Monday, January 16, 2012

Something Old, Something New

I dusted off this piece and merged the line work to the marker render I did many years ago. Still proud of it and the scans have lived long on a CD I thought I lost...

Working on updating my portfolio and website but lost in how to actually do all that... websites are not my forte.

New post in over a year... crazy times!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Some new(ish) BGs

Work is a bit slow these days but I have a few things to post as of recent, some BGs I did for a gig a couple months ago;

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Business Carded

Well I better get ontop of this blog more..

Anyways, here's my business card so far (will update the picture used soon):

I'll be printing these off this weekend on my own printer, fingers crossed they turn out ok!

Website is running in preview mode at the moment due to a DNS issue between the domain and host servers but it'll be solved soon.

Cheers for now,


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Nice to PSP you!

Well the comic I'm working on still is under some heavy revisions so I don't think I'll be posting it anytime soon. But I did manage to cough out this painted BG (Miyazaki style) for use as a PSP background if you please. I'm sure this will be the new format for most handheld devices in the not too distant future, so hopefully this BG will have a longer lifespan then just the PSP.

I created it in Photoshop, no sketch prior, just dove straight in and finished it in about 10 hours total over the course of 3 days. Some burring, some smudging used but mostly just using the concept of color to carve out a 3D space. Also I only ever use your standard round brush, nothing fancy if I can avoid it.

Also, if you haven't got a PSP yet I ask "why not?" (though I can hear the DS fanboys kicking up a fuss right now) Here's the selling points over DS; UMD or downloaded on memory stick movies in 16:9 apsect with excellent sound, Web-browsing with flash support, e-mail and MSN/AIM ability through e-messenger and other utilities, custom backgrounds, digital camera support (potiental for blog updates with picture uploads on the go). I personally think PSP is a great handheld along side DS, both have their perks and flaws but your missing out if you don't have both systems. So for all those PSP people out there, I give you a nice BG to use if you like it.

Enjoy yo self!


Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Well seems like I'm heading in a more "cartoon" like direction now in my career which is making me more happy. Though the problem I face now is coming up with funny comics and that's pretty hard...perhaps I'll re-draw some of the ones I've done already. Anyways, I'm working on a small comic for the studio to describe the whole animation process from idea to reel. It's pretty neat, I should be finished sometime this week and I'll post it if I can (gotta talk to da boss on that one).

Anyhoo, I better keep at 'er and make some more cartoons to post...


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Coffee warms the Soul

I was thinking about this one while lining up for my morning coffee at Timmy's (you know what establishment I'm talking about) and it occurred to me a thought of the bread lines in Moscow. It struck me as funny so I made this little piece about it. I don't know if I captured the line aspect of it but I got the Canadian part right, there's always someone making a crack about how cold it is outside. It's Canada, it's winter, it's supposed to be cold...get over it!


Monday, February 05, 2007


I've been thinking about a career change recently...

I'm not entirely happy working in the animation industry, lately it's been trying and uninspiring. I thought about when am I most happy? and the usual answer is in doodles I make during the worse points of my day when shit has hit the fan in productions. Not that I'm going to just quit my job, but I defiantely would like to pursue a cartoonist career. Maybe this is one of those "don't quit your day job" ideas, but I should figure out something to move towards now. I really hate office type environments and the higher you get involved inside a studio the more of a desk jockey you become. Meetings, post-it notes and performance all makes me sick. I don't want to rant but how many monkey's need to be on peoples backs in the animation industry? I thought it was just a bunch of guys having some fun and making people laugh with some silly little cartoons...maybe it was, but it isn't now and probably never will be.

Anyways, I hope I'll start something this week and just start posting my doodles/cartoon captions. We'll see how it all works out in the end, but something defiantly needs to change because I can't stay unhappy at work forever.