Friday, March 27, 2009

When I need to take a fat dump I go to the Blog

I was recently asked to be interviewed by a website called wearehq about myself and how I work and stuff. It was a bit weird for me because I've never been interview before, and this was proper, I even had a photo shoot and everything, which i found a bit uncomfortable because I don't like to be centre of attention
like that.

I thought I'd find it more comfortable if they just snapped me while i was doing some life drawing around London, but that kinda back fired because the photographer was very professional and had someone separately doing the flash work, this made me stick out like a sore thumb and groups of tourist stopped to look because they thought I was some kinda celeb or something uuuurggggyyyyuuuck, very embracing. so as a result all the other interviewees, (which include my brother) look like mega cool sexy models and i look like some kinda of twat nob head hahahaha...oh dear

any way here's the link if you fancy reading the interview.

Also I've not posted any of my daily drawings in a while so i thought I'd do a fat dump...actually the first one of the trainers was done while i was on the toilet doing a dump.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

No Blink

Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback on the last post, especially the crits. I agreed with Wes that i should put a blink in, but i constructed the eye in such a bad way that adding in something as simple as a blink was proving to be time consuming, and i'd have to start re animation bits. so I'm gonna just leave it as it for the time being and working on more animation for my reel. i need to get it finished and i don't wanna dwel on anything for to long.

Under the Sea from messytimbo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Poly Tri-topus

I'm a fan of Takashi Murakami and I've always thought that his design style is so suitable for animation. so i desided I'd animate a character in his style. but I've actually found out that he's recently been making animation, mainly in 3d, it looks really really cool. here's a link to a couple.

anyways I've design my own character in his style, which was well fun. i wanna show on my reel that can work in a range of style and do a bit of composting.

so here's Poly Tri-topus. I'm animating her spotting a fish and running after it.

here's the animation

TRI-TO-PUS from messytimbo on Vimeo.

and here's a test comp of what i want the finished piece to look like.

underwater comp test from messytimbo on Vimeo.

I'm gonna ad some more bit and pieces and try some other ways of making it look more like it's under water. maybe add bubbles and stuff.

if you have any suggestion's feel free to let me know.

and here's the character called Fishthinger which Ploy Tri-topus is gonna eat.