A panning background for a short project. The centre piece has a T Rex on the plinth, but he’s animated so not in this version. I’ll be posting the actual animation shortly. The main aim of this was to practice with colour and compostion. Colour makes things much more fun! I will hold to this resolution…
This guy…it’s Barry Wang! A doodle whilst listening to last Saturday’s George Lamb show turned into a colour piece (for a change). He started off cockney looking, but has definately been on his hols with that bronzing going on.
On sale in Lidl shops here in the UK. The source of all good animation you say? I think so.
Yesterday evening I went to a screening and talk around the man and mystery that is Bruce Bickford. Bruce is a stop motion animator primarily, although works in a crazy straight-ahead 2D style too, and his films are generally a good way to cause cerebral overload. They are intense.
He did a video fro Frank Zappa in the 70′s, but since has eluded the limelight. The event consisted of a screening on Monster Road, which I heartily recommend you go and watch, plus two of his films. The stop motion work was difficult viewing at times, due to it’s relentlessness and repetitive men growing and molding into each other then forming a head and being stabbed…etc. It was a worthwhile event though as it was Bruce’s first time in the UK and a good bit of vision by the London International Animation Festival (LIAF) which is going on right now.
If you haven’t seen his work before, it’s an experience. But like I said above, watch Monster Road first, directed by Brett Ingram. It was really well made and no doubt deserving of the awards it’s collected on the way. It’s pretty sad in places though, just to warn you (especially the stuff about his dad and family life). I drew a fair few comparisons to Robert Crumb’s escapades and life, see if you do too.
I should have a review posted in Imagine animation magazine along with my photos I took (including the one in this post). I’d love to hear from anyone else who went and what they thought, or those who’ve seen his work.
Cheeky intergration of the George Lamb clip from last weekends radio show..it’s pure cheese but for the time being it will keep me smiling (especially the gerbil frog reference for those who don’t listen to the show. Go here if you’re a GL virgin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/georgelamb/
I’ve also cut the whole thing a bit better, as it was slightly rushed before. Now I have something up to work from, I can start finishing some of my work in progess. Plus there’s a few more images on the sketchbook page.
If you caught the George Lamb show on 6music this Saturday then you might have heard some guy trying to sound as cool as he possibly could whilst trying to remember his own name. That was me.
If you missed it, you can listen again on iplayer. I’m on at the beginning and the end of the show.
Also, the images currently on the front page were quick doodles done for the team. I might work on it a bit more and the
characters I’ve got in my head are VIVID to say the least.
Some images from my sketchbook to have a goose at, plus my animation mash up, which is just a little bit of many things, and it all moves.
I have loads to put up, but ‘jobs’ get in the way. Give me a week or so and you’ll see more fresh veg.
VERY excited about this. It’s so good on the eyes it looks edible.
Directed by the infamous Sylvain Chomet of Les Triplettes de Belleville. And let’s not forget, it’s Tati baby.
A pretty good walkthrough for the making of the Ricky Gervais show. Shame that it doesn’t seem to work well in animation. I think part of the problem is the overall Flintstone’s style and use of Flash with stock expressions, etc. The over the top laugh they put on Ricky shown in the final animation part in the studio just doesn’t work. It would have been much better if the animation had taken the voices to another place. If I get chance I’ll do my own test for what I’d have done.
Christophe Marchetti’s work is incredible. It looks effortless, but I’m sure there’s alot going on upstairs to create images like this.