Thursday, 31 December 2009

11secondclub December Entry

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This is the entry as I posted it on 11secondclub.com
I received lots of comments, all of them thoughtful, most of them urging me to finish. I'm copying them below. I want to highlight how the 11secondclub is the absolute best way to get considerate judgement of your work outside of college.

Mark Bogdanoff:

Love the ending.

Adam Roades:

It looked like a good start, would have loved to see the performance of the second character.

Andre Mercier:

I could rate this much higher if more than half the audio was animated. Good start though.

Bazooka Joe:

I don't get it. Unfinished...

Patrick O'Brien:

I like the animation on the first character but don't forget to animate the second character since he's just as important as your first character. Cool transformation too!

Jared Mikasa:

You seem to be a skilled draftsman, but I'm just not feeling this. A long time goes by without any animation, and the ending is just too random. Maybe this month you can reserve more time for a completed entry, I'm sure you're capable of a great scene.

Serg B.:

Animation isn't finished

Ryan Hayford:

the character design is nice, but there is no animation on the the secondary character (who has most of the dialogue in this scene) and the end is just confusing.

Zack Mark:

A character should not need to point to his eye to show that he can see something. In the same vein, a character should not need to transform into an inhuman monster to get that point across, either.

Tom Maples:

...no movement for the second speaking character? That single frame that lasts the entire second character's dialogue ruins the whole flow sorry, the transformation at the end is great but doesn't bring it back i'm afraid...

Beatrice Matis:

It would be really good, if it would be finished.

Ian:

Great drawing at the beginning. It is just a shame you (appear to have) run out of time. I am not sure that I understand where you were going with this.

Benjamin Courtin:

nice drawings but what happened to the rest of the animation? Did your sketch book get eaten by your dog?

Romain Digonnet:

nice idea, it's a shame it's not finished.

Marcus Tee:

Would love to see it fully fleshed out.

Rich:

I like the character with the flag and the end is crazy. It looks like it needs a lot more work though, half of the animation is just one drawing.

David:

Funny concept but the lip sync on "day" needs at least another open mouth drawing. Currently reads as "I said 'good dee!'"

Robert Holmen:

nice drawing although this concept seems to have gotten only half done.

The morph at the end is too chaotic to follow.

Friday, 18 December 2009

11secondclub

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You loose! Good day sir!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Life Drawing



The last drawings i will be able to do until my arm recovers. Will be typing and drawing with my left arm for a while. Sore tendons Suck.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009

Yue Minjun is amazing.



...and his work is on show here in Vancouver! His sculptures can be found near Davie on English Bay. His paintings are worth checking out too. His website can be found here - http://www.yueminjun.com/
These are sketches of two of his sculptures.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Nervous Locals


Most of this drawing has been cut off in the final panel. Coming soon.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Friday, 2 October 2009

First, Tentative, Panel


I had posted a coloured version, but decided to take a few steps back. Here is a dead thing instead. I will post the panel when I am completely happy with it.

Monday, 28 September 2009

My New Showreel!

Click the Nudey Man to visit my Showreel on Vimeo!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Friday, 18 September 2009

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Catching

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Feedback welcome.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Obelisk Thieves

Someone is making off with a giant stone obelisk. An object that declares the presence of mankind on a landscape like a molehill declares moles or the itchy bumps on bare skin declare the presence of bloodsucking parasites.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Dromin' in the Gloamin'


I hope that Mr Pratchett will forgive my flagrant abuse of copyright. This is a monster from the fairy world that Tiffany Aching comes across during her adventures in 'the Wee Free Men'. The Nac Mac Feegle (pictured below) call it a drome and it likes to trap people in dreams before eating them.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Mystery Project 1


Guesses in the comment below as to who this might be. (Very prelimenary designs)

Sunday, 12 July 2009


I have begun work on a secret project, images from which will be posted here whenever I come in contact with a scanner. This image has nothing to do with it ;p

Friday, 29 May 2009

Edinburgh Animation Degree Show 09'


Hi folks!
It's finally here! You are invited, one-and-all to the Edinburgh College of Art 09' Degree Show. Trust me folks, this is gonna be a good un'!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

High Water trailer

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Please enjoy this excerpt from my Degree film High Water.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

My first Wee Film

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Hallo, Unfortunately the site I used to liberate my film from its rapidly deteriorating dvd has felt the need to advertise over the top of it. I hope it doesn't make it unwatchable. This is my soul my friends, my soul. Also my first ever drawn animation. Enjoy!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

timing

Here's a video test from the new pc's. The Amigas are dead! Long live the Amigas!
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Saturday, 21 March 2009

flail

a cycle.
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A Sound

Here's a shot which will be all in the sound effect...
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Friday, 20 March 2009

Shake

This shot was lots of fun.

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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Dodgy update

This is the first post that contains animation that I'm really not happy with. Nothing that I want to get across is there. Why post it? In case anyone is interested in the process of improving a piece of work before the 'final' version. Basically the scene doesn't give the characters any time to think so their movement and actions seem to have no motive. The way the woman moves too, does not show her curiosity overcoming her hostility toward her inconsiderate husband.
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Saturday, 7 March 2009

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Car starting

animation test 040309
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Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009


Hallo! Here's a new background to fit the animation in the previous post. Enjoy.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

hula_fantasy_animation

rough test animation. Comments welcome.

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Sunday, 15 February 2009

New Animation

You love it
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Thursday, 12 February 2009

WSOGMM

The full animatic as of today. I intend to shorten it and improve on it with input from Lewis, my composer. As for now, I shall push on with the most difficult animation so's I don't get any nasty surprises.
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Monday, 9 February 2009

The First Half - animatic

An animatic of the first half of my film. I've discovered there's a lot of interpretation between the boards and the final animation. The mood is also vastly improved with colour and an added background.
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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

raw animation!

Hey everyone. Here's a new line test fresh from the lightbox.

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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Final animation fully rendered for your enjoyment. (note, this post will be taken down in a week to ensure I'm not accused of publishing my film on the internet when I eventually apply for festivals.) This is my first coloured shot and appears near the beginning of the film. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

concept

I invite you to comment on this, a possible final look for the film. Bear in mind the effects of seeing it animated.

Found the time... no wait. Lost it.


Hey people,
I've been pretty much solidly animating this month and as such, have very little in the way of finished drawings. Here's a background I'm working on for a pan in the first scene.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

testanimation110109

Hey folks. Thought I'd post some test animation to let everyone know how I'm getting on. I'm not sure I like the look of my style so far. With the next scenes I'll be concentrating on varying the thickness/darkness of the line a bit so it looks a bit more like my concepts.
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Friday, 2 January 2009

Largo Totoro


This is my own personal Totoro, inspired by the Totoro forest project. I reckon if there was a spirit living where I grew up, it would look a little like this...