Monday, December 21, 2009

The Last of 09

Can't say I'll be sad to see this year go. Looking forward to 2010 however. Merry Christmas everybody and have a great New Year! I hope 2010 brings you happiness, success and all the good times a person can handle! If I can be a part of those goods times keep a chair and a glass of whiskey for me. And if I can't then drink that whiskey and put your feet up.



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last of the Pitch stuff and some doodles.

Gah! Work! Gah! Projects! GAH! Rehearsals! BLARGH!! SICK! Dammit, December, be less busy.

Hope everybody's having a good December! I'll have one more post this year I think then we can all bury 2009 and move on to 2010.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Is it pitch season already?

It is! And it's not like I'm really busy at this time of year! HAHA!...Hahaha... haha..... oh dear.

This is me trying to hash out a style that I think will work for the initial pitch. Still LOTS of stuff to figure out. Been so long since I did flattish designy stuff. Usually I have a better idea of the characters involved but I've been having fun developing a cast of spooks without really considering how they factor into the story. Knowing how these things work though I think I've gotta stop designing goofy adult ghosts and make either a kid zombie or an animal companion or something. The idea of a talking pug has been mentioned.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Flapping Flapper

I think I'm overworking this impaled drawing. Got as far as adding a mysterious figure in a lofty window but it was getting too far away from the look of the series. It's interesting to see how easily and what elements can make a Murderered drawing incongruous with the rest of the images.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Waxy complexion.

More Murderered. Looking forward to my selection of dreary Pre-Christmas Post Hallowe'en movies and music. Some viewings of Willard are imminent along with some listenings of selected Decemberists songs. Looking at you, Mariner's Revenge. Also feeling like there might be quite a bit of Hammerfall and Blind Guardian. Whoo!

Also starting a new job that I'm very excited about. Working from home without an IT team frightens me a bit though to be honest. But mostly just very excited!


Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy haunting everyone! Have a white bearded demon swineherd!

ALSO go check out Pumpkinrot's pictures. Spectacularly Hallowe'eny!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Dear.

Another Murderered drawing. Trying to make it work with a "setting" in a way that I tried before with the poisoned drawing and wasn't happy with. I think this one works much better.

*edit* changed the image up a bit. Added the black roots that break up the bride's body and make her look a little more like part of the ground as opposed to floating in front of it... hopefully =)

*second edit* Can't sleep. Tried a one hour speedpainting where I actually used colour reference... well initially anyways then it kinda did its own thing.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Drawings from Winnipeg

Well thanksgiving has come and gone which meant a trip out to Winnipeg. Not my favorite month to go traveling unfortunately but nice to see everybody back in The Peg. Didn't get much drawing done but here's all I got out of it. And if all does according to plan, that fellow sneaking through the graveyard may precipitate a short film.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A little furious with Myself

OK... so here's the situation. I am WAY stressed out right now. And I took on the 11 seconds with less than 2 weeks to take it more or less from design to "finished." I had to miss a very important meeting today to try and fix some of the plethora of problems with it in the hopes of submitting it. I'm sitting here, it's 9:51 leaving me with a couple hours to get this posted without worry.

Or so I thought until I realized that the midnight submission time is Midnight *EASTERN* time.

So I am posting this god damn animation here. I am not happy with it but this is my way of throwing it violently against the digital wall and going "THERE."

Monday, September 21, 2009

draw draw draw...

Some doodles while I'm procrastinating from finishing the 11 second challenge. I have to try and git'er done in 2 weeks since I had a bumpy start to September. I'm happy with it so far though so I might take some extra time come October to polish it off.

BTW the Blogfolio has been updated with my new work. I can't put the demo reel online because of copyright reasons unfortunately =PPP

Monday, August 31, 2009

Back on track

Well folks, old contract almost done, onto new things. Hopefully my blogfolio will get updated in the next few weeks and a new demo reel will be up and functioning! Very exciting! In other news... I'm not quite done with summer. I need at least one more good weekend of beaching... but ... sniff sniff... is that the alluring scent of fall in the air? I can break out the sweatervest and tweed soon...!

Oh and here's some pics from Fright Fest. We don't have a pic of the jail set with all the cool masonry jar candles alight (An idea I ripped off from the Pumpkinrot blog, go check him out!) but we do have some good pics from the Mansion set which we recycled from last year's CityTV set that we built. The guy peering through the door is my buddy Ben and I'm the guy eating the rat (hard to see in the pic but I'm ripping its latex intestines out because that's how I roll) Also a huge thanks to Deadspider for going around and taking photographs pro-style with your pro-style tripod!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

About Freaking Time!

Didn't I say I was going to try and post weekly? I did say that didn't I? Well I'm a damn, dirty liar I suppose. So... poof! Here's some new drawings. Also does it still count as a speed painting if you retroactively go in and take 2 hours trying to make the colour look blockier?

Friday, July 31, 2009


Heading out to the beach because it's ri-stupid-dicu-hot out here! More Fans! MORE ORANGE CREAMSCICLES! Diet be damned!

Incidentally the chubby guy was based off a fella I saw when was riding my bike home from the beach on Tuesday. I have no idea how he got a bathing suit that goes that far up a human torso but it looked good on him in a character-y sort of way.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dungeon MASTAH!

I missed being a Dungeon Master for a group of awesome nerds. So as a reward for being a diligent individual and finishing up the 11 second challenge last month I bought myself the new core rulebooks and set about making up a new campaign for my fellow ultranerds. And my favorite part about Being a game master is that I get LOADS of fodder for illustration. So here's a few recent things. I'm playing around with some speed painting brushes for giggles here too.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Animation! Whee!

Long time no post, eh? Yeah... well I have an excellent excuse! This month I took all my spare time and entered the 11 Second Challenge. So I've been drawing a lot... but sequentially! So technically this counts as a couple hundred drawings.

Here's my entry. Also a drawing I did of the magician character and what might be approaching the final design of the boy which I have been agonizing over for a while now

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May doodles.

No finished stuff, just marker sketches and @ work flash doodles.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekly stuff

been SUPER busy with some non-drawing-related projects lately folks so there's slim pickins lately. And Bus drawing season is ending with the onset of nice weather.

Not really happy with the "poison soup" Murderered drawing. I tried something new with it... more of a staged scene rather than a centred drawing with no real context. Will try this approach again later but I've already done two versions of this premise and I'm not really happy with either. This is the better one. Headless on the other hand I'm really rather fond of!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The CINTIQ is here! The CINTIQ is here! Hurray! It's big and lovely and heavy and intimidating! And only the Medium drawing is done with it! The rest are work/bus doodles. That old man is not my favorite drawing in the world but that's more or less what he looked like and he was just about the cutest old man I've ever seen. The way his skin wrinkled around his eyes made him look like he had little sunshine eyelashes. ADORABLE.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Elvira and Mummies!

I love Elvira. She's my favorite. My favorite what? My favorite EVERYTHING. Been trying to cartoon her for years now. This is probably the closest I've gotten to something I like. And like I said... MORE FEZ!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sun! Warmth!

Despite my deep appreciation for gloom (and my fondness for the word "gloom") I have got ants in the pants for summer to start. SO here is my first outdoor drawing of the year in celebration of it not being too rainy to have a sketchbook outside!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Goodness! April!

Talking dog work continues. And wacom doodles rise in direct proportion to amount of scenes assigned! ALso some life drawings and sketches of a character for another project that will hopefully go ahead this summer.

PLUS! if I've never mentioned it Stephen Fry is a king among men.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patty's day + March 21 update

No real work. Just doodling and having a bit of a laugh.

**EDIT! Hot damn I'm bored. here have some more drawings (splat)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lousy Smarch Weather

Actually it's quite pleasant today.

I'm battling quadrupeds again. Grr! Horses! BLaargh! Dogs!

And I was so pleasantly surprised by the positive response Murderered got I'm going to do more of them! Mr. Oakley mentioned a booklet would be a good idea. These are so much fun to do I completely agree!