Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Pre-Production Test

I'm practicing a bit with a Digital Tutor rig for a short film in college (I'm going to use different rigs for that later on).
I started working pose to pose and since I've only 2 main poses, I used the graph editor as soon as I was happy with them.

The first video has only the main poses and the second video is the final tweaked version.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Flag and music synch

This was done as a sound synch exercise. It was a bit challenging to get the right timing and the right number of in-betweens without upsetting the overall flow of the flag. Working on paper again was a good break. The soundtrack is a very short part of one of my favorite pieces of music by G. Gershwin, the "Rhapsody in blue".

Life drawing

 Here are some life drawing studies of hands and feet done in class using oil pastels.
The poses were 15 minutes long.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Colour Studies

I went yesterday to the Natural History Museum in Dublin and here are two colour studies in oil pastels. The squirrel-like animal was just about the size of a regular squirrel, probably some ancestor down the line; I forgot to take down the name of it.


I should probably buy myself a decent oil pastels set as I'm using the basic 12 pieces set now....

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sketches from my Journal

Sketches done watching a documentary
More sketches
Concept design for the main character
Story development sketch, I think :P
Apple crumble....

 Here are some sketches from my Journal for the production module. There are loose sketches from documentaries, a bit of concept work and an anatomical study. A story is slowly starting to take shape but I'm not too sure if I'm going to stick with it for the actual pitch at the end of next month.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Back to college

This is my 1st project for college. A visual response to a cultural event. My choice: the Fringe Festival this year.
It's also a short exercise for a walk cycle (on stilts)...Hope you like it. Oh, I should've written the credits for the soundtrack. Well it Jesper Kid (Assassin's Creed).

Friday, 26 August 2011

My 100 frame contest entry

The link featuring my entry is here:

The topic was 'Magic' and the length was 100 frames and it had to be finished in a week. The contest was hosted by Jean-Denis Haas on his blog

My idea for it was a bit of a cliche and included the whole lot: a wand, a hat and a rabbit.... Ignoring that, the piece was done as an exercise in TB Animate Pro 2 - my 2nd short piece- and it was 'finished' in about 6 days. I wish I'd moved faster so I could clean it up a bit better and maybe and some color to it. Oh well, I guess I'm still learning...

The video on its own:

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Here's what I've been working on lately. I tried to show a change of emotion in a character (partly inspired by the character Clayton from 'Tarzan') and to see how easy animating a laugh would be. Well, the laugh was NOT easy.

I'll add a background and some color and possibly another shot in which to show the reason he's laughing.
As for reference for the laugh I used some of the examples in T.A.S.K by R. Williams and also a bit from a pencil test done by Milt Kahl.

The 1st post

I finally decided to start my own blog....