Monday, June 26, 2006

Fire Coming out of the Monkey's Head

so here I am, back in Fredericton and working my butt off. oh well, I'm sure that I'll have some fun during the next two months, like when Vicky comes up to see her brother.

I don't know how many of you have heard the Gorillaz song this post is named after, but you really have to. It's more of story then a song but it has some pretty cool visuals running through my noggin. I wanted to do some painting this summer, work out the many kinks I discovered during painting class. one of my paintings, assuming I actually go through with it and paint anything, will be from this song, it's just too crazy not to do something. This is my first "rough" of what it might look like. It's ok, especially for my first attempt EVER at really drawing a background from my imagination, but there's definetley room for improvement. I'll post version 2-however many there end up being as I finish them, most likely one a day during my daily drawing time. I'm thinking of doing something pretty big for this, most likely 20x24 or 30x30 so I'm not sure how I'll get the finished product scanned in, but I'll try my best. anywho, untill next time...


"There were no screams. There was no time. The mountain called Monkey had spoken. There was only fire. And then, nothing." - Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head ,Demon Days, the Gorillaz

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Barenaked Ladies should put their clothes back on

Can anyone say Insomnia? I knew you could. So, it's 5 o'clock in the morning when I start doing my sketching for the day. seriously, I don't know what's wrong with me, but lately I've been going to bed later, and later, and later, and later.....

It was suggested to me by my Life Drawing instructor, Geordie Millar, that I spend time this summer working on character design. Tonight, or this morning, whichever way you'd like to think of it, I used my daily sketch time to do just that.

"Who needs sleep? Well you're never gonna get it. Who needs sleep? Tell me what's that for?" - 'Who Needs Sleep?', from Stunt by the Barenaked Ladies

A Year Removed

I was cleaning up my desk today, getting rid of random scraps in preperation for my trip back to Fredericton, and I came across some sketches that I did last summer. I had forgotten about this doodle but I really liked it and put it through my computer for colours.It's based on a true story, hope you like it :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Mailing List

just a quick note, anyone who wants Supermodels and Stereo Systems sent directly to their inbox send an email to

Monday, June 19, 2006

Home or Home...which way to go.

School is over for a couple months I've got mixed feelings about it. On one hand I'm excited to go home and be with my family and friends in Fredericton, I'm also, surprisingly excited to start working and paying off credit cards. The other hand however, contains my friends here in the Miramichi (one, who knows who she is, is becoming more then just a friend), and of course I'd like to just start the animation program, not have to wait two months. Oh well, I'm sure that I'll enjoy myself over the summer and then be more then ready to get back to things in September. Next year I might attempt staying in the Chi for the holiday, but that's a year away and much to early to think about yet.

My marks are pretty good too, the lowest is 83 and everything else is 90 or above. Writing is the only course that I havn't gotten anything back from yet so I'm not sure how I did. I don't think there will be a problem, especially since I havn't heard anything to make me think that there would be.

some time ago I seem to remember saying I'd post the hand drawings I've been doing in my sketchbook and seeing that I havn't done anything more interesting, here they are. There were a couple other good ones that wouldn't fit in, so I'll make another when I have enough to do so.

until next time.

"This is why, in general, a mad scientist is actually less desireable then your garden variety scientist." -Jeneane Garafolow as the Bowler in Mystery Men.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

the Insanity

He he, this was just too hilarious, I couldn't not post it. It's now been a whole week that I've been drawing every day, and I think it's great. I've got quite a few studies of my left hand, I'll have to post them eventually, some of them really aren't half bad.

Also, feel free to leave coments by clicking the link beneath each post, I'd love to hear what anybody reading this thinks about my work. Cheers.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Todays Sketch

Vicky, tania and I watched the Pink Panther, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang tonight. I saw Pink Panther in theatre, but I was more then happy to watch it again. Jean Reno inspired me to make this guy look more french. I'm not sure exactly who the girl is...maybe a love interest ?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was surprisingly good, not sure what I was expecting, but I feel that I got alot more. Val Kilmers character was awesome, gay Perry. Anywho, untill next time.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


During my daily sketching today, I finally started to hit on what I was looking for. I've been trying to design a male character to work with the the robot girl I've shown a couple times. There's still some stuff to work out but I'm really happy with this so far.

In other news, Vicky and I went to the theatre again this Friday. We saw Over the Hedge and Cars, both were awesome. The two of us agree that we can't wait to see them again on DVD, and I especially can't wait for Cars special features.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Movies, Books and colour.

Very sorry if I've been lacking in new stuff lately. Well, at any rate I'm here now, with news. Exciting news!

As you may know, Vicky and I went to see X3 a couple weeks back and I am here to tell you I loved it. Sure there were a very few things about it that kindof ticked me off, but it was mostly in hindsight. After the movie we went to dinner and then she came back here and we watched Hoodwinked. It was my second time seeing it and it was just as good. I had the song about being prepared stuck in my head for at least an hour. She came over again this past Friday and we watched Fantasia 2000 and Doogal, both of which were pretty good. Magical mustaches and a flamingo with a Yo-Yo, how can you get anything better. On a related topic, Vicky's planning on getting the afore mentioned flamingo painted onto her car and I can't wait to see it. Another thing I can't wait to see is her when she comes over again this coming Friday.

I finally finished reading the Witches by Roald Dahl. Vicky let me borrow it so I'm eager to get it back to her before I accidentaly destroy it somehow. It was a book I had read as a child and was nice to go through it again. Currently I'm reading Dean Koontz's novel Velocity. Like most of his books I can't seem to put it down. Basically, it's about a bartender named Billy who, after finishing a shift at the Tavern, finds a note under his windshield wipers. The note reads,

"if you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher somewhere in Napa County.
if you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work.
you have six hours to decide.
the choice is yours."
And finally, I've got another pic of the strange robot supermodel chick that I'm trying to write a comic about. This is the first time I've ever successfully used photoshop to color something so horray again. I've included the bare lineart and after coloring to show what she'd look like within the comic itself, which I plan to make black and white, and what a cover might look like. Click the pic to see a bigger version.