Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tate Britain Studies

 These are quick studies I did on my Cintiq Companion, inside Tate Britain in London UK. I used Paint Tool Sai, and slowly getting used to th eprogram for painting.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

UK &Europe 2014

This weekend I start my 8 week trip to the UK and Europe. It'll be the first real break I have had off of work in 2 1/2 years, so I will definitely be living it up before I start my next contract.

While I'll be seeing old friends, partying, sightseeing and relaxing, I will also take the time to catch up on my personal artwork. Opening my creative boundaries is probably among the more exciting aspects of this trip for me. I will be exploring galleries of fine and contemporary art, seeing theatre and film, and simply allow myself to be inspired by new experiences. You can follow my art journal on this blog.

Cities I will be visiting include London, Leipzig, Berlin, Brussels, Manchester, and Verona.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Eren Jaeger Fanart

Continuing from studying the art style of Attack on Titan, I made a fanart piece of Eren Jaeger. He's doing his generic "flying through the air, about to slash a titan" pose. I regret that I chose such a common theme of Attack on Titan art, and that I did not draw something more insightful about the character or story. Nevertheless, Eren is a fun character to draw. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

It's a Trap

While I'm uploading a few pieces I've done recently, I may as well put up another entry from our studio's sketch group. This is Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars, done quickly over a lunch break.

Studies of Eren Jaeger

I spent an evening drawing Eren Jaeger, from Attack on Titan. Perhaps if a production model sheet exists online somewhere, I'd love to be able to draw Eren and other characters on model from my imagination rather than relying on screenshots. They have very strong and distinct expressions.

Fighting Evil By Moonlight

At DHX Studio, we have a sketch group where a theme is chosen, and we create and share our work based on that theme. For May, the subject was Sailor Moon, and this was my quick entry.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Animated gif of M is for RIOT: animation

Enjoy a gif version of my animation. I have a larger format, but most websites don't seem to accept files as large as 12MB.


A colour swatch for M is for RIOT: animation.
A sketch of Vancouver's harbor, as seen from my desk on a drizzly day.

A sketch of North Vancouver, as seen from the lounge at DHX Media.

Monday, 28 April 2014

M is for Riot: animation

Based on page two of M is for RIOT: comic

I've become a big fan of Attack on Titan recently, and really admire how concise and clear the action is during fight sequences. Oftentimes on other shows, fight scenes are too messy and chaotic. I wanted to animate a scene that had demonstrated the same clarity of action as is found in AoT.

Aimation was roughed in Macromedia Flash then cleaned up in Paint Tool Sai. The tradigital method used here was, for me, a nice break from the exhausting work on My Little Pony (symbol-based Flash). This is the first animation made entirely on a Cintiq Companion, and took 2 1/2 months of my free time.

Sound effects were sampled from SSFIV, SSBB and other sources.