Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Churches part 2: "The Reckoning"

I went and saw a Basia Bulat show a little over a month ago and it was really incredible. I’m not really in churches that often but I was blow away at how good the music sounded in that space. I want this to happen more!

There’s some weirdness in this one… and things I want to change or add but I think I’m just going to let it go and move onto the next one.

Monday, March 22, 2010


For the record, I don’t actually think I’m a failure. That’s not what this is about.

Not that I am successful by my own standards, either, but I am working on it. I want to make art, and I am, so that in itself is a victory. I just need to find a sustainable way to make art all the time.

Hope you dig it, this one took me way too long.

Jason <3

Friday, March 12, 2010

Church - part 1

Probably one of the coolest things about doing lots of short stories is that I get to have a lot of fun playing with different styles without having to actually commit to anything.

This one is weird. I was trying to draw in a way that doesn’t take too long to execute… but that always backfires when the drawings that don’t take long to execute also suck. I’m lazy, but I’m also a perfectionist so this approach doesn’t really work for me.

The writing is also a little weird because I was reading a lot of John Porcellino when I wrote it.

Now I’m reading a lot of Ivan Brunetti. Watch out.

Jason <3

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More fun with layout

Here’s a new layout. It was done for an old piece of animation that I am in the process of cleaning up for my demo reel. The characters aren’t mine; they were designed by one of my old teachers, Barney wornoff.

I’m really anxious to get more comic work out but my time is torn between getting a real job and working the temporary one. I have a 3 pager all but done, I’ll try to find some more time in the day and get her out soon.

Love love, Jason! <3

Friday, March 05, 2010

Karl Marx and cafe sketching

The man in the image above has been in the Rideau centre food court every morning for the past five days. He always wears a red polo shirt and kind of looks like Karl Marx. This amuses me.

For a long time I was really into cafĂ© sketching. I’m not sure what happened in the last few months but I completely lost any joy I got out of doing it. Over the past week, though, I have been actively filling up pages in my sketchbook like a madman! Everything is a little rusty but I’m enjoying getting people, places and things down on paper.

Oh, also, I have joined the twitter. You should follow me at jasonbradshaw!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Eating a croissant

Here’s some animation.

I was trying a lot of things out here that I had been thinking about. Some things worked while others didn’t. like it for what it is, though, I think in the future I will try to have more of a narrative idea going into it.

I think the thing I enjoyed most about working on this was actually designing it. I loved doing the character design and the layout. I think to work in the animation industry I may be more suited to these disciplines.