Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Caprimorph Jump

Caprimorphs are nomadic tribal creatures that love to eat juicy juicy cocoon fruits. They must be very cautious when searching for fruit, due to the presence of deadly predators!

Rough version is a little longer.


Caprimorph Jump (color) from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.


Caprimorph Jump (rough) from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stop-Mo Assault!

Stop-Mo Snake Smash from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.

"O whacking day, o whacking day,
Our hallowed snake-skull cracking day."

Stop-Mo Head Removal from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.

"and since i am dead, I can take off my head[...]"

Stop-Mo Weight Lift from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.

Good ol' classic weight lift, Stop-Motion style.

Sunday, November 9, 2008



For my next traditional animation.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Early Stop-Motion Tests

A bunch of short Stop-Motion exercises. Just trying to get used to working puppets rather than pencils.

Early Stop-Motion Tests from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.

Friday, October 10, 2008

More Goat/Rabbit...

...This time the creature is like a different variant the same creatures from my last post. These ones are taller, primitive, nomadic tribals who live in alien savannah and spend most of their time foraging for delicious Cocoon fruit. They must be very cautious of dangerous predators.

Just a Rough Design Pack. Final designs and animation to come in the following weeks.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's Not You

Here are some character and costume concept doodles for a short comic I'm working on:

They're like a race of goat/rabbit-like creatures. Haven't really come up with a name for them yet, but I will be animating a taller version of one of the creatures for an unrelated school project.

The working title of the comic is "It's Not You".

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Palm Isle Flyer + C.O.R.E.

Finally got a copy of the flyer for the commish I did a few weeks ago. The client went with the Fast Food flavor. The design and pretty much everything but the character were all done by the client.

Other than that, I've been working at C.O.R.E. Toons for the past three weeks (hence the lack of posts, really busy), just finished my contract. It was my first professional Flash gig, and I must say it was kind of nerve racking at first since so much was expected of me, but I pulled through in the end. Got to meet some great people and learned a lot too! Unfortunately it'll be a little while until I can post some examples of the work I did there.

Start school in about a week, pretty excited, really. It'll be nice to get back to hand drawn animation.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thinking Out Loud (or How Many Times I Can Say "Like" in One Post)

Haven't made a texty post in a while...

I just watched Pixar's Up and Disney's Princess & the Frog teasers.

I also read a lot of comments people had about them and the big animation studios in general. Anyway it's getting me to think out loud here, hence the title.

Generally speaking, I like Pixar and I like Disney. I like original euro stuff like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Jamie Hewlett's Gorillaz videos. I like Studio Ghibli and I like Studio 4C. I also like typical American Indy movies like Garden State, Saved!, Juno and Rocket Science. I like Genndy Tartakovsky's ultra designy toons and I like John K's wacked-out super toons and I like Jennifer Pertsch and Tom McGillis' bubblegum pop show 6Teen. Though I'm never sure I'm quite grasping his work, I do like David Lynch films. and I like Christopher Nolan's work, Richard Linklater's, Stanley Kubrick's, Guillermo Del Toro's, Tim Burton's, Alfonso CuarĂ³n's, Danny Boyle's and a golf course full of other directors, artists and studios.

Everybody has different opinions and different tastes, and although I do dislike certain things (what immediately comes to mind now is films and TV series that rely entirely on pop culture references), I feel like I like a lot of work that almost contradict each other. It's like, most of the people that like a certain kind of movie, won't like another. But I most often do. I'm pretty sure I understand WHY I like all these things, so I'm not like children who usually seem to just blurt out that they like everything without really thinking about it or knowing why.

As far as movies go, how many people like The Fountain, Spider-Man, The Lost World and Before Sunrise on approximately the same level (a likeable level)?

Does anyone else get this feeling?

I spoke mostly about movies here, but this goes for drawing/painting looks as well. I like everything dammit! Like, WHAT DO I DO?!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Slobber Monster!

Lurking deep within the mystical Sharakinous Woods is the elusive SLOBBER MONSTER!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Air Ride

Small commission for the local skate shop... Just needed to draw a single skater doing an air grab for a flyer.


I think I had more fun coming up with the flavor names, even though it was totally unnecessary as far as the contract.

Friday, June 27, 2008


In light of all recent super-themed films, I thought it might be a good time to bring back out my superhero team; Nitro Blitz, Featuring the brilliant Seraphim, the overconfident Ecstasy, the homeless Solarus and the luscious BloodStar.

I hesitated a lot with how I was going to approach this one. I settled with cell shading, though I originally wanted to give it a really painterly look. Problem is my comp seems to be having trouble managing Photoshop these days so the brush strokes of my tablet always have huge delays that kind of kill the feeling of painting. OH well.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Winston Blue

An older drawing I had always wanted to color...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Clean-up is for squares

Nah, clean-up's alright, just doesn't ALWAYS seem necessary, heh.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More Bonzai & Bonzai related pics

Nothing's more badass than Snow White with an assault rifle.

The building itself.

From the catwalk.

More catwalkin'.

Rooftops, from la marche des chats.

Hopefully some drawings soon. I have been drawing quite a bit, but mostly for work which i can't post, heh.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bonzai Films

After a relaxing week in Miami, I'm now busy in the exiting world of freelancing. I got a one month contract deal as an assistant animator with the up and coming Bonzai Films studio in Montreal. I must say it's quite an exiting project to work on, especially compared to the digital cut-out animation i was doing last summer. Though I can't say much, I can say it's a feature film and I'm animating traditionally. Nuts to all who say there's only Flash and 3D jobs out there! The release is early next year... so everything else will have to remain secret until then.

My work station.

My supremo view, haha. Forgot to mention it's in this wicked old factory that was revamped for various businesses. Should've taken outside pics... there are catwalks and everything!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Final Blitz

It's the last few weeks of the school semester, so things are getting pretty busy. This may very well be my last post before it's over. Sooooooooo.... here are a few pen & marker doodles from my new sketchbook.

I've also been trying hard to secure some employment for the summer. I've been applying at a bunch of smaller studios in Montreal. So far nothing certain, but I'm making valuable contacts. wish me luck.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

TV Light Is Usually Blue...

Been screwin' around in Flash, doin' some graphical junk. Threw in an old character for good measure.

Roz, Mystical Countess of Colour helped out on this one.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lip Synching Excitement

Lil' Roxy's Recital Confusion from Eric Angelillo on Vimeo.

When it comes to performing on stage, Lil' Roxy is as motivated as can be. Unfortunately, she sometimes gets a little confused...

Voice talent is provided by the great Raina Ebel!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Haven't work with Maya in a couple of years, and I don't really remember anything i learnt way back then anyway.

So we have a 3D modeling class now, and I figured I might as well start with the basics.... and by basics I mean retro robots bent on destruction.

On another note, I just completed my latest animation, despite a "gunman's" best efforts to thwart my work. I'll be psoting it soon, so stay tuned, kids.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cock & Bull

Presenting the Cock & Bull pub, which in reality was in Victorian Birmingham, but in this case it's set in London. So yeah, we started digital painting over gouache at school, here's my first.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kimmy Alexandre of LSD Stargirls

For what feels like quite a while now ive been having this sort of creative block. Seems like all the work ive been doing is purely for the sake of passing my classes. Whenever i open my sketchbook to draw, my mind goes blank. Therefore, i am currently in the process of regaining my passion for drawing for the sake of drawing. I dont think ive even made a finished illustration since the summer.

Anywho, I figured i should start out with something familiar, so i finally decided to continue my LSD Stargirl's band idea.

Presenting, Kimmy Alexandre, the lead singer:

It's a shame the colors dont seem to come out as saturated and neon when uploaded to blogger.

You may remember Cindy Valquist, the keytarist, in my May 31, 2007 post.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sketchy Highlights

Well im back in school for my 4th semester. With 3 hours less of class than last semester, im expecting things to go pretty smoothly. The animation projects seem to be all about lip synching and acting, which is quite exciting, really.

Seems like the more you go, the more you get tempted by just wanting to quit school and work in the industry. Just last week, i was told by some working animator friends in montreal that they needed animators for a big feature project they were working on, which happened to be an awesome, but that i naturally had to turn down. But then i reminded myself that once i start working, ill be doing that for most of my life, so i might as well stay in school for a while and enjoy the ride.

Anyway, figured since i didnt have much accomplished here yet, id just post a few selections from my fall sketchbook...


Tonight ill finally get to see Persepolis, ill be really disapointed if it doesn't live up to expectations...