Sunday, December 20, 2009

the kite- work reel

story reel with action analysis...
action analysis painted in flipbook and composited in after effects.

thinking character

created in maya, last 3d assignment of the semester

Puppet walk

final stop motion assignment of the year.. kept getting technical difficulties, but I think it turned out ok nonetheless...

action analysis WIP

layout, painting, and test composition for action analysis...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

3d walk cycle

my first shot at a 3d walk, finished this a few weeks ago but figured it was still worth posting...

created in maya

desert layouts

some rough desert layouts done for group film fun pack

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Puppet smash

action analysis for stop motion. Nothing special, but I think it gets the job done. Shot in frametheif.

royal winter fair

some sketches from the fair, having fun with pens markers pencil and guache

Friday, November 13, 2009

life drawing paintings

some 5/10 minute paintings from class, we're having some fun wih different mediums..

Sunday, November 8, 2009

france layout

I notice I never get any layout stuff up... anyways this is a very quick rough layout done for the rough fun pack for our third year film.. a rather tasty looking shot of paris.

Monday, October 26, 2009

24 hour manimation festival

so did a 24 hour film, which was both fun and very draining at the same time. The theme was "revenge".

I'm still not sure what to think of the final product, but considering the tiny amount of time I think it turned out okay. Collaberated with Matt kramer and Laurel Dalgleish, who are awesome.

Oh, and Happy Halloween. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

pitch package stuff

some stuff I did last week for our pitch package, all drawn in graphite and painted in photoshop.
to see the complete pitch package, go to

this was a beat board for our pitch..

this one was a rough colour script for people painting beat boards to use as a guide..

and also having fun with lightning...

Friday, October 9, 2009

stop motion assignment

very first stop motion assignment, had to make the cars go along a specific path... first 13 frames drove me nuts. I finally started from scratch, adjusted the angle of the cars a bit and it all went smoothly from there. So far its been a really fun class, we're just playing with timing and spacing at the moment, eventually we go on to puppets. :)

shot in frametheif.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

story reel, the kite

rough story reel for action analysis. Done in premiere.

quick colour concept

so this is a quick colour concept I did this sunday, literally took about half an hour. We were discussing having a sepia tone for flashbacks, I wanted to try a halfway between sepia and colour. Photoshop.

zoo trip

went to the zoo on Saturday, which was much glorious fun. Here's some conte and pencil sketches from that trip...

Monday, September 28, 2009

pole vault concept

so, we're finally getting the ball rolling on our third year film. :) This is a quick colour concept I did based on our idea (photoshop.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

colour doodles

two little colour experimenty type things I did this weekend.. one for an animation analysis concept and one just for my synopsis pitch/fun. Pretty quick, I kind of like the watercolourish look I got with the top one.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Super wedding

First time doing something digital for etsy. They wanted a comic book cover for the front of their wedding program. I had some fun with this one.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

birch tree painting

So with moving day coming so quickly I decided to make something big for this huge empty spot in our house. I'm kind of undecided whether I like this or not, I continued to change things constantly even after I'd finished. Mostly wanted something that would match with the room and not draw too much attention to itself. In my mind when I started this was extrememly abstract, but I wasnt happy with that and ended up adding some texture here and there. This was definitely a more experimental piece.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


hey, so I did another quick study, probably about 2 hours, drawn + painted in photoshop.
Simply saw my cup sitting on my desk and thought it would make an interesting painting.

Monday, July 27, 2009

At the Jazz club..

something I whipped up recently for fun. I wanted to paint something blue... I don't know why...

Somewhat (but not really) inspired by Sunfest.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

trees on a hill

ah yes, I have now become one of those countless artists that paints trees on a hill.

(seriously type it into any image search engine. You'll get a bajillion paintings.)

I wanted to paint a wheat field before they were all harvested, and kept driving by yellow fields with purple clouds and thinking "man. I HAVE to paint that." I also wanted to paint it digitally, cuz I'm trying to get better at digital painting before third year hits us. I soon discovered two things:

1. My laptop lasts about 30 minutes when it is unplugged.

2. There are no wheat fields within extention cord reach.


So instead I settled for painting these trees by sitting outside the milking parlour with an extension cord..

I toned down the colours a bit, they were mad. When you paint out in the sun with the laptop being backlit things get crazy...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

cows with hats

if you're wondering what possessed me to make such a piece, this was based on a comment on my recent upload of cow sketches. My friend Heather suggested I draw some cows with hats. So I did. Happy belated birthday Heather.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. (which doesn't happen too often. :P ) I decided to stick by my one thing a week promise, so this morning I grabbed three apples and a piece of white cardboard and stuck them on my desk. I was suprised how quick this was, maybe two hours max, and I kind of wish I did something like this sooner, if you wish to practice digital painting I totally recommend doing a study of some sort, I think I learned a lot from this...
This week has been crazy busy, I've got a ton of aunts and uncles over for my parents 25th anniversary party (This saturday.) it feels like I'm in Holland or something... With dutchies an anniversary is sort of like a second wedding reception...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

cow sketches

alright so this time my weekly art dump was completely ignored, so I went out to the field and drew some cows for an hour. Wanted to finally put my markers to work, need some practice but they are quite fun, will use them again soon. Also while I was sitting there a fox ran right by me and across the field. When the cows saw this every single cow in there ran up to the fox to see it, which was quite funny, seeing a hundred or so heifers chasing after this poor little fox.

I've noticed that the second I leave oakville all my artwork becomes very very hick.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

lawn mower of DOOOOOM

Is anyone else as terrified of tipping a lawn mower as I am? I painted this after 7 hours of mowing the grass around the blueberry bushes at work, as soon as I go on the slightest slant it scares the bejebus outta me..

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

summer time...

long time no post,

So May is coming to a close, and since I've been doing nada in terms of art I made myself a solemn vow to do at least one thing every week this summer. I've got a giant pile of ideas to do so I figure better do them now while I have time. Anyways since making that vow I've made this funky new avatar and this painting. Actually did this painting twice, the first time I was halfway through and just going for the save button when my computer crashed. Not so nice.

Lately at work I've been spraying 24-d and roundup on all the plants, and the blueberries are in that nice stage where the leaves are sort of a pinkish colour, so that and the flowers makes the fields just this huge splat of pretty colours. But I think I just wanted to play with some brushes on photoshop, I love the pastel for the clouds. For some reason I really love the pastel tool....

Anywho enjoy :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

old west paintings

five colour keys a layout and my character lineup from the "stagecoach" assignment, just finished today...

I ended up doing the character line up twice because I accidentally deleted it and didn't have a back-up.. was really kicking myself on that one...