January 17, 2020

Them Cartoons!

Since I'm on the subject of shows I worked on, why not list 'em all here? This is my stupid blog that no one looks at, after all!

Ricky Sprocket, Showbiz Boy

Studio B, 2006.
I was a "board pull artist", it was my second gig but my first "real" one, you could say. I totally designed and built those floaty things in this image. Tough work! Image result for ricky sprocket

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_rQ0BIa12k





Pucca,

Studio B, 2007
Animation
I suffered badly on this one because I was such a beginner and still very new to computers. I worked as an animator. It could have been a blast because it's a fun and simple show. If I ever get that time machine I will fly it there and redo all my scenes and not lean so hard on the guy sitting next to me!
Image result for pucca

https://youtu.be/L-VyJnYVxzU?t=64







My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic



Image result for twilight sparkle crazy
Season 1 and 2
Studio B/DHX Media 2010-2012ish.
Layout/Posing
We never saw it coming...the massively huge freak show MLP would become. Bronies trying to sneak into the studio, being led around with guards at a convention, silly times! I'll never live it down,  it's my one claim to fame in the world.
This is where I started my long long long time as a layout artist. Much suffering happened here too, till I started to finally understand what the hell was going on with a cartoon production.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCvTWaHlwNk&list=PLQeGKI6o70RkCTdLzQ68caVoRzlTm6CxZ&index=5






The Littlest Petshop

Studio B/DHX Media 2012-forever and ever
Layout/Posing

I feel like I worked on this forever and ever
Image result for littlest pet shop cartoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zkeYcI6g_Q




Dr. Dimensionpants 

This one was my favorite show to work on! It's very silly.
DHX 2014?
Layout/Posing


https://youtu.be/BwqGdYhzliw?t=47

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show

DHX 2015
Layout
This was a rad cartoon but man, I was in way over my head.

Related image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoSt2-ZvfEM&list=PL41VaarUW1WjUVpGeelryI5MhQx9BAxhF&index=9

Supernoobs

I enjoyed this show a lot also. I like doing action, I think.
DHX 2015? Who knows...
Layout/Posing
Related image

https://youtu.be/Af-_uMDh9xg?t=23





Transformers, RescueBots
DHX Media 2016? 
I thought this one would be hell because the robot designs do not lend themselves to Flash animation well at all. But I was mistaken! It was not so bad. I enjoyed dealing with the overly complex builds.
Layout/Posing
via GIPHY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D_DOxuSdmw


Chuck's Choice
2017
Layout
There was some stress, but it was a funny show.
Image result for chucks choice
https://youtu.be/7lC-plPFRHY?t=444





That's a lot of pay cheques!








Chip and Potato

I worked as an animator and a builder for this show last year for DHX Media. It's cute and innocent! It was a gentle re-introduction to full Flash animation for me. The last time I worked as an animator was 2007 on Pucca. That's a while ago! Mostly I do layout/posing.

Image result for chip and potato

I did some of these scenes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JybZ6OnLFbE

January 16, 2020

Life Drawing Toronto!

I decided to start going out of my way to find life drawing classes, since I live so rurally. So in October 2019 I spent a day in big ol' TO and actually found a class I could attend. It took place at The 519 community centre on Church St.
I only had a small sketchbook and used an H pencil. I rather enjoyed it.
I hope I get to draw dudes again one day....





Sharp Shinned Hawk Sketch

This poor hawk hit a window a split second after catching a pine siskin at a bird feeder. I decided to draw it alive.
I really shouldn't take photos of my drawings at night, I know!


Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion is a fabulous resource for artists. Zillions of  high resolution photos of athletes and dancers. Created by Scott Eaton, the bested anatomy teacher around. Check it oot!
https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/

I am amassing mountains of sketches from this, here's some early ones. Most are timed five minute sketches: