Thursday, 10 April 2014

Life drawing- Bridgeman studies

Been doing some studies of Bridgeman anatomy books, and then applying the blocked construction style to my life drawing today.


Friday, 4 April 2014

Drawing the public

Haven't updated in a while so heres some drawings I did of people in the street and on the train.
And whilst you check out those listen to this. A track off my new album Paradise. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Here are some character designs I have been doing for fun..

Heres a tribal song, by my friend Jon, that I helped produce to get you in the caveman mood.

 Some initial sketches..ugg
Trying to work out how he would move..ogg

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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Some shizznizz

Haven't updated my blog in a while, been busy with handin and placement aplications. Been putting together a showreel to send to Aardman animation. Including a piece of stop motion that I thought I'd lost forever. 

Also heres a rock a modelled out of foam for the degree film I'm working on "Lost Sands."

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

More life drawing

Some life drawing I've been doing over the past few weeks.
Spent a couple more weeks trying to master my Sin City studies.
Still getting there but think I'm managing to capture the characters of these models in a miller-esk way.
/heres a song to enjoy with

Heres Colin looking quite angry...

Heres a neutral Pat

Relaxed Col'

Sleepy pat. 

Need to finish some off on photshop, probably going to make my own panel as if from a Sin City book, to finalise my artist study. 

This week I picked up a paint brush and painted with acrylic for the first time in like 2 years, was good to get back into. Also the first time I've painted a figure from life, within a time limit. This first one I was painting for a good hour I think. Took alot fo reworking and I wouldn't hang it in a gallery but it was good to get back into. Thinking of doing lucian fraud as my next artist study and re-learning  painting as it gives you a good insight into colour, form and lighting.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Lost Sands Character Designing

 So as part of my second year we have to be assitant artists to the third year films. I've been put on a stop motion adventure, "Lost Sands". A film in the same vien as an Indiana Jones adventure where the hero Arthur James seeks a treasure that his long lost father went looking for. Our director Aaron had already pretty much got the design of Arthur down, but his father still needed some designing.

Initially the father was going to use the exact same armiture as arthur, so i kept the design similar in face and body shape, adding different hair and clothes to show a difference in time and age of the characters. Here are my first few concepts.

These designs were appreciated by the team, feleing we were going int he right kind of direction, Aaron like where I had taken the hair on his head, and face. Though maybe not such a big beard because it made him seem to old.

Following a design Aaron posted on facebook I knocked out that one above ont he left. Hear he looks nearer the age Aaron was looking for. The one jsut right of it wasw to test out some clothes ideas. Later on it was decided to make Arthurs character a bit younger and scrawnier and his father would be tougher and more angular, like he was the real Indiana jones, who had gone missing. Keeping with similar themes and styles I worked to make a tougher slightly younger version of the Father. He was to be out of adventure mode, Bruce Wayne, not batman.

So I worked though a few ideas going back and forth to Aaron and Thomas ( another 3rd year team member) we managed to settle on a look that was just old enough before appearing to old, just tought enough and just intellectual enough. So I drew up a more final design and then put it inot photoshop to add some colour. Here he is. The clothes are still a bit in flux as we finalise designs, but its all stareting to come together. Can't wait to start seeing the film come to life.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Baseball Movie

So at uni this term, along with all the other shit, we're doing a small 20 second filom in groups of five. We each do 4 seconds of animation. I'm doing two shots of two seconds each. Oh and its about a baseball game, I got the exciting tsk of animating a crowd member. Just completeed the first shot so thought I'd upload it. ITs just animation without cleanup.

All I got right now. Probs shoudl ahve more up in a day or two, incase you're all paniced or something. Probably not though...