BUDDY (2D Short Film)
A homeless man’s daily struggle to find food is made even more difficult when he is followed by a clingy stray pup.
Thanks for the publish!
Johnny Cash Portrait
Had fun making this, still learning a lot about colour. Back to cartooning soon!
Groot Fan Art
Some progress shots. I used overlay and multiply paint modes and started with a colourful base and gradually built up to more realistic colours before drawing the finer detail on top.
Groot Fan Art
Finally got around to painting something from the awesome Guardians of the Galaxy! Thanks to Geddy Kay for help with the lighting and colour grading!
Will post up some progression shots shortly!
Today I hit 200 followers! Probably not a lot to most people, but to me it’s great to see a gradual build of people interested in my work. Thank you for sticking around and please continue to stick around because I’m graduating soon and will be producing a lot of stuff in what is left of 2014.
Trying to get a kinda oil pastel effect in Photoshop. I tried to emulate my favourite singers (Sinatra, Martin, Cash, Darin) and this guy turned out. I feel like he looks like someone, but can’t put my finger on it.
Need to dust off the cob webs before working on the next short. The style is going to be different to my previous animation works so, before the pre-production and concept stage starts, I’ll be scribblin’ away to loosen up a bit. Been animating the same characters for the last 3 months, so it’s fun to get back to designing!
Two hours testing out an animation style and compositing effects. Could say this is a test for mine and Geddy Kay’s next short film that will look nothing like this test. More on that soon!
Also a successful test of how to make a high quality GIF with After Effects and Photoshop, so expect some BUDDY GIFs within the week!
BUDDY (2D Short Film)
Animated short about a homeless man whose daily struggle to find food is made even more difficult when he is followed by a clingy stray pup.
The film may be complete, but I will still be posting behind the scenes stuff and information on the short’s journey around the web and hopefully some festivals.
A big thank you to all my followers who tracked, love-hearted and reblogged the progress of the film - it truly motivated me. Please watch and enjoy, even share if you like it enough as it would be a huge help.
Keep a look out for my next project!
Do you know how falling stars make wishes come true?
My final year animation project at De Montfort University.
'The Wish Keeper' is an animated short that uses a mix of 2D and 3D animation to tell you a little story about a boy named Felix and his buddy Geoff the Giraffe and their little adventure.
Everything from the concepts to the modeling, rigging, 3D and 2D animation as well as compositing done by me.
Check out the concept art on the blog! : thewishkeeper.tumblr.com
Enjoy the latest film from the phenomenal Geddy Kay!
Right now I will be editing into the wee small hours. I’m getting a good version ready for my Friday deadline, but will spend an extra week tweaking an awesome version for online and my university’s animation exhibition.
Also because I was creating so many backgrounds that needed to be consistent, I used a method of blocking out base colours, then making a collage from cuts of previous backgrounds to get the shades and colours roughly mapped out, then painting over that to get the texture and colour and details in. Was pretty helpful in getting a quick overall basis to start refining sooner, instead of starting from scratch each time.
A week until the deadline for this project. Which means a couple weeks until it’s online for you to watch! Here’s a grainy gif to celebrate.
The sun came up to say “good morning”,
So from his box came Rollo yawning.
Trying to get the film from roughs to all cleaned up by next week. Here is Rollo’s not-so-good start to the day, ready for coloring.