Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Cosmic Adventures of Bernie Rambles: Bernie and Poot visit Gus

A comic I did for Rakuten Wednesday, an online comic blog curated by the Gern, Jimbo Round and Mr Louis Roskosch.

Ive been drawing this character for a while but never did a comic. I really enjoyed working on this and im glad Gern gave me a deadline or I would still be working on the colours now! I did two panels in one sitting and two in another. Im still figuring out what im doing with colours, but something good is happening for sure! Theres no big story, just a little glimpse into the world of these characters.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

From Tiny Seeds

This started out as a wedding present for two friends but then I decided it just wasnt right. I was happy with the drawing but the colour is just the first draft, but i quite like the way it looks now and wouldnt want to complicate it too much. The scanned paper background makes me think of a page ripped out of an old yellowed comic.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Ghost, Post, Back

Well, it seems like it's been almost a year since I last posted something..woah. Why is that? I''ll think about it and get back to you on the next post...

This was drawn with a fine liner, just straight onto the page, freestyle enjoyable doodling. Then I coloured it up in Photoshop, again not really aiming for something, just going with the flow of the shapes. I like his arms.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Pixel Parade

A parade of miscellaneous pixel art I have produced over the last few months. Some good, some...not so good i guess. But they were all a step forward in the name of self- improvement!

New Blog Header

I thought it was about time I personalised the site a little more by adding some artwork as a header, instead of just text- we are in the business you know!!?

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Lots of Animation News in One

So over the past months I have been working on various paid and unpaid animation projects. When I think about it now the work has been varied and challenging and on the whole satisfying. It;s good to look back on what you've done because at the time it sometimes becomes a flurry of work just to get it done on time!

Firstly is a link to the NASA Project music video for their song "Strange Enough". This was done by the small group of super talented and super hard working fellas over at Studio Giblets. It is a visual feast for the senses with the awesome art of illustrator Stephan Doitschinoff brought beautifully to life. The scenes are beautifully crafted and thought out and add another dimension to the original still images. Check it out and other work by the team members here.

I did a little bit of 2D animation in flash for this and it was nice working with the guys at their place for a couple of days. I animated the smoke coming out of the beakers that swirl around the floating skulls.

Next up is some animation work I did at Blue-Zoo a little while ago. The project was the creation of new idents for Cineworld Cinemas. In the PG rating ident I animated the flying ship contraption with the big hot air balloon and spyglass face. It was fun getting this big innanimate contraption to fly and look like it was thinking about where it was going. I also animated the directional movement of the bubbles and the camera. Then the good folks at Blue-Zoo added all the textures, lights, sound etc and gave it all the atmosphere. Also for this project, for the cool Big Bang ident I animated the chair coming together at the end. All the other crazy animation by the obviously very talented Sabrina Lecordier.

Also at Blue-Zoo more recently I worked on a project destined for Hong Kong. It was a 3D animation that is to be projected on a huge wall of water for an ocean park in Hong Kong. I mostly worked on fixing/changing existing scenes. The most work involved splining blocked out scenes, the easisest was changing the timing of some animation and I did a bit of everything in between. It was all good fun though and I learned a heck of alot about Maya along the way- working is obviously the best way to learn. You can see some of the work I did on that in my updated showreel posted below. Its the awesome looking water and fire dragon stuff near the beggining!!!

Lastly I have posted a new Animation Showreel with alot of the new work mentioned above added and some of the old cut out. Please check out this and the individual links to see the whole picture.

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