Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Revisiting...you little beauties

Last year I created miniature models for my final project...based around the english sea side, I wanted to revisit it over the summer but I was too....busy (yea lets go with that). Any who I've been contacting local independent shops in my home town about the possibility of selling them as postcards, but I wanted to revisit  them and produce new imagery with them in my home town...more appealing to the 'grockles', you know! (and if understand that word your probably from around here).

So I began today, or re-began...not sure.

The Hippy Hippy Shaker

still attempting something new

trying something new...

Playing around with bold and graphic look. Not sure how keen I am on it. I feel they may look better if they were in some sort of print Process, perhaps screen?

either way not sure if I like them...feed back please?

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Jack Lowson

A fellow CSA student freshly graduated with a well deserved degree: beautiful and sensitive puppets that are fantastically animation. he has shown/helped me allot.  check him out http://www.jacklowson.com/index.html

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Narrative Print

Hand in for this year is official over which mean my second year at CSA is over. What a great year it has been to.

following on form the last piece i posted which was the written module i took this year I also took a modular in print. Print is a method of working i became quite familiar with in earlier education, and if I were to take a more illustrative root i'd of done a lot more of it. Anywho...

CSA has a great print studio and amazing letterpress studio...are first brief was to visualise a  poem by Philip Larkin called Take One Home For the Kiddies these are my final outcomes.


Second part of the module was to create a series of prints depict a classic tale. A chose to create a suit for Chaucers Canterbury tale: the Nuns Priest Tale: Chanticleer. created using Lino.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The spotlight we miss

This term one of are optional modules was writing for images, a creative writing short course the end result of which was a portfolio of creative written pice and one visual pice in any media, i first though to create a cut out or a screen printed posters  on a poem based on a photo by a Gregory Crewson:

But after learning a few new trick on after effects I decided to create an animation, the animated section took just under 3 hours. Well there we go then.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012

Animation Showing in Cambridge

I had a animation showing last night in The White Swan in cambridge. Organised by myself and my tutor. All of my animations were shown, so pretty happy. Was an excellent night with fantastic people and a great atmosphere. The locals seemed to like it anyway.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Mime Take 2

Props for upcoming animation.

The bottle is made of resin. exciting stuff.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Mime Take 1

Progress has been slow on this project. But  (the Mime) has been coming along nicely, after making a fully functional professional armature curtsey of www.animationsupplies.net.

look at me work, harder then it looks trust me.

but heres how he looks at moment with out clothing.

more to update soon. Promise. 

Creating an animation for a festival

The time has come to start working on my own brief, all though daunting i couldn't be happier to be starting to create my own visuals for something completely my own.

I 've had a few ideas for this piece but I have settled on idea to create a piece of stop motion (surprise surprise) about a terrible mime, a mime that can't mime. I'm doing this more as a visual break and a project that should hopefully help me create something visually interesting as well as technically good. That and I get to make loads of gorgeous props.

Group Project

I have just completed a new animation within a group at The Cambridge School of Art. It was an interesting experience here are a few shots and stills from the movie. Better photos of the Puppet to follow.

The animation was created using a range of stop motion, after effects and maya. Created with Carmen Plum and Olivia Rose. Thanks to you both.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Character design created for the Don't Panic: Ray Harryhausen competition.

Feel free to vote for my entry, would be greatly appreciated:


Saturday, 4 February 2012

Fable update

Here are some stills and photos from my new animation:

the set

Lineal in situe

It's not completely finished and due to time it probably wont be for a while so when it is i'll update again but for now you can go to my vimeo and enjoy the test shots and experiments: http://vimeo.com/34894815

Friday, 3 February 2012

ITD:Last Brief:Editorial

For the final brief we had to chose an editorial and produce a piece to fill the allocated space.

I chose one around the argument of orchid and dandelion children, the idea being that some children are predisposed to being one way or another, if an 'orchid child' is in a loving/nurturing environment it will bloom and do very well in life, if its brought up in less than ideal way it will wither, whilst dandelion children have the ability to survive no matter what. I think i'm probably an orchid.....

So here are some ideas I had

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I made interchangeable faces so that all the characters could be changed to meet the brief. 

Sunday, 29 January 2012

ITD:character- combine and animal and a mode of transport?

Bit of an on odd brief this week, we have to combine a mode of transport and an animal, I did some brainstorming but one of my earlyest ideas remained my favourite the Segway Bear, I thought this would be a great opportunity to revisit my circus Brief from first year, which I was disappointed with. So here is the one...the only...BANJO....

Emotion Board of Banjo

We were required to show them in four states of emotion, as fallows...



I also made a stand up puppet, he's animated too.
A very fun brief all in all.