Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Rosenpig Version 2 now at Occupied

Here are some pics of the new Rosenpigs in the shop Occupied, in Vancouver.
Soooo cool.
If you want to see the other awesome things for sale check out


Monday, September 25, 2006

The Big Apple

We saw this giant apple on our way to Ottawa for the Animation Festival. We had to stop and check it out. I found it very inspirational!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Some more Concept

A couple more layout concepts for my film. I'm trying out a new style so it might take a few trys to get it looking right. I need to work out some textures and overlay effects to them as well to make it look all nice and...texture-ish! But yeah, I did these in photoshop.
The Peach will also look much better hand drawn. I did this one when my tablet was acting up, so I had to switch over to the mouse (uuuug). But at least I don't hate layout right now like I sometimes do.

I'm trying to get all my layouts worked out really quick in photoshop so I can put them into my leica right away. I want to be animating before Xmas. I remember what it was like doing a minute and a half in the 2nd semester last year PLUS cleanup, PLUS scanning and colouring and compositing. So yeah...before Xmas.

Monday, September 18, 2006

A Peach for the Teach

That's the title for my film I'm making at school.
I threw this layout together as part of some concept design work. The story will take place in an elementary school classroom. I will put up more art as it gets done, and eventually put the best stuff on my website.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Makeover Sunday!!!

So...my sister found this website where you can upload your photo and try out new hairstyles and colours, so she forwarded it to me, not knowing what I was going to do with it.

I decided I wasn't happy with just doing one version, so I did a bunch and with the power of print screen and photoshop I came up with these beauties:

One for me and one for Aaron. Pretty scary stuff, but it was entertaining enough for a few hours.

If you'd like to try out this hideousness youself, here's the webpage:

clairol canada

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Elliott Brood Video

Aaron sent a link to the music video blog and the person has been getting some good comments on it. Woo woo.


the blog for the video is here though:


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Art Show

Aaron and I sent off 4 of our new "flat" Rosenpig stuffed animals to an art show in Baltimore, Maryland. The show is taking place here:

They will have some info on the show up soon. WOO!

I hope the little guys do well. I wish I had had time to do some of the other "Fat" Rosenpigs too, but they do take time to make because they're hand sewn from start to finish, and have a hand painted adventure that Aaron does for each one.

Hooray for the Art Show though!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Back in Oakville

So I'm back in Oakville now, getting ready to start 4th year.

Aaron and I made 14 Rosenpigs of a new flat design (machine sewn so they take less time than the fat log type which is all by hand) and he should be taking then to the Occupied shop pretty soon. They will be cheaper since they are far easier to make (but they still took some time).
We made another 4 to send to an art show in Baltimore, Maryland. They might not get there in time for the opening but we'll see. Gotta spread the Rosenpig love!

I should finish unpacking now...but I will try to post stuff frequently about my film because I will be starting that up pretty quickly. I love youtube!!! So easy.