New animation: The Chase

April 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

Here’s my latest animated video for The Backhomes‘ new single “The Chase”. Inspired by the early experimental work of Robert Breer I wanted the piece to have a lo-fi analog look and feel. The choppy animation and strobe effects pair well with the driving song, and the hand drawn animated characters introduce a narrative to the otherwise abstract piece. Let me know what you think:

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February 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

It feels like it’s been forever and ever since I’ve done anything new artistically. Most of my time over the past couple years has been taken by illustration/design job jobs and The Backhomes, which is great because there’s lots of creative output in both of those areas, but I’ve been craving freeform experimentation and the freedom to work on my own stuff. Like crazy. So that’s just what I’ve been doing on the off hours lately. I even scored a new tiny studio just for this type of thing (more on that later)… Here are some teaser shots from a new series, I hope to show more soon!
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Hand painted signage on drumskin

January 12, 2015 § Leave a comment

Some process shots from a recent project designing and painting marquis signage for a café, on drumskins. I’ll post more pics (including complete logo design) once they are installed. These ones show the process of prepping the skins to make them look old, and some of the hand lettering. The skins (one is 28″ the other is 16″) will be mounted on drums with lights inside. Can’t wait to see how they look!
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Everyone can animate!

November 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

I wanted to share a few of the gifs we created at the Animation Workshop I did at the AGGV last Thursday. It was an interesting evening to prepare for because I wanted to be inclusive to all skill levels, from people who don’t normally draw to those with more experience. But I also wanted to make sure we all got some hands on experience animating.unnamed-2
After discussing different techniques and how they relate to the work that I do we were ready to try our luck making an animated loop. We did so without the help of a light table, instead trusting our eyes to get stuff as uniform and lined up as possible side by side on the page. I brought a number of objects to choose from and we got to work sketching.unnamed-1
Here are some of the resulting pieces, all drawn quickly with pencil, in about an hour and a half. Most were scanned and animated on site. Animations in order by: Rosalinde, Greg, Sheila, Terry, Mariesa, Chris, Robin and me. Photos courtesy of the AGGV.
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West Coast Winter Market

November 26, 2014 § 3 Comments

Come say hello at the West Coast Winter Market this Saturday! I’ll be selling prints in lovely frames, 100% recycled greeting cards, gift certificates and more! 10am-4pm Saturday November 29, Oakland’s Community Center (1-2827 Belmont Avenue) Victoria BC
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Animation Workshop AGGV Tonight

November 20, 2014 § 3 Comments

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There are still spots open for tonight’s Animation Workshop at the Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria! In conjunction with the Hiraki Sawa exhibition, I will discuss how to take your sketchbook to the next level using simple animation techniques. Participants will pick up their own pencils and make everyday objects come to life!

AGGV 1040 Moss Street 7-9pm. Tickets are $11 for students, $13 for adults and free for members, refreshments included.

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Early Bird Print Sale on Now!

November 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Hey earlybird shoppers I’ve got a special sale on right now just for you. Get 10% off all of everything in my ETSY shop until November 30! Combine this with some of the bundle deals I’ve going on right now and you’ll make off like a bandit! Spread the word, the secret code is HAPPYHOLIDAYS2014.

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