Sunday, May 4, 2008

Life Drawing Quick Studies

Sorry about the gap between updates. Between picking up a paying job and some computer problems I haven't been able to work on the blog as much as I would have liked.















Friday, April 18, 2008

Cthulhu Takes a Holiday


Okay, it's not really Cthulu. I just had summer vacation and Octopi (Octopuses?) on my mind lately

Friday, April 11, 2008

Updated Self Portrait



And the job hunt continues. I figured I needed a new self portrait for the profile,
seeing as how the last one is about two years old. Goodness I've gotten chubby in the neck.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Belated Life Drawings

Sorry about the recent lack of updates. The job hunt's been monopolizing my time lately. These are some gestures from last week's life drawing session, ranging from 30 seconds to a minute.










Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blast From the Past

Found these while clearing out some old files.
Back in my college days, my life drawing class would use our own characters in our gesture drawings. We'd observe the model and draw our characters in the pose.




The character, by the way, is Earl, a whale with arms and legs instead of flippers and a tail. He's also an accountant.

Friday, March 14, 2008

My 2008 Demo Reel

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I'm responsible for all character animation, camera moves and the tree overlays towards the end. The content itself, however, is copyright 2008 4kids Entertainment, Inc. All rights Reserved. Chaotic is a registered Trademark of Dracco Company, Ltd. and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Javelin throw

A blast from my animation school past. Now if only I could get my new animation clips to work (stupid Blogger :( ).
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Resume

Matthew McKinnon-Gray
15 Parker Street, Apt 31
Dartmouth Nova Scotia B2Y 4A6
(902) 461-9185
MMcKinnonGray@gmail.com

Skills
Adept in classical and symbol animation
Extensive experience working unsupervised and in teams
Skilled in life drawing
Trained in academic writing
Customer service expertise
Proficient in research methodology

Work Experience

Huminah Huminah Animation, Dartmouth, NS
Sept 2006 - Dec 2009

Character Animation Chaotic
Character Animation Dewey's Magical Sleigh
Character Animation and Prop Construction Bufu
Character Animation Mobimals
Character Animation, Scene Builds, Layout Spaceballs: The Animated Series
Character Animation, Coyote 7
Character Animation, Character Builds, Voice Acting I am a Dinosaur
Character Animation, QUIIP
Character Animation, Disney's Preschool Concepts

Computer Skills

Flash CS3 Professional
Photoshop 3-CS
Digicell Flip Book 4
Illustrator CS
Microsoft Word
3DS Max 7
Media 100
Word Perfect
SADiE
iMovie

Education
New Brunswick Community College, Miramichi, NB
Sept 2004 - June 2006

Two-Year Diploma - Animation & Graphics Program
Dean’s List each semester
Graduated with Honours

New Brunswick Community College, Miramichi, NB
Sept 2003 - June 2004

Art Fundamentals Program
Graduated with Honours

University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE
Sept 1999 - June 2003

Bachelor of Arts (History major, English minor)
Graduated with Honours

References
Adam Terrio,
Adam8er@Live.com

Animation Supervisor, Huminah Huminah
Phone: (902) 405-0230

Michael Pjawka
i_spi@hotmail.com

Former Animation Supervisor, Huminah Huminah

Yasser Haidar,
Yasser-HHA@hotmail.com

Producer, Huminah Huminah
Phone: (902) 482-0752
(902) 482-4131

Awards
First Place, Pencil Test Division, 2006 Animedia Festival
Nova Scotia Community College Truro

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Fun With Pencils And Crayons


My family came for a visit a couple of weeks ago and we went out to Jackastor's for supper. While waiting for what turned out to be a delicious stake I did a loose sketch of a guy at the table across from me. The purple is from a crayon they gave us. No I don't know why they gave it to us.

And Awaaaaay We Go!


Alright, first blog post. These are a couple of sketches from a few months back when I had a free Sunday afternoon.