Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sad Blog

For any of you who may been checking in recently, many apologies...the blog has gotten pretty sad these days. Is it possible that blogs have outlived their usefulness, what with FB and Twitter, etc.? You gotta have something burning pretty bright to be seen out there in the cyber-wilderness...

here's a match flaring up; I am doing the Intro to Perspective for CGMA again for their Spring Sememster. This didn't go up here in time for potential sign ups, but the class is full, so once more, it's VPs and horizons and grids, oh my!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Post Finally!

Hi everyone,
Many reasons for no posts of late, not that there hasn't been a lot going  on...
But here is a quick announcement  - I am doing the another class for CGMA's new semester, the Intro to Perspective course. This is the third time I have done the course, guess something 's working.
The course consists of some pretty hard core fundamentals - finding basic shapes in more exact ways, that correspond to station point, picture plane, intersecting forms, translation of points, planes and shapes and forms, some using traditional drawing and some using digital 2d techniques...
if you are interested, please sign up!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

blast from the past

While on a search for something else entirely, came across this - imagine my surprise and chagrin to find that I have a place in the Savannah College of Art and Design's art collection, amongst the studio art from Don Bluth, which was all donated to them some time ago. Tons of it.

Monday, June 23, 2014

post TAAFI

TAAFI done for another year: it must be viewed as a success, as I had an actual table and was selling something for the first time ( apart from Ad Astra last year..)

Has been said before, but while exhausting, these things are energy builders. its a curious thing, something that really is very inwards looking, only of interest to a niche crowd, can be a defining experience. Sales were slow, only sold about 5 books, didn't come anywhere close to covering costs, but somehow it doesn't matter. Great to see and talk to so many folks, great to have everyone there to help out the fest.Lots of advice and tips on how to improve the presentation, which I will take to heart. Do more Mary Blair type art, I suppose. Or cheesecake.
Didn't have a chance to go to any panels or screenings, except my own: a half hour demo up in the classroom on the 4th floor, reasonably well attended, and which i felt was successful because i winged it, and made a coherent presentation. then the big masterclass on Sunday afternoon, also reasonably attended considering the late slot in the schedule, but not quite so successful in presentation - ihad prepred way too much material and ended up rushing through it. had to slide throught a couple of points where i wasn't sure of my facts. Well, next time. And will follow up here and elswhere online. Great tech help by the all the crew: Reese, Bianca, Stephanie, Natali, thanks!

Separate shout out to Nick Hendricks, former student, present friend, thanks tons for handling the table while i  took off to drink beer- you are very deserving of your good fortune in life!

Thanks to Ian Heier for the pic;

Friday, June 13, 2014

bound for TAAFI

Well it's all about TAAFI now - won't be a "con table" virgin for much longer... here's the cover of the art book that will be for sale at table D1! Come on by, hope to see many of you there...looks like i will be seeing many of you directly across from me at your own tables!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


AS shown above in the header, the big event this month is the third Toronto Animation Festival.
This year I will be doing a 3 hour master class in Location/Environment Design, with the emphasis on perspective drawing and techniques. This going to be interesting, as i am not yet sure how i am going to fill three hours...but i will prepare some things, do some demo stuff, show lots of pictures and trust to luck. I do plan to devote most of the time to more advanced technique. So if perspective is your thing, or you would like it to be, come on out - it 's on Sunday afternoon at 5:30, is up against Eric Oh from Pixar , and 99 bucks to take - so that's alot fighting it, but will say this, it's not about being showy, it's just about fucking good drawing, so take your pick.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


A bit late, as I am already a couple of weeks in, but I have started to teach for CGMA, after introducing myself to them last fall at CTN. I am doing one of FOUR classes for Introduction to Perspective. here's the blurb on the site, here's the link:

Although they have me as a story artist in their teachers' section...

Class has started and there are 19 of them , so that 's it for next  6 weeks, but stay tuned , I may be doing more, if anyone is interested in shaking off some rust...