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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pinups - Madam Mim

Second in line in my fun Disney Villains pinups - Madam Mim, in her sexy incarnation! "Silvery voice! Long purple hair!"

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pinups - Maleficent

I sketched this pinup of Maleficent before I did my Flash animation, which you could find here:

I want to do a series of pinups of Disney Villains! Just for the fun of it over the summer! So More to come!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Animation - Flour Sack and Wine

This is my final Animation exercise at Sheridan year 1. It was the good ol' classic flour sack exercise. We had to pick a prop off a list on the board and animate our Sack interacting with it. I chose Wine... because I could relate. :)

This animation was partly inspired by my trip to the Yarra Valley near Melbourne Australia, where I first got a chance to see some awesome vineyards up close and personal. This is where a good family friend, Aaron Skovell, being a professional, gave us a very informative tour. To be frank I think we went to 4... 5, no wait, 6, vineyards? Yes... you can see where this is going!

The stack of paper for this animation was pretty massive. I was supposed to do only 15 seconds, but finally I ended up pushing 30 seconds. In case you're curious, here's the amount of paper:

Even with ALL that... I didn't finish what I wanted to do! So the ending is just a pose test of what would have happened. I promised myself that I would finish it over the summer. We'll see if that happens!


And as always, some cute stills.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Animation - Cat Bot - Section Animation

So far Animation class, one of our last projects was to animate a section of the Pose Test that we did for Character Design. You can find my Pose Test in an earlier post here:

I chose the section where he gets hit in the head! If I have more time this summer, I will animate the rest of it, because I had a lot of fun!

Enjoy! Classical 2d Animation on paper!

And my favorite still! ^_^

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Caricatures - La BKRY - Natasha's Graduation!

A while ago I posted my Logo/Caricature of Natasha Bouchard's "La BKRY" character!

Now, after 6 months of crazy intense learning/work, she finally graduated from the Christian Faure school of Patisserie, and comissioned this lovely new cariacture sporting her hard-won chef's whites!

A lovely client as always, I'm so proud of her and had a great time drawing this!

If you feel like tasting (or just oogling) some of her pasty creations you can check out her Facebook Page:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pinups - Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everybody!!!

Here is a pinup of one of my friend's Sam, who graciously allowed herself to be used for my Easter pinup!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Animation Reel - 2014

Finally updated my animation reel for 2014! It's nice to see some new fun projects that I got to add this year to it!

For slightly better quality, check it out on vimeo!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Painting - City Wolf - Final

Here is my final "City Wolf". Last project for Painting in my first year at Sheridan!
The background is gouache with pen and ink and dry pastel, the wolf is india ink and acrylic on cel.


Here are links to my Tonal study:
And my Color Studies:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pinups - Nikki

New lovely commission delivered to a new customer from my Etsy Shop! :D

This sexy self-proclaim geek specifically requested a UFO to glow the X from Xfiles, to be holding a Jareth the Goblin King plushie, and a Boba Fett helmet at her feet.

I love how it came out! It was SO much fun to do, and such a lovely client! ^_^

Feel free to check out my Etsy shop:

And just for fun, here is the cute little Jarteh plushie!

And for those interested, my original photoshop sketch!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Animation - Snow Leopard Walk

Finally got around to finishing this up! Here is my Snow Leopard walk cycle for Animation. All done on paper.

The most challenging part was animating his spots. I had one failed attempt before my teacher, Blair Kitchen, suggested I animate a grid on his skin first, to then map out his spots. That worked a lot better - still was a challenge!

If you want to see my research work you can find it here:

And as always, here are some stills:


Monday, April 7, 2014

Animation - Alice

And finally "Alice" is DONE! It took soooooo long! First time I got to animate one of my pinup designs!

All animated in Flash - frame by frame - then edited in After Effects and Premier. This short film was a project for my Digital Tools class at Sheridan.

The song is "Some Like it Hot" by Marilyn Monroe - which I DO NOT own the rights to.

If you want to look at my concept work for this, way back from January, take a look:

Here it is! Enjoy!

And here are my favorite stills from the film!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Painting - City Wolf - Color Comps

And here are my two color comps for my City Wolf Painting. I'm leaning towards the more desaturated one.

Here is the tonal study for those interested:

Friday, April 4, 2014

Azula as Medea - War Propaganda Poster

For my "Heroes in Modern and Ancient Myth" class we were to chose between two mythological characters, Medea or Jason, and compare and contrast them with a "modern" hero.

I chose Azula, from one of my favorite animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender". I'm comparing her with Medea, for obvious reasons. We got to chose if we wanted to have an "art" component to our analysis so I chose to draw a War Propaganda Poster - something that might have circulated if Azula had won the War and become Fire Lord.

I had a lot of fun with this! Flash and Photoshop.

Pinups - Gaby

Here is another one of my early pinups - still a favorite! Of my friend Gaby - who I will always admire, for her amazing sense of style, and for the work she does as a nurse! :) Who wouldn't want to be treated by her? 

Pinups - Malaika

Here is one of my favorite pinups I've ever done. This is of a good friend Malaika, whom I have known since I was 6 years old!

She is one stunning lady, with a big personality - Malaika! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Character Design - Lloyd the Long-Eared Owl

Here is Lloyd. The Long-Eared owl. He's a bit of a drama queen!

My last Character Design project this semester! We had to do min 8 poses, and 8 facial expressions.
Flash and Photoshop.