Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not "Mobile Phones", but "Wireless Telephony"!

I received my first bill from Canadian phone company Fido (which uses dogs for it's ad campaigns) and I thought I’d give their slogan a bit of a twist.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Yankee Irving

Yankee Irving, now re-titled “Everyone’s Hero” is a project I worked on during summer 2004. My job was to take original character design sketches, and map them out for 3d modeling. I drew diagrams called “orthographic character views”, “orthographies” for short. Orthographies are a spread of a single character in front, side and back views, drawn in a position suitable for rigging. It’s kind of like a model sheet/character roatation, but more strict and technical. Our team did orthographies for every character in the film, the 3d modelers used them as a guide for building the characters you see on screen.

Friday, August 11, 2006


I designed these characters for my Sheridan portfolio. I was always inspired by how the Looney Tunes directors used animals for caricature. My favorites are Babbit and Catstello in Bob Clampett's A Tale of Two Kitties, and The HoneyMousers by Bob McKimson. Frobster is based on Alfred Hitchcock, Marlon Brando and Sydney Greenstreet.