Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Big Lebowski fans!!!

well these are just quick sketches in my pocket Moleskine's. Walter's head actually looks too small, and the Dude's might be too big. but i really like the caricature of the two. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

background artwork

just something i am working on at the moment. cut-out style created in photoshop.


here is a video update. im trying to get the lighting right, without it becoming too distractive. just a bit of atmosphere.




a bit of composition for the next shot. im going for something a bit crude/ surreal/ impossible perspective, to backup my idea.


heres a fresh update. ive submitted the work-so-far to this months 11 Second Club competition. its still a work in progress, but lets just get it in there anyway....aye!!!


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

latest portfolio drawings

this dandy collection is all of my latest drawings i composed together for a recently posted "animation trainee course" at Disney Studios CA. time will tell whether i am successful or not, but i thought they were all definitely worth a post.






















Tuesday, 17 July 2012

sketch book

some recent sketches of human and animal poses.









Tuesday, 19 June 2012

character designs

here are some character designs I have sketched, loosely based on Hogarth from "The Iron Giant" (see bottom image). it is for a current project I am working on, so more shortly.

Friday, 18 May 2012

freehand perspective drawings and paintings

here are some freehand sketches and paintings (digital included) i recently came across.






some look unfinished, but i quite like the concepty feel to them!

Monday, 7 May 2012

pig sketch

need to get some more drawing on this blog!

Friday, 4 May 2012

monkey animation



here is a blocked stage of my monkey animation.

it is very small at the moment, but i wanted to give an idea of all my movements with a still camera. because the monkey does make use of a lot of space, i may have to consider different/ multiple cameras. but hopefully you get the idea here.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

jump animation



here is the finished version to my maya jump cycle, i have used the andy rig, downloaded free on creative crash.com. created by john doublestein!

monkey animation

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i have blocked out my scene for the monkey animation. this is only the first pass; i will update with the second pass, which should be a lot clearer and smoother in animation terms!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

monkey animation

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its been a few days since my last post, however, i really have been pressing on with more character animation. i want to create a scene that gives enough space to freely animate a lively character! using a monkey rig, created by wade ryer , i want to really take advantage of space. using quick, sharp stretched movements, as well as slow, gradual, squashed poses, i hope i can produce a really nice dynamic animation. i will set up simple apparatus for the monkey to anticipate and react to. 
i want to bring the monkey into my scene with a run. here are some examples so far; ill be trying to get a fast run finished first, i do not want the monkey to just be standing in the space as my scene begins....make it interesting yeah!!!!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

maya jump cycle

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ive been working some more on my character animation. here is a jump cycle ive finished. you can see multiple passes i recorded to show progression 

Saturday, 21 April 2012

maya skipping test

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over the next few months im going to be becoming a lot more familiar with maya, especially for character animation. im really going to push forward with the huge amount i learnt at ragdoll. heres something im working on.....using the andy rig from creative crash, im going to animate a skipping cycle. here it is so far.....without the skipping rope....yeah!!

Friday, 20 April 2012

little test





heres something i came across on my hard drive. it was a little test i was working on during my time working at an architects. i was being rather spontaneous towards creating this gilliam-esque animation.

The Adventures of Abney and Teal




watch this space!!! i have recently been working at Ragdoll Productions ltd as junior animator on the new CBeebies program, "The Adventures of Abney and Teal". I am waiting for my episodes to be televised, then i can show the world my lovely work!!!!

Monday, 2 January 2012

3d flour sack rig

this is my first attempt at animating in 3d maya! it is the classic flour sack rig created by Belal Ballout .
this test was purely to get a position at Ragdoll Productions as junior animator, and i got it! i had already been working there since august 2011 as a props and layout artist.
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