Friday, December 23, 2005

Home For a Rest

Well folks I'm safely back in Mississauga and ready to recharge! I'm soooo very happy to be with my parents and siblings again, and the house looks as awesome as I remember... 7 foot tree assembled soley by my 10 year old sister, garland on the doorways, flickering flames in the fireplace... And so many snacks! Myeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! ^_______^
So, now to sleep after the long but fun trip. Merry Christmas y'all!


Monday, December 19, 2005

Merry holidays, y'all!

Well, Christmas fast approaches and I am sooo excited to go home on friday. Though it doesn't feel very wintery in the appartment at the moment as I'm boooiling with our huge windows and the sunlight, gosh, if our heating was actually working me n' andrea would fry in here! This'll be my last posting for the year, I'm going to give Mike @Pip my computer over the break and he's going to reformat so hopefully all my computer woes will be fixed. this probably means all the pictures I've posted on blogger will vanish, but I'll try uploading a couple again once I get the computer back.

This pinup is one I promised I'd make my pal Shawn a little while ago. I've finally racked out the watercolours! Woo! But dang, now that I look at it her left leg is stupid... why do I never notice these things before cleanup???

Anyhoo, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

~ KT

Friday, December 16, 2005

Cut! Print! That's a rap!

Done and DONE! I've finished Peter's family characature portrait! WOOOOO! The prints turned out awesome (I love my printer, she's such a sexy, sexy beast) and tommorrow I'll try to trudge through the snowy tundra that is Ottawa to get to the post office so I can mail these suckers a.s.a.p.
Seriously though, you see the size of snow clumps blowing around? I live on the 11th floor and those fluffs are as big as eyeballs!
So I feel a lot less stressed, but in need of a HUGE massage *oh Adriana I'm missing you so dearly right this moment!* And now I've only two more illustrations to try and finish before home time... well three if you count the sexy pinup I promised Shawn... maybe four if you count the ninja-tag I promised Tony ... ehehehe... I'LL GET ON IT! YES! But, LATER! First sleep. Or reading in bed, I'm finally reading the biography/picture book of J.W Waterhouse that I picked up this summer at the Ottawa Art Gallary. I love his work, definetly amongst my top 5 favourite artists!

~ KT

Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Don't quit your day job... or "night job" in my case"

Gosh, I've been a shut in for the past week and a bit! There's so much I need to do for Christmas!
Weird recipe: Also, while making my scrambled eggs and mushrooms this morning I decided to be adventurous and add egg nogg to the mix. At first it was enjoyable, nice sweet smell and eggnoggy aftertaste, but towards the middle it just got nasty so I smothered it in HP sauce as usual. *urp*

Anyhoo, I'm gonna try and clean up and colour the last characature before work. Later, my duckies.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The more things change...

This Shrub Monkey was inspired by a phone call with Steven this evening in which while holding the phone beneath his chin I thought he sounded like a fat man. If you can't click on the link (because blogger seems to get antsy with files bigger than a certain size) check it out on my website through the link provided above. Yeah, I think you hafta click on the entry title. There you go.

Man, I must press REALLY hard when drawing with the tablet because my hand always aches after doing one of these.


This is the first part of a commission for Steven's friend Peter, it's a characature of him and his sister up to some shenanagins. My plan is to have commission #2 completed by thursday so I can ship all the prints out by friday.
P.S> As Mr. Barth's already noted, this pic seems to hold some resemblance to me n' Gerry, though I didn't notice til after I posted... hmm... I think I need to work on my characatures so they don't look so generic, but it DOES look like Peter and his sis! If i HAD done a drawing of me and Gerry he'd have his orange hat and I'd be the one holding a sword and chasing him screaming around the castle laughing maniacally to myself... muahaha!!!!

hammina hammina


Friday, December 09, 2005


Today was awesome, lots of fun. Chilled all day with Gerry, we went to Wallaks where I FINALLY picked up a paint pallet for my watercolours I keep promising myself I'm gonna use... someday. Nyeeh. And I went bowling in the evening with Andrea, Justin, Mike, Ray and Tony and it was soooo fun. Though we ended up going all the way to the quebec side for some reason because they "had to have a 10 pin game!!" But it was a lot of fun! I started out strong too, but beginners luk always dies for me after about three throws. *siiigh* The gross thing is I reek of cigarettes from the 3 minutes I spent in the bar pulling out cash. BLAUGH!

On a completely different topic, it's interesting to note that for some reason the "a" "s" "e" and "n" keys on my keyboard are completely gone. Like, what do I keep typing that uses these letters??? "asen"? "esna?" "sane?" ooh, "sane!" hmm... that's kind of creepy....

Here's Andrea and Justin....

The gang trying to figure out how to get names for each player... needless to say my team didn't figure it out...

And Mike says donughts are A-OK!

Jingle Bells!!!!!

Aww how nice! Todays been a nice relaxing day, and now a brass band is playing Christmas Carols across the street infront of the Salvation Army! I feel so peacefull............... to go oblitorate some tiny white pins with a massive bowling ball!!!!!!!


Thursday, December 08, 2005

This is what it sounds like when doves cry!?

Oh yeah! I forgot I South-Park-asized myself! So here's me!............... as a crack whore it would seem................ what the heck was I thinking when I made this!?!?!?

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Hey guys, if you haven't checked out Cartoon Brew ( lately, go check out their November 30 posting and click on the "The Return of Hand-Drawn Animation" post with the animated eagles. S'great.
Humminahumminahummina I cannot WAIT until Narnia on Saturday! Squeeee!


I like absent minded doodling, just putting the pen to paper and moving it and see what happens. What I draw is usually influenced by the music I'm listening to on the lil pink ipod, if I'm not listening to music then it's anyone's guess what I'm gonna sketch next... usually the guys in my quad. WHOO! "Sheridanc Quad!..... and Marcel!"


I suppose I'd better finish off all the rest of the illustrations on my to do list. But first I'd beter do the dishes because they're shutting the water off in our building AGAIN tommorrow. Hope I don't cut myself on that carving knife again... the thing has a taste for my bloooood!

A whole jubilee of sketches, and below is my creepy page!

This is Mister Barth and his extremely proper sitting posture. :P


If you read Hans Bacher's blog you'dve probably checked this out already, but if not you HAFTA check out this film he has a link to. It's so beautiful!

Get the cool shoe shine...

WHEW! One holiday project DONE! But I can't post it in case prying little eyes see it before Christmas morning, so you're gonna have to try and imagine I made something wonderful and be content. HA!
I'm glad I went out every chance I could during summer and autumn. If I felt guilty about putting projects aside I reasoned I'd just be a shut in during the winter and make up for it. WELL! It's winter now isn't it!? Thanks a LOT KT-of-the-past for making me a shut in!
Here's a page of flash doodles I did rather than working as I shoud've been.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Chuck Norris loves you.

GRAAH! Christmas is coming and while I'm UBER happy and excited at going home and visiting my loved ones, I'm also ETREEEEMELY stressed as there are maybe 20 days before I leave and I'm still not done with my xmas presents, haven't started my portrait commission yet, am still having net issues and wil probably have to reconfigure my computer, which means starting EVERYTHING from scratch, but I don't want to do that until after I finish all these illustrations I need to do.
*guh!* I also haven't gone to kick boxing in a while, and I have to go find a way to get LUCIA'S DVD back to the Rogers half way across Ottawa! *shakes a loving fist at Lu*
I'm just a wee bit stressed out at the moment, I think I just need to get some sleep and I'll be kokai... "okay"... what the heck did I just type!?!?!
I went to Everett's screening yesterday (friend from work for any non-Pipstars reading this) and I really enjoyed his film, so campy and fun! It was fun being an extra in it too and I got all big headed and giggly everytime I saw myself on the big screen. Ahhh, my first screen role... "clipboard girl!"
I've added on a couple doodles I had laying around my desk at work for when I need a break from the computer screen. At Pip there's all these extra papers lying around for the purpose of doodling (well, whyever not?) and I enjoy using my priveledges.
I think I'm going to sleep now. I've got a whole cabootle of laundry to do tommorrow. GYEAGH!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Them's what I call "ass-kickin' boots"!

Just for you Tony, I did Robin next. So ENOUGH of your wiley ninja tricks! *ducks* Just one more character to go, then I can piece it all together, make a cool abstract BG, and then I'm DONE. Next I'll probably start on the family portrait commissions that Steven's friend asked me to do.

OOOH! Best thing in the world! I keep forgetting my family sent me some left over Halloween treats from Heather's swag! And it's awesome because I always forget I have it just until the point where I muuust have chocolate, then I remember and I have chocolate!

Ahh, life is sweet. But now I'm tired and I wanna get up early-ish tommorrow to go see what the mailman tried to deliver because they ALWAYS SHOW UP WHEN I'M IN THE SHOWER AND CAN'T HEAR THE DOOR! *wheeze wheeze*

Thursday, December 01, 2005

"Do you reeeeeeaaaally like it??"

Oooh man, I've been watching the Ren and Stimpy dvds Rod leant me like crazy over the past few days (cuz he's leaving soon and I'd better return them before he does). There's some nutty stuff in there I hadn't seen before (i loooved the cowboy/horse theif one and the Powder Toast man short) along with the classics (my favourites that my dad showed me when I was a kid) like Cousin Sven, Space Madness, the Army One... The Happy Helmet... Good whacky fun. I love the style of John K.'s lady characters, I'd love to see more of that kind of thing too.

Uuuuhm... what else. OSAP starts collecting today. Whoo. Aaaand... tommorrow's pay day! *cheers* I suppose I should get to bed PRONTO because I promised myself I'd go to Kick Boxing tommorrow, and I've been such a lazy bastard this past week.

Nite all!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I'm Potterific!

I'm such a huge nerd. I made this with one of those Candy Doll generators, I've attatched the link.
Yeees, it's me as a Hogwarts student, RAVENCLAW ALL THE WAY! And my "familiar" witch pet is my lovely doggy Dusty who sadly passed away in May but I can still happily remember the sound her jingling collar tags made. And the guy beside me? Muahaha, no, it's not Harry, it's ....!

... as I said. I'm a HUGE nerd. Na ha HA!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

AUGH I'm falling apart!

My neck hurts like a fiend, I suppose it doesn't help that I crack it all the time, but I can't stop myself! I'm getting worried! And WHY OH WHY does my computer hate me so? All I've ever done is given it love and long hours of both verbal and downloading abuse!

Also, I realise I REALLY need to practice cleaning up elipses and drawing realistic fabric...... *sigh*

YES I figured how to get titles working!

Now can anyone tell me WHY my right hand collomn of links and such is located at the bottom of the blog and not the top? WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH MY POSSESSED COMPUTER!?!?!??!?!

woah! Where'd my blogger sidebar go???

UGH! So I bugged the fine help-line people at Bell Sympatico once again, and they gave me the internet version of "let's see here... OH MY GOD!" and I'm even more frusterated over my BLOODY STUPID INTERNET! *pant pant* I can't check hotmail, msn, gmail, my bank account, student loans... basically anything with a secure setting. The last help-line guy left off telling me to go to microsoft and update EVERYTHING but when I went to do that the net wouldn't let me open the page properly....


Anyhoo, the drawing above is a sketch I did to give Steven a reason to smile during this work heavy week of his, maybe if I stare at it long enough my net woes will go away too.

Trying to save space on my computer, I backed up everything with the intent of deleting files that weren't too critical, but when I went through the sheridan photos I couldn't delete ANY of them! (they're all backed up on cd but i couldn't take them off my computer). So many memories, I laughed so many times! Ahh, how I miss the good all days. *happy sigh*

OOH! And another thing, *puts on hick voice* mah boy Gerry, wen' 'n got 'imself a bran' new blog. Take a look-see o'er at


Sunday, November 27, 2005

This pic's part of a larger illustration I'm working on for a certain special little sister, so MOM AND STEVEN if you're reading this don't show Heather, it's a surprise! Seriously though, the Teen Titans cartoon is soooooo cute.
The weekend's been pretty good, played this awesome fun game called "Cranium" over at Gerry's which is like charades/pictionary/sculpty fun/smart stuff/word-fun, and HILARITY did ensue!
It snowed over the weekend which was nice but it's been raining all evening and the roads and sidewalks are all slick and creepy with ice. We have to walk so carefully, even in my giant boots I almost slipped twice.

Alrighty! That's about it! Cheerio all! Ooh, and my listening reccomendation for the week is Dane Cook: Retaliation, the guy is soooo durn funny!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Hmm, me thinks Blogger doesn't post large files, so if you can't view the Simply Potterific comic (because i tried resizing it but that didn't work either) check it out in the fan comic section of closet-space , or at my deviant art account

UGH! My internet is SO screwed up. I downloaded an antivirus Mike C. from work told me to find and it scouted out not one but TWO worms. Eww. But I'm still unable to access email! I'm cut off from the world outside Ottawa! AUGH!

Anyhoo, here's a newbie I sketched, inked and coloured tonight. I've been wanting to do a Poisin Ivy drawing for such a long time after reading "the longest halloween" (i think that's what it's called). I just find her to be such a fascinating character, almsot Faerie like in her love of plants but absolute distain for humans. Batman's my favourite superhero. Don't worry, he'll save himself soon enough...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Things that made me smile today: I had a nice long phone call wil Lucia after work. Almost down to only the wick on a beautiful vanilla scented candle that I've lit every night for the past few weeks. Marcel's adorable dog Fredrick almost licked the skin right off my hand, it made me remember my sweet Dusty who passed away last May.
I think Tony may have started a dinner-trend because now I have this overwhelming urge to capture my culinary attempts on film... or digital hoo-haw... whatever a digital camera takes. Pixels! That's it.

First up is the VERY FIRST all-on-my-own dinner I made a couple months back, chicken spaghetti, you may laugh at the simpleness but I was so excited to cut the meat (well, Andrea helped) and boil the noodles all on my own (yes, I've lived a sheltered existance.)

This here is a salmon fillet I made two days ago. Very tasty, I don't even remember what spices are on it (I just added whatever Andrea gave me) and the carrots on top are from her mother's recipe. VERY tasty, though I kind of overcooked it.

It's been 6 months but I'm only now truley realising I love our appartment. I'm slowly adding touches to my room that make me happy which include the pink stars Gerry helped me put up, and the funky quilt I bought at Ikea with Lucia.

Last of all, yes I have been drawing, just not much more than doodles. But here's another one of my Simply Potterific comics I make to amuse myself and my brother, which are actually pretty popular down at deviant art! Which is a good ol' confidence boost!

I've been listening to a lot of Iron and Wine lately. I find them so calming. Not that I'm the most stressed out person in the world, but we all have our bad days.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Gerry's roomate bought a robot. Seems all it does is pick up things and whistle suggestively at people. Silly little robo-sapien.

Friday, November 04, 2005

This is the logo I designed for "Silly Kingdom" a hilarious independant radio-play series currently in production. Based in a distant time and land, the core characters are a machiavellian prince, his sweet and innocent sister, a crotchety wizard with a chip on his shoulders against modernised magic tricks, and the court jester who's about the only person in the castle with a brain. Fantastically written (and I'm not just saying this because the writter's my brother) and hosting some very talened actors from the Voice Acting Alliance Forum, I HIGHLY recommend checking it out if you're in the mood for a chuckle. Check it out either here at:
Or through our closet-space website.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween everybody! ooOOOOooo! After getting the greatest scare of my life from Tony and Mike Barth a couple nihgt ago, I'm all pumped up on adrenalin and energy to update this blog! Ha.

This here is a silly little piece of fluff in tribute to all those other cartoony girl pinups out there. While I had fun with the simple colouring, this one was a pain because I decided to colour ontop the rough sketch rather than ink it clean and then colour... because I liked the original drawing and didn't want to go through the meticulous clean-up-process. The result is: it takes LONGER to colour, nigh impossible to clean after colouring and an obvious lack of the polished look you get with an inked drawing. BAH! I'm buying pens first thing tommorrow.

Also, I think I might treat myself to a new tablet this christmas, mine's lasted a good three years but it's all scuffed and a little too small which gives me crazy finger cramps. *looks devious* Though they have very nice tablets at work...

~ KT (I'm a princess for halloween! even though a guy at work told me only little girls and transvestite men can be "princesses." BAH.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Alrighty, bring on good ol Hallows Eve! This is my FAVOURITE time of the year, and the first time I'll be experiencing it in Ottawa. There's this house down the street, all decked out, MAAAAaaan I wish I was a kid again so I could go tricker treating, or had a kid with me so I could use them as an excuse to go tricker treating, ha ha.
Haven't been up to much besides work and sleep (glutunous amounts of sleep) lately, but I found time to doodle up another ridiculous little Simply Potterific comic, here's the first panel:

I still need to figure out how to get my films up online, boy oh boy do I need a day off!

~ KT

Saturday, October 15, 2005

How do I post titles for these things?


Alrighty! Closet-Space's been officially revamped, new menu pages that fit the "closet-space" theme and I've scanned through all my drawings and filed the old stuff into archives to keep the gallary neat and tidy. Now I just need to get the ol' keester in gear-ster and get into the habbit of practice-practice-draw-draw again.
Here's my latest doodley (yeees, it's been a while). A birthday card for Gerry who likes Archie comics as much as I do... I mean did *shifts eyes around nervously*

~ KT

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Bernard's planning a short film project and I've been invited to join the team, so I'm pretty hyped for that. I find my intentions are always pure when it comes to art, but unless I've got someone giving me direction or deadlines or some sense of "do this now!" I can sit day dreaming forever. Then I wake up, reaise I'm 22 and finished school and not even CLOSE to achieving all those creative goals I set way back in highschool, maybe even grade school! There was something a stranger had said to me on the street (he creeped me out when he first approached me but the value of what he had to say soon overcame the creepyness), he told me the problem with young people is a lot of us aren't confident enough to begin achieving our goals, that we're inhibited by misplaced perceptions we place on ourselves that we're too young and inexperienced to create anything. He said people need to realise we have EVERYTHING in us RIGHT NOW to beable to create, we just need to realise this.
We just need to see it.
Speaking of "seeing" here's a pic I scrounged up of me and Lucia outside the Ottawa Art Gallary back around Canada Day, wha hee!

~ KT

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Animation Festival was really good and there were some amazing films (my favourite will eventually be seen at It felt good to be able to connect with other animators on a similar level rather than having the "I'm just a student" status.... not that there's anything wrong with that! It's just there seemed to be more to talk about and relate to this time around. So the PLAN is, the plan, the plan... IS, to get around to finishing my film. Within the year *fingers crossed.*
Oh! And I just finished the sketchbook I started last year 2nd semester, YES! Now for a clean start!

Here are some doodles from the last page.

And here's an old one, done in photoshop. I wish I'd spent more time on it to get the skirt to actually LOOK like fabric, but I had to move on to other things.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Happy Autumnal Exinox! This has always been my favourite season. And the days are getting better with the kick off of the animation festival, and BEST of all is Lucia's come to stay with me and Andrea for the week. Fun times galore! Though not much sleep.
~ KT

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Warming up the ol' sketch hand.
It's been a long time since I've used pencil crayons, but I went and bought a pack at Wallacks the other day to try and get back into them. This is a quick sketch of a dress I saw on Ebay (I'm DANGEROUSLY close to buying a renaissance peasent dress and a civil war era gown from there... getting a credit card has unleashed my inner material demons.) I like the feel of pencil crayons, but it's always irked me that colouring over erased pencil marks leaves a pale kind of back trace line that I can't get rid of unless I lightly colour through the groove with a darker shade. It's all a learning process.

Monday, September 19, 2005

As has been politely pointed out by Bernard, I smell... oh, and I don't update NEARLY as much as I should. And the horrible aweful horrible (did I say horrible?) truth is that I don't draw NEARLY as much anymore. Yes, there's the "job" excuse, but that really is just an excuse isn't it? The only creative stuff I've been doing lately are the Shrub Monkey comics I've been making to amuse my brother and creative partner Steven. And the normal sketches and doodles that fill up my books but I don't feel like going through the back-breaking effort of picking up the book, turning on the scanner, scanning the pages... oh god, it's too much to even think about! Anyhoo, here's a quick sketch I did for Gerry (you'll know him from Bernard's postings, Bernard draws him ALL the time). And I'll be spending the next few days before the Animation Film Festival updating my website design. It's now and no longer procrast-effects, folks. I've dubbed it closet-space because that's the name of the first original comic I put together back when I was 15, and NO, no-one who's not related to me is allowed to see it!
~ KT

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The 27th is "Sketch-Crawl" day, but I tried to get a head start today and just wander about all morning drawing whatever came into view. Trouble is I always spend more time observing than actually drawing anything. Therefore nothing to show. But here's a cartoony study I did a little while ago of a girl I saw walking down the street one particularily hot day. I love crazy coloured hair... though not enough to dye my own. Photoshop ontop of pencil sketch.

Monday, August 22, 2005

PLACEHOLDERS (if you're reading this blog, ignore these, they're placeholders for other posts. Any ANYWAYS my new and frequently updated blog is over at :)

Well, the rest of the Sheridan crew seems to be doing it, so why not I? Hope everyone's doing fine and dandy! I'm enjoying myself here in lovely Ottawa working at Pip Animation. It's going to take me a little bit to fully figure out this blog thing, but in the meantime, here's a line up of characters for a flash animated series I'll be starting up with my brother soon. (these were created in flash)