Friday, December 30, 2011

Colour Script Strip

I'm Going to really practise my environmental and colour design this year. But I'm gonna start simple, just using minimal colour palettes, simple shapes and perspectives. Gonna build up my skills slowly. Feedback and tips are more than welcome :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Lectures 2011

Here's a layout I did for the royal institution's christmas lectures 2011. The rest of the layouts we're done by the very talented Jon Topf, Jon also directed the intro and I handle the animation.

The Lecture can be viewed on bbc iplayer, Click Here to see it.

Unfortunately I think it can only be seen by U.K residences, but as soon as the intro's online I'll be sure to post it up on my blog.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Please sign this petition

Please click on the link below to sign an online petition to create a tax break to support animation within the U.K

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Here you are Frankie :)

I saw yesterday that Titan books have Re-issued Andrew Loomis book 'Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth'. This is one of the best books on figure drawing ever. It's been out of print for 50 years or something. Pdf copies have been circulating around the net for a few years now and i think there been all sorts of online petitions trying to get this book reprinted, and thankfully it must have worked!

before if you wanted a copy it would have set you back around £100 if you could find something on amazon with a copy, now you can get it for £29!!

Hopefully they'll reprint his others, like 'Heads and hand'

Thursday, July 07, 2011

E4 Man

Me and Wes have Directed an Ident for E4's E Stings 2011 competition.

If you like it, please click here and vote 'yay' for our Ident

The music was Sung and composed by the very talented Rina May

And we were lucky enough to have our very talented friend Kristian Antonelli pitch in with some animation.

Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Raleigh Wildcat Cycle

Like I mentioned before in my previous post, I always wanted a Raleigh Wild Cat when I was younger.
I suppose I'm sort of living out one of my childhood fantasy's via this animation.

I Changed the design of the boy slightly

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wild Cat

I always wanted a Raleigh Wild Cat when i was younger.....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tank Girl - In Smoking

It's just been post on cartoonbrew!
Cartoon brew is one of my favourite animation sites, I feel really proud to have a piece of my work posted on it. Thanks CB!

So finally finished it.

This is based on these two panels from Jamie Hewlett's the Comic 'Tank Girl the Odyssey'

I animated this using Flash and composited in After Effects.

I might make a habit out of animating comic panels that i like. It's a nice way to work in different styles. It's also cool because you can treat the panels as layouts.

Hope you enjoy.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Tank Girl Smoking Animation

I animated this based on a panel from Jamie Hewlett's 'Tank Girl - The Odyssey'
I Just love Hewlett's work, and the 'the Odyssey' my favorite Tank Girl comic. I was searching online to see if anyones done any TG fan animation, and other than the animated sections from the film (which are amazing!) I couldn't find any. So I thought being an animator I'd give it a shot.

I've still gotta add smoke, shadow levels and colour it.
I'll post it when it's done.

I also might animate the next panel and cut them together.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Drawing Inspiration

[NEW UPDATE] We've just been feature on one of my favorite animation site

It's done, It's finally done :)

Drawing Inspiration is a film I Co wrote with Steve Stamp and directed with Wesley Louis

Here's a link to the youtube version or you could click the vimeo logo on the player below to watch it nice and big in at the vimeo site ;)

But however you watch it, I hope you enjoy it.

Just want to thank everyone who was kind enough to give there time to make this film. I'm eternally indebted.
This film Was made off the back of people just loving to do what they do. I'm proud of that.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

SWF's in your blog test

been wanting to know how to do this for a while.
here's the link i found that worked!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Coffee Ring Man 3/4 Walk

Let me know what you think? Please offer any Critiques you may have


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Coming Soon...

Here's a Screen grab from a short film I Directed with Wesley Louis Called 'Drawing Inspiration'

The films Not 100% finished as I we've not finalized the sound yet. But It should hopefully be up online very soon.

Click HERE to got to the films blog you can see production work and a very Lovely making of which Wes just made with designs and animation he did for the film.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Coffee Breakdown man turn around

Having a cup of coffee a few months ago and i drew a face in the ring in left on a bit of paper. I'm sure i'm not the only person to have done something like this. but i thought it'd make for a cool design. anyways i'm gonna do a walk cycle and a lip sync piece with him. so expect them soon

This is actually a turn around. so if you click the image you'll get an animated gif of the turn.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Rule!!!

I'm not going to post any sketchbook stuff unless accompanied by some design work.

Urm....Starting next post :/