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.

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Feb 28, 2012


Heya everyone,

At work here, a common topic of inter-continental discussion is animals. 
It's been fun bringing up Google images of Kangaroos, Cockatoos, Brush tailed possums, and the ever terrifying Cassowary.

In return I've been told about moose (which is apparently the plural for a single mosse. Like sheep) and beavers and racoons. And though I haven't seen so much as a squirrel yet, I decided to have a go at drawing them based off what I've been told.

Mosse are apparently grumpy. Like woke up on the wrong side of bed and stood on an entire lego set at five in the morning grumpy.
I drew the beaver and racoon to match. 

And I thought the beaver and platypus were a nice counterpart to each other.

...and this is Batman getting ready to take a dump...

 That's all for now. Still working on that song I mentioned. Needs about a verse and a half before it's finished. Also planning on filming another beard video today (fingers crossed)

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play in the SNOW because it SNOWED and there hasn't been much SNOW but there's SNOW here right now and it's SNNNNOOOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you're SNOW all having a great day SNOW!
-Dan - SNOW!!! -iel

Feb 20, 2012

A taste of down under (NOT LIKE THAT!)

Heya everyone,
So I've recently discovered something. It's not the big differences that bug you when you move somewhere new. It's the little ones.

For example, Halifax doesn't seem to sell sausage rolls. Further than that, they don't seem to have savoury pastries of any kind. I never realised how much I craved savoury pastry.

So I decided to make a whole heap of sausage rolls!

They were sooo yummy.
I'd forgotten how awesome it is to have an oven. Back in my apartment in St Kilda I didn't have an oven. But the hostel I'm staying in here in Halifax does and it's HUGE! I almost didn't get them all done before midnight when the kitchen closes, but I totally did.
I took a whole heap of them to work too. Needed to ...educate? Canadian animators on the deliciousness of meat and pastry.

It all reminded me of growing up back home. Not necessarily what I was making, but the quantity.
So many Saturdays and Sundays of making huge quadruple batches of biscuits or  slices or bolognese and then freezing the lot of it for school lunches.
Ahhhh... good times.
Less baking and more sketching soon.
But then more baking again.
...and possibly a song.

Hope everyone's having a great day,

Feb 14, 2012

And then I went to Canada

Heya guys,
So just updating you on, well, stuff. I'm in Canada now.

I've been here a little over two weeks and am loving it!
I've been getting ready for this from before Christmas but didn't want to post it just in case it didn't happen.
BUT IT DID! And now I'm animating in an awesome studio with awesome people and it's awesome.

I'm still settling in but I have some blog posts planned so expect some stuff.

Hope you're all having a fantastic evening,