Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sketchbook follies

It's been quite a while since my last post here, but I have been drawing all this time. Here's the latest drawing from my sketchbook. Usually I just draw several ideas onto a blank page as each one occurs to me (like this), but this time I did something a little different - first I drew nine blank panels, then I filled each one with an idea as it occurred to me.  If nothing else, it was an unusual way for me to go about sketching.  I put it here to remind myself that this blog exists.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sketch dump (what a nifty phrase!)

Sheesh, a fella might update his blog a little more often than once a year. Well, I offer no excuses; I only show you a little of what I've been up to lately:

Sunday, May 02, 2010

On my way to work...

Years ago, before I went back to school to learn animation, I kept a small sketchbook - 5.5" x 8.5" or smaller - on the bus ride to work, and filled up several of them over two and a half years with drawings, mostly in pen, of my fellow passengers on their own way to the salt mines. Then a move out to the boonies put me beyond the area served by Translink, and I had to take a carpool to work, which meant no more drawings of other bus riders. After three years of carpooling, I'd fallen out of the habit of sketching other people inconspicuously, and I'd lost the nerve to try to regain it. Lately, though, out of anxiety over time lost during the trek to Big Bad Boo, where I now work, I took it up once again, and have managed to produce a few presentable drawings. Here they are:

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Doings and undoings from my sketchbook

Recent drawings follow. The second page consists of sketches of a few of my fellow passengers on the early morning Seabus.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

"Alone in the Elevator"

Hey, I drew a comic strip. Wanna see? Just click on the teaser thumbnail below:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I'm still drawing!

And I'll prove it with this selection of my recent drawings:

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I made a movie!

At Capilano College, whose commercial animation program whipped me into shape for the industry that has been my bread and butter for the past two years, part of the curriculum was a film studies course in which we were taught how to present a story on film -- staging, camera moves, cutting and the like. For our final assignment each of us was to make his own movie, with the help of his classmates. I hit upon the idea of a music video of a certain classic novelty song. I could rattle on about the joys and pains of what followed, but better I should just show you the result:

Sunday, November 30, 2008

And life drawings too!

I haven't been as busy animating for a living this year as I was last year, so I've found more time to get some life drawing done. Here's some of the best of the lot:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Semi-annual update

They do seem to be coming as often as that, don't they? Anyway, even though I've been animating for my supper all the livelong day, I've found the odd moment to indulge the urge to doodle. Here are some of the results:

Like some of you, I'm between situations at the moment, so I expect to tackle at least one project of my own while at liberty, and one more ambitious than anything posted here to date. Tune in again soon, won't you?


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hey, kids! Sketches!

And none too soon either:

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Recent sketches

And about time too:

Some of these could use a little colour, don't you think? I'll see what I can do with them shortly.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

New stuff to look at!

And plenty of it too! I just finished uploading a whack of my latest drawings to my website. Have a look at it, if I may be so brash as to suggest as much.