Friday, 3 October 2014

Animation Art Show 2014 Piece

This is my piece for this year's Animation Art Show. It's my take on both The Boxtrolls and the original story Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. I hope you like it and feel free to drop a line about it. Also, if you want, you can pop over to the show and auction which will be held in Dublin in aid of Irish children's charities.
Details of the show:

Venue: Atrium Space at the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on the weekend of the 17th of October with the art auction taking place on Sunday the 19th. All proceeds go to the Jack and Jill Foundation and the ISPCC.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Watercolor Studies

Two of my best quick watercolor studies
(from a photo and from life)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hill town Observatory

For some reasons I love hill towns and observatories, so here it is. I started with a pencil sketch and made some changes to the design as I started to block in the colors.

I tried to keep the palette limited and have the accent on the cable car. I wanted the painting to look like one of those old postcards.
I got inspired along the way by one of Ian McQue's ink sketches and one of Ralph McQuarries' illustrations (check Pinterest for his work). Maybe it's not the best composition or color scheme for it but I loved working on it.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

My Show Reel and Film

Below are the links to my grad film and this year's show reel. They are both password protected because the film is entering the festival circuit and my show reel includes copyrighted work. However, I will make the passwords available by email only for animation companies interested in my work. Thanks for dropping by :-)

Show Reel 2014

Hunted - My Film

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Back at it

Apologies for the very long absence, college has taken ALL my time.
Here are a few backgrounds from my own little film done while there.
Unfortunately I can't upload animation from it as it will do its festival run (hopefully).
It's a short story about two brothers out on a hunting journey.
It was all done with TvPaint and Photoshop.
Thanks to all involved.