Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

THE BLACK BEETLE!

I recently finished illustrating a children's book, "The Black Beetle", written by Bruce Parker. The story is about a boy who, after suffering at the hands of a gang of school bullies called "The Horrible Four", decides to challenge them when he finds inspiration from an unlikely source. The book is available for purchase on www.lulu.com so do check it out if you know an adventure-loving kid or are one, at heart!

Some rough drawings...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Courage is...


A post for 2011, with 2 days to spare *phew*. Happy New Year Everyone!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New York, New York!



My finned friends will be visiting Brooklyn, New York this coming July 31. Yepp, Abstraxion - Vampyros Lesbos is being screened at the 2010 Animation Block Party!

I thought I'd share some sketches of the fishy denizens from my initial story pitch so you can see how they've.. uh... evolved!





Monday, May 10, 2010

2Up Tracks


For those of you wondering what I do for fun besides making coffee, drinking coffee and playing Warcraft, here's part of the answer. A couple of summers ago, I started touring the region with Oliver on his motorcycle.


We documented most of our rides with photographs and satellite tracks via GPS. Over time, we decided to build a website to share our adventures.. so here it is!

While I designed it, Oliver did most of the backend coding for the site, including a nifty autohotkey script that grabs pictures from a folder for a particular ride and generates the page from a template.

Stay tuned, because there will definitely be more rides to come as the weather warms up!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Abstraxion - Vampyros Lesbos




Last August, the talented Abstraxion of Biologic Records contacted me about animating a music video to one of his tracks, Vampyros Lesbos. The liquid, hypnotic sounds captivated me right from the first listening and conjured these images in my head. I hadn't had the opportunity to do traditional pencil-on-paper animation since my student film at VFS so it was great to be able to dust off the animation desk and practice flipping again. This was probably the most fun I've had drawing and scanning stacks and stacks of paper.

If you have speedy internet (or a lot of patience), please do watch it in full screen with HD turned on. I'm really amazed at how far streaming video has come in preserving the integrity of original videos - I could hardly tell it apart from the final high resolution render.