Just had a quick bash at this competition Toon Boom have going on. They gave away Flip Boom Doodle (a simple animation program) for free during January, so I grabbed a copy! Then they published a Valentines Day contest whereby you can win an iPad, so I thought I’ll have a crack at that! I’ve wanted an iPad to experiment with sketching on since I borrowed one for a project. It would be a most excellent surprise if I won! You can vote on my entry from said link: Vote for my entry here!
Voting open 10th – 14th February . . . thanks in advance for your click!
In the meantime, you can watch it here.
It’s my friend’s birthday today. I did a swift digital doodle to celebrate his funky being surviving this planet for another year. You can listen to his ‘sweetchunks’ here too: take me to chunkington
I finished two projects last night and in my zombie state, I watched this for about 15 minutes. Never has been sharpening pencils been so beautiful.
Just a quick update as it’s been a busy start to the year. Currently I’m finishing off a few projects over the next month including some commercial work for a studio in Ireland. It’s going mad out there, it seems everyone is animating! Great industry booming by the looks of it.
I’ll be back soon with posts the projects when I can show them, plus plans for the year ahead, maybe a peek at a personal project for a live action director I’m finishing up in the next few weeks too. For now, here’s a TV sketch made during a lull in Great Expectations (BBC…well done again!) I didn’t ever sketch watching Sherlock though, ’nuff said.
The last freedom is close to being stolen.
Here’s a colour version of one of the previous sketches.
Some sketches from the land of high fashion.
Towards the end of last year I worked on an ipad/iphone development project that resulted in 5 apps being published in December. These apps are called ‘The Traditional Storyteller’ and can be found here in the app store.
My main creative job was the produce 40 original illustrations to highlight certain points in each specific story. I also worked on the initial wireframes and layouts, eventually managing the whole project and providing a point of contact for the clients and developers. The feedback so far has been extremely positive and the client is very happy with the final outcome. It was a big learning curve to work with Apple’s guidelines…but it’s not as bad as some sources may have you believe! I thought I’d post a picture of some of the images I produced as they’re currently not in my portfolio.
In other news, I’ve finished off the turkey just in time to receive a grant commission from a certain football club. I’ll be producing a short film about their fans and the clubs passion for the ‘beautiful game’ which will mix live action and animation. It’s going to be a fun one to experiment with.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and has big things lined up for the new year! If you’re thinking of making resolutions, I wouldn’t bother…you’ll only end up cancelling that gym membership in a few months. I say let’s make a change in February…little to start, then make the resolution nearer April. That way, you’re already well on the way to achieving the new habit you wanted to form, plus the weather is getting better and you can literally smell the sun cream…so it’s easier to stay motivated! Good tip eh?