Wednesday, February 27, 2008

subway sketches

just a couple of pages, one from sunday aft. and the other from yesterday evening. People are becoming more and more oblivious to what is happening around them, i mean, I used to get 'busted' all the time for drawing people across from me, but they're all so into they're technological trinkets that they're too busy to notice. that also means I can make faces while I draw them. Blaaaaaaah.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Some old Rough Animation

I was talking to my good friend Sean the other night, and he asked me, "why don't you ever post up some of your Triplettes of Belleville animation?" He continued " I mean, I dig the napkin drawing and the drunken bar sketches and all....but, show me some animation dude!!!" so, Sean, there ya go.
Justin Lee and I were the first animators to take a crack at the Mafioso walking together with the boss(es). I remember walking arm in arm with my quebecois lady friend at the time and noticing how we would try to keep our steps in synch, I used this as inspiration for the walks from this experience, staggering the movements by a couple of frames to avoid any 'twinning'.
these are just a few sc's that I animated.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Tea Lounge, Canal Bar sketches

This couple was probably on their first date, or rather, the day after their 1st date. I mean, this guy was slick, I have no doubt he got with her right away. I'm assuming they weren't yet a couple, because they actually seemed interested in one another.;)
I stopped into Canal Bar on my way home yesterday evening and sketched this, I finally captured Terra, and the elusive Sal. Faye made it in there as well, but she wasn't quite happy with how I had posed her out. Thanks for the mexican food!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

sexy bird

Dear Santa Claus,
Please bring me a winged woman.
thanks dude,

Monday, February 18, 2008

old post-it notes

Since I don't have the internets at home (neighbours finally cock blocked me)- I figured since I'm over at the tea lounge I'd post up some old sketches. These ones when Hubert Chan was visiting, and Hubert is going to have another film this year in the Animation Block party film fest....and he's probably going to guilt me into working on it (just kidding) but I'll be proud when it's all over and we're sitting on some rooftop, with some wine and or beer, enjoying being apart of this great NYC animation/art community. The first sketch is of Hubert, who never ceases to impress with his cool hair styles.

Lazy Sunday

Sunday afternoon sketches, I started out at the Tea Lounge where there were plenty of people to draw and observe. This one especially pretty girl I could only put down a few lines before I ruined it. I could not possibly re-produce how beautiful this girl really was. I decided to do a couple of drawings of my apartment kitchen before I curled up into a ball and cried…just kidding, I didn’t curl up into a ball.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentime's day

This Valentine's day, I'll be cozying up to my new sweetheart, Stella Artois.
The Gentleman below will hopefully be a proud father of a healthy baby today,
And Wilbur will have had his new Ipod for 4 days now.
Bill and your buddy, I hope your hangovers have passed, and maybe I'll see you guys at Canal Bar.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Missing Grant Sligh

I didn't know Grant Sligh all that well, but I did have the pleasure of working with him on a couple of occasions and having a few cold ones with him many times. It's real sad when a fellow animator passes away at such a young age, and the reason I'm bringing his name up is that I want people to know that he was a real stand up guy. Even though I'm pretty sure he blocked my email at some point, he always had such nice things to say to me, he would always say..."you're still at the lab , eh? could go anywhere you wanted're fucking skilled man.., or was it, "you're foookin' skeeld " . He was fucking skilled. I'll miss you, Grant.

Monday, February 11, 2008

found another napkin.

I clean out my pockets every now and again, or rather, I lay my jacket down on top of another pile of jackets, and my sketchbook falls out, along with some random napkin drawings. Sometimes I scan them into the computer.