I'm an Australian animator from Melbourne living and working in Halifax, Canada.

Currently Animation Supervisor for Copernicus Studio Inc., I amuse myself by terrifying the locals with ukulele fuelled spontaneous sing-alongs and using snow as shaving equipment.

If you want to see more you can check out webbot15.com, and we've also got a nice bunch of links below that'll take you wherever you want to go.

Oct 28, 2010

What is a bicycle?

As previously mentioned, I've stared a new job.
In the past I've caught metro trains from Southern Cross station to get to work, but as my new work is in South Melbourne I've decided to get in a bit of exercise and make my own way down there by means of the Melbourne Share Bike Things.

They're pretty good. You swipe your card, take a bike, ride it to where you want, dump it at the next station.
The bikes only have 3 gears (which sucks hard!) but besides that they're easy to ride.

What I'm finding difficult, nay HORRIBLE, is navigating Melbourne traffic. Mainly, am I a vehicle or a pedestrian?
Both options seem ridiculous to me.
Between my lack of stamina and my 3 gears, I'm far too slow to compete with cars. Yet surely I'm too fast and cumbersome for the footpath.
...I think I'm rather screwed either way...

Please, if you have any advice or anything, let me know, because my morning and evening commute just became a whole lot scarier.
-Daniel



(On a smaller note, it turns out I can't make it from South Melbourne to Prahran and back in a lunch break)

New job, new desk, new pictures

Well! What a week it's been so far!
Started my first week at my new job creating banner ads.
I haven't tweened so much text in my hole life! But it's good. The people there are friendly.

There is one thing though...
Maybe it's from years of filling up sketchbooks, but I just can't seem to tolerate large spaces of white. So, in preparation of this upcoming October 31st, I decided to populate my little corner of office space.





Also, my preoccupation with snot, phlegm, mucus and most forms of congestion seems to be continuing.
There's just something intriguing about the way it holds together with itself. It'll stretch and squash, but'll always return back to it's original shape... weird...



Hope you're all having a great evening,
Coming up next; cycling, Melbourne, and the convergence of the two.
-Daniel

Oct 23, 2010

DIY Shirt Prints

I've been meaning for a while to go through some of my old (and slightly grubby) t-shirts and put stuff on the front of them. (to cover the afore mentioned grubby)

The tricky thing is finding something you feel strongly enough about to have plastered on your shirt all day. So this first one is simply the (aproximate) hexadecimal RGB value of the shirt.

After trying to take photos of the shirt and getting an average value and comparing it to the shirt, I ened up taking the value from a character I'm animating at the moment with very similar colored sleeves.
It would've be slightly off due to lighting, shadows, and fading over time anyway.



Because I don't have any screen printing equipment and couldn't be bothered waiting for fabric paint to dry, I used a giant iron-on sprot number from Lincraft and cut it up. For the record, zeros give the most useable surface area.





Oct 22, 2010

Wakkaville's going to air!

big news! Big New!! BIG NEWS!!!
The first show I ever worked on is airing this weekend!
For a while there, it didn't look like it was EVER going to be broadcast... but luckily I was wrong!



For those of you in good ol' Australia, It's airing on Channel 9 at 10:30 this Saturday, right after the Fantastic Dogstar!
And'll hopefully be on every Saturday!
I'm super pumped! A whole heap of super talented people worked on this show and it'll be great to see all our hard work come to fruition.
>squeeeee!<


Hope you're all having a FANTASTIC day/night/whatever!
-Daniel

Oct 17, 2010

Weekend Stuff

Desperately trying to remember to post stuff...



Though it's currently very cold and grey outside, we are most definitely in Spring.
...trust me...


Hope you're all having a great weekend!
Catcha on the flip side!

Oct 12, 2010

Three, it's a magic number

Another "I Love Charts" submission.
The lyrics to Blink Melon's "Three is the Magic Number" graphed and charted out.
Hope you're all having a great evening,
-Daniel



*Edit: I'll do you one better!

Oct 1, 2010

Vintage Arcade Machine

A little while back my good friend Christian showed me a bizzare blog of color photographs from 1900 Russia. What the photographer did was take 3 seperate b&W photos, each with either a red, green or blue filter over the lens. These negatives have since been composited together to create beautiful color photos of ye ole Russia! Seriously, check this stuff out.

I couldn't get the ingenuity of it all out of my head, so I tried the same thing (mostly the same thing) using a digital camera, cellophane and our good friend photoshop. This is an out of service arcade machine in the ping-pong room at work.


And these are the 9 layers of photos used to create the image. I ended up only using the three full color photos to control luminosity.

Snot Monster



My entry for Wacom's 4th Anime/Manga Character Design Contest

There was a spate of colds going around the office at the time, so a Snot Monster seemed appropriate. Also, it quite often felt like there was some huge mass of sentience oozing from your septum.

:D