Tuesday, 30 January 2018

As previously mentioned, the Meatballs cartoon "Food Doggy" is now finally completed and I have posted it across my social media channels and on my website.

Now going forward I will continue to work on the animation project for the Scottish DJ and the podcast he works on. I'm not sure where we go from there. I feel wuite tired from going from one project to the next so will take a break after this one.

I have posted Food Doggy below, enjoy! 🐶

Saturday, 13 January 2018

New year, new animation!

So a new year has come and now that the festivities are over I can start to focus on animation again. "Meatballs" is still incomplete at the moment but I have ramped things up and the aim is to have it finished for Jan 21st.

I have also been in contact with a Scottish DJ recently who is part of a comedy podcast with two Scottish comedians. What they are looking to do is to add animated characters over the voices to complement what they are discussing.

So far I have designed the three hosts and will be moving on to doing an animatic shortly for the first clip, which is about a minute long.

Following on from that, I will focus on getting "Meatballs" completed and out there. I have also put together my 2018 showreel and will have that updated on the site once "Meatballs" is finished.

I am also writing my own short story, which is at around 10,000 words, so as can be expected, doing this while working a 40 hour p/w job, is pretty exhausting. I am looking forward to getting the dog animation done and focusing on the new piece. It's hard to believe it started as a 24 hour animation idea that was supposed to be completed within a day.

I will update again in a week or so once the latest project is complete.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Moving forwards

Just thought I would drop in and do another update to the blog as we come to the end of the year. The animation that my animation partner Jon and I have been working on is almost coloured. Going forward after this project I have decided I will commit myself to doing more 3D animation as I seem to be limited with my 2D work in terms of employability options.
Jon and I also spoke about doing another project but this time setting each other a brief with storyboards and story and the other must complete it, which I thought was quite a neat idea.
I may try to get one more post before the end of the year. When the year started, I commited myself to making more posts on the blog and I haven't let myself down, having posted on 7 out of 12 months for the year. Not bad at all!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Food Doggy intro

I have now completed the intro to "Food Doggy" and have completed all the animation work. My co-animator Jon is still working on his own scenes and I will continue to work on the scene colouring. Below is the final animation and colouring of the intro, though the music used may still be changed for something else.



Final Pirate design!

A lot has been happening over the last few months as I have been working on numerous different projects including the Meatballs cartoon and a new short story.

The female lioness character below, with her pet snake, will be my final contribution to the Pirate villain crew. What I will do next is digital colour these characters.

For the meantime, I will be refocusing on "Food Doggy" and getting it completed within the month. I have recently completed the intro to the project and will post that above.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

More Pirates!

Alongside working on my new animation "Meatballs" (below) I have also been coming up with new character designs, and it is Pirates (yet again!) The crew I'm building are more of a villain crew, and I picture them as the antagonists to my first crew. I will eventually get around to digitally colouring these then who knows, maybe I will develop things further with a one off comic.

 This is the Captain of the crew, and Captain Avery's nemesis.
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This character (Amarog) is highly powerful and surprisingly fast.

This character is called Simi. He isn't the most skilled fighter, however, due to his ability to climb and his speed, he makes himself a powerful contender.

I think of this character as a total wild card, borderline psychopath.


Here we have the protagonists crew.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Model Sheets for "Meatballs"



This is the model sheet for the new project "Meatballs". Animation work is starting to pick up and the piece should be finished very soon. I will update when the cartoon is completed.