Exciting news…my animated entry for Aon’s Mofilm Barcelona competition came in third place! I was the only entrant to not use live action, so I’m glad to be waving the flag for all things hand drawn! Thanks to those at Aon for choosing my idea and Mofilm for offering me a production grant to get it made. Here it is again if you haven’t seen it:
Here’s the video I made for Chevrolet. The excellent colour and nearly all of the animation is down to the assistance of a certain Lauren Morse. Check her stuff out, I see a rather nice style developing! So the director/producer cap was on for this one, including the spiffy bit of marketing speak (Chevrolet Volt – the future, today) All down to yours truly…don’t tell me, wasted talent aren’t I?
As I posted earlier this week, I made a short 2D experiment for a competition. Please spare 10 seconds of your time and click [edit voting ended]. I’d be very grateful and for all those who vote I will draw a caricature if I win! [I didn't win...no pictures...you should of all tried harder I've posted the video below now instead of a link to voting ]
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.
I did this as a quick competition entry to loosen myself up with digital drawing again (it feels a bit strange after working on paper for a while!)
The entry had to lead and finish with the text you see in the video, and had to say why a bowl of soup is…well, nice to eat. I’m lucky, I quite like soup, so it wasn’t too difficult in that department. the hard part was keeping it simple as I only had two days to come up with the idea and make it. The sound was provided by the competition organisers. I would have liked it to run for the whole piece but it was good enough to get the idea across to them. I’m releasing it now as I didn’t win (none of the winners for any of the brands were animated..possibly not a good sign!) One other comment about the wiggly lines…I don’t know what is going on with Wacom’s calibration, but it seems to be worse now they’ve updated (aside from it being more accurate). It seems to do a bit of the shake rattle and roll when I’m trying to draw a smooth line, even when playing with the smoothing settings. Paper is so much easier!