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We are the Shaffers

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The Steadfast Animator – Phil Lockerby Part 2

The Steadfast Animator – Phil Lockerby Part 2

Phil Lockerby has managed to carve out a long and successful career as a character animation outside of Hollywood. And though he has long distinquished himself in animation, he still works hard to grow in his craft, and can find child-like joy in the little things of...

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Looney Tunes reboot will premiere at Annecy

Looney Tunes reboot will premiere at Annecy

Looney Tunes returns! It has been a dream to be part of the effort working with the talented team at Warner Bros to bring the Looney Tunes characters back to life at animation shop Tonic DNA in Montreal. With producer Howard Huxham, our core team of animators brought...

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John Stobart’s Worldscape

John Stobart’s Worldscape

Maritime painter John Stobart is not just a legendary painter, he's a capable and inspiring teacher. In fact, it was John's Worldscape series that encouraged me to "get out and paint," as he was fond of saying. Painting outdoors is both terrifying and overwhelming if...

An Animated Skateboarder

An Animated Skateboarder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqZiTjIApsg This is Sawyer's latest animation effort. Created on TV Paint

The Making of a Logo: DGC Consulting

The Making of a Logo: DGC Consulting

It's rare that I do a logo anymore, but I was recently asked to do one and catalogued the progress. The company is DGC Consulting, which is an accounting firm that specializes in custom programming to provide solutions for it's clients. The request was that the design...

A Selection of Her Best Photography

A Selection of Her Best Photography

Missy developed a good eye for photography from her years of photo blogging our family. She says she learned how to compose images from me, but she put in the long hours of sorting through thousands of photographs to find the best, and she's become very good at post...