Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Story Of Inheritance

Its been such a long time since I last posted something here! But its been incredibly busy 3 months. Ive been working on a wonderful project, and been directing 6 animation films that will be part of the new Science Club series on BBC2 hosted by Dara O Briain. I also want to say a massive thank you to the talented team of animators at 12foot6:  Kim Alexander, Barry Evans, Anna Fyda, Marc Moynihan, Lucy Izzard, Simon Testro, Julia Bartl, Richard Lee, Phoebe Halstead, Michael Towers, Nina Bocachaut. And Laura Coates for sound.
The first film is called - The Story Of Inheritance


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Easter Bunny Game

Here's an animation I did that was originally created as a game on facebook for Virgin Media.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Art Auction

























My friend Kim and I are running in the London marathon this April for the lovely charity the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and as part of our fundraising, we are putting on an Art Auction Night! Please pop down if you are free x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Mr Valentine


Mr Valentine, he's a clay puppet with excellent dancing skills, that I made for a Virgin Media Valentine brief. Will put up the animation later.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New Year and Dinosaurs



Happy New Year! I didnt make any new year resolutions. But, if history repeats itself...

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Origami























Here's an origami dog that I did for a pitch a while back. It was quite fun and gradually our office got filled up with different little origami creatures. The job didn't happen in the end, so now he sits there on my desk feeling slightly unused. But still guarding.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Jam It In A Jar





















here's an illustration I did for CIA's 2012 calender . The theme was Alternative games, so I did "Jam the octopus in a jar in record time":) There is some lovely illustrations to be found in the calender, Check out Cia's (Central Illustration Agency)  shop

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Imperfectionist

here's a short film I did a few years ago for Channel 4 - The Imperfectionist.


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Mighty Booth

here's a drawing I've done for Lee's website. The Mighty Booth company - caters for unique and spectacular photo booths. Check out their website
http://www.themightybooth.com/

Friday, 11 November 2011

Drawings

Here's some drawings. Portraits of people...




































...and a giraffe.

Have a lovely weekend. X

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Clown



























A little side project I work on when its quiet in the studio. My plan is to make a little animation about Mr Clown, how he flew out of the card and came out the other end as a 3 dimensional character and his journey back. So here's some pictures of him made out of plasticine.


Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Get Well Soon





here's a little insight to the work process of my latest short film, called Sorry To Hear Your Toe Got Needled.

My grandmother has always been my biggest inspiration. She encouraged us to draw before we could walk and one of my earliest memories is drawing in her studio. Sadly she got ill when I was quite young and my memories changed into visiting her in the hospital where we would fill the walls with our drawings. Its those visits that sparked the idea for my Get Well Soon film. Hospitals are normally sterile and almost morbid. How I wish I could have made those drawings come to life, and the teddy bears talk, I'm sure my grandmother would have loved that.

The film “Sorry To Hear Your Toe Got Needled” is part of a series of gloriously injurious animated short films called Get Well Soon produced by 12foot6. Based on a series of interviews the project has recorded some pretty amazing stories about personal injury. In this case Mrs Fox is interviewing Mr Bear about his dramatic impairment. We hear him talk about, well… scars, manliness, sexuality…and so on. A hospital scenario that we all would like to witness if we would be the fortunate patient.

Here are some behind the scene pictures. I began by drawing designs of the bear and fox , and from there learned how to crochet to be able to create the look I wanted....and they sort of took their form as I was crocheting. Surprisingly I found it therapeutic and a welcome break from working on the computer.

Working from the timings of a pre-prepared flash animatic, we stop framed the puppets. We then brought one of the drawings on the wall to life through frame by frame flash animation, which then was edited into the film.

I would like to say a big thank you, for making it all possible to Kim(animation), Nich(lighting), Fu(after effects), Silf(patient), Lynne (puppet workshop), Julia (helping with the armature).


I will put up the film soon. X









Saturday, 5 November 2011

Penguin Door Stopper


Today I went to Broadway market. And came back with this. A penguin door stopper. I just couldn't stop myself. 



Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hello

Blogging... slightly scary I must admit. Its like staring at the empty page in a sketch book, not really knowing where to start or how to make your mark.  But you got to start somewhere. so here we go...

And with Halloween fresh in mind, I'll start by putting up a few gruesome illustrations. This was for a pitch I did for a collection of Cautionary Tales.