Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snowmen of 2005

It's that time of year again... Mall madness, spending more than you make and of course fighting armies of evil snowmen who's poker party you made ruin when you peed on them. Okay, well that's not every ones idea of the holiday season but to Checkers, Buffy and David it is. These characters are based on my family pets who's abstracted personalities come to life in this scene of mayhem and quirkiness. I hope to make a short film about these guys one day, I think they'd take off on TV or in a film. Anyway, here's a picture to usher in the holiday season. It's too bad I won't have the time to make a part II this year!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy birthday dale!

Here's the second caricature of two I've made this month commemorating my two good friends November birthdays. Dale, is a stop mo animation director and a keen artist who's blog you'll find in my index of links, his brother has some nice work to despite his girly name. My girlfriend seems to think this doesn't look like him, but I'd rather differ as fools do. She could be right though, I am overdue for a check up with the optometrist. Good thing I'm seeing one this wed!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Happy 27th Chris

Here's a caricature of a good friend who's a TTC supervisor/gulag commissar for the transit proletariat. I've got a portrait theme going this year for him and my other stop mo director pal Dale who's card won't be posted till his birthday. I wanted to give these two an oil painting like feel with just seasoning of caricature. So far this is all done inf Flash 8 but I intend on adding to it in photo shop or Art rage 2.....Can you tell I've been cooking?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Return of the charcoal

It seems that conte has taken a bit of a back seat in my life drawing these past weeks. I've stumbled upon a stick of charcoal thats given me some interesting results. I've been trying to take a different approach by blocking in light/mass rather than drawing mass then lighting. In some other drawings I tried blocking shade in one direction and leaving the lighted areas as the neutral colour of the page.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Extra Dragons

Heres a few more dragons I made for a project I've been working on. These guys are few of the many background characters I've created. 26 in all, they've been fun to work on despite the quick turn around.