Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Busy, Busy

Apologies for not posting for awhile been busy with my real job. Holidays are almost upon us and I'm already thinking of New Years resolutions. For now here are a couple of oldies to go with the other oldies.

Friday, December 09, 2005


An oldie.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Mean girls

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Here's a couple of scribbles to loosen up.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

more sketch

Monday, November 28, 2005

More sketches

A couple more. The rodent one inspired by Beatrix Potter.

Friday, November 25, 2005


A long time ago there was an animation test to get into Don Bluth's studio. I believe it consisted of a little girl in her bedroom sitting on the floor playing with building blocks. I have the test somewhere and when I find it I'll post a drawing or two from it. In the mean time here is my vague recollection of what she looked like.
One thing, and a very important thing, about Don Bluth's designs was that they were very structured. They were designed to be animated by large groups of artists and maintained model.
Structure and model have never been a strength of mine but it has always been fun at the roughing out stage.

Kids in school

Some kids in school done with my sons black Laurentien pencil crayon.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

some new stuff

Well after a few requests I've managed to get off my arse and start drawing again. And one thing becomes increasingly clear. The more I draw the more I need to learn. Which of course is a good thing. As usual comments are welcome.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Provensen's etc.

Good friend Smook sent me this link today from a fella by the name of eric sturdevant and he has a huge collection of provensen art (along with others…..) . Check it out...


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Corpse Bride artwork

Yeah. You might want to check out Neil campbell Ross's new blog.
Some might find it a little inspiring.
Holy Crap!!!


Monday, November 14, 2005


Hello all and sorry for not posting for a while. Have a bit of Bloggers block. But be assured it is only temporary. In the mean time check out a couple of these sites for some inspiration. Both courtesy of Cartoon Brew. The first is Amid's new retro inspired blog called Cartoon Modern, a precursor to his eagerly anticipated book on designers from days gone by.


The second is from a french animator/designer Yoshi Tamura. Beautiful illustrations, he has just started his own blog and promises to have great things to come.


Monday, November 07, 2005

Yogi and Huck dvd's

As I'm anxiously awaiting the new releases of The complete Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound dvd's, this site has popped up with some video clips and other treats from the dvd collections.

Check it out HERE

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Little Snow

Check out Walter Krudop's site. An illustrator of children's books Walter has taken to animating his first short film called "Little Snow". Only a couple of illustrations here but it looks promising.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Shadow Puppets

Michel Gagne has done it again. Check out his site for the first 12 of his InsanleyTwisted Shadow Puppet Interstitials.


Thursday, October 27, 2005


Check out this amazing short film from Cube. I wasn't crazy about the design when I saw the first image but the film is brilliantly boarded and the animation is great.

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ailish Workbook sketches

Here are some rough workbook sketches I've done for a children's story called "Ailish's Rainy Day". I hope to finish it some day in the near future. They are more exploritory and in no particular order.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Even more promo

All work copyright of Nelvana Ltd 2005.

More promo

All work copyright of Nelvana Ltd 2005.


I have recently had the opportunity to direct another Promo for the studio I work for. As with all the promo's this studio sets out to create there was an insanely short amout of time to complete it.
Without going into it this promo turned out as good if not better than I could have hoped for and hopefully will be sold soon.
Here are some images from it. I was also able to design and pose the characters and help out with boarding,layout and bg design.

All work copyright of Nelvana Ltd 2005.

Friday, October 21, 2005

A little different

Here's a drawing that is a bit different from what I would normally draw. But what the hell...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005


Good. Now that I've gotten your attention, please check out Elliot Cowan's wickedly cool blog. Brilliant bite sized bits for your artistic enjoyment.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wednesday Inspiration

Whilst checking one of my faourite blogs, Uli Meyer's, I came across this post regarding an animator/designer by the name of Gary Dunn. Fantastic stuff!!! If you're a fan of cartoony animation you should definately check him out.


Thursday, October 06, 2005


Here's a link to the artist I mentioned below. Obviously if you enter his name in a google search you'll come up with a few interesting links but this one seemed to be as good a place as any to start.

Jean-Jacques Sempe

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


I have just recently picked up this really great book called "Nicholas" by Goscinni and Sempe.
Goscinni of Asteriz fame and Jean-Jacques Sempe famous cartoonist. Being inspired by Sempe's drawings I, for whatever reason, decided to sketch a bunch o Priests.
Don't know why. Not overly religious. No word to spread. Just thought... Priests.
Anyhow... enjoy.
Perhaps we'll try Nuns next. Oooo perhaps...Devils.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Pitch art

Here is an image from an idea for yet another pitch. Tha idea was to have some slick bgs contrasting with some Stick figure like characters. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. Either way it was a fun experiment. John Stewart did the layout and Don Gauthier did the painting. Yours truly designed the stick woman.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

ahhh kids

Friday, September 23, 2005

Another placeholder

Crazy busy so forgive the regurgitation of artwork. These were fun.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Red Rover Studios

Red Rover studios has a cool new commercial for Robin Hood Flour.
Designed and animated to look like stop motion this little beauty was done entirely in 3D.

Nice Work fellas.


Monday, September 19, 2005

Monday Morning Monster Vitamins

Take six every hour on the hour. Take with milk. May cause drowsiness leading to extreme nightmares. May cause minor stomach irritability in some. This medication used to combat minor boredom. Use as directed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

At long last....Jeremy

Ahhhh.... At long last I have finally gotten my hands on a copy of Jeremy.

One of my first posts on this blog was in regards to this childhood stop motion series which we used to watch on TVO in both french and english. It was a show that I remembered with great fondness. I finally got my hands on the first 8 episodes of the series on dvd through a seller on eBay.
I was worried that I would be disappointed with the quality, having remembered it being much better than it actually was, but I was not disappointed in the least. Sure it's quite jittery in places but overall it tells a great little story with some great art direction and great little models.

If you were a fan of this rare show I strongly recommend the $5-$10 it cost on eBay and pick up a copy.

Here is the best link I've found in regards to this great little character.


Monday, September 12, 2005


Older and wiser?

Now that I've been in the biz for a while,(13yrs), I feel I'm just begining to learn.
And one of the many things I'm trying to improve on is composition.
Hans Bacher is as good as they get in this respect and he has started his own blog which not only showcases his wonderful work but also offers some great tricks of the trade.
I strongly recommend bookmarking this site.


Sunday, September 11, 2005

More Creatures


Thursday, September 08, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry for not posting for a while but things have gotten insanely busy. But for now here's an old sketch which I may have posted a while back but figure it to be a good place holder.

Friday, September 02, 2005

My gosh

Oh my Gosh, Check out Stephanie Choi's new blog. What fun. How inspiring. Over on Cartoon Brew they say that the summer of 2005 will go down as the Summer of the Blog.
So many great artists getting their work out there with relative ease. And if I could I'd thank every last one of them. Keep the inspiration alive.

Stephani Choi is a character designer on Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends.

Check her out HERE

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Rain Kids

Some sketches for the kids book I'm trying to finish. Well except for the guy in the straight jacket.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Dog days of summer

As the dog days of summer draw to an end here is a drawn dog.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Now that he's got it up and running I must direct you to check out good friend Mike Smukavic's Red Dot Blog. Mike is a storyboard artist of immense talent and character. You can also view samples of his work by following the link to his portfolio on his blog.

Thanks alot Red Dot.


John Nevarez

Ooooooo, you must check out John Nevarez's blog. Absolutely lovely sketches and designs that you can sprinkle on your Corn Flakes cause they're so darn sweet.

Go there.... NOW!