Monday, January 24, 2011

Latest Project

It's been a while since I've posted anything. Here's why...
Written by:Peter Joseph
Narrated by: Jacques Fresco
Directed by:Zartosht Soltani, Phil Lockerby
Animation: Sean Branigan, Phil Lockerby, Zartosht Soltani,Laura Zheng Will Pittas
Backgrounds: Zartosht Soltani
Compositing: Zartosht Soltani,Una Lorenzen
My thanks to the above, and:
Mick Raffle
Simon Ampel
Franz Palomares
Hubert Chan
Bryan Cox
Phil Ferg
Sally Syberg
Micheal Ferraro
my family
The Re-Animation Library in Gowanus
Canal Bar
Brooklyn in General

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

some cleaned up animation

This is a cleaned up shot of a poor German soldier taking a bullet to the head. I think it was Eric Burton and the animals who said it pretty well - "war, what is it good for, absolutely nothing."
I hope to be able to post up the rest of the short film which is nearing completion this month.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Toronto airport sketches

In between New York and Winnipeg- In between a couple of beers at the airport bar in Toronto and boarding my flight I sketched these. In my opinion airports are the best place to sketch. I'm just saying.....

Saturday, May 29, 2010

sketches from the BAG

These are just a couple sketches of Claudia, either from last year or this year, not sure. Not even sure where these are to be honest, I'm glad I scanned them, she's really a great model.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Building on Bond napkin

Another long day working on the short film- Z walked me halfway home and we stopped in for a beer and sketched for an hour or so. not too long before I can show you the film. It's almost done.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

great Lakes

Out for a late night beer at Great Lakes with Zartosht, I noticed this couple in an intense conversation. I liked how their lines of action formed a triangle. I also liked how the guy was seemingly begging when he leaned in so close to her, but maybe he wasn't begging at all- probably apologizing - but then where were the flowers?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

napkin of Z

Back in Brooklyn
over at Zartosht's, we talked about our current project
I drew
Z took a nap
we drank some wine
then he showed me this drawing that I did last year.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Post its from st. Elizabeth

Dave, Chris, Andre and I braved the cold and walked from Dave's apartment in the village to the St. Elisabeth Pub. I sketched the people around me as usual. Post it notes can absorb a few drops of beer, but not quite like water color paper so don't use too much, besides it's so tasty why would you want to waste it on your drawing- I recommend a darker beer and a brown ink brush pen like this one.
The couple was on their first date, I'm guessing. As one left for the bathroom and the other remained- they would inevitably look at their cellular telephone. Maybe it was giving them first date advice , I really don't know.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Drawing from the model

Life drawings from Uqam's wed. night life drawing session. I've had a hard time going back to my pencils after a solid summer of brush pens. Maybe I also enjoy the brush pen because it forces me to think harder about where that line is headed- since there is no eraser or "undo" button. I find that starting in a lighter grey tone and then following up with a darker tone is a good practice- most of the time this will only happen in the 5 min poses.- even then , not enough time for a lot of detail, so sometimes I just pick out the main point of the pose and emphasize that.

but what the heck do I know anyways-

Monday, February 01, 2010

Happy Winter Card

A winter greeting, a belated one , but one nonetheless.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Napkins from the St. Elizabeth

after another great life drawing session - (by great I mean the model was great, the sketches can always be better) we headed to the bar for a well deserved 3 beers and sketched on some napkins.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

some more life drawings...

Today at life drawing the model was really putting forth some great poses for the group-I had drawn a 'burlesque-ish' type model the day before and it was so evident in her lack of intensity and imagination in her poses that she was not experienced. She boasted that it was her first time at the end of the session- but she was a very sweet girl indeed. She nearly picked my drawing in a contest for a bottle of Stolichnaya, but after having to put to friend to bed that same night because of a vodka incident- I'm glad I lost. I'm glad I did not win that drawing contest. But I'm going to win at one, one day........and we will do vodka shots to celebrate.
Na zdorovie!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bar Post its

I was waiting for my friend Phil when I sketched these.
Phil Never showed up.
That bastard.
Just Kidding Phil.
For those who don't think I have a friend named Phil you must think I'm crazy, but I'm betting those who know me think the same anyways.
(post its from Ms. Villeray bar on Villeray)
(post it with subway guy from last week)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday Night life drawing in Montreal

I went Life drawing last night and although I was extremely tired I still enjoyed myself and had the most fun sketching the model's portrait for the last 12 minutes. The gentleman on the bottom right of the page was one intense dude. Every few minutes his long parchment paper would curl up into his drawing hand and he'd slap it down hastily-like a dog trainer teaching his canine to stay seated and every time he did that I chuckled.