Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Charity Christmas Card Preview

So every year I do some Christmas card designs that get printed to raise money for the Irish Hospice Foundation.  One of my most popular designs from was a fashionable Santa's Helper from a few years ago. It was reprinted, and people always wanted more than we had in stock, so this year I decided to update the design, make it look classier and more polished.

Here's a design I've been working on:
{-I went for a retraux style, since the 60's is so very now-}

I was inspired by old print ads, 50's pinups and the art style of Batman the Animated Series. I tried to keep things simple, with bold colours but no harsh black outlines.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Some Sketches

Just some sketches, practicing my painting on Photoshop with some quick fanart:

Gretchen, the strangely adorable buck-toothed girl from Invader Zim.
Kuja, one of my favourite villains from the Final Fantasy series.

Monday, 7 November 2011


Some fixes since yesterday.
That'll be all for now, I think.

Sunday, 6 November 2011


A quick doodle of Jack Spicer:

He was from Xiaolin Showdown - a show that was on when I was around 14, which I really liked. It was the first animated show I had seen where they had a main character (Kimiko) in a new outfit every episode, sometimes going through a few different ones per episode. That impressed me.

The designs in the show were quite eye-catching,  and I especially like Jack's design - it really made him stand out.

Early Animation Test

A rough (I won't say quick because it took surprisingly long to create this sad little scribble) test of animation for our next deadline. 
I may fiddle with it some more but for now I wanted to upload it here, keep a copy safe and all that.
The sounds are stock, as we haven't got to record our live sounds yet.
Although I do like the baby talk, maybe using stock for him would be smarter than trying to get a baby to read my script?

I added colour because I'm a masochist.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Location shots

A quick sketch of a location plan for my film:

Here's what they called a "colour layout" in the production book:
The idea of these colour layouts is to show what a scene from the film might look like.