Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mazarin is BACK. Now known as Black Stoltzfus

That's new favourite band (as of last summer when I discovered them here in Vancouver) is back.

I'm very picky when it comes to the music I like, so when I first heard these guys I was like, "Right on.....a new band with kick ass beard(s) and kick ass tunes". But then they had to change their name because of some other band calling themselves Mazarin..........but whatever to them.
These guys are back and are calling themselves Black Stoltzfus. Stoltzfus being the last name of frontman Quentin (who has a really awesome beard by the way)

So yes........on this long weekend, Erica is now happy. All is right with the world again.

If you want to check them out, you can listen to some of their tunes on their Myspace page here:

Mazarin Band

UPDATE: Ok so apparently I shouldn't get too used to the new name Black Stoltzfus......but....they are still my new favourite band no matter what they call themselves.

I think I fixed the link below for their myspace page too.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


This blog is being neglected badly.........

I wish I had some artwork or anything fun to put up here, but I've been a tad busy with work lately.

so sad.....

Friday, August 03, 2007

Nicktoons Animation Festival

My film "A Peach for the Teach" is one of 30 finalists in the Nicktoons Animation Festival this year.
It will be broadcast on TV on Nicktoons on August 14th at 10pm. I wish we got that station here.....oh well.

And the film also won 1st place in the under 2 min category of the Shortfest. Woooohooooo.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

New Blog

Work on the new blog continues.....

In case you haven't heard from me already, I'm creating a new blog specifically for the horseback riding video games. I bought one as a joke last summer but actually got quite addicted to it.
Now I have people emailing me questions on how to get past certain parts of the game.....
I've been experimenting with Video Capturing software for game tutorial videos and I think I found the best one for what I want to do. So videos should be able to go up soon, and people can find solutions from watching them.
It's very hard to respond to people when I get busy with work.

I've also been working on the logo. This is a quick mock up of what it might look like. It will probably end up looking much different since I'm never actually happy with anything I draw :P

I've also done the character in flash so if I want to animate him at some point I totally can!!!

Never fear girls...your helpful website for the game is almost here!!!

UPDATE: Yeah the logo is lookin' pretty different now because I hate this one. Stay tuned!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Updates on stuff!

Here's a few quick updates

So the final version of my film is not on Youtube yet because of contest rules, so to see it you can view it here:

A Peach for the Teach are a few pics of me and Aaron's Mii's from the Nintendo Wii:

here are a couple pics of some finished Peach for the Teach characters which include the Apple now:

In other has been revealed that John Stamos has a nose where his belly button should be. Click here for the video proof!!!!

Stamos Nose-Belly Button


Monday, May 07, 2007

Back to BC baby!!!

I'm in lovely Vancouver again, and man, I kicked off my "summer o' fun" by going to see Spiderman 3 yesterday. Craptacular!!!!! Which is my way of saying i thought it kinda sucked.

Hopefully there will be some awesome movies coming out this summer.

And the idea of not having to go back to school in September is also making this summer super spectacular. I already got down to the gelato shop where Aaron and I treated ourselves to deliciousness.
And coming back to BC had a favourable time change for me. I'm actually getting up early woo hoo. I got so much (laundry) done today. I have a couple more errands to run today but artwork should be appearing on here soon hopefully again.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Millions of Peaches

these are for my two 1st year helpers who did a bunch of scanning for me.

We're haveing a school screening tomorrow and I shall see them there!!! Woooo fun times

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Click on the link

Check Me Out

I'm dancing up a storm, and apparently I'm my own biggest fan. WOO HOO

Animation stills

Here's a couple of stills from my film so far. It's just the basic colours on right now, and later in after effects they will be SUPER AWESOMEfied.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

Coming along....

The film is coming along........slowly but's getting there.
Here's my production chart as of last night when I got home from school.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Peeping Tom in my closet

Do you ever have the feeling you're being watched when you're changing?

Well I did today. I was in my room after having my shower, putting on some makeup and doing my hair, and then I went to get changed....when suddenly I felt as if I was being watched.

I heard a little noise of paper rustling from my closet...and I knew I wasn't alone.

Check out these pics to see my landlady's cat being all freaky creepy....

She's done this before...which is why I piled up a bunch of crap in front of the deter her from going in there...

But as you can see....someone with beedy little eyes has not been deterred at all.

"Cripes I've been caught, now to make my escape"

Friday, February 16, 2007

Happy Bday To ME

It's my Birthday......Feb. 16th baby

here's a piece of artwork to celebrate. They look a little too sassy to be enjoying my bday though but whatevs!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Goal

My goal.....

to finish animating before Reading week (starting Monday Feb. 26th)

It can be done.......I just need to do it. Finish inbetweening a scene a day. As of today, 9 more to go (out of 24)

PEACH POWER!!! (eye sparkle)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Beard Rock

So I've decided that my favourite kind of music is (what I like to call) Beard Rock.
The proof is in the photos!!!!!

Aaron also has a healthy beard. Coincidence? I think not.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Yam Yam the Pomeranian

So Aaron forwarded me an email on friday, because someone at his work needed to find a new home for his cute little pomeranian Yam Yam.

SO I started thinking hey...he's a super cute! I want him sooooo Bad!!!! My mom even offered to keep him at our family's house in Victoria until I got to Vancouver, since Aaron's building is "no pets allowed". But I found out last night someone got to him first, but the guy works in Aaron's department so that's cool (as long as I get to be invited over to his house for visits).

This is what happens when I'm not in Vancouver....I miss out on Prime Pomeranian give away season!

Oh well...soon enough I shall get one, and I'll get it from puppy stage so I don't miss out on all the cute times...although pomeranians are always cute, no matter which age they are.

......sigh.......Yam Yam

Monday, February 05, 2007

Erica's Demo Reel and an Ode to my Favourite pets

Posting up some demo reel action here. I needed to get it on youtube to put on my website so I decided to put it here too.

Aaron has been working hard to create some craziness on the website. Check out the "Learn more about us" link.

I'm also posting another video I found on Youtube the other day. It's like an ode to my favourite dogs......keep watching till the end of the video and you'll be rewarded with some of the best editing I've ever seen hahaha.

the quality is pretty low so my awesome girl skip cycle is a little colour blasted white. But oh well...

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Oh Cap Reit....

This is the apartment building I was in for 2nd year...

Needless to say, it's stuff like this that makes me glad I moved out.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Xmas Haul

So here's a few pics of some of me and Aaron's Christmas haul.....

I got him a remote controlled Dalek from Dr. Who. (It moves and says different things...usually about exterminating you) And Aaron got me a 2D figurine from Gorillaz.

Man, I can see why Jamie Hewlett won "Designer of the Year" in 2006. The Gorillaz art and videos are amazing. Good times says I!!!

You may also notice the totally cool Nintendo mushroom couch throw pillow!

Tamogotchi Connection 2 DS game is also visible in the bottom left here.....super fun game.

And this little piece of awesome was modelled by Kelly for me. I keep it by my desk to watch over me as I animate. She spurs me on to finish up pose testing, for the fun of inbetweening is close at hand!!!
OH inbetweening......i actually finished inbetweening my girl character's skip/leap/ballerina-esque walk cycle last night. I'm fairly happy with it, and I tried to make it good since it's one of 2 scenes that have characters with arms and legs ahah.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Guild Wars Update's not really fun to post line tests of my animation (which is basically what I'm doing right now on my film) I thought I'd show off the new armour I got for my elementalist character in Guild Wars. Hahah...and Aaron and I created some new characters too.

I now have a female Warrior named Smoochy Muvums and Aaron has a male Elementalist named Robot Showerbucket. Fun times! Here's a few candid pics.

New armour covers less than before yet protects better? Hmmm...

Aaron's skull staff and lightnings floating around my head.

Warrior Princess and Aaron's dude looking a bit old with the grey hair...

Scaring his character with my Amazonian good looks.

Friday, January 12, 2007

New stuffs coming

I've been working hard trying to key out a bunch of scenes of I haven't been posting as much.
But I will post some fun stuff soon.