Sunday, December 31, 2006
Something like what Piotr was talking about, I'm sure.
Thanks to YouTube user Dan Caylor for the upload.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
If you'd rather be drawing animals than shopping this Boxing Day and live in the GTA, the Toronto Zoo is holding a special event, called the Annual Christmas Treats Walk. Bring in a non-perishable food item and you get free admission to the zoo that day.
Starts at 10 am, zoo closes at 4:30. Enjoy, and dress warmly!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
For those of you still looking around for a digital sketchbook of your own, Best Buy has put their Gateway CX2724 on sale for the bargain price of $999. And christmas/boxing day is right around the corner.
14" 1280 X 720 Tablet Screen
Core Duo 1.6Ghz
1 GB Ram
100GB Hard Drive
Intel GMA 950 Graphics
A pretty solid deal all told.
Here's the link for the specifics.
I've heard from somewhere that the Gateway tablets might not be photoshop pressure-sensitive. Anyone know if this is incorrect? I tried it out in the store with Alias Sketchbook and it seemed to work great.
[Update] I hear the problem can be fixed with a driver available here.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Alas, I've run out of time to work on this...
Osamu Tezuka's "Jumping"
17 Episodes of "Les Lescars"
Lotsa posting today!
A friend's been bugging me about finding some of Bill Plympton's work. Here is a YouTube playlist of no less than 33 of his shorts. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Have you guys caught the television series Miniscule? I've posted awhile back about the one episode on YouTube, and here are two more:
And in case you missed the first episode, it's here:
Great, simple storytelling, excellent execution.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Still needs some more tweaking..
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Ya, my interests are definetly sporadic...
Here's a shot of three characters from Ratatouille.
I'm definetly looking forward to this film.
What's this about Nicolai Fechin? Apparently the 1975 book by Mary Balcomb has gone back into print. Budplant.com offers it up for $65 US - steep, but I hear it's quite a fabulous book. Check it out here. Shipping is free right now as well. And no, I'm not affiliated with BudPlant. If you don't believe me, you're free to check out Amazon.ca's price.
School is definetly winding down - can't wait for the screening today of the third year group films at 2 pm in S235!
The fourth years are tomorrow, which should be swell as well.
Anywho, this here's a short entitled "Charade"
A little piece of Sheridan history - it's the only Sheridan grad film to have won an oscar, back in 1984.
A worthy mention is The Living Animation Festival blog, which posts up shorts and stuff to YouTube. They've got all the oscar-nominated ones up this year - hopefully this trend continues!
Also, check out This Dick WIlliams - Ken Harris Interview. Well worth the read.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Some clean-up boards from the leica for our film. Screening coming this week!
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
A Milt Kahl Scene from The Rescuers:
Another Kahl scene from The Jungle Book:
The rest can be found on this page but I'll link directly to the animation in this post.
Marc Davis' Cruella De Ville
Glen Keane's Fagan
Milt Kahl's Fairy Godmother
Glen Keane's Ratigan
Milt Kahl's Soccer Lion
Ollie Johnston's Kaa
Thank to Victor Navone for spreading the word.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
For all of you working like crazy on those leica reels (I'm looking at you, second, third and fourth years), make sure to check out Dave Pimental's posts on drawing storyboards.
The above is a Bill Peet drawing from his autobiography (featured in Dave's post).