Saturday, November 01, 2014

More projects

Looks like it's been almost a year since I last updated! Truth is I've been very busy. I had the chance of working on awesome animation projects that will be in theatres next year if everything goes as planned. I unfortunately can't show any of the work yet, but meanwhile I tried to not let down my personal projects… which I did a little. -__- Gotta choose your battles!

For those who are wondering what happened to that Sky Roamer one shot comic, it's doing good and I should finish it beginning of 2015. (more to be posted soon!)

I also started writing another project which will be the one I hop on afterward. Here are a few preliminary sketches.

Cheers!!!




Sunday, November 17, 2013

A little watercolor...

Playing around with some watercolor and other stuff. :)


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pinterest is evil.

I used to think Wikipedia click dependency was the most evil thing on the internet, but I discovered Pinterest recently. And it's dangerous the number of hours you can spend clicking on the marvellous stuff you find there. I found a very nice folk costume board which gave me this inspiration. I am in the process of colouring it but thought I should post the line art anyway. :)


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Old project coming back to life : Sky Roamer

An old comic project I decided to finish once and for all. This is a first draft after a storyboard. Please imagine the wind, rain and thunder as the FX will be added later ;) Should be a 30 to 40 pages long story. More to come! 






Monday, April 29, 2013

Revisiting some old characters

Hi hi! I've been designing facial expressions for feature for a few months now. It's been a great learning experience so far and I wanted to measure what changed since I started. So here are some sketches of old characters I am dusting off.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Goodbye little Beluga friend :(

Recently a St-Lawrence beluga lost his way and ended up around Montreal. It is most unlikely, since belugas live in salty water. No attempt was made to help him out (it was a HE, and thus didn't matter for the health of the St-Lawrence beluga population). He stayed there for at least a good week and people could sometimes see him popping out near the Vieux Port. He eventually disappeared. Probably got sick from the ugly water around Montreal and died. (I would NEVER bath around there!!). I was quite sad for him. So I ended drawing a beluga receiving a hand from a friendly little gal to find his way back home. I finished it a month ago. I don't why I didn't post it up to now. It's about time now!
I used to go watch the Beluga at my grand-ma's place when I was younger. I was shocked to learn recently that there only is around 100 of them left.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tinman

Been a while since I've been wanting to update this blog! I guess it is time :)

I've been working with great people at Tinman Creative for a few months now. They are awesome! I had the chance to contribute with them to this awesome music video for the band All Time Low.


I did the "band playing stuff", and some walk cycles.

I hope you like it! :)

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Still trying to win against watercolor



 Still trying still trying! It's better than it used to be! So I'll keep up!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Demo reel 2012

Here is my new demo reel!!



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I still need to figure out a a way to upload this video with a decent image quality. Soon, I hope!
The song is Ostinato del Caminito from Black Prarie. Get their albums here!!! 

Demo breakdown
1 - Magasin des suicides (Suicide Shop)
Feature film, mix of cut-out and hand-drawn digital animation.
Software used: Toon Boom Harmony
Contribution: Animation, in-betweens and clean-up.
Quotas: Between 8 to 10 seconds a week of cleaned animation, scene footage
2 - Personal work and animation tests
Softwares used: TVPaint and Flash
Contribution: Character design, animation, clean-up

3 - Life on the Block
TV show in cut-out animation
Software used: Toon Boom Harmony
Contribution: Animation
Quotas: 1 minute per week, scene footage
4 - My Life Me
TV show in cut-out animation
Software used: Toon Boom Harmony
Contribution: Animation
Quotas: 45 seconds per week, scene footage
5 - Flash animations, "W" and "Sur la Route des Dragons"
TV shows in hand-drawn paperless animation
Software used: Flash 8
Contribution: Animation, layout posing, in-betweens and clean-up
Quotas: 45 seconds per week, character footage
6 - "Chaleur d'hiver" short film
Student film in traditional animation
Contribution: Everything

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Doodlanimation in a coffee shop - EDITED!!!

I am still working on that animation. Here is a finished first version of it. A nice animator from Montreal city gave me great advices on how to improve it, so you should see another version soon. Feel free to comment! Desynchronizing when she settles, fixing the dragging hair and feathers, adding some betweens, and some other things.

Also, first clean up work in TV Paint! Gosh I love this software!! So glad I bought this thing.

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I brought with me a peg bar and some animation paper when I left home to the coffee shop. I love my work station at home, but I needed to change the scenery a little bit.

Don't ask me what is what and why she has some sort of ghostly tail instead of legs. I was just doodling around and flipping stuff and didn't really planned anything. It was a really enjoyable experience and will do it again.

I inbetweened it with Flash just to have a quick idea of the timing. I haven't decided yet how I will clean up everything.

If you have any comment or suggestion, feel free to tell. At this stage, it's easy to improve stuff.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sketchbook 2012 part 2

I am still trying to figure out the right butt curve for this little lady here. I'd like to practice my animation skills on one of my own design for a change ;) So once her design is settled, you might see her moving around sometimes.

The other sketches are juste random ones I thought deserved to be shown here.
Enjoy!!



Monday, March 19, 2012

Sketchbook 2012 part 1

Here is part of my sketchbook 2012. Maybe you noticed there was almost no sketchbook entry for 2011. 2011 has bee a tough year for me and I had to take a break of many things to heal my mind. Now I feel like I am rediscovering the pleasure of drawing for myself, which didn't happen for a long time.

But this is past now. It feels like I'm healed and I am filling pages and pages of sketchbook again! More to come soon. :)







Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Le Magasin des Suicides

Hi! I've been gone for several months. It's habit of me. And this time the reason is I was involved in the animation of the French feature film Magasin des Suicides (Suicide Shop). It was a great experience. A long 6 months of hard work, lot's of new things learned. I can't show any of my work before the theatrical release (16th of May), but here's a short trailer. One of my animation is featured there, the hands typing on the cash machine. :) So short! But more to show in May 2012!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ink work



Ink tests. Slowly getting free from computer coloring!