27 March 2012

'Don't' goes to Spain...and i go to Italy!



Big News...

It looks like i will going abroad 3 times in the space of 4 months.

1st stop is the Madimation Animation Festival in Madrid, Spain.
I've been short listed for the festival with my 2nd year film 'Don't' along with ex-student Tom Lucas for his 3rd year film 'Botanical Nightmare.'
Check out his blog and awesome film here... http://tw-lucas.blogspot.co.uk/

Our names are somewhere in this large list...
http://www.madimation.es/en/participantes2/

We are the only two British animators in the competiton, so were flying the flag for our nation in sunny Spain. I'm definatly going to attend as i'm an animation festival virgin and my film will be shown!! Can't miss it, even if it is the week before final hand in.



In other news...

I have also signed up for the Erasmus Inform Animation project in Sardinia, Italy.

It's a 2-3 week intensive programme to create informative animation, with fellow students from all over europe. 5 of us from the Atrium will attend, and it sounds bloody great so far.

Roll on the Sun!

25 March 2012

Tea Time

A animation test of an upcoming project about Tea.


This is a client project that my uni was aproached to animate.

Should be alot of fun and something different to break up my showreel production.

Showreel Update - Walk Cycle

One of my walk cycles for my showreel production.




A few things to be added...for example i want to add a subtle bounce on the fringe, add some blinks to break up the 'cycle' and sort out the snap of his head as he turns away from the screen.
The 'Nutcracker' is almost finished and i will post up an almost finished version of it up soon, (dont want to show the final version until my final year is complete.)

14 March 2012

Ultimate Image

Had alot of fun on this project, and ended up with two ideas.

First idea...


A bit too Richard Williams for my liking, but all the same i coloured most of the characters and its a nice illustration.

Progression of my Ultimate Image...


Pose/Construction
Detail

Clean Up
Line
Block Colour
Shading/Final


And that was that...I was goin to leave that as it is...but i felt there was alot of empty space and it needed a little more.

So after i showed some class mates, one of them suggested that i put the progression of the artwork in the finished piece. So this is my final piece.

Or This...




I loved this design so much that im going to make this my buisness card, website and blog design!

13 March 2012

Cintiq!


FINALLY...

After one hell of a long week, alot of money and constantly F5ing the parcel force parcel tracker website...it is here!

The real work starts now...It's all about Flash!

Ironically, it's photoshop i will be using first... to colour in my Ultimate Image!
This is without a doubt the best thing i have ever bought in my life. I just can't get over how fine, quick and sexually this bit of graphic tablet is!

Best start 'Tiqin'...thats right, "Tiqqing"

....it's gonna be a thing!

7 March 2012

Cheeky Little Test


Did a little test of a character after design for one of my pieces of my showreel.
Check it...


The Nutcracker!

Most of my time has been spent on the Squirrel Dance i've untitled 'The Nutcracker.'

It's a cartoony dance piece set to Jamiroquai. It's almost finished, not long now, and i will post up as soon as its finished.
In the mean time a few pages of concepts, design and how i figured how to do that damn moonwalk!

It's Been a While... BUT...

It's been almost a month since my last post about the death of my film and my switch to the showreel brief. Alot of work has been undertaken...i'm currently doing most of it all at the same time. Stage 1 is walk and run cycles, so i am taking the characters from my film and making a sort of walk/run cycle skit.