Thursday, September 28, 2006
This past Tuesday we attended the screening of Bruno Bozetto's Allegro Non Troppo, at Innes Hall . After the screening The Italian Cultural Institute, and T.A.I.S. had arranged a meet and greet with the director at a local bar. So I had a chance to shake Mr. Bozetto's hand, and tell him how much I enjoyed his work, especially Signor Rossi. To which he responded by adding a little drawing of Signor Rossi, and his autograph to the back of my program.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Allegro non troppo, is a full length animated film along the lines of Fantasia. Short stories put together with a classical score. To read more about this film click HERE.
You can get all of the info HERE, on the T.A.I.S. website, as to show time and location.
Monday, September 25, 2006
A super talented painter by the name of Clive Powsey, put together this jungle background painting for the Jungle Jim Show. If you havent already, you should check out Clive's Blog to see many more great paintings.
So excited about this project so far, at every stage, even more so after seeing this background. Thanks again Clive !
P.S. More to come on the Ottawa Animation Festival tomorrow
Thursday, September 21, 2006
A history of his career and a screening of some of his most popular cartoons.
" His visual style has been described by critic Greg Ford as one of “`sproinging’ rubbery character-motion that gave some of the most eminently stretchable/bendable characters in cartoon history.” This, combined with his zany humour, resulted in animated films that undoubtedly were among the wildest and most imaginative produced during the classic Warner Bros. animation period. "
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
So because of a hectic schedule, with my school work, work-work, and getting ready to go to Ottawa, I won't have much to post until early next week.
Check out all of the festival info here OTTAWA ANIMATION FESTIVAL.
Quite a lot has been happening with the little show I have been collaborating on with Chuck Gammage. The few character designs I have posted below are only a taste of what is to come, which is looking to be a very fun, and exciting show.
On another note tomorrow is graduation day for me, as I have just completed my Self Employment Business Program,(also known as S.E.B.) at the Toronto Business Development Center. If you would like to know about this program you can click HERE. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to make the dream of running your own business a reality. So far I have learned so much thanks to the many friendly and helpful people at T.B.D.C.
What is next? Nothing to it but to do it ! Please stay tuned for hopefully many exciting changes in the upcoming weeks and months.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I have been collaborating with Chuck Gammage, on this idea I came up with one day in class. I had some character ideas and thumbnails, and he did some rough character drawings, and here are the results so far, I hope you like them.
Collaboratong is fun !
By the way check out Chuck's animation blog, lots of new updates over there!
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I have an extremely busy week coming up, with my school work and getting ready for the Ottawa Animation Festival (more on that to come), but I wanted to keep to my new regular schedule and post some drawings while I have the chance. These cats are not exactly new to me, but a fun drawing to work on. Unfortunately I can't find the scan of the orginal drawing by Chuck Gammage. Anyway, here is the finished line drawing I came up with, and my very first attempt at coloring these cats. Will repost a much better version later in the week.
Enjoy and check back later in the week for more goodies!