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


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

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thriftys Foods

Addison loves it when we go to Thriftys. She gets a free balloon and cookie. They should have free stuff for grown-ups, like free pepperoni chunks that they throw from behind the deli and you have to catch them in your mouth.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Back in high school I loved to flip through a Transworld or Thrasher mag and draw skaters in action. The pros always look so bendy and weightless in the snapshots. Definitely a sport full of amazing style and poses.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010


The exploration of loose careless line continues.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I recently teamed up with Canadian film maker Sheona McDonald to work on a short film titled "Momentum" which has been commissioned by CODE, the Cultural Olympiad's Digital Edition". Below are a few designs for the project, you can see the film in its entirety here:


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Honkbarn freakout

My daughter and nephew freak out when they watch Honkbarn.