Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There's a write up about our studio and the Kelowna animation industry in the latest issue of Okanagan Life Magazine. If you happen to see a copy check it out!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Urinal Robot

I was using the lavatory at a restaurant in Osoyoos, BC when I saw this sad robot. I had to take a photo. The guy beside me thought I was taking a picture of something else.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Yeti pattern

A quick little wallpaper doodle.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

305 Schnarg Bargs

That's a lot of Schnargs! 305 to be exact.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Here's another series concept I have. A show that makes absolutely no sense, the story of my life.

We're back!

Hello friends! It's been a while since I've posted anything on this blog. I haven't been making Honkbarn lately as there are so many other ideas and projects which are occupying my time. That's why I've switched this blog up to feature our company Yeti Farm Creative. We're a studio of 10 artists and animators based in Kelowna, BC. We're kicking off this updated blog with a project I've been working on with THE Andrew W.K.. Enjoy!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Series


Hello Honkbarn fans! Come check out the Yetifarm blog and follow the creation of a new series I've been working on, Specimen

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, September 23, 2011

Meet Snarf


This is Snarf. He plays the bass using nose hairs as strings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Character Poses

Jorden Oliwa lent his talent and helped rough out some Honk poses. Fun stuff!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Absract BG


This guy has some crazy good textures on his website... www.lostandtaken.com One of his textures was used as a backdrop in my painting here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another couple of BG tests

I'm liking this one a bit better. There's more depth which in turn means more room for these dudes to move around.

Backgrounds

The next stage of Honkbarn 6 will be getting the look of picture down. I'm experimenting with some different background styles. This one includes some real world elements which I'd like to start incorporating into Honkbarn. I'm not so sure I like this one but it was fun to do none the less.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Honkbarn 6

One thing we're going to do in 2011 is animate a Honkbarn 6. Below is a line-up of the characters who will be in the new episode. I've re-designed them to be a bit more vibrant and playful.




Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Old vs. New


I figure it's about time I dust off the ol' Honkbarn and try to bring it back to life. I'm trying to add a bit more life to the characters and design them so they're a bit easier to animate. I like the crude old version but the brighter colours should translate better against a BG. Here's Barn. New or old?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

project drater

You may recognize these weirdos from a few posts down.
They're part of a new personal project I have in the works.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I recently made a few screen capture tutorials for my animation students. A good starters guide to animating in Flash. Hopefully I can get around to creating a lesson for building and posing.

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3

Friday, June 25, 2010



Here's a few screen shots from a documentary by filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns. It's a live action doc with a few animated sections. I had the pleasure of designing and animating a sequence for this film. One of the best jobs I've had in animation, Jeff is an uber talented guy and was a lot of fun to work with. His film will release soon I hope. I've seen a rough cut and it's amazing so far. The final screen shot is based on a landscape in Kelowna, my hometown and soon to be new home again. We're moving there tomorrow after 11 years in Vancouver. It'll be nice to slow things down a bit and be closer to family, the ski hills and lake. I'll miss all the good folks I've met in Vancouver but will be back to visit soon. Till next time!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Port Moody Bear


I was pouring a cup of coffee this morning and this little guy was looking through my window. It was a bit of a shock. I say little because Mom was out there too but she left by the time I got my camera out. My dog didn't even notice them creeping around.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Which?


They have these at the Vancouver Aquarium right now, kinda by those sand worm things.

Thursday, May 20, 2010