Show & Tell

Alright, it’s been a while, so lots to catch up on. Since our last communication, I moved house, made a couple of animations and have been working on a big website launch, amongst other things. The pace of my life seems to have increased ten-fold, but enough of that. On to showing things.

One of these days, I’ll get around to scanning & posting some more recent drawings, particularly of the last Dr Sketchy’s and I’m sure I’ve got some fiction and story ideas lying around that might be of interest to someone.

So here’s my response to the Agents + Behaviours brief we were give a few weeks back. This was basically me trying to do some expressive character animation.

Voiced by the lovely and talented Joana Pires (and myself). You’ll notice that I went with a variation on one of the character in my concept sketches in my last post.

While I did have fun in the end with this, it was an incredibly painful process to begin with. Firstly I struggled to settle on an idea and method of production, torturing myself over various approaches. I settled on one, did a lot of drawing and tests, which turned out awful and I ditched them completely.

While I had planned to do a lot of this hand drawn, I ended up producing it entirely in Flash, with tons of hand drawn roughs and thumbnails to figure out the motion. The backgrounds I painted in watercolour. I would have liked to work on the soundtrack more and played a little with lighting and effects, but there you have it.

Also, I had a lot of fun drawing the disapproving hobo in a dress. K, time for sleep now. Next up, my Alchemy animation…

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