Saturday, December 26, 2009

More Cafe Drawings...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Holiday! Here are some cafe sketches that I couldn`t resist to take a little further.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Everyday People...

Hey! These are some sketches and inks I did for Animation Mentor, I'm trying to do alot of my posing assignments tradionally aswell. These started with a coffee shop gestures, and then inked in photoshop. Sorry about the lack of 11 second club updates, it's currently shelved as work and mentor seem to be taking over.
Thanks for all the previous comments, everything helps!
Stay tooned for a progress reel of my first term at Animation Mentor.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 11 Second Club- Character and Planning

I've taken some great suggestions from you guys, and I've tried to incorporate them into my character and thumbnails. If you can deciefer what's going on in my story poses, I would love some feedback...also on the overall design. I've kind of decided to make this into a 2 month project, because of a busy schedual...I don't want to find myself rushing it. But I will definately make sure to get a finished rough version into the competition. I tried to force myself to plan more than usual, when I was at "The Princess and the Frog" presentation by Eric Goldberg he told the audience that 85% of his time on a scene goes into planning...that blew my mind.
I took it from 1% to maybe steps.
All your thoughts and comments help alot

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 11 Second Club- Character concepts

Hey All- I'm going to attempt the November 11 second club, I will be posting my progress every week or get feedback from you guys (I find I was missing constant feedback on the last one I did) So hopefully you will see some blocking stages, keys, breakdowns....and maybe even a finished animation by the end of the month. For now, this is Hugo ( based off my favourite "Lost" character)- it was honestly really tough to design a fat caterpillar that doesn't resemble "A Bugs Life" design. Hopefully he looks different enough...
I would love feedback that I can incorporate into my studies and keys next week. Thanks!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


These are some "Franks" I wipped up for the Halloween theme over at Sketchthemes!
Happy Halloween bloggers!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Pictures are worth a thousand words...
The Ottawa International Animation Festival was a blast this year! Sitting down with Eric Goldberg for an interview and hearing him talk about the future of Walt Disney and traditional animation was well worth the 200$! On the left is Dawn, director of the talent development program at Walt Disney Studios, I forced her into the picture against her will, but I think it makes it that much better!!!
Stay Tooned bloggers!

I also had nothing for him to sign....little did I know I had a sketch of the Genie hiding away in my sketchbook. As terrifying as it was to show him my version of the genie, he gave an approving nod and said, "you know's kinda on model".
....Then I woke up.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 11 Second Club....round 2

Untitled from trent correy on Vimeo.

I thought I'd try this months 11 second club again. Last month I received an 18th/188 entries, I'm hoping to improve upon that... This took me about 20 days...I kind of got uninterested in this during the last week, but I am happy to have finished it. Thanks to Collin for helping me refine the character, and to Ian and Collin for animation feedback. Some of the best feedback I received was from my girlfriend Gillian, an outsiders opinion is always great!
Stay Tooned for more!
If you think it's worhty, you have until October 5th to throw me a vote! Thanks!

Keys/Breakdowns & Character Sketches...

Well, I thought I would thow in my keys and breakdowns, seeing as I lost all my old linetests. I really tried to block out this animation, which is extremely hard to do...espiecally when using alot of offset timing. I tried to treat it as if I were going to give my keys to an inbetweener....poor inbetweener. I also included character sketches. The character came rather qucikly, as soon as I heard the dialogue I pictured Esma (Emperors New Groove). I remembered a lady I had drawn at a coffe shop (bottom right) so I based it off her, and referenced alot of Esma and Jafar for the animation and design. And the bird is....basically a glorified clipart. Hope you like it! All feedback and comments are much appreciated!!
Stay Tooned

Monday, August 31, 2009

11 Second Club

11 second club from trent correy on Vimeo.

This is my 11 second club entry for August, I had alot of fun animating it, and I hope to do that competition again! Next time I am definately going to focus more on story and acting, as apposed to character(and just getting the damn thing done!). If you think this is worthy, toss me a vote at The 11 Second Club !! All revisions and comments are much appreciated, I'm either going to clean and colour this one, or do the September competition, so they will help ALOT! Thanks!!!!! Enjoy!....Below is my thought process, doodles, thumbs and linetests! (you might have to "refresh" to leave a comment.

**** I almost forgot, I am now offically an Animation Mentor student, starting September 28th!!!!

Animation thought process....

Hey! Alright so I thought I would post some of my animated thought process. Basically I used a character I designed in my second year of school, and I tweaked things last month to make him a little more animatable. I have some thumbnails up there, I definately have ALOT more, but for the life of me, I couldn't find them. I really tried to find out all my poses, some breakdowns, and alot of timing and spacing with those thumbs. One of the big things that helped me this month was getting warmed up befor drawing. Every time I sat down to animate, I would draw a disney screencap, either a page, or just one drawing, depending on how I felt. I think it really helped my overal construction, linework, appeal and expression/style. It was almost like learning from osmosis, after sketching these properly, and trying to get them on model, it go me in a good groove to animate.
Other that that....I will through up some linetests shortly, but I really didn't do all that many linetests, I tried to limit myself to one a day, sometimes I did one every 3-4 days just because I wanted to try and depend on flipping, and seeing timing and spacing with the naked eye. Overall I am only really satisfied with about 40 frames, and even they need alot of tweaks. But I am happy to have met my goal to just complete it, it is actually quite challenging on it's own. I plan to compete again in the September competiton, and hopefully my focus will be more on story and better acting...than completion, and trying to keep the character on model. Simpler character! Thanks for checking out my work, all critiques and comments, good or bad are definately welcome!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Hey- These are some sketches I did at the Zoo last week. They were done with Ebony, then I threw in a quick grayscale on PS. Unfortunately the Zoo was PACKED, not much room to draw...and I think we were only there for 3-4 hrs...but w/e. We also went to Chuck Gammage studio with Charged, he really liked it...but they have no work right now... -Chuck is the nicest guy in the world, and it is a super sweet studio, I would LOVE to work there! Some bad news...Charged didn't make the Ottawa Festival....not surprising because it wasn't artsy we've been told my many...but we have our fingers crossed on many more festivals!

Stay Tooned! 11 second club coming this way...I promise!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Guys in suits...?

I was sketching at Starbucks a while ago, and started to notice how forced guys suits were. Either they barely fit, or they were too big...or their necks were bulging. So I decided yesterday to do these guys...practice my painting and inking a little more. I've been working on my characters quite abit too. I've always been told that's the weakest part of my portfolio...sooo practice practice practice. And I'm animating quite abit this month, doing last months 11 second club(because it was a good dialogue!) Hopefull I'll be in next months competition! AND I'm going to the Toronto ZOO thursday!! Aswell as Chuck Gammage!
Animals will be posted soon!!!!!
Stay tooned!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Heyo bloggers! Alright so the top one of Achilles I did for this months Sketch Blog Theme!
The other two pages were some rough sketches and ideas that I had for last months theme, and I decided to practice my painting and inking.
Please, any crits would be awesome, I'm still struggling with painting!
Until next time....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Faces, gestures and thumbs!

Some funky faces, mostly from people I've drawn at the mall! Lots of fun to characturize!

These are some gestures I've been doing at Starbucks. I tried a new medium, using black pen and then doing a quick and light tonal with a greyscale marker. I also tried doing the gesture with the marker 1st, and then going in with pen. I'd still like for these to be looser, like one line drawings, but it's hard for me not to finish drawings. I had alot of fun trying to work on my weakness, like capturing people in movement, and giving people personality! I'd love to hear feedback!

These are some thumbnails I did, while doing Location Design at Mercury filmworks. Also done with pencil and marker, or pen and marker. Enjoy!
If you haven't checked out "Sketchy Business" the new monthly sketch blog, be sure to check it out!

Sketch Blog 1st Theme

This is my first subumission for the new Sketch blog I started last month! Everyone had super stuff, there is some truly beautiful artwork up there, definately worth checking out! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sketch Blog??

Hey! So we've been talking about starting a sketch blog, right? I put a link on the right column that says "sketch blog". Basically anyone that wants to join has to send me their email, so I can give you people permission to post your own sketches. We were thinking that every month is a different theme, you can do as many or as little drawings as you want, in your own creative style...any medium. It'd be alot of fun and keep us all sketching and doing our own thing. June is going to be a "Warrior" theme. I was thinking that at the end of the month, we vote the best sketch, and the winner gets to pick the next months theme. Let me know what you think, and leave your email in a comment. ....oh ya....we need a better name too!

BTW this is a sketch I did for my friends( basically family)- 90th birthday. His name is Berny and he is the one on the right, with his wife Peggy. Unfortunately I didn't have time to finish rendering, and I gave them the original, but here it is! ...Took about 12 hours

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Film 2009

CHARGED - Animated Short Film

This is my Final film in my third year at Algonquin College. I teamed up with Collin Tsandilis & Mayrhosby Yeoshen to Produce the film. Thanks to our mentor, Ian Jeans, all the Algonquin Staff and everyone else who contributed. A huge thanks to my family; for love and support, my girlfriend; for constantly pushing me and always being there. Lastly, to my classmates for pushing eachother and always willing to lend a hand! Enjoy!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

11 Second Club

Right Now I am in the process of doing my first 11 second club animation. I basically took a charcacter I did in my second year at Algonquin, and did some tweaks on him. For the last week I have just been drawing him, thumbnailing and practicing hands, mouth shapes and breaking down a video reference action to the dialogue. I really want to work on my weaknesses during this animation, and anything I didn't get to do alot of during the film. Which is basically, suttle acting, good hand acting, being able to breakdown a live action video and a nice finished dialogue sequence. I might post a work in progress later this month! Let me know what you think, all criticism is always welcome!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Come to OPEN HOUSE!!!!!!! April 27th from 1-6 in the Observatory at Algonquin college!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Foodcourt sketch

Nobody likes Broccoli...infact this guy was having a staring contest with his. Sadly..the broccoli won....but lost in the end- he was eaten in one bite.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't Ask

Well, we have a pitch package due in class tomorrow. It's a four week assignment and I started today. We needed painted characters and I didn't want to draw anything new. I realized that my sketch book is full of Orangutans , so I need to think of a story involving one. Basically the story is about a homeless guy (left) - every time he goes on drugs, he believes he is an Orangutan. Bizarre, I know. Here's some more sketches from my sketchbook! Enjoy!