Thursday, March 30, 2006

Strangers With Candy

This is another one of my favorite TV shows where while watching an old tivo'd episode, I felt compelled to pick up a pencil and draw the star. Her name is Jerri Blank, and she's a 46 year-old high school freshman. For 32 years she was a teenage runaway/prostitute, but now she's outta jail and picking up her life exactly where she left off. The show is hilarious! She's always horny in class and just wants to fit in. The whole show is a spoof on all those old afterschool specials that tackle deep issues kids face. Stephen Colbert plays "Mr. Nobblett", one of Jerri's teachers and is equally hilarious. I included one of my favorite quotes from the show too. They made a movie of the show! It gets released this June I think. More pics of Jerri can be found here:

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Panning Background

Here's a rough draft of a forrest layout I'm workin on. Our layout teacher is from Disney Feature (before they went 3d) who is a phenomenal artist and a great instructor, so this will probbaly have quite a few changes after I show it to him.

Friday, March 24, 2006

It's the New Zoo Revue!

Comin' Right at YOU! I went back to the Toronto zoo the other day. Sure beats doing any actual work! I drew some more baboons, who I am convinced have the most amazing yawns. It almost looks like their lower jaw unhinges. The otter on display was really something too. They have impossibly long bodies! Its like a dachshund and a rat mated. The last one is some marsupials. A tree kangaroo in the middle and some wallaby sketches.

Monday, March 20, 2006

New paintings for ye

The top one is a still life starring stuff I got at the thrift store. The bottom one is a copy painting of a background by Bill Tytla from Fantasia. Both are done in gouache.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


And I didn't spell color with a "U"! Thats me, going against the Canadian grain! I'm such a rebel! Here's my Pink Panther walk cycle all colored purdy-like for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Trip to the Zoo!

I finally had a chance to check out the Toronto Zoo this past week. My favorite were the apes...the gorillas, the baboons, the orangutans...SO LIKE US!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Animation school animations!

Here's a few pencil tests. The Droopy is a head rotation, then an expression change, then a lip sync to our teacher saying "meow". The middle is a walk cycle featuring the star of stage and screen, Steve Martin. The last one is a ball and tail actin' all ball and tail-ish. Seeing all these drawings I did running at 24 frames per second reminds me of something I heard on Beavis & Butthead years ago. They were making their own short animated films, and Butthead, wizzened old soul that he was told Beavis something that will stay with me forever: "If you wanna have like, the coyote fall off the cliff, you gotta draw like, a THOUSAND coyotes falling off the cliff!" Truer words were never spoken!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Don Knotts 1924-2006

Heaven now has a kick-ass landlord. And now he and Jack Tripper can have wacky misunderstandings together again!