rainbow fishing

so this was a story assignment
topic was "i want that"
so i decided to run with a drawing i had done of my friend paul and i riding a unicorn and fishing for the rainbow
i had to beef up the character designs to make them look more like us and then boarded the story

lion storytelling poses

same character as the muzzle sync, used him again for this sequential pose assignment.
had to have the character curious about a box, open the box and react to what's inside
sorry that i'm retarded and put the poses in a difficult order to follow.

i did number them though

two left feet

he can't dance cause he has two left feet
and one of them is on his head
it's funny cause the second foot would not affect his dancing abilities

bird boss

beak sync assignment for 2nd year animation

the audio is from GOB from Arrested Development played by Will Arnett. I tried to charicature him a bit with my design

he's got those little budgie cheeks and beak nose,
tried to capture the eyebrows and eyes
i really like how the second page of sketchez turned out

i really like how the rough stuff turned out, but not so much the clean turnaround and poses
i feel like they lost a lot of the character. I think i also stretched out his head more than i would've liked

office lion

muzzle sync assignment for 2nd year
right away i knew i wanted the character to be a lion, in a business shirt and tie, and a meek personality
animals in business attire will never get old
i had a lot of fun playing with the size of the mane
but in the end i decided to design the character after the voice

the quote i used is Tobias from Arrested Development played by the hilarious David Cross.
If you haven't seen the show, watch it, it's some of the best written and funniest stuff i've ever seen.

winter sean paul

just some sketchez of me and my buddy paul


here's a little amination for a lip sync assignment
the quote is Charlie from It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia
i really like animating to energetic quotes. this one was fun to do

not very professional

it's not professional cause he's picking his nose with his tongue


here's some sketchez for a character i whipped up for a weight lift and toss assignment
i'm pretty pleased with how the character turned out, but i like the rough work a lot more
i always lose a lot when i go into cleanup
i try to keep my animation rough and full of life

cut shaving

he cut himself shaving

character expressions

here's some expressions and character sketchez and stuff
just fun and goofy

on the phone with bill

he doesn't like being bothered while he's on the phone with bill

robot junk warriors

to round out the holy trinity of pirates, cowboys and robots
i give you tiny robot junk warriors!
these are just fun to draw
i should do more

cowboy sketchez


everybody loves cowboys.
i really want to do something with cowboys. i've been hashing out a story as a possible graphic novel.
but when the hell will i have time to do a graphic novel?
i'll keep dreaming

here are some early character sketchez

pirate sketchez

here's some sketchez of some pirates i did for a friend.
the goal was to put together a children's book based on a poem she wrote.
but lethargy got the best of us and nothing every came of it.

still like these sketchez though, i hope to do something with these guys one day

wet willy

wet willy

character designs

so here are some character designs i did during first year at sheridan animation.

fat guy is kinda lame but i like karate camel and mr. turtle


hoot hoot.
another post. this one features OWLS!

this was originally for a posing sequence assignment, but i've decided to animate this puppy.

this thing always makes me chuckle, i love these little guys, they're so fun to draw

silly little owls


alright so it looks like we're doin' this.
let's blog.

so this is an assignment i did for school where we had to choose an existing character and animate a head rotation.
also there is a little lip sync in there for good measure.

i think Hades from Disney's Hercules is my favourite Disney villain of all time
supervising animator, and sheridan grad, Canadian Nik Ranieri did an amazing job at vizualizing James Woods' rapid fire ad lib dialogue, not an easy task.

*Note: the meow is not James Woods