Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free Maquette

Over the next couple of months, I should be posting design sheets and boards from my thesis film, "How to Get the Girl."

This little dude guarded my table on industry day. 
He's made from sculpey (with a wire and aluminum foil base) and a 50s style doll house chair I picked up at a garage sale. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

anthropomorphic


my dear friend Vanessa runs an online RP site, and I did this for a contest she was running.
He's an fox/boy who is a little aloof and dreams of revolution.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

At the end. BAA.

I spent the last four years studying at Sheridan College. It's been an awesome four years, and culminated in a screening of our thesis films first at Industry Day, then for our friends and family.
I have a lot to write about my experience at Sheridan, and the people I met over four years... But for now, I leave you with the poster I made up (Designed originally by Agnes Salek)

And us on the steps.

And where I spent 8 months of my life.

Hip hip hooray! You can see some of my fellow grads work by browsing their blogs here at Sheridan Animation blog, run by our supreme overlord Mark Mayerson.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

puppets


I had another film project earlier in the year that never quite came to fruition. I made this puppets out of some fabric I had printed at spoonflower.com, and I built aluminum armatures on the inside. They're not the sturdiest puppets, but hopefully they have some character.
I absolutely love stop motion animation, though it's not my strong suit as a medium. (I had two awesome stop mo animators in my mentor group this year, Julia and Jen, and I loved watching their thesis films progress!).  I love designing and boarding for stop mo though, because it's such a hands on medium. It's like you have a little stage to set up.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

matryoshka bears

he hibernates

Thursday, May 05, 2011

beasties, again


the bunyip is said to lurk in Aussie swamps and billabongs. I think he's just looking for a friend, really. 


the okapi was thought to be extinct, but it's a wonder that it survived at all. how is it supposed to hide? are the stripes for camouflage? why are only its legs stripe-y? how does it even survive in any circumstance? 



the chupacabra, or the goat sucker. we really don't have anything to fear from this little guy, because he really only likes livestock. just make sure your porch is well stocked with sheep and you'll be set. 

Sunday, May 01, 2011

more fire and hemlock


Whatever will I do without Diana Wynne Jones?
:(



"'Oh I see!' said Polly. 'NOWHERE! That's clever!' She moved sideways to look round the curve of the vases and found they still said NOWHERE, though this was because the left-hand vase now seemed to say NOW and the right-hand one HERE from where she had moved to. Both vases really said NOWHERE, but the letters were so arranged on them that you could never see the whole word at once on the same vase. Polly made sure, by going right up to them, ducking under Mr. Lynn's arm, and putting her head sideways to see the letters round the other side."