Saturday, December 06, 2008

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Animation Updates

Two quads and a bi... sounds like the beginnings to a horrible joke...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Marriage, Hockey, and Animation

This past weekend was really full, and uber-fun! Krista and I had a marriage course Friday and Saturday, and then she took me to the NHL Legends game at the ACC on Sunday, honouring both my upcoming 27th birthday, and the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens (Go Habs!). It was awesome, we got to see Paul Coffee, Mark Messier, Larry Robinson, Lanny McDonald, Vinny Damphousse, Kirk Muller, Sammy Joe Small (of the Women's Canadian Hockey Team), Glenn Anderson, Igor Larionov, Brian Savage, Brian Bellows, Cliff Ronning, Tiger Willams, Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler, plus a bunch of other great hockey players who's names I can't remember.

And yet I somehow managed to find time to do a bit more work on the quadruped run. Here are the results, comments and crits welcome!

Friday, November 07, 2008

More W.I.P. 3D Animation!

And for the hat-trick!

Another variation of a run cycle, this one more determined. No loop again, but I'll fix it... I promise!

3D animation: Relaxed Run

I got home yesterday afternoon, had good a nap, then got up and had a real craving to animate something. For whatever reason I remembered seeing this guy earlier in the day just running back and forth across a field in jeans and a hoodie for no apparent reason. I thought he was playing frisbee or something, but no he just kept running. Weird. Anyways, he was the inspiration for this run cycle, so thank you Eternally-Running-Happy-Confused-Guy, wherever you are.

Let me know what you think!

(edit: these don't loop, which is a pain in the neck, so I'll creat a looping animation and repost later - hope you enjoy these for now)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Some pictures I'm working on in photoshop for a class project. The goal is to skew the notion of scale, so I've chopped my bro and niece into a harbour to make them look huge, and in the second one there's a Fraggle sized tugboat in the swim area. The third and fourth pics follow the same idea, with some toy tanks scaled and desaturated to fit in with some pics from WWI and WWII. I have some touch ups to do, and a couple not posted yet, but will get the finals up soon.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Regarding Paintings post

Sorry, those paintings come up freaking huge... I'll reformat them and post better viewable versions soon.

Paintings from 2007/2008

These are some of the paintings I did last fall/winter. I'm not a big fan of abstract art, so that one at the top is a rarety for me. Of these, my favourite is probably the Stormy Seas one, which was done by brushing the canvas with soapy water and then painting with really watered down acrylic paint. Unfortunately the reproductions don't do much justice to the originals, but that's what I get for taking pictures of them in the kitchen. This one is currently on display at my parents house in the living room - that's right, it's living room quality. The others are being stored under a bed, behind the curtains, or in the trunk of my car... The snowboarding one is another of my favourites, but I wish I'd done a design on the board rather than just leaving it blank - I'm gonna blame that on meeting the due date.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Sculptures of thumbs (hence the title). Made from soap, hockey tape & wire, sculpty, and my actual thumb.

Video Tutorials

Here is a link to a useful website if anyone's interested in video tutorials for Adobe After Effects.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Does anyone actually check this anymore?