Thursday, April 01, 2010

Happy Easter, I mean Maundy Thursday

Yay, I'm going to eat sooooooo much chocolate, and now that I'm a grown up I don't have to wait until Easter Sunday =D

Last week my friend had a Canadian Party before she emigrated to Canada. We had to dress as a famous canadian, I initially wanted to be Terrence/Phillip but someone had the party had a phobia about masks, so I went as ace ventura instead and had to wear a revolting hawaian shirt! I made some strawberry muffins with Jam filled maple leafs cut into them...some maple leafs were better than others.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


My friend Tristan if off pack backing around South East Asia for a few months so I made him this piccie before he flew out to Singapore.

This is the card I gave my girlfriend on Valentines, we had a really great day! We had a super long lye in and then I made heart shaped pancakes (some turned out to be triangles) before giving her this and a book about hot, stud vampires falling in love with a mortal lady. I got the latest Mighty Boosh DVD, simpsons socks and a beautiful card from her =D We went out for some delicous mexican food later and ate Krispy Kreme doughnuts! All in all the best valentines day I've had. You could say it's all a con and made up by card manufacturers and all that stuff, and you're half way right, still doesn't mean you can't enjoy it =)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Moon Pirates

Almost two years ago I was a trainee animator at a company called Cyfle. This is the product of my 3 months spent there, Moon Pirates. As part of the training, myself and five other trainees had to come up with a film idea each and pitch it to an industry panel, one idea was chosen which was mine so I got to play director. It was a great deal of fun because I got to make a fun film with five of the most hard working, talented people I've had the pleasure to work with.

That was the ol' work, here's some new =)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This is a test I did for a recent job application. A gorilla walking, waving, running and so on :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

The circle is complete

This is a documentary made a year ago when I was working in Cardiff. The company "Cyfle" were celebrating their 21 year anniversary and had a documentary made. It goes through two animation course they were running, one which I was on, and an animation day they had with guess speakers including Joanna Quinn (Girls Night Out, Britannia), JaKE (Prodigy, Mighty Boosh), Mike Ploog (Shrek, Ghost Rider) and Richard Williams (The animators survival kit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit). Happy memeories, except for my hair :S worked so hard didn't even have time for a hair cut :P

Cyfle Documentary: Digital Animation Schemes from Cyfle on Vimeo.

And now after a year working in London I'm going back to Cardiff to work on a tv show called "Happy Valley" (Cwm Teg). It's with a company called Dinamo. As much as I'll miss London I am looking forward to going back to a company where most of my friends from uni and past jobs work :D

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I find some time

Despite it being a very busy time in work and having freelance jobs on top of that I've managed to find some time over the last few months to do some images for myself, as well as picking up old "skills" (or lack of!).

For about two months I was without any internet, so to fill my time I thought it'd be cool to try building maquettes again, seeing as how I haven't tempted it since my first year of uni just about getting a passing grade! The photos below are off Red and Neville from "Moon Pirates", I made them over two seperate weekends. Red went alot better than Neville! I used way to much plastecine on poor old new who is now cracking and tilting under his own weight.

They're definately better than my last attempt, which isn't saying much, but they were really fun to make, might have a new hobby! In my internet down time I also did a few other drawings, vectors etc, here's a choice. I didn't want to make one long list of images you won't take in ;)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Life Drawing

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I've started going back to Life Drawing, these are three sessions worth. I'm starting to feel myself get into the rhythum of drawing neud models again after a long gap of not. Anatomy and theory are slowly creeping back into my mind and so far it's been really enjoyable. I'm pretty much sticking to pencils, and if I'm feeling ambitous, a pen, that hasn't changed since uni. Perhaps one day I'll cut loose and use the markers, pastels, paints, crayons, and inks I bring with me every week, but for now I'm stuck in my ways, which works for me as all I really want to do is improove my construction, sense of weight and proportions (still having a little trouble).

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Test, test and more testing

I recently did a number of tests for a flash designer's job. The first was a small cowboy game, but for some reason I can't get it working on blogger but you can have a go here if you like. It took me a day to design, draw animate and program, so excuse the crappy line quality and easiness of the game. One interview later I then had to proove myself further by making some graphics with a "comedy gold" theme.

But competition was fierce and had to do another test around the theme of "Rich Jetsetters". I didn't mind as the company looked a great place to work and I liked the artwork that was being produced.

And I got the job :D Definately worth it. After months of "Great work but we're not hiring" and "we'll contact you if we get some work" I've finally got a stimulating, creative enviroment to go to and get paid for it!

Now what follows is an art dump of stuff I've done recently, enjoy.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Attempt at George

I've been reading John K's blog for a couple of years now, as I'm sure a lot of people have, but this is the first time I've tried drawing one of his characters following his instructions.

I used Flash to ink the lines on seperate layers trying to pay attention to where the line needed to be thicker/thinner as depicted by the rough and also trying to pay attention to the construction. Below I've coloured the lines to show their different layers, like Katie Rice did with her image. But when I'm animating in Flash I like to put the head in it's own symbol to try minimise the features moving around the face, so I also broke the head up into it's own system of layers. Also the feet weren't drawn on the rough, so I gave him some socks :)

I also found a coloured version of George in the same get up on John's blog so I coloured him for fun.

For a first go I don't think I did too bad. But when I compared it to the one Katie Rice did I did see some errors :S If anyone wants to give feedback, please do!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Moon Pirates Trailer

Yep, it's almost done!