Monday, December 27, 2010

Letting Go

I saw this guy in the Vancouver library totally immersed in books from the war. I decided to try tone it up a bit, got carried away and then lost interest. This is the result.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Was looking at Kyu Bum Lee's blog, got inspired by his fantastic girl sketches. Decided to try one for myself. This is the result. You can check out Q's stuff here:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another one from BC!

I loved sketching in Whistler, the mountain bikers are just a lot of fun to caricature. I did this quick pen sketch a couple months ago and I finally got around to doing a speed paint on photoshop. The goal was to keep the paint looking as rough and energetic as the original line work.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

...And speaking of Whistler

I spent a few weekends in Whistler visiting my girlfriend, Christine. She works at ziptrek, which is a ziplining/eco-tour company - lotsa fun. Often times her job requires her to pull in heavy folks on the lines...and there's lots of bears out there. So for some reason i came up with this. It also gave me a chance to mess around with a different style.

Summer post bonanza!

Ok, so one post for all summer doesn't technically count as a "bonanza," but I promise there will be more coming soon. For now, here's some sketches from around Whistler/Vancouver!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mall Sketches Toronto Edition

I went into Toronto a couple of weeks ago armed with a sharpie...this is the result. It was liberating using a marker, the permanence of it forces me to be more decisive about every line I put down. I really enjoyed the feel of the marker, so I figured I'd post a compilation of some of the most energetic poses I managed to capture.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mall Sketches

I've had plenty of time to get back into mall sketching lately. So here's a few from June that I did in the Oakville mall! More to come soon...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Grad Film!

So now that I have figured out this whole embedding thing, I guess I might as well put my film up here as well...So here it is in all its glory!

Chasing Tail from Michael Alcock on Vimeo.

Demo Reel!

I have to post my demo reel in two separate parts due to technical issues, so the first is a sampling of 3d work done during my internship at Guru Studio in Toronto. I did the original animation (first couple of takes) on each shot, but credit must be given to the supervising animators at Guru who handled the final retakes.

The second part of my demo reel is my classical animation work done at Sheridan College.

CG Animation Reel from Michael Alcock on Vimeo.

Classical Animation Demo Reel from Michael Alcock on Vimeo.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Online Portfolio 2

This is the second part of my 2010 portfolio. This section contains extra designs, life drawings and sketches that are not associated with my graduate film. This material was generated during my 3rd and 4th years at Sheridan.

Online Portfolio

This is the first section of my 2010 character animation portfolio. The material found here is process work from my 4th year graduate film "Chasing Tail," produced at Sheridan College.

To view the Film, follow this link:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Airport Sketches

I waited in the Thunder Bay airport for about 7 hours on my way back from Christmas, these were some of the other people fortunate enough to also be sitting around the enormous NWO airport.

More 2009!

Went to the mall a few weeks is the result. And I also got KFC and a krusty the clown sculpt! :D Hey Hey

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Some sketches from earlier in the year that I have been meaning to put up for a while!