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!
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Friday, 21 July 2017
After moving house I uncovered so many sketchbooks, and wonderful unfinished sketchbooks. I always come back to art eventually, even if its sometimes years later, and its wonderful to find hidden gems that can be improved with new experiences in line work, painting or proportion. I found a few character designs that had been speed sketched about a year ago and I'm so glad I came back to them. They were part of a conceived tribe of people that were half cat/tiger, which I had seen in a dream. The central leopard, Archer, was rescued by the tigers and struggles to fit in, being much smaller than them (and missing an arm!) but he soon finds his way. It was an exploration of the various characters in the tribe and the subtle differences that differentiate them.