Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Happy holidays everyone, have a good one!

done for an art challenge at work themed "winter wonderland"
character line art done in illustrator, characters and backgrounds painted in adobe photoshop cs5.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Royal Winter fair 2011

 So this year I find myself living right by Toronto's Exhibition Place, so when the Royal Winter fair came around I had no excuse not to come by and draw some critters.

Conte, marker, ink, pencil, and gouache, some toning was done digitally.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Digital doodles

Coming soon: Royal winter Fair stuff. Until then here's some digital doodles:

Painted in the summertime in photoshop cs5 using

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Profile pic

I made an updated profile pic today, actual avatar is pretty small so here's a closer look:

Drawn/painted in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Monday, October 10, 2011


So in September I spent a week in Holland with my mom, here's some drawings and paintings from my trip.
people at the airport

Some various birds from my tante Maria's farm.

waiting for dinner at a bistro. -ink
added some colour with photoshop

there was a hobo playing the accordian, he made my day. -Marker
doodle from the planeride home, cleaned up in photoshop

Sunday, October 2, 2011

on the Go train

I love riding the train, simply because its an excuse to sit around and draw people..

and also a doggie sketch I added colour to this morning..

Saturday, August 13, 2011

24 hour film

So this was a 24 hour film, done as part of MANIMATE- A 24 hour film fest. Thanks to Ashlyn Anstee for hosting this event. The theme of this fest was "coveted"

The character, gun and table were all found online. The animation, effects and background were all done by me. Animated in Maya, background painted in Adobe Photoshop CS5, composited in after effects.

Sound effects courtesy of
Manimate website:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flash GIFs

So these guys were created for the kids page of a mold and bacteria laboratory. You can see all the bugs under "kids corner" here Each of these represents a type of mold, bacteria or virus.

Designed, built and animated by me using Adobe flash CS5.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

sketchbook dump

So this week I did a bit of scanning, these are some sketches from school this year, mostly doodles and charicatures from class.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


(Regarding the old lady and dog)
"Was this an original concept piece for your film?"
"No, that was from Mythology class yesterday."

wow this feels like so long ago.. Anyways these were my pages for this year's flipbook at Sheridan.

Somehow I still squeezed in time for some life drawing.. A closer look since I like this fella..

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blind Luck

Well its been a pretty long 8 months, but here's the final product, my fourth year film at Sheridan. Enjoy!

Blind Luck from diane aarts on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

rough animation

So here's the rough animation reel of my fourth year film, blind luck. Pencil tests may be a bit light...