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Alphabuddies completed

While I’m at it, here is the Alphabuddies short that I animated a few years ago, completed.  I’d love to find a way to make 26 of these… one starring each letter.  If anyone knows anyone with some funding, let me know!

My wife, Rochelle came up with these characters for a book that she’s working on.  This is part of a pitch to try to get these little guys animated.  The voices are by my daughter Avery and my nieces Anika and Raina, years ago, when they were tiny.

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: animation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

First scene animated! (work in progress)

The slow process of animating has begun!  Here’s a rough test of one of the scenes for my short Possum film.  This is a second pass in blue pencil.  I’ll do this pass and make a list of things to fix in the animation when I go over the drawings in pencil and try to make them more appealing.  Once I’m happy with the animation, I’ll put a new sheet of paper over each of the drawings and clean them up with a nice clean pencil line.

This is a scene, just before he gets hit in the head by a garbage can!

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Possum Animated – in progress storyboarding

I’m working on a short Possum film that I’m hoping to fully animate.  This one will take time, I know, I know… but as long as it keeps progressing it’ll get done eventually.  I’m pretty stubborn, so we’ll see what happens. Here are some random board panels I’ve been working on.  The whole short will be about 3 or 4 minutes long as of now, and I’ve probably boarded out a little over half of it. fishlips_3000_0030 fishlips_3000_0033 fishlips_3000_0035 fishlips_3000_0049 fishlips_3000_0068 fishlips_3000_0079 fishlips_3000_0088 fishlips_3000_0089 fishlips_3000_0090 fishlips_3000_0091 fishlips_3000_0092 fishlips_3000_0103 fishlips_3000_0107 fishlips_3000_0130 fishlips_3000_0133 fishlips_3000_0135 fishlips_3000_0149 fishlips_3000_0150 fishlips_3000_0159 fishlips_3000_0021 fishlips_3000_0026 fishlips_3000_0027

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: animation, The Possum|2 Comments

sketch

possum_rubix cube

I’ve done a lot of sketches of The Possum doing strange, random things over the last 7 years, for people who have bought Possum comics.  Here’s another one.

By | March 21st, 2014|Categories: free sketches, The Possum|0 Comments

Mr. Fox

I recently participated in an art show featuring artists from the Toronto animation scene titled All Dahl’d Up.  The show was organized by Tammy Semen, and was displayed at the Gladstone Hotel here in Toronto.  The theme of the art show was Roald Dahl, so I did a fox…  you know… because of the Fantastic Mr. Fox.  Here it is:

 Mr Fox_Blair Kitchen

 And here’s a few process pictures for you ‘behind the scenes types’:

Mr Fox rough_Blair Kitchen

 (there’s some bonus Copy Cat roughs up there in the photo too!…  my desk is a mess!)

mr fox rough 2_Blair Ktichen

I used brush and ink and coloured it with gauche on illustration board.  I’m kind of hoping it doesn’t sell so I can put it in my living room…  I may even try some more paintings of this type, as it was kind of fun to do.

Artists in the show were:

Alysia Avey
Alexandra Kavalova
Andrew Wolf
Bill Speers
Blair Kitchen
Caroline Hung
Dharmali Patel
Hilary Leung
Ian Westoby
Jason Groh
Jason Thompson
Jim Bryson
Joey So
Kathryn Durst
Kyu-Bum Lee
Mike Csunyoscka
Mike Helmer
Nick Hehn
Nikolas Ilic
Noam Sussman
Perry Osuna
Sam Bradley
Sarah Mercey
Shawn Colbeck
Tara Donovan
Rachel Chalk
Rory Madge

By | June 17th, 2013|Categories: photos, random things|0 Comments
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