Monday, 25 August 2014

Dog sitting

I finally got round to drawing this (hooray for Bank holidays!) But I was asked very nicely to dog sit! 2 lovely whippets who I'd met before for short periods of time, so I was like no bother! 

I drove down and my mom came with to drive the car back. 
I thought it'd be cool to show her Jim and Fran.

 My mom was excited and decided to pop in very briefly

 Going in there was a moment of confusion

 I looked about and

 There was a 6 pack of Peanut Buttercups stern across the floor. 
Not one PB cup left and poo. So much poo.

They'd eaten all my chocolate (bought and left the night before)
And pooped it all out

My mom was just like... check the rest of the house.

Poo in the kitchen

The bean bag eaten and thousands of styrofoam balls in the living room.

Pee upstairs in their studio.

MOM THEY'RE GOING TO THINK I'VE WRECKED THEIR HOUSE.

But she left as soon as she kindly told me I should pick up the poo with doggy bags.

What is my life.

I managed to clean it up, vacuum the living room and newspaper the pee

Fran (the dog who ate everything) looked up at me cutely

She paused

And hurled up in front of me

More cleaning

I went to follow the instructions left to let the dogs out
Jim trotted out no problem


Fran not so much.

Later on  I put a movie on my laptop

Using the now patched up bean bag

Jim even joined me!

Jim fell asleep and was lovely

But then I noticed it.

Fran was sat in the corner looking sadly at us

Come on! I felt so sorry for her and called her across.

She came over, 2 paws on the bean bag she looked me dead in the eyes..


and threw up straight in my lap. 

You honestly couldn't even make it up. I would still dog sit if I was asked, however hopefully this incident would never happen again. haha ;v;

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Spark and Sketches

I was on Spark FM yesterday talking about animation! How crazy is that? 2 radio stations in the space of 2 weeks, it's been nice to be able to plug my work and clients etc.

Anyway! Here's something I did for sketch dailies, I thought i should post it here also. Its mixed media, with traditional and digital mix. enjoy! It was fun to draw different character types.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Cliff Clearing Ad 2014

Hello! I've been busy recently but for a good reason! Here is the result of my hard work :)


This is Cliff the seagull, and seen as I can here's some of the work that went into the ad, and his creation.


It started off as 3 rough post it note ideas, I then polished them up a bit and popped them in storyboard pro! This allowed me to send some ideas through to my client, Sunderland university. 

They liked my third idea and we made the necessary changes, they were a great client to work for as they were really responsive and once we had the idea down knew where they wanted to take it.


I tried to keep it simple as I didn't have a big turnaround time for this project, this meant I needed to be able to produce the animation quickly.

So that led to trying to figure out how cliff should look


You can see in the finished ad its beak is straighter and its feet are more obviously webbed  but above are some of the different ways I was thinking of taking him. 


Last piece of background you get! haha, this was fondly done when I was trying to get Cliff to fly at the end, I was having a moment and every time I animated him straight he just looked like someone had snapped both his wings. I watch videos of seagulls flying and sat down for a bit trying to get it on paper first. It always seems to help! Oh and you can probably see what I was feeling at the time too hah.


Its doing quite well, so feel free to have a peep! I feel like theres some improvement, I got to explore different ways of pulling the animation together but I've got some improvement to do, not bad for doing it myself though!

I was on the radio about it too if you can believe it, with Capital Fm chatting about clearing, I'll be on Spark FM talking more about it as animation sometime this week so keep an ear out I guess!