Tuesday, 26 April 2011


i came across an animation test i did quite a while ago. my main focus was light and shadow. it was originally the beginning to a short about a childrens book which comes to life!!!!! nothing progressed from it, however i thought it would be worth sharing with you! the colours are supposed to look quite old fashioned, with a very traditional looking table and ink pot.

below is the background, created in tv paint.

Monday, 11 April 2011


whilst watching studio ghiblis spirited away i was really interested in the architecture behind the bathhouse! the arrangement of the staff houses, boiler rooms and kitchens to the rear of the building was amazing! im finding it hard to find a clear reference, but if youve seen it youll know exactly what i mean!!

basically i wanted to create, using watercolours (lots of), my own imaginative flying steam powered la boca-esque town, including lots of pipes, wooden beams, cracked walls, a ships crows nest, and lots of coloured tiles, clothes and steam!!!

this is the result so far. i want to include more sky, sun and birds to suggest the flight of this town of concocted houses!!!