Sunday, November 12, 2006

Pastel & a portrait demo

I did a portrait demo for my class. This is an early stage of the portrait but its turning out ok. Resemblance is there.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

fall 2002 by Claude DeLorimier

This is the painting I bought at the festival. Fall 2002 by Claude De Lorimier. It is hanging in our diningroom right now. Just lovely...

David Kassan

David isone of the leading artist/teacher in New York. You can visit his site to check out his awesome paintings.

Color Correct?

My monitor needs to be changed. Here is a color correct of the 2 paintings I did. The right side is the closest to the actual painting. Left one is the initial taken from my camera.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thanksgiving painting festival

The past long weekend was the Painting festival in Mascouche. I won an honourable mention on the drawing 'Karl' in charcoal. I am very surprised that I won. There was a lot of really good artists and their works. I also participated on an onsite symposium where I did a portrait of Karl and figure of him from photos.

This is Jean Guy Carier, one of the instructors for watercolor. We put the 2 painting up for publicity for course in 'basic drawing' and 'figure drawing'.

This is Claude De Lorimier (right). This is the second year she is present at the festival. This is also second time we bought a painting from her. :)

Claude working away with her artworks in the background. The one I bought is the one behind the canvas (beside the 4 small ones). Her work is breath taking...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

By the Brook - after W.A.Bouguereau

Finally. This painting has been in storage at my brothers house for the last 10 years. I did this painting as a study. With digital photos and internet, I have resources to really great references and I think I will continue working on it. William Bouguerau is one of my favorite artists of all time. His attention to detail and color is just out of this world.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

painting festival mascouche

Its that time of year again. Every year I participate the painting festival in Mascouche, Quebec. This year I will be hanging up a couple of figure drawings, landscapes and a portrait of Mike Hussar. He is one of many artists that inspires me. This is his site.

Like every year there will be around 150 artists displaying their works over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Amateurs, semi professional and professional cagetory. I am on the semi-pro category.
I also will be doing some painting or drawing on site over there. It should be fun. It would be my first time working in public. Actually it going to be nerve wrecking I think...

animation demo

I finally made an animation demo. Most stuff are from game animations. Its about 7 mb.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

from the coconut

I bought a charcoal pencil, It's a woodless one. It's amazing. I dont have to worry about having charcoal everywhere on my hand and face! This drawing is one of the concepts I am working on for a painting. I will do some more studies. I have commited myself to pick up a pencil and draw at least 15 minutes a day.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 workshop

I went to the massive black workshop from June 9-12, 2006. Here are some life drawings I did from the workshop.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Jump test animation and breakdown exercise

This is a jump test animation done in Maya. I did the blocking, converted it to spline and flatten some keys on the feet. Not bad but there are still some posing and timing corrections I have to do like the anticipation of the first step or hop (too dry), twist on the body through out the animation, etc.

And my first animation in XSI.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ahhh Animation!

After working on game animations for over 8 years, I decided to transfer to the cinematics department of Ubisfot Montreal. I started learning XSI to animate. Very similar to Maya for the f curves but I realise that each software have their own strengths and weaknesses. So after learning XSI, I know how to use 4 software packages. 3dsMax, Maya, and MotionBuilder. Although I am far from an expert on each of the programs but I get by ;)

End of portrait class

Today was the end of my first portait class. The class has 6 sessions, 3 from life and 3 from a photo reference. This was a demo I did of the model. I gave the drawing to her.

The end of the 1st Life Drawing Class

I taught my last class of life drawing in May and I think I did a good job. One of the students baked a couple of cakes. Yum yum. :) I will teach another session in fall. I am trying to get a gig going too at work as an Life drawing instrustor.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

from my sketchbook

Some sketches from my sketchbook.

basement renovation 3

Finish what I had to for now. The washroom still needs the subfloor, toilet and sink. And also there is the suspended ceiling which will be done much later in the future.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

My very first teaching course!!

I finally finish the area of the basement in time for William's birthday. That's if we get crappy weather. Just have the washroom floor to put down and toilet stuff. I will snap some pictures soon.

I started teaching my very first class in life drawing. I have a class of 11. The course runs for 7 weeks and is held in a public library in Mascouche not far away from me. And if all is good I will start teaching a portraiture class in Montreal soon too. Yup, I have been busy recently. :)

Some new works from the last several life drawing sessions.