One of my ship layouts for Piotr's class.
30 minute speedpaint on it.
By the way, watch Curious George if you get the chance. It's really heartwarming.
Oh ya, and I updated my demo reel (again). It now has more life drawing, more layout, more character design, and more animation, as well as music. Check it out in the demo reel post below, or to the right.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
It's Robert Kim, with his little tablet, grinning like he does.
Just a quick (like, less than 20 minutes quick) monchromatic tonal paint on a layout from earlier on in the year.
The markering was probably better, but I don't really remember....
Anyways, hope you like it.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Here's a layout I did earlier on in the year.
I've been wanting to post my layouts (because layout and life drawing (and possibly storyboarding) are my two favorite classes) but Piotr never handed them back.... so I speedpainted this one in Photoshop just to give it some tone. Hope you like it.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Just taught myself how to model in Maya using Polygons. Thought you'd think it'd be neat.
P.S. Yes, I've done a NURBS one too, but this one is better, methinks.
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There's now a 'trailer' for the new Ghibli film, "Tales from Earthsea" floating around the net. Unfortunately it's a RealPlayer file, but still worth checking out.
The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao. If you didn't already know, Goro has a blog, and is translated into english on This Site. It's also linked at right.
Another thing to note is that Howl's Moving Castle will (finally) be released March 7. Also out that day is a 2-disc set for My Neighbour Totoro, as well as the previously unreleased Whispers of the Heart.
One more thing, I got a chance to see Sylvain Chomet's short film, "La Vieille Dame Et Les Pidgeons". I recommend seeing it if you can get the chance.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Yup, It's Adric Worley, currently in Art Fundamentals at Sheridan. Thanks for posing, mate.
P.S. Yes, I updated this post with a better image and changed the name of the post.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
After twiddling around with the settings of my blog in the wee hours of the morning, I realise that I accidently turned on comment moderation, and no comments were showing up.
What's even cooler is that it's been going on for at least a month.
I've tried to reply to all backlogged comments, so if you've commented in the last month, I've tried to address it. Sorry, and thanks all for stopping by!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Congrats to makers of the short film Fallen Art for winning a BAFTA Award today.
I hope you guys will get a chance to see this short - really well done, in my opinion.
Also, if you can get the chance, go to the Ottawa International Animation Festival next year. Please. It's worth your while.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
There's some hullabaloo around the net about what Sylvain Chomet's up to.
First off (via Cartoon Brew)
A Commercial by Sylvain Chomet for an insurance company.
Also, via Atomic Bear Press is info about the Illusionist, the story about
An aging magician who befriends a girl in scotland and can't bear
to tell her that his magic is not real
Lastly, there's the Imdb Page for Sylvain Chomet saying that he's working on two more features, by the names of Barbacoa:
As Prussian troops lay siege to Paris, a veterinarian at the city's Jardins des Plantes zoo fights to protect Barbacoa the monkey and other animals being eyed by hungry children.
And The Tale of Despereux described as:
Together, three very unlikely heroes -- a literary mouse, an awkward servant girl, and a conflicted rat -- cross paths with a princess.
Friday, February 10, 2006
Toy Story 3 might be back in production at Pixar. What's even more notable about this post is the fact that Pixar may be making two films a year. Yowza.
There's a One Man Band clip here. Check it out.
Just got tired of working on this one as well.
Hope you like it.
Also, I'll be working on some more backgrounds for Bazo, Casper's film - so I may or may not post something this weekend. Depends.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Here are some fresh faces that I did today. Lisa Tao in first year, and Danny Molek, Sheridan graduate. 'Twas good to see Danny up and kicking it - helping on his film was a definite blast.
Anyways, hope you like em.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
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