November 26, 2010

Bits and Bobs

New ID image:

Annnd my latest Community comic featuring Shirley, based on the her hilarious costume confusion from the Halloween episode:

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November 04, 2010

The Show- some Promotional stills

Some promotional stills from my 2D animated grad film, The Show. More development work to come!

October 27, 2010


Well the time has finally come- yesterday I submitted by major project/grad film. The short 2D animation follows the pre-show everyday rituals of a travelling Carnival troupe, and took about 6-8 sleepless months to complete during my final year at RMIT. It won't be online (in full) for a while, but I will make and post a teaser/trailer shortly! 

Now I'm going to sleep some more!

The Show (2010) Written, directed & animated by Rebecca Hayes
Sound design by Angela Grant

Oh, and I redesigned the blog! It's lighter and much easier to read now. Productivity!

October 11, 2010

'The Show' Animation Stills

With the Carnival of Mysteries now open (and almost sold out!) and only two weeks left to work on my Grad film, things are raaaather crazy. Many sleepless nights ahead to get this beast coloured and finished!

Meanwhile, some stills!

The Show- Rebecca Hayes, 2010

October 10, 2010

Community comics

If you like the show Community, and you like good comic art, it's probably in your best interests to check out the Community Comics blog! I've made a few (like the one below), and they're a bunch o' fun!

September 29, 2010

The Show- Some background art!

With less than a month to go before submission (eek!), animation continues on my grad film The Show. I don't want to reveal too much just yet, but here are some watercolour backgrounds from the film!

September 05, 2010

Line test- Hefty Hilda

A few seconds of clean-up animation from my upcoming short, The Show:

Hilda line test from Rebecca Hayes on Vimeo.

Things are moving along slowly but surely.... let's just hope I can get faster!

August 25, 2010

New stop-motion: Shadowplay

Shadowplay is now online! A series of stop-motion vignettes created for Drawing No 1, a group exhibition exploring the mysterious realm of childhood, held at c3 contemporary art space in July/Aug 2010.

The animation was created traditionally using a series of handmade shadow puppets. The final work was then projected onto a mystical dream catcher, suspended within the sky. The projection created a multi-layered viewing experience where visions of shadows moved in and out of focus amongst the clouds...

Drawing No 1, curated by Jemila MacEwan. Including artists Julia Atkinson, MONA FRANK and S.P. Jamestwon, Rebecca Hayes, Finn Robertson, Jemila MacEwan

August 23, 2010

Up next: Shadow Play

I'm just putting together a post including my stop-motion work which was included in Drawing No. 1, a group show exploring the Craft Cubed festival theme of childhood held at c3 contemporary art space last month.

Here's a preview for now!
Still from the animation

This exhibition was a Craft Cubed sattelite event and a RMIT Union Arts supported presentation.

August 11, 2010

Production tests

The dead lines for my short film are creeping closer and closer... be prepared for more sporadic updates here!

I've just started rough animation after a fair few weeks of finalising all the layouts and backgrounds in the film. I will do a proper post soon about background art, but for now a sneak peek at some production tests experimenting with the final look of the film! I'm combining traditionally painted backgrounds and artwork with digital character animation.

Finally starting to see it all come together...
And just a few doodles from the sketchbook of ponytails, scarves and dalmatians.

Now back to the animating I go.

July 28, 2010

Introducing... Hefty Hilda

One of the Star's from my grad film, The Show (still a working title).

I've been working on a bunch of painted backgrounds for the film, which I'll be posting soon. Now I'm off to have a full nights sleep, hurray!

July 17, 2010

The Giant and the Child

More visual development for my grad film. The Giant and the Child use the Hall of Magic Mirrors to perfect their appearance...

Also, Drawing No. 1, the group show I've been working on is opening this Wednesday (21 July), 6pm at c3 Artspace! Come along! Material and immaterial artifacts from the exile of childhood... The works span video, installation, animation, photography, painting, soundart and sculpture.

All the details here: FB page and on the Craft Victoria website

July 05, 2010

Grad project- some concept sketches

I've just started entering the production stages of my final-year film at RMIT. It will be a 2d piece about the pre-show happenings of a travelling carnival troupe. More on the way soon!

June 05, 2010

Perspective run/walk WIP

Things sure are getting crazy around here- I'm currently in the final stages of pre-production for my final year animation. I'll be posting more once things calm down a bit, but for now here's a WIP of one of the main characters in a Perspective run/walk exercise made for my 2D unit.


May 07, 2010

A GOOD DEATH, Opening May 16!

This is the exhibition I have been working on with my Sisters for the 2010 Next Wave Festival- If you're in Melbourne come along!

Link to 2010 Next Wave Festival Program Listing

Commissioned and developed by Next Wave through Kickstart 2009. An RMIT Union presentation.

April 26, 2010

New animation! New website! Exclamation mark!

Finished! Huzzah! Animation exercise in secondary action for uni.
Animated entirely with pencil and paper... and lots of scanning

Also, I've just finished up our website for The Sisters Hayes, check it! My sisters and I have a show coming up in a few weeks for the 2010 Next Wave Festival, so if you're in Melbourne this May be sure to check it out. More news on that to come verrry soon!

April 07, 2010

April already??!

Anyone else agree that this year is moving way too fast? I don't have much to post at the moment, have been animating on paper and pencil lately (yay) and have yet to scan it all.. For now a just a quick character sketch:

March 19, 2010


Some development for a new animation exercise. More updates to come!

Ink & Marker.

February 26, 2010

And 4 months later...

Apologies for the long gap in posting! Have some group projects which are taking up a lot of my time at the moment, as well as a website I'm making which will be launching very soon..

In the meanwhile, a character concept drawing for my uni film this year.

They're waiting for a hair cut.