Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hill Billy girl

Having some fun with my tablet and with Painter. Look closely and you can see how sleepy I must've been when I drew this at night...I got the month and year mixed up.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Animation Pitch 2006

Our company at MDeC had hosted an event called the MSC Animation Pitch 2006 Awards for a tv series recently on the 24th of July at the Cyberview Lodge in Cyberjaya. Sure it's nothing and no where near as good compared to the recent San Diego Comic Con,but it got quite a lot of participants and guests from the local animation industry to come and cramp into one lovely conference hall and that in itself was a very fun day.
This is some of us at MDeC working on the Saladin project. That's from left to right...Choong Chi-Ren our scriptwriter, me (Hiya!),Melissa/Mel,artist extraordinaire and storyboard artist...and finally Ezatul,our project's researcher.

This is Inspidea Studio delivering their winning pitch. Their project's entitled 'Drop Dead!'. Smooothhh!
Another winning pitch given by local comic artist,Reggie Lee, entitled 'The Stalk'.3 guys having a blast...from left to right,my ex-animation lecturer and good friend Syed Hassan,currently working with RK Studios...Johari and William B. DuBay(what an honor!) from Vision Animation. Both coming out as winners during the event.

I see people....

The judges....from left you can see two of my colleagues Kamal and Vernon...the grandfather of our local animation industry,Mr. Hassan Muthalib and Steve Bristow, our project's director for Saladin. Another one of my colleagues with his hand cupped to his mouth standing there is Aik Wee.A group pic of all the 5 top winners during the event...RK Studios, Vision Animation, Inspidea, Reggie Lee and Animasia. Each of the winners received an RM50K grant to help start up their original IPs for a tv series done locally.

Jane's Mural

This was completed last month and it took about 2 months to finish. Like a few hours out of a couple of Saturdays actually. It all started when my one and only student,Jane, wanted to suprise her parents with something big while they were gone for holiday. So she told me of her plan to do a big mural in her bedroom to suprise them...and so here it is,folks! All finished and signed. The idea was entirely hers and we did some preliminary drawings and a painting before venturing for the big product. I'd helped to supervise and paint but I'm really really proud she took the innitiative to come out with something creative and big like that. I've only given her private drawing lessons on Saturdays for about half a year now but she made the effort to go over the top here,and I'm proud about that. Jane,if you're reading this,don't ever let that spark die down but keep on feeding it till it's a great big giant flame. ;)