Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tracked down

I mentioned a while back to some of the gang that I'd seen a typical schedule of a Mangaka. Anyways, was finally able to track it down again.

All I can say is wow.


And something else I managed to track down. I mentioned to someone (I think it was Tim) that Disney released a music video for their upcoming film Tangled that stars a large number of the production staff.

I think that it's great how they involved everyone :) it's also a fun tour of the studio.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas everybody :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Food About You

Food about you
Uploaded by AlexandreDUBOSC. - Discover more animation and arts videos.

here, have some trippy stop motion :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Upcoming things part whatever and some shorts

So the trailer for the third transformers instalment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon has been release and man, does it look good. I'm excited, but then I love the transformers franchise.

And some shorts I found through a friend :)

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tribute to the man from the moon

Tribute to Norman Frederick Hetherington, the man behind popular Australian children's television puppet character Mr Squiggle who passed away on the 6th December 2010.

All photoshop vectors. Except for my handwriting. That's just me.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Even even more upcoming things

So if you havn't already heard, Disney's Easter holidays animated release has a trailer out. Mars needs Moms.

It's from the same studio that brought us Monster House, the Polar Express and A Christmas Carol (that one with Jim Carey). I have to be completely honest, I did not like how they portray humans. In this film; Gribble looks alright, as do the aliens (to a degree) however I do not like the look of the kid or his mom. It looks like it'll still be a good movie though.

Anyway was just reading up about the studio (ImageMovers Digital), and this is their last film before their expected closure in 2011.

and here's a cool short film that all us photoshop users should like ;)

I Have PSD from Hyperakt on Vimeo.

I wish I could do that to toast.
If you check out the website you'll see they even had an animator on the production team.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Even more upcoming things of Awesomeness

So continuing on with my 'upcoming things of Awesomeness' I've found yet another trailer for a 2011 animated film

Yup that's right, if you havn't already heard Pixar are releasing Cars 2 next year.
While I'm not that excited about it (I'm still mourning the shelving of NEWT) I trust in Pixar to produce a great movie.

Anyways here's the official synopsis:

"Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors."

Next up, a new clip released from Tangled on one of Disney's youtube acccounts.
It's got some great humour, and some great character animation.

While this last one isn't animation per se, I found it very inpirational.

It's done by Pixar and joins a growing voice of hope for LGBT teens with their own submission to the "It get's better" project.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Creative Advertising

I do so love creative advertising

Friday, November 12, 2010

Incase of apocalypse

... follow these simple instructions

Added in part of the Zombie conga line, as it's effects were doine in After Effects. Not that I could export it very well :/

More upcoming things of Awesomeness

So it appears like Winnie the Pooh is getting a reboot.

"Winnie the Pooh," the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Winnie the Pooh" hits theaters July 15, 2011.

Gack! Looks so cute! :]

Something really cool also happened to Glen Kleane. I can't actually read the page (I'm thinking it looks french... maybe?) but there are some lovely artworks by him

Check it out!

The Art of Glen Keane. More amazing Glen Kleane art. Check it too.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Upcoming things of awesomeness

For those Avatar the Last Airbender fans who havn't already heard. A line test from Avatar: The Legend of Korra was found on the blog of a Korean animator.

Dante Basco, the voice of Zuko, is also set for a return in the new series. What his part will be is still unknown.

and a teaser trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2

Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

UNDERDOG - the film

And to yer left we have the finished Underdog film that was submitted to the 2010 60Forty ProtoNinja award by that girl called Scheree.

Animated over a month and a half in Flash.
Backgrounds drawn in Illustrator.

Didn't win a place, however t`was great fun to produce.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

Cinema Patrons

Messing about with After Effects

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Max THE MAN progress 001

HRA ep14. Making Future Magics

Just stumbled upon this. It's amazing. Stop Motion light painting done with an Ipad. Sooooo pretty.

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fire Safty Rotoscope

my people are greeeeeeeeeeeen

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Arts from all over the joint

ART DUMP! Because I haven’t done one in ages.

Self portrait.
I need a haircut.
What chu lookin` at?

Practise attempt at digital painting
did the greyscale and overlaid some colours. I really like the tree and bush.

Miscellaneous sketches from my little sketchbook
The Mermaid was inspired by Tim's take on the children's storybook assignment we had to do for Jane

A while back I dug up a scrap sheet of paper from 2006 with one of my first ideas for an animated short (inspired after a night of bush dancing). Dug around even further in my digital archives to find some of the original concepts I did back then. Then redrew the characters. I forgot their cowboy hats.
Adding the idea to the growing list of possibles for next years major animation project. Though chances are it'll be waaaay to much to pull off. Maybe one day...

What I love about Animation is...
My 2D project from Terry's class back in term 2.
Found over at my deviantArt. Finally put a load bar on it :/

I also finished that Comic page from that post I made about Google SketchUp. Can be found here.

HRA ep13. Disney's Tangled

I happened to stumble upon some neat behind the scenes stuff from Disney's upcoming movie Tangled (aka Rapunzel).

There are some high rez stills, promotional artwork, character model sheets and concept art.

Wither you're looking forward to this film or not, I think it's well worth a look. There is some beautiful artwork. Here's hoping they'll release an "Art of ..." book alongside the movie.

There's even a new trailer =]


Saturday, September 04, 2010

Google Sketchup in use

Having had Google SketchUp installed on my computer for some time now I decided it was time to use it. Or at least try to. So I decided to mock up the latest setting for my comic TEAM ZiNE and see how it could help.

Welcome to Bobby's house. I only really needed the living room but once I got the hang of everything I went ahead and started to map out the rest of the house floor plan. Chances are I'll never finish it, but that's alright. I don't need the rest of the house.

Anyway that's the result of 3-ish hours of messing about. I may continue to use it. I found it extremely useful in planning the layout, figuring out perspectives and which camera angles did and did not work.

comic comparison

On the official Google page for it there are some galleries of what can be produced through SketchUp. I think its well worth a look at if you have the chance.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The floating 3d object

Even more Max

Mid Pose and End pose

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Completely forgot I had some art to put with the last post. So here we are:

My representation of my brain.
All Photoshop vectors. Pulled off in 2 hours
and a zoomed version of the brain part because it's probably too hard to read some of the small stuff.

Possible new character? Not 100% sure yet. Was inspired when the thought crossed my mind that all our characters are more or less 'a love child concieved by our brain'. The idea of having a cute-as-a-button child-like character who was aware of this was too hard to resist.
Her name is Imagine (im-a-gine)

Highly Recomended Animation. ep.12

So with my important hand bunged up and one heck of a nasty a headache that's borderline 'sick' (but refuses to take the extra step to cross that line and be it) I spent my day goofing off, trying not to be bored (because I can't draw/colour/hold the freaking tablet pen) and researching military ranks and stuff.

Somehow amongst my researching I stumbled upon a videos.

The first is a preview of the Rooster Teeth popular machinima series Red Vs Blue, in animated form.

From a fan point of view, I enjoyed it immensely. I laughed at their ideas-that-were-good-at-the-time and all that happened because of them. From an animators point of view, I loved almost all of it. To me some of the animation looked abit stiff, or at least that bit at the beginning while they stood there and talked looked it. Otherwise I quite enjoyed the timing with their gags. Specifically when Church was attached to the rocket.

Anyway. I looked around to see if I could find any more details regarding further development into a series but everything I found was conflicting. One places said it was being developed another said the entire project had been dropped while a third said it wasn't going to be animated like this any more. Ah wells.

If anything I kinda like the idea of it going animated like this. Maybe one day it will continue further.

And here's another video I found. I think it's the early animation of a 3rd year CalArts animation student's film.
I'd like to say, 'I loved how it went' but I am yet to see the end. I did however enjoy watching the rough pencil animation.

In other animation news...

Fast Lane Entertainment have teaming up with Mad Cow Pictures, an Australian Sydney based animation company, and are currently in production of an animated film called "Trouble Down Under". It's due for release in 2012 which only means one thing. Potential jobs ;)
Second years may appreciate that more than us firsties.

Friday, August 06, 2010

60Fourty ninjaness. part II

So I've almost finished my entry for the Sixty40 Proto-Ninja animation competition. Got 3 and a half scenes left to go. Aiming to have it finished by Sunday evening. Wish me luck :)

look here's half a scene

Oh No - Anticipation

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Animation In Games

I enjoy a good video game, as I'm sure most do. I enjoy them even more when there's some great animation (I've bought plenty a game and played it only for the pretty animation and story). I happened to stumble upon the Opening Cinematic of Lionhead Studios upcoming game, Fable III.

I'd like to take the time to admit that the ending tugged hard at my heartstrings. Though that could just be from Zoƫ Wanamaker's narration.

I'm actually looking forward to the game now :/
With some luck the actual game will have good enough graphics to match.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

PuzzleBox - Come join the fun!

An OC Tournament with a Twist

Hello everyone!
And Welcome!

Icy (the Quiz Master), myself and Skylar would like to officially announce that PuzzleBox is up and ready to go. In other words, Applications are officially open for submission!

How do you enter? What do you do? What is this PuzzleBox place? You ask, well it’s quite simple.

First off, it's an OC tournament of a different kind. We don’t make people go battle each other in potentially life threatening duels. That’s so last century. Instead in each round we will present you with puzzles.

Oh puzzles, you say, that’s easy!

But my friends, it’s not that easy. We’re not looking for conventional answers. We’re quite insane ourselves. What we’re looking for, and for you to pass each round, is the most creative and unconventional solutions possible. So really only the most creative ideas will pass to the next round.

At some stages of course you will stumble across your competition and have to race to see who will pass through to the next round. But we’ll discuss that in full detail when the time comes.

We’re also a comic thing. So grab your most artist look thinking cap and be prepared to tell a great story.

Now how do you enter? Where do you start?

It’s quite easy actually, just fill out our lovely application and you’re partway there but don’t forget to read the rules and guidelines. They’re there for a reason.



After your application is approved, you need to submit an audition comic. A brief outline has been provided in the rules and guidelines of the application, explaining how your character has come across our lovely tournament. The rest then is up to you.

And lastly Deadlines! Because every good contest has them.
Seeing as we plan to host a most unusual tournament we’ve decided to split the deadlines for the Application and the Audition Comic.

The Application deadline is the 29th August.
The Audition Comic deadline is the 5th September.

There will be a countdown on the groups front page, so keep an eye on it.

So go forth! Tell your friends, your family, strangers on the street! That we're here and we're ready to see how far outside the box you and your thinking can go.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Angry Max is angry

Don't let the man bring you down yo >:]

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kung Fu Maxi Boy



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cinema Patron

Class work. Designing a cinema patron.
I think I'll call him Musket :D He's a cross between a pirate and a musketeer. He's not quite sure where. Strange little lad.
... or is he a lass?
hmmmmm something to ponder on.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Rock and Roll Babe

Max pulling a classic Elvis pose :D

woop woop



Sunday, July 11, 2010

60Fourty ninjaness

So who else is excited for the Sixty40 Proto-Ninja Competition? I know I am. I'm also very glad to see that the closing date has been pushed back by two weeks, I'm gonna need that time.

Anyway anyway

I thought I'd post some of the backgrounds from my animation, mostly because I can.


All were drawn in Illustrator. Rough sketched layouts done in my initial storyboard.

I'm very pleased with how my animation is coming along. I'm over the halfway mark now :) Though I have to fix some of my timing somewhat :/ everything was fine in the storyboard, but now some parts feel very fast. I'll see how things go

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2.5D and some active bugs

I stumbled upon something very fascinating. Everyone should remember our last assignment with Terry, and how we could of pushed it to 2.5D. Well you should watch this, this girl is good.

I'd like to also point out that she does it all with the mouse

And on a completely unrelated topic, here's something I started writing about weeks ago and then forgot.
My mum introduced me to this, it's been around for some time but I found it fascinating. Shot in real time, with CG characters and an interesting use of sound effects. Anyone who watches a lot of ABC should be familiar with it.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Yoga Max :D

More max time

And a video I found on Deviantart

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Do the buggalug

Here's my Buggalug doing various bounces :)
Youtube kept killing my videos upon upload, so I turned to Vimeo. Turns out the file size was much too small for that place too so I made them repeat a couple of times.

These 3 videos can also be found over here at deviantArt. Just incase Vimeo doesn't work.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Life drawing

An assortment of doodles done during life drawing class.
Now if you have a look at my blog, you'll noticed I've decorated with a few of them :)

I love drawing mermaids. Almost as much as faries.

Dynamic poses are AWESOME

Water wash over charcol and pastel

and some naked ladies inspired after all those life drawing classes, and Chris Sanders