August 26, 2009

Tappa Tappa Tappa!

Some more development snippets from my two animation projects:

Still from "Toy Trouble" animatic, a work in progress. Something about this guy makes me laugh.

Hope everyone is enjoying much better weather than Melbourne :|

August 16, 2009


Still no name for her!

Started out as a tiny sketch. Watercolour and pencil.

I re-watched My Neighbour's the Yamadas the other day. It's Isao Takahata's ('Grave of the Fireflies', 'Pom Poko', 'Only Yesterday') last film, made in 1999. It's probably one of my favourite Studio Ghibli films.

The story follows the lives of the Yamada family through a series of disconnected vignettes surrounding their everyday life. It's funny. The animation, colour and simplistic design is beautiful. The structure and style are drastically different from any other Ghibli production, so I can understand why it's perhaps not one of their most popular.

It's fairly long (100 minutes?), so make sure you have a few hours to enjoy it. Unfortunately the only decent clip I could find on youtube was the ending, so I'm posting the trailer instead:

August 13, 2009

Anya... coming soon in 3D!

So this is an original character which I've just started to model in Maya for 3D class. This was one of my first sketches, and I just brought it into Photoshop to make it prettyyyy

August 08, 2009

New things!

Cut-out exercise for an Alternative Animation class at uni. Quite jittery in some(most) places because i kept knocking the camera and i had to get rid of some of the in betweens :S

Aaaannnd a bunch of sketches i put together from recent train/tram trips:

At the moment I'm trying to draw out 2 storyboards, 4 model sheets and a character outline, so I might not have many updates until I'm finished. Gah!

Also I just recently got a twitter account (actually had one made for me against my will, but i'm starting to get used to it). So far it's been worth it just for the tips from AnimPodcast (Clay Kaytis), who runs the Animation Podcast. Anyone know any other good twitter-ers i should be following?

have a great week y'all

August 05, 2009

In progress

Visual development, Completed in Photoshop.

More soon!