I'm back from my longest gap away in a long time. I'm currently working on an animated book called Don't Be Alien, and I'll be posting about that in the next month or two. Also, it feels really good to draw something that makes no sense for no reason:
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Saturday, 11 July 2015
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
I was invited to "squeeze in at the back" at a local animation school's life drawing class. Not only did they offer me a sketchbook and crayon, but I got some serious attention and advice throughout. Feeling too grateful for words.
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
It's Sage! I've been working on stuff for my portfolio, and I thought I'd finally use my ever present art victim. I also grabbed the chance to practice using masks, which have made using textured brushes much more satisfying.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
This is a portrait drawn from life of Sanba, our transport from our time on Jeju. I started with a rough sketch, then finished with a mechanical pencil and coloured in photoshop. We explored the whole island on her in every kind of weather imaginable. We miss you old girl!
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
This is my first try at making something in TVPaint. It was incredibly fun to use! This is Gillian, the main character of my series Far From Home. A scene from the first episode is in my showreel at - https://vimeo.com/115784019
Monday, 10 November 2014
Saturday, 18 October 2014
i) Faces from the coffee shop in the Horse Museum. A welcome relief from the heat and lack of indoor toilets. ii) On the first day a peace shrine was erected. The yellow ribbons may represent the Sewol disaster. iii) The cairn. Horse related sculptures are scattered all around the park, although most seem to congregate around landmarks. People mostly slept on the benches.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
-View from an alleyway in Insadong-
-Insadong street signs-
-Visitors to the Palace District-
Returned from a very quick final tour of Seoul. We packed in fireworks and palaces, and met two friends whom we've been missing for a long time. The sun was low and dazzling, and the streets were like swollen rivers full of people. I sat in a shadow from a sign to draw and had to move from time to time as it slid away from me. Seoul doesn't smell that great at this time of year, but the company was excellent.
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
I started a thing! The next week will be important, as I was directly paying the model this time. I wonder if people will still come if they have to chip in a bit. Let's find out! The model is the amazing Daniella LaBosseire.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
Like most people, we followed the river from the train station to the Ghibli museum. It was a gentile, and almost pastoral route, with basket-laden bicycles passing us on the narrow road, and trees throwing dappled shade across the pavement.
We passed a wrought iron totoro in a hedge with a sign in its teeth, and approached through a metal gate attended by a security guard. The building looks surprisingly small from this side. It's only from within that you can see it goes down as well as up. Everything has been allowed to be overgrown with ivy, and a certain tree spirit was waiting as if to take our tickets behind a false foyer with the ubiquitous ivy pouring down the sloping walls as if from above.
From this point on I'll swear myself to secrecy, as I don't want to spoil it for any future visitors. Cameras were not allowed, but I did this one sketch inside the 'high ceilinged hall'. With thanks to my subjects for staying still for so long.