Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Heading back to Ottawa for a bit soon!

Did a "promo" drawing for my upcoming trip to home to Ottawa with my lady. This will be her introduction to half of my family, and it will be both of our introductions to my new niece. Can't wait!

I kept this simple and loose because I'm still having a tough time getting my desired control with the tablet, plus my drawing's rusty.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Short Idea

Oh! Hello.

I'm always coming up with story ideas that I get excited about, but never follow-through on them. I've come up with a theory about wasted ideas: If you get struck with inspiration and a story idea comes to you, you must get it out of you as fast as possible, if not, it will begin to rot and it may damage other ideas or you even.

So in an effort to fix what damage I have already sustained and to prevent any further damage, I'm chipping away at the pile of unused ideas I've accumulated over the years.

Here's a concept sketch of the short animated film I am working on. This sketch is based on a panel from my first board pass. I have only a vague idea of what the design style will be for this short, but I know what I want to happen, so hopefully I'll find the look as I play around with story sketches.

This was all done on my bamboo fun tablet. I'm having a very hard time with subtleties such as fine details and line weight thanks to the disconnect of hand and eye while using a tablet. I'm sure I'll get better with practice, but to save myself some frustration, I think I'll spend a little more time doing traditional drawings from now on.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Little Update

Here's a sketch of one of my idols, Frank Zappa, that I did a little while ago.