Monday, November 25, 2013

Movember Monday Is Over For This Year!

Today is the last posting for my Movember Monday postings for 2013.
Here are some of my favorites of the series...

Jerome Expression Sheet

Fiction Characters

Andre Hamann

Here's a link to the rest of the series: Movember Monday Series

I look forward to continuing this series for next year's November Movember!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Last Pin-Up Sunday for 2013

Today is the last day I'll be posting up my Pin-Up Sunday illustrations for this year. If moving to the UK goes smoothly, I might do a Christmas Edition. Here the link to the whole series: Pin-Up Sunday Series

Here are the finished illustrations of the series: 

Waiting Around - Pin-Up Sunday #4

Carmen - Pin-Up Sunday #3

Beach Crawl - Pin-Up Sunday #2

Morning Bliss - Pin-Up Sunday #1

Saturday, November 23, 2013

First Snow Fall for this Winter!

Today was the first snowfall for this winter season in Toronto. Say hello to black ice and freezing winds!

First Snow Fall for this Winter - Illustration

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Giving into Social Media

So now not only do I have 2 blogs on blogspot, but now I have a blog on Tumblr! It's basically the same material I've been posting on my doodles blog, just thought I should expand to a different domain to increase viewers. I've also started to actually use my twitter account, so please follow me. However, that being said, this doesn't mean I'll be posting up my every thought and stories of my drunken nights; it'll be strictly professional. But don't worry, I'll be sure to illustrate any colourful moments in my life!

My Social Media Links: 

Facebook Page: TBA 
(I do have instagram, but that's more for personal use.)

Vimeo Channel:
YouTube Channel:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It's That Time of Year!

The malls are crazy busy and the aisles are stuffed with chocolates! Must be that time of year... Christmas is just around the corner!

Double Fisting Chocolate Bars! - Illustration

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What I've Been Up To

It's been 2 months since I've left Vancouver, BC and I've been posting up a lot of new illustrations on my doodles blog. Please check it out!

Here's a little taste of the posts this week!

Desk Girl
Beach Crawl
Trailer in the Koots
Toronto Background
Stylized Marilyn Monroe
Country Girl

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Remembrance Day

Since Remembrance Day fell on a Monday this year, I decided to combine it with my Movember Monday post. I think it's really important to remember our fallen soldiers, and I really hope schools continue to educate children about this day. Recently I've noticed that in some provinces in Canada, Remembrance Day is treated as a stat holiday, which I don't necessarily agree with. Anyway, back to the point of this post, here is a link and a taste of my Remembrance Day post from my doodles blog.


Soldier Standing Tall

Fall is Here!

All of the leaves have turned colour and has now covered the roads in Toronto. So it's time for me to start off my Seasons Series with a fall illustration!

Playing in the Leaves - Season Series: Fall

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Life as it is now

Shortly after my contracted ended at Gener8, I decided to pick up my life in Vancouver and move back home to Toronto for a bit to help my mom recover from her knee replacement surgery. On a plus note, this gives me time to work on my portfolio and keep up with my blog postings on my doodles blog as well as learning new drawing techniques to bring me back to my fine arts background.

In a few weeks I'll be posting up a new 3D acting clip, here is a little peek:

Now for the exciting news!!! As of December 15th, 2013, I will moving to Manchester, UK and will be looking for work there! Let's put that dual citizenship to some good use!

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Time at Gener8!

Back in March 2013 I worked for a great new up and coming studio called Gener8 Digital Media Corp. They're a 3D conversion studio, which means that they take footage that's filmed on a 2D camera and convert it so it pops out in 3D. I worked as a Rotomation Artist, so my job was to take the 2D plates and animated 3D characters and geometry to match what was going on in the scene with Maya and make sure it popped out property in 3D with a software called Stereo Conversion.

I had a really great experience while I was there, the atmosphere was very much like the atmosphere at Vancouver Film School so it felt very friendly. I would highly recommend new grads to apply to Gener8, it's a great way to get into the industry. It's very hands on training, and you get to work on blockbuster movies, what more can you ask for as a fresh grad. If your an animator looking for a job in the Vancouver area, I'd say try them out. Apply as a rotomation artist, you're animation is basically cheating since you're animating to a plate, and you get to do some modelling! If you're a modeller, apply for the rotomation position as well, as there's a quite a bit of modelling involved.

This is a photo of our Asset Team while I was there. 
The Asset Team consist of Matchmove Artists, Rotoscope Artists, and Rotomation Artists

This is a photo of the whole company while I was there. 
So basically everyone I mentioned before along with the CEO's, Producers, Compositors, ASub, BSub etc.

If you're interesting in Gener8, here is there website: Gener8's Website

Here's also a video if you wanted to learn more about what they do...

I'll be sure to post up what projects I worked on once I get the go ahead from them (which won't be till Spring 2014).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

2D Classical Animation Reel!

Well, this is way over do! Here is my 2D Classical Animation Demo Reel from Vancouver Film School. 

For more of my Demos please Click Here