Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Life Drawings


A bunch of life drawings I did recently =)


Monday, October 3, 2011

Remo's Factory concept art


I can't wait to put this scene in the movie <3

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Final Film concept art


A sketch of a shot from my movie coming up :D Enjoy!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Drawing for Fun



This one's just for fun =D Mostly an exercise in composition and posing, with some advancements to my take on raichu :]

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oil Can Walk Test

Experimenting with how the oil can is gonna walk =) video

Monday, June 13, 2011

Drawing in progress


In progress =)

Character in Progress



Hey everyone =) Sometimes, friends of mine who don't draw come up with ideas for characters and ask me to draw those characters for them. This is one such case =) Ican't say I'm a big fan of animal heads/faces on human bodies, but hey, to each their own, right? This character belongs to my friend Caleb, and is an African wild dog, a hunter =)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Remo sketch



I think I'm on to something here =)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More practice

More practice animation! I'm still working to find the quickest way for me to complete animated scenes, and again, I'm using my raccoon character Remo because he's the one I'll be animating in my film starting September. You're going to see a lot of him =D


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Recent practice

Recently I've been seeing what I can learn from the Jason Ryan animation tutorials. I really have to thank Jason for what he's done by putting these tutorials out there, even just the ramp-up tutorials are SUPER helpful! They're quickly filling in the gaps from my education in the animtion program and I can't express how grateful I am for that! Anyways, here's a practice animation I did to solidify the concepts discussed in the sneaking ramp-up tutoral. If you feel you could use some help with your animating, I STRONGLY recommend you check out Jason's website, it's truly invaluable =) Anyways, here's the result of practice #1! More to come sooon <3





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Friday, May 6, 2011

Practice animation!

Practice taking rough animation towards cleanup =) Getting a sense of my working process. More to come soon!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Animation practice

Hey everyone! School is now over so I can return to my own personal studies and self improvement =) One of the big things I'm interested in is the animation tutorials by Jason Ryan. His animation astounds me and inspires me to move forward! One of his tutorials is for a slide and clap movement, so I figured I would give it a try on my own before downloading the tutorial. Here are the rough results. I'm pretty thrilled with the results given I've never really tried it before. Critique however, is VERY appreciated! So without further ado, I will now sidestep and clap for you. Huzzah!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rough animation for 3rd year project

Some rough animation for our group film :D
Enjoy! =D


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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cauldron Zone updated


Here's the next version of the previous painting I posted =)

Cauldron Zone

A painting for my 4th year film! This is really more concept art than anything else, I'm using it to develop a sense for what the environments will be like, what the feel of the foundry will be and what kind of colors and moods to have. FUN FUN FUN!
More to come later =D This is my first time painting from imagination =) Hope you like it!
Time to get back to animating the 3rd year film =)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beginning animation for 3rd year film

Hey everyone =D Here's some roughed out animation for the group film project I'm working on at Sheridan right now. In this scene, Goatie and Sven have just woken up from a daydream to watch Sven's father collapse on the table from too much drinking. More to come later =)

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Remo's Factory


As promised, here's the followup to the previous post =)

Work in Progress


Now that I'm becoming comfortable with the beginning stages of a painting, particularly blocking in paintings with color to the point where they become visually legible, it's time to move in and start taking those hazy images and refining them and seeing how far I can take them to the next step. Here is a work in progress, you can observe my method as I continue to post works in progress so you can see it from a fairly unfinished piece to something more finalized. The choice of the industrial image is pretty important as my senior film will be taking place in a steel mill, so expect to see many more industrial paintings as I familiarize myself with the environments appropriate for my film. Hope you enjoy! =D

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cape Canaveral


A speed painting of a rocket taking off from Cape Canaveral =) This study is a painting of a national geographic photo of the day. Enjoy =D

Monday, March 14, 2011

Speedpainting

These two paintings were based off two National Geographic Photo of the Day images. The characters in the second are based off two of my favorite childhood cartoon characters, raichu and gazimon. Sometimes it's important to remember what got you started drawing in the first place =)


These two paintings were based off two National Geographic Photo of the Day images. The characters in the second are based off two of my favorite childhood cartoon characters, raichu and gazimon. Sometimes it's important to let go and just draw what you feel like =)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Effects animation: Fire

Today in DQ's class we were discussing fire and effective ways to animate it as well as details to be aware of, so to get some hands on with his concepts I made this little doodle =)


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

4th Year Film Character Development: Oil Can


More developments on my oil can character =) Expressive posing sheet, work in progress!

Friday, February 18, 2011



Update on the raccoon drawing, plus an early concept for one of my two senior film characters, the oiling can =)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Raccoon avatar work in progress update


More progress on the previous raccoon drawing =) Particular attention is going to styling the hands. When this is done hopefully it'll become my avatar for the blog!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Demo Reel online!

Hey everyone! My demo reel is now viewable online. Check it out at http://animation.sheridanc.on.ca/portfolio/2012/rocko/

Monday, February 14, 2011

Raccoon Design Work in Progress


Work in progress for an avatar for my blog =D

Intro!

Hey everybody! As a developing artist at Sheridan college, I felt it important to make myself a blog and see how I could get involved with other animators. I'll be posting thoughts and work and following my fellow animators and inspiring artists. Come back soon for some updates =D