Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Organizing my desktop and 4 external hard drives from the last 7 years............. found .. these mysteries?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Munari Principle: lucidity, leanness, exactitude and humor.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New work space setup in my new apartment.  When the sun at the other end of the apartment is irresistible, I move it on into the kitchen.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

I've been animating a music video for the Audiobodies for the last year and it is about to finally be released! Stay tuned...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Montreal and vegetables

After that last post I decided to hang out some more in Montreal - working hard, doing lots, moving around too much, speaking French.

Currently: crossing my fingers, looking for a new home studio, ready for the next step and some mad creation.

Also, I've been living in a vegetarian household and have been using this thing I made to collect MAXIMUM NUTRITION!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

summer scramble

Long time no see!  There is not really anything for you to see.  This summer I:  1. moved out of Toronto, 2. went across the country in a car, 3. came back by train, 4. spent the summer in Montreal, 5. lived in a van for a month, driving down to the Grand Canyon, up through Burning Man, to Vancouver, and back across the country, with one last stop at Harvest Festival.  It was all absolutely epic, I'll leave it at that.

Along the way, I've been working on an animated music video as well as graphics for some mobile apps.  Bits and pieces will be up here when they are released.

In the mean time, here's a photo of my exploded cutaway diagram.  It got put up outside the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto.  Yippeee!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Here are some nuts.  It wasn't a complicated process.  I drew the inside and the outside and then did some photoshop erasing and tweaking.

Friday, March 23, 2012

cutaway complete!

Finally the cutaway is complete. You can see it super close up at (I don't know how to make it any smaller)

The building is the Annex location of the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, which is an awesome place to collaborate and rent office and desk space with like-minded people. There are always connections being made, and a bazillion things going on.

The Everything Roof is an awesome urban-agricultural-like project by the About Face Collective. Their Indiegogo campaign is done next week, so check it the sweet video and donate if you wish:

Alright .. so here is my process for those of you asking.

floor plans given to me

plan for the roof
plans outlined and exported as separate layers in Illustrator

photos like these used to create and position furniture

3D models created in bonzai3D

huge file - composite of all floors, put into 2pt perspective

this one has walls so I could cut them away later when needed
at this point I realized I did not have to spend all those hours creating furniture details

so I printed off those composites and placed mylar over and traced over with pencil
sandpaper was very helpful here to keep the tip sharpish (I did get lazy though, and have lots of chubby lines to show for it)

I did the wall lines on one sheet so they wouldn't get smudge-a-ludge, and so I could work the outside line weights

for the furniture, I printed off the composite without walls and started a new mylar sheet

mylar wears down your pencils a lot

scan scan scan

I took all the scans into Photoshop and tried to make them blend into each other, also adjusted lineweights

I threw in some placeholder colours on different layers so they'd be easy to change later on
I also added the furniture scan

adding colour! why did I spend so much time modelling!

adding the interior cutaway walls (on another mylar scan)
I use the brush tool + shift to outline and then fill in like you would with markers

colours tweaked, people added! I like to desaturate

detail of the roof

done! though I would still like more people in there

Wednesday, March 21, 2012