Sunday, December 31, 2006

Astroball



Saving the world, one garbage heap at a time.

Michael Caine on Acting

Something like what Piotr was talking about, I'm sure.



Thanks to YouTube user Dan Caylor for the upload.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Tigers...



From my sketchbook.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Boxing Day at the Zoo?



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

Santa at the Reindeer Mall...



Happy Holidays to all you Cooked Art viewers.

More Natives...

Friday, December 22, 2006

and Cowboys...

Natives...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The $1000 Tablet PC....

Hey Kids!

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.

Specs
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

Rice Krispies...



Alas, I've run out of time to work on this...

Some more of that YouTube stuff...

Osamu Tezuka's "Jumping"



17 Episodes of "Les Lescars"

Plymptoons

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

Miniscule

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.

The Catbus...

Third Year Floorplan...



Looks like I'll be getting cozy with the members of The Line and Aisle-6. Thanks to Dan for this one.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Luba



From The Line Production's Babushki.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

A mayanimation..



Still needs some more tweaking..

Saturday, December 16, 2006

For the portfolio...











Some of my undoubtedly interesting normal life drawing.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

More Cafe Drawings..



Went again today with Sub and Phil

Ratatouille and Fechin...

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.

Yesterday's



I've been really lax with posting my life drawing...

Here's some fun stuff I threw together yesterday.. three different sessions.

Some stuff I found today...

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

Some Cafe Drawings...



That I threw together today.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Never Bored of Boarding...

















Some clean-up boards from the leica for our film. Screening coming this week!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Life...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Pencil Test Bonanza

A Milt Kahl Scene from The Rescuers:



Another Kahl scene from The Jungle Book:


Kahl
Uploaded by cartooncolin


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

Jasper Morello





The Creature from Jasper Morello.

For my Character and Culture presentation.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Storyboard Notes...



Hey there,

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.

Part 1

Part 2.

The above is a Bill Peet drawing from his autobiography (featured in Dave's post).

Friday, December 01, 2006

Again!?



Today I made things too dark I think.

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