animal movement and posing.

animal drawing

heads and features

hands and feet

life drawing