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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Everybody

Thursday, August 28, 2008




My first job animating was doing flash shorts for the internet. Here are a couple of Mondo Media's 'Like, News' episodes that I animated on. These were done back in 2000 and 2001. Seems like a long time ago.
The Ben Affleck one I had some help with. The Sam Jackson episode I animated by myself (I think). I was animating 2 1/2 minutes or more in a week. Sure the animation is very limited but I worked many late nights to get them done.

Unfortunately Mondo does not allow embedding. So follow the links to see my budding animation attempts. I should add that I like these shorts. I really appreciate that I got to work on something worthwhile so early in my career.

*edit: Jone Izen may have worked on the Sam Jackson episode. It's been a while. My memory is fuzzy.

  • Sam Jackson


  • Ben Affleck
  • Saturday, July 12, 2008





    Here's my western poster for the next Deighton's After Dark show. Tonight (Saturday July 12th) at Deighton's Well.

    Monday, June 09, 2008


    New template! I decided to fix things up a bit on my blog. One thing I've changed is the links on the side.
    Earlier this year I started using Google Reader to keep track of all the blogs I was checking out. Things snowballed and there are several dozen blogs that I have discovered and subscribed to. So I could either make the blog links section way too long or just include the people I know who blog. I decided the shorter list suited me better. Sorry if your link got axed.

    Anyway, hope you like the new look. New drawings coming soon!

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008

    Here's a flash short I worked on years ago. It's called The Ninth Life of Sherman Phelps. There were 5 episodes and someone has put them on YouTube. This was one of the more pleasant flash shows I've worked on.




    I also worked on episodes 1,3 and 4.

    Friday, March 07, 2008

    Here's my submission for the next Deighton's Well art show. March 8th in the evening time. Come on down and check out some Vancouver animation art.

    HaroldDreams


    Harold Dreams in Colour
    8X10 Gouache on art board.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008



    Horse Walk.

    Here's a walk cycle I did several years ago when I was learning flash. It's sad how little I have improved in the past 7 years or so.
    A couple of my coworkers commented on how long it's been since I've updated this thing. Then I found this in an old back up. So I'm posting it.

    Tuesday, October 02, 2007

    Here's my second painting for the Deighton's After Dark III show.


    "Irish Heather" 5.5 x 3.5, Gouache on watercolour paper.

    Monday, September 24, 2007

    Here's a piece that will be showing at the 3rd Deighton's After Dark show.


    3.5 x5.5 Gouache on watercolour paper.
    My scanner isn't working so I used the digital camera.

    Saturday, October 6th
    Deighton's Well, 131 Water St.
    Show starts at 7:30

    Hope to see you there.

    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    I think everyone had a good time at the Smoke Show. Here are photos of some of the pieces by talented Vancouver animation artists.















    by Kevin Schmid

















    By Colin Giles




















    By Nicole Stinn


























    Here's the other wall. My piece is on top.























    A closer look.





    Thursday, May 17, 2007

    I haven't updated this thing in how long???
    Sheesh, work got busy. I became unproductive.
    On June 1st I have a painting going up at the Deighton's After Dark II show. There will be work from many Vancouver animation artists . Check it out if you can.

    My goal is to update this thing much more often in the near future. Stay tuned.

    June 1st. 7:30. Deighton's Well on Water St in Gastown.

    Sunday, October 22, 2006

    Speedway 79 commercial. This was done at Storyboard Inc along with the Maypo commercials below.


    Piels Beer Commercial. This was probably done by Gene Deitch at UPA New York.


    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    I WANT MY MAYPO!



    Unfortunately I don't have time to do any new paintings. This has turned into an animation fan blog.

    Here's a tv spot done by Studio Ghibli. It probably won't change your life but it is super cute.


    Saturday, October 14, 2006

    Here's a tv spot directed by Sylvain Chomet


    Monday, October 02, 2006

    Another french animated video. I really like this one. It's done by a company in Paris called Cube.



    http://www.cube-creative.fr/html/nt/nt_lc/akoa.html

    My favorite cg animated tv show is Pocoyo.






    Sunday, October 01, 2006

    Some animated videos that I like...



    War Photographer directed by Joel Trussel. This has been on the internet for a while but it's worth watching again.
    http://www.cockrockdisco.com/JFDSwpweb.mov





    From the Kerascoet website. A french animated video. (Thanks to Ronnie del Carmen's blog)
    http://kerascoet.fr/index.php?Bazar

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    New painting!!!



    Discussion over tea. 8x10. Gouache and ink on board.

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    So once or twice a year I'll go out and buy comics again. Usually all in one spree and that will tide me over until the next spree. Last week I got some comics that I really liked. All 3 of these books were published by Drawn and Quarterly.

    Pyongyang; A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle. http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&art=a41e32dcb62910

    Get a Life and Maybe Later by Dupuy and Berberian.
    http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&art=a3fe8b3dc4aa8f

    Tuesday, July 11, 2006

    Tuesday, July 04, 2006

    Here's a link to a Flebus comic strip. Click on the comic pages to see the following page.




    http://home.earthlink.net/~copaceticgallery/Flebus1.html

    Tuesday, June 20, 2006

    Another painting...


























    This is probably the last painting I'll post for a while. I'll try and post other stuff more often instead.

    Monday, May 15, 2006

    For Schmiddy


    The background colours are kind of bad.
    Anyway, Schmiddy was giving me a real hard time about not posting stuff. I'll try to post some more old paintings soon.

    Thursday, February 23, 2006

    Another painting.

    I painted this one last year but thought I'd post it anyway.



    Wednesday, February 08, 2006

    Dead blog

    So I haven't been doing much painting or anything lately. Here are some drawings of yours truly by Nuranee Shaw.



    "I'm golden boy... you may have heard of me..."


    This is a scene from Tinsletown during lunch. Some attractive girl was walking around in a see through top. What's a fella supposed to do??

    Maybe I'll post some of my own stuff one of these days.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2006




    Here's another painting. This one is a little more recent.

    Friday, December 30, 2005


    Ok, this is kind of old but here goes anyway.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    So this is my blog

    Post #1

    I'll try to put some drawings up in the new year.

    Happy New Year everyone!