I was very excited to take part in the 2nd Moon Animate Makeup a while ago! I wish I'd been a bit more adventurous but considering I hadn't animated for a while it was nice to do something little but cleaned up. :) Anyways, you can see the process here..
I forgot I was dressed like a 12 year old today to do my groceries. Took me a moment to realise why I was being stared at (and being banged at through a shop window but whatever)
Anyway! Update! :- D I'm no longer a trainee at work! I'm also constantly tired recently. Thus.. less posts. But, you know I love you all regardless right? Sure you do.
In the space of time I didn't blog I did my usual things. Getting lost on public transport, trying to scavenger hunt art down in a crazy Global scavenger hunt. Overdose on coffee at London Bridge station, the usual.
Sadly I didn't manage to get an art piece, although I tragically managed to get there just as they were picking it up. (The second time I ran past the hiding spot, the sky weeped for me.)
So! It was V for Vendetta, I'd been refreshing the Hunt page occasionally when I was waiting for my computer to save stuff. Suddenly! The hint for the hunt was up.
I fled work after panicking and working out where it was with fellow storyboarder Chess (with permission of course, my producer is mint) Legging it onto a tube to St Bartholomew's.
As I got there, there was a guy stood in the entrance of the little church parcel in hand. I didn't want to stare to much...I probably did though
HE HAD IT IN HIS HANDS.
In seriousness I really enjoyed partaking, I had a chat with the gentleman who had found the art and congratulated him before heading back to work as it if I hadn't ran across North London like a crazy person. It was great.
But to commemorate the fun I did draw myself a consolation doodle so I wouldn't forget my adventure (because I was running around London at like 10pm a few nights later for the same cause like the rebel I am.)
So! Recently I was asked to do some illustration work for a friend. Where I was born has a beautiful cathedral, and with that comes the sanctuary knocker. As the name suggests, any one who knocked on the cathedral door and claimed sanctuary would be allowed into the wall and to safety. Its beautiful but a bit creepy. As a kid I always thought if it ever were to be a real head it would of eaten me in a second.
This is what I was asked to create, finishing off the edging it occurred to me it would make an amazing creature.
So I figured why not right? Already illustrated it once, why not try and base a character off it?
I've posted the process below.
Rough Clean ups
Cleanup Last round
To be honest the 3rd version is probably my favourite, Just because it's probably the clearest, but! This is what this is about, just gotta push things and pull them back when you can..
Anways! I love the oxidisation of the metals on the original, so that stayed with but I've kept it very loosely based, blockier I guess, because it feels like it would be a heavy creature.
Belated Happy Birthday to Bugs Bunny! I celebrated by drawing Daffy Duck and his wonderful expressions during Rabbit Season at 2am in the morning the other week. Channel 5 came into the studio and did a segment on how Looney Tunes inspired this generation of film makers.
Bet Daffy Duck didn't get flipping news reports on him when he hit his milestones!
Looney Tunes and the respected characters belong to Warner Bros.