Friday, January 13, 2012

Drum Machine

I've always been fascinated by the process of animation from the beginnings of scribbled ideas on paper, character designs and storyboards to a final, fully coloured and rendered moving image. I am currently in the beginning stages of creating a short animation and I'm learning fast just how big the process is and how time consuming animation can be. This is one of the characters that is featuring in the animation, it's a wind up drum machine and after pages of concepts I narrowed it down to the illustration at the top. I'll keep you posted on the progress as I complete each step on my way to the final animation.

Friday, January 6, 2012


I thought I might introduce the new year with my first sketchbook entry of 2012. I've been watching a heap of cartoons recently and loved the expression that animators can give a 2D character. I tried to capture that same energy and expression in this character and though this is a static illustration, you could imagine what he would be doing if he was moving......and if you can't, it means you need to watch more cartoons.