Home Away From Home

Do you remember last summer when I was looking for a room to rent from Toronto for the Autumn? I do. It felt like a hard task since the real estate market is booming: everybody want’s to move to Toronto. But thanks to good luck angels I found a room before I it was time to move.

The home I found from Toronto was welcoming from the start, filled with good energy. My roommate became Canadian sister for me showing where to get the best deals on fresh fruits.

In these two drawings I tried to capture the spirit of my Toronto home. These are also home assignments for the Drawing for 3D animation class. The aim was to study light and reflections. I used different paper but same col-erase pencil in both of them. The first drawing is from the backyard. I always imagined two poets sitting on these chairs gossiping about the essence of life. And in the 2nd one you can see our home mascot: Tito and his eyes full of love.

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Building A Cartoon Character

This was one fun assignment in the Drawing for 3D animation class by Beverley Ransom. The task was to design your own cartoon characters and then draw their skeletons. This is pretty much what riggers in 3D animation need to do. I drew my guardian angel Mikael and his sidekick Furry.

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How About The 3D Animation Studies?

I finally had a chance to look trough the material I’ve filmed at school here in Toronto. I edited a video about my 3D animation studies in Centennial College. I also list 5 good reasons why to do exchange studies – and 1 reason why not.

As it is the 4th week of the Ontario teacher strike going on it’s a bit bittersweet to talk about the studies right now. But then again when I went trough the amount of clips and sketches from the first six weeks of school I noticed that I’ve already learned a lot in that time.

I’ve been pretty active during the strike as well. Not so much with the 3D stuff – you might understand why after looking the video – but with making art and learning new skills. I’ll tell you more about those projects later. Thank you for tuning in. Have an awesome weekend.

P.S. I’m sorry. There is a typo in my drawing teachers name in the video. She is Beverley Ransom.

Moving To Toronto

Lats Friday it was exactly one year from the first video published in my art related YouTube channel. To celebrate that and explain why I’m moving to Toronto for the Fall I did a quick live video in YouTube on Friday. If you weren’t able to catch me live you can still watch the recording. Let me know if you have some recommendations for Toronto. Thank you.