Friday, 11 May 2018
So I finally got into DnD after years of saying I would. And of course, I picked an orc! (Well, a half orc, my Dungeon master didn't want full blooded orcs in the game), and oh lord I've been getting into making him a huge backstory and drawing him at various ages throughout his life. So there will be more of Wigwig when I've finished playing with the sketches... Once Confuzzled convention is out of the way, where I am dealing in the den for the first time, I am back with full focus on my short film! It's hard when there are so many projects I want to do, and finding time to put to all of them. I set aside 2018 for my animation project, bit then of course forgot I said I'd prep for selling at a con, which took about a month or so. It's hard to not beat yourself up for spending a day just drawing, just sketching...just watching an animated film. I want to get so many things done and allowing yourself any time to just...be...is hard. It's hard to not punish yourself for spending a few weeks just doing what you want. I'll be pushing my animation again as soon as CF is past and trying to do it in a way that doesn't stop me from just drawing and remembering what's important; being happy! It's okay to rest!
Thursday, 8 March 2018
Getting super excited prepping for my first vending stall at a convention! One of the things I am selling, alongside existing art, is stickers and badges featuring some of my favourite dog breeds. So far, my gshep and poodle are the first to come together!
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Project Nyx has been developing on schedule so far! Still in it's infancy, it is nonetheless something I am greatly enjoying and particularly proud of. The short film, following a young boy who enters into the 'Ocean Champion' competition, has been so much fun creating characters and ideas around a water based world. It's also a big learning process for me, so I'm having a lot of fun with it. Animatic is almost finalised, new software tutorials are underway, and designs are being worked through in prep for animation beginning early March of this year. Little Nyx, the lead, has always had a design in my mind from early on but I still haven't decided on a concrete colour scheme. For now, here are the earliest and very first designs of him coming to fruition -
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Just for fun, and in preparation for my selling of game-related art at the next convention, I have been inspired to reinvent the warriors of Overwatch as animals! It's a lot of fun, though I dare say there are more characters than I had previously expected ha. Here is the first test run, DVA, in a rabbity form. Expect many more to come, with McCree up next!
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Happy New Year! My writing continues on 'Seth's Rabbits', a victorian horror fantasy, and after meeting some hectic work deadlines I am delighted to be sketching them again. On the left is Faust, a grumpy street urchin, and his closest companion, young Eveline. I've also got some rough sketches coming together of Edmund and Seth himself. Also work has begun on my newest project and I'm so excited to see it all coming together! The animatic is still in progress but is due for upload in early Feb. So watch this space! Here is an early animatic teaser - Have a great evening and keep dreaming big!