Skip to main content

A birthday pressie!

Octopus piece (fineliners and schminke ink)

Birthday Boy!!!
M&M brownies




Ben killing...I mean cutting the cake that Kathryn made..


It is my good friend Ben's 40th birthday today and I drew him this and baked the brownies.  Yay!  Am really glad he like the piece and that it turned out well.  I will be making shirts and tote bags with the design!  Ben is a special FX animator and is currently working with me at Studio Moshi.  He and I met at Ettamogah, an animation company that was interesting to say the least,  and that was in 2008.   He was really quiet when he first started work and when we did get chatting at one of the work gatherings, he called me a midget and then I kicked him on the shin for it...and we've been friends since.  Ben also tutored me on how to do smoke and blood special FX, smacked me with a ruler for having bad perspective in a background I drew and generally being there for me when I needed him.   He still laughs at me when he remembers me struggling with paper animation....even after he roughed it out for me.   Anyhoo, am glad to have good friends and Ben is one of them!  Squeeee!

Today is a bit of a write off at work,  I smashed out huge amounts of footage the last 4 days and then I would go back home to do more work and to study Japanese and work on this piece.  I haven't had much a break so today am just out of it and struggling to finish even one shot.  Ah well.  A bit of rest and I will be back on top next week.  This weekend is very work-based though!  I want to finish a couple of animations and my current e-book.  A shame that it's all on computer since the weekend looks to be a sunny and lovely day.  Hope I find some time to urban sketch!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Some journal entries!

Hi, hi! 

How are things going?  Thought I would touch base.  My first week and a bit at work has been quite full on.  Lots of work to do for now.....will see how that goes.  Rob and I went to Sushi Jiro at the QV last weekend for some delicious sushi train.  We love sushi train.  I especially wanted to draw the scampi nigiri and the spicy salmon nigiri.

I also drew my fatty boombah kitty, Hanzo.  He is on a diet...but it's going to take time to lose weight, so he's still fat.  I need to lose weight too.  I really need to lessen my sugar and certainly exercise more. 

Working on some test animations tomorrow.  Should be good fun!

IF: Mail

"Peggy was so surprised when she discovered that........"

This is my submission for Illustration Friday: Mail.  Thought I would leave it open ended for everyone else to fill in the blanks.

I haven't been able to submit for two weeks because of freelance work and it feels so nice to have something up for this week.  I am still on fashion illustration mode and enjoying it a lot.  Done in Flash and tweaked in Photoshop.

IF: Burning

Howdy!

This is my illustration for Illustration Friday and the theme is Burning.  I wanted to do something simple with bold colours and I went for "burning passion" and why not?  I think it's the type of burning most people wont mind at all.  This was illustrated in Flash.

I bought two awesome fashion books today: Dreaming of Chanel and Dreaming of Dior.  I would definitely recommend them!