Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

A new Picture of Maria Grazia


I got a lot of great feedback from teachers and fellow students on the picture of the wife. Most people feel that she is posing too much and it doesn't look natural and cute. SO here's another picture I was thinking of using.
Comments please! What do you think?

The shop when it opened

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mario and Maria Grazia


I'd like to introduce you to the main characters of my film.

RapunzeLEO

So my brother wanted an image, quick, to put as the cover of the book he made for his wife. So in a couple of days I made this for him.


- The first Olympics -


I woke up at 4 in the morning today with the urge to draw. I have had soo many ideas that I could have developed further in these 4 years. So I decided to draw something up to explore where things could go. Here's another project I had in mind. What if we could see the first olympics.
I want to put up some character types I wanted to create. Here's an example, maybe to realistic of a spartan throwing a javelin. I have a whole crazy story that goes with all of this.

Character development


I decided that if I want to be an animator I have to create characters with personality and animate them... So here goes Quick loose sketches coloured ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My brother got married


Have been away for 2 weeks because my big brother got married on the 12th of September. I'm sooo happy for him. This one's for you Leo!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Angels Anyone?


I took a picture of this drawing I did with my cell phone.
I drew it with a 6B pencil on rough yellow newsprint.

My 4th year movie


I've been thinking alot the this summer on what kind of movie I'd like to make in my 4th year at Sheridan. I believe that the barber story is what I should go with for now although I wanted also to make a short story on Christ. I don't think the audience would want a religious and very important story to be put up with other shorts that have alot of college humor. We'll see what my mentor thinks when I meet him or her. Here's a concept sketch for the barber movie.

Long time comming


I haven't posted in sooo long so here's a little something I want to share. I finally painted the caricature of my family I started way back.
I worked with digital leisure this summer on a cool project that has to do with video games and classical animation. After that was done I moved on and met a very talented Italian artist Daniele Procacci. Born and raised in Italy he also went to Sheridan and graduated in 2001. I've been collaborating with him on an awesome project he's developing with the support from the Italian Consulate in Toronto and other investors. It's a comic/graphic novel that illustrates the millions of difficulties that immigrants have to face to be able to start over. Daniele and I get along very well because we both love the Renaissance era. We will probably be working together in the future on something amazing we put together.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Billy's Sad

Here's a scene from My Hero. In this scene Billy has just finished reading his favourite comic, he's excited. He soon realizes that his own reality isn't all that great since he is alone in an old orphanage.
THis is the rough animation I did that was cleaned up by Lee Ann Dufour in the final film. I couldn't have done it without her help.

"My Hero" Fight scene

This is just a little piece of the fight in our 3rd year movie My hero.
Here you can see some of the rough animation I did.

Animation test

So here's an animation test we did at the beginning of the second term, just to get into animating the characters. It never made it to the film but it's fun!
video

Family portrait Caricature


Here's something I started back at Christmas and never really got the time to paint. I will, eventually finish it. In this drawing there are the people I love the most in the whole world. My family has always supported my crazy dreams of becoming an artist.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Update My Hero



I've been working on the poster for our movie and another kind of poster.
MY HERO