Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Concept from my grad film

Its a pretty good time to update on the progress of my film, Key Lime Pie. I just finished my animatic, ive got a few small changes but for the most part ive got something i can move forward with. Right now im trying to establish the overall look of the film, so heres my first layout concept; Times square all key lime pie'd up. Expect more posts very soon, in the meantime id love some feedback.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Elephants and Life Drawings

So ive been busy working on my film, Key Lime Pie, which is coming along. In the meantime, i thought i would post some new lifedrawing and some elephant sketches(they brought an elephant to our school). Hopefully in a couple of weeks I can post some work from my film.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Good Ol Days

NBA season is starting up soon, and im feeling optimistic about my Toronto Raptors this year..Ive been watching them religiously since 1995 when they first came into the league, back when this guy was manning the paint for them. I remember lining up for an hour to get "The Big O's" autograph at the Sports Authority grand opening where I used to live only to find out that he had cancelled his signing. Tracy Murray showed up instead and signed my free sports authority hat, which is probably kicking around in my Mom's basement somewhere. Anyway, just wanted to share a thought completely unrelated to art or film. Go Raptors.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Well, ive got a name for my film; "Key Lime Pie"..and this is my first run of serious concept work for it. Its my own spin on the noir genre, and the story basically revolves around this character who is obsessed with key lime pie. I did some early concept back in May for the film, and these are essentially redesigned versions of the characters that were previously posted.
For those of you who are interested, Key Lime pie is my favourite dessert, so if youre ever organizing a birthday party for me...you can probably score some bonus points if you buy a key lime pie from your local grocery store and stick twenty something candles in it.

A personal note: I just wanted to pay some respect to my friend Jeff Thompson, who is currently recovering from a serious hand injury. I cant say enough about Jeff, just a really great friend and a really talented artist. Ive worked with him on most of the projects ive been involved with, and being around him just makes me a better artist. His work can be seen on characterdesign.blogspot.com, and his blog is linked right.
Heres to a speedy recovery...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Nanny and Grandad

Hey, this is from a few months back but I wanted to post something with a bit more finish on it.
Its based off my grandparents, who looked after me a lot as a kid. That little fat asian child is supposed to be me.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Friends of the Jungle

But Seriously though....what would we do without friends??
A side note..the monkey in the middle isnt actually that fat...I just cant see that well.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

More film concept

The grim reaper, sporting a tommy gun sith...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Is He just Happy to See you?

Hey everyone, this will be my first post from BC. Im here with a few friends working at Studio B for the summer. So it took me awhile to get all settled in and do some new work to post here.
This is some early concept for my film next year...im attempting to put my own spin on the film noir genre. Much more change to come...

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Batman Sketches

These are just some batman sketches i was doing in class the other day, i might turn one into a final and throw in my interpretation of robin

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


she woke up just in time to see me put down my pen and look the other way...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Old work, and some people worth mentioning..

Big post here...Ive been working long hours of the film since jan, so its been hard to get together new pieces. I thought id post some existing work i had laying around. I wanted to mention a few people who really helped me out at Sheridan in the last few years and were vital in my development as an artist. Robin Joseph, Bernard Joaquin, Ben Plouffe, and Linton Joseph are all linked right. They were as good as almost any teacher I had at the school, so i wanted to mention them all in this post. Above are some longer poses from lifedrawing which were used in my newest portfolio. The second image are a bunch of crocodile designs that I did right before my second year which I tightened up a bit just recently. The last piece was a digital painting I did from the movie lost in translation, also in the summer before second year while plouffe was teaching me how to digital paint(i had no knowledge of photoshop before). Im not crazy about the scarlett johansson portrait, but I was really happy with the bill murray back when i finished it. Anyway, back to animating Bazo. And check out all four people mentioned, all have blogs with great work.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Life Drawing Portfolio

I felt like posting some of my lifedrawing, since we have a portfolio due around this time. Recently ive been playing around with my linework and starting to dabble into colour. I checked out a really great Schiele exhibit when I visited NY in december. One room had 20 or 30 works that he had done right after leaving art school, and it was just a really great experience to see them in person. I wanted to mention Gerry Zeldin(my third year life drawing instructor) as well, who manages to create a great class environment where the students that take part are encouraged to grow and develop as artists. He has been hands down one of the best instructors I've ever had at Sheridan college, and Im sure that many other Sheridan Animation Alumni who were taught by Gerry can attest to the same thing.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Its been awhile since I posted last, I hope people are still stopping by. It feels like we just got over a major hump with our film, "Bazo". We changed the story, art direction, basically gave the film an overhaul. Needless to say, Im a lot happier with what weve got going. These are the new designs for the main character I came up with. Let me know what you think.
To see more work from the film, check out Casper Konefal's blog, linked right.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Musical Toby

Its been awhile since ive posted...This is a quick sketch from awhile back. Me and my good pal Jeff Thompson wanted to try memory sketching out at the Royal Winter Fair. We spotted this interesting character playing air guitar, bobbing his head to country music with supreme confidence. I'll have some new work up in the near future, Happy New Year.