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.

Dec 20, 2011

Dec Daily 18 - Swamp Molusk

Okay, I'm totally cheating on this one, but I can't stay up any longer. This is a mocumentary I made back at university. This was made back in 2007 if I recall. It follows the trials of the rare (and suspicioulys basketball looking) Swamp Mollusk.

Wow... I forgot how prevalent 3:4 aspect ratio was back then... And how crappy the upload was.
And yes, that is me trying to sound like David Attenborough/Stephen Fry.
...sooo very tired....

I give up. This is all I have tonight,
Have a great tomorrow everyone,

Dec Daily 17 - Space-Gal 3

Seriously, just don't mess with her.
Gonna leave work for home. Fingers crossed for another post form there because I have my laptop back!
...uuurrrggg... sooo tired...


Dec Daily 16 - Dropping the Ball


I think the thing I find hardest about drawing any sort of comic is that as an animator you'd have dozens of frames to show actions or impacts, even changes in gesture during dialogue. In comics you get one drawing. That's it.
I think I needed to show the ball in contact with my face... or maybe not have the ball flying towards me at all... maybe... I dunno. Practice makes perfect.

So yeah. I've well and truly dropped the ball on this Daily December thing. Between work suddenly going mental and everything else going even more mental (not to mention Christmas) it's just been a bit impossible for me.
But I'll do you a deal. It's 7:30 pm and I'm currently still at work. For every job I finish tonight, I'll also do a blog post. 
Regardless of if I make it to 20 or not before midnight, after this I'm gonna consider my Daily December challenge 'up to date'.

Catch you in an hour or two,

Dec 16, 2011

Dec Daily 15 - Dino Sketches

Heya everyone,

Just some dino sketches today... Pencil and some photoshop.

I missed yesterday's post sorry. I will catch up.

Stuff is happening. BIG stuff. Kinda nervous to talk too much aboot it at this point but all going well, I'll let you know soon.

May this Friday vomit awesome and fantastic-ness upon you

*Edit - oh, and Laptop's still outta commission. Really getting angry about it now. Hopefully get it back by monday

Dec 13, 2011

Dec Daily 13 - SpaceGal... again

Hello again!
Officially up to date now!
SpaceGal again, this time made pretty with colors and inks and stuff. 
Don't know her name yet, but I'm quite comfortable with the 'Gal' in her title. 
Because she has Sass. It doesn't show but she'd totally slap you upside the head with her sass.

Laptop is still getting fixed though... Apparently the logicboard is at the store they just need to install it.
Fingers crossed for getting it back tomorrow...

Hope everyone's Tuesday was swell,

Dec Daily 12 - SpaceGal

Hey howdy hey,
So, the plan is: A blog post now AND a blog post after work to make up for missing Sunday

It's SpaceGal. Fixing stuff in space. Stuff that should work, but ins't by the look of it.

Hope you're all having a fantastic Tuesday,

Dec 12, 2011

Dec Daily 11 - Tricera-skates

Super quick today guys, I'm meeting a friend for dinner
It's a girl riding a triceratops on rollerskates.

Pencil, paper and whatever colored connector pens I could find on my desk.
And don't worry, I still haven't forgotten about yesterday's missing post. I'll make it up soon.
Have a great day,

Dec 10, 2011

Dec Daily 10 - Limericks

Heya all!
I found an internet cafe near home, but alas, have no visuals to post.
...well, that's not entirely true. See I made a video last night of me singing with the intention of posting that, but it's so very terrible that I decided against it.
Instead, for today's post, I'll give you a limerick:

A cupcacke was found on the floor,
of a room that housed a large boar.
T'was sprinkly and pink,
But boy did it stink,
As it's filling was meaty and raw.

The Boar was crazy indeed,
It thought itself as a steed,
It'd gallop around,
Its mane combed and bound,
and only on dice would it feed.

Marginally better than a video of me singing, but if I don't have anything better for tomorrow I may have to resort to the video.

We'll see...
Hope everyone's having a great weekend,

Dec 9, 2011

Dec Daily 9 - Green Green Green

Happy Friday!
A quick sketch done on the back of some banner amends at work.

I've found a really nice brand of pencils for roughs. (link)
They're big and fat like my wacom stylus and they're designed not to have the lead inside shatter if they live in the bottom of your bag. Also, it's fun to choose different colors to rough in.

Sorry for the huge swings in post quality but I'm just a but on the flat side today. Probably because I stayed at work till 10:30 last night finishing yesterdays post. 

And my laptop's still not back... so weekend posts'll be interesting...
If I had any foresight I'd've done extras and time delayed them. But that would require organisation. Something I very rarely have.

Anyways, have an awesome weekend!

Dec 8, 2011

Dec Daily 8 -The Siblings Shanahan

Hey there Dudes and Dudettes,
Today's illustration is...

Katie and Steven (Shaggy) Shanahan are barrel loads of awesome. Katies Webcomic Shurb Monkeys is fantastically funny, as is Shaggy's Talking to the Camera.

Sounding familiar? This is probably because back in July I posted about their kickstarter project Silly Kingdom. Welp, it's now 5 months later and the comic has not only been made, but made awesome.

These guys do amazing work. I could go on and on about how inspiring they are.

Oh, here's the original scan with photoshop scribbling over the top. Originally it was going to have a big evil u-stream chat thing in the background, but I couldn't get it to work.
The above was then inked in Flash and colored in Photoshop.

That's me for today,
Hope you've all had a super day,

Dec 7, 2011

Dec Daily 7 - Zoetrope

Hi Diddly dee,
As mentioned before my laptop's getting fixed, so I've had to find alternative ways to animate.

Made from a bin from officeworks suspended from my microphone stand by an old shoelace. And because I used a whiteboard marker I can re-use it.
The great thing is that not only does the bin have the slits pre-made, it also allows for exactly for a 16 frame loop.
Hope everyone's having a great day,

Dec 6, 2011

Dec Daily 6 - Me, pretty much

Hey howdey hey,
Just a quick one tonight. Sketched up uickly before I leave work as I'm going to watch Student Films at the Astor tonight.

Self portrait of my looking rather blankly at my work computer.
Only a couple more posts till I've posted 100 times!
Hope you all're having a splendid week thus far,

Dec 5, 2011

Dec Daily 5 - DINOSAURUS

Afternoon awesome guys 'n' gals,
Looks like I'll be posting from work over the next few days (week tops) as my poor overworked laptop is off getting diagnosed and such.
Poor sick li'll thing... :(

Anyways, today I bring you... A DINOSAURUS!

The plan as it stands is for myself and Miss Marta Tesoro to get ourselves a table at next years Melbourne Supernova.
Currently, I have no actual plan as to what wears I'll be peddling, but was thinking of doing a series of illustrations on a theme or something, so I asked someone who always has a cool and interesting answer. Daniel aged 8-12.
And what did Daniel aged 8-12 say? Dinosaurs, Magnets, Outer Space and Volcanoes. So at this point, I think I'll make a book or something for him.
And you know, I think he'd like the above picture.
Catch you all on the morrow,
Have a good one,

Dec 4, 2011

Dev Daily 4 - Curves and Braddock

Hey Howdey Hey,
Quick plug before today's illustration.
A friend of mine David Blumenstien has turned his weekly comic Showman? The Bret Braddock Adventures into a trailer for Movie Extra WebFest (whose prize is $100,000 to make a webseries).
It's a tale of a man with more money than sense trying to make a kids show.
...Then less money than he promised.
A bunch of us pitched in with animation and backgrounds and I also had the great opportunity to voice one of the characters.

Head over and check it out.
It'd be awesome if you could vote for it too. The Bret Braddock Adventures

Today's drawing was an attempt at drawing a curvier woman. It was pointed out to me that all the females I draw have a very similar body type, so I though I'd try drawing someone a bit hippier.

I'm happy with it as an illustration, though again I think she turned out very similar to what I usually draw.
Hope everyone's had a great weekend,
Catch you tomorrow,

Dec 3, 2011

Dec Daily 3 - A crazy couple of days

Heya everyone,
Sorry this post is a tad very late. It's been a bit mental since yesterday morning...

It's all still a bit of a jumble but the main points seem to include dancing to almost collapse, cardboard constructed battle armour, lawn bowls, bowties, car boots and ukelele playing.
...yeah, that sounds right.

It was wonderful catching up with so many old friends, and singing on public transport with new ones. Drinking and bowling with work colleges, and daggy dancing and singing yourself hoarse with your family.

Sorry if my clarity's off. It's almost four in the morning.
And as much as I would've loved to've gone to that warhouse party, I honestly don't think my aching head would've made it very fun. Also I would've been far too worried about someone getting hurt in the boot of the car. I could think of nothing worse than something like that going wrong.
oooookaaaay... sleep time. Definitely.
Catch you later today for more fun and excitement!

Dec 2, 2011

Dec Daily 2 - Sir Robot Pants

Morning all,
My sleeping patterns have become non existent, so I've taken to sleeping next to the window and leaving it open all night. It seems to be tricking my body into thinking I'm camping, so I'm waking up refreshed at the first light of dawn.
Better than not at all I suppose.

Anyways, I got to work crazy early and this is what popped into my head.

In other news, my awesome little brother is graduating tonight from Highschool. Pretty much any time you've heard drumming in anything song related I've done. It's him.
Hope you're all having a splendid Friday,

Dec 1, 2011

Dec Daily 1 - Mandrake

Well hey there! Day one of doing a post a day for December. Tonight I saw Dr Strangelove for the fist time. With the Astor Cinema less than walking distance from my apartment I now no longer have an excuse not to've seen such films.

My favourite character was Captain Lionel Mandrake of the RAF. He was bewildered, but not stupid, and I really liked that.

Plus he had a fantastic mo. I mean COME ON! That mo was amazing!
Well, I seem to be off on a rolling start,
let's see how tomorrow goes, shall we...
G'night everyone,