Monday, 24 October 2011

Sunday, 23 October 2011

More Storyboards from Horrid Henry and the Climbing Frame Clincher

Here is another scene from the episode of Horrid Henry that I boarded. I especially enjoyed this sequence as it involved the boys doing a military style assault on the frame and of course the girls win out in the end.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Traditional Animation in The Tale of Despereaux

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Here is a short piece of traditional animation I did for the Universal pictures release. One of the directors Rob Stevenhagen, a man who I greatly admire, was keen to include some traditional animation in the film and I was assigned the task after completing my storyboarding duties. The test above is the version that I like best - the movement is simplified a little in the final cut with Despereaux's shadow just raising his sword without the little swivel into the raise. As this is my blog I can use the version I am happy with :P !

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Character Concepts

Some character development art for a forthcoming project. More designs, development art and info to follow soon!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

More Traditional Animation samples


Here are some samples of a short piece of traditional animation I am doing for my self. Whilst I am now a storyboard artist I like to keep my traditional animation muscles working, as it’s a skill I do not wish to let go of. I have been doing this piece on and off for a year now its not very long but I pick it up and drop off it between jobs. I am posting some choice frames and an example of what the end result in the BG will look like. I will post some tests and hopefully the finished piece when I get the time to take it to that stage.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Old Pencil Test from Kid Samurai pilot


I found this line test I did around 4 years ago on my role as lead animator at Trocadero studios in London UK for the ill fated project 'Kid Samurai. Unfortunately the project was halted and the studio closed - but it left me with lots of nice work to reminisce over! The piece consists only of keys and Break downs so is only about 50 percent complete before it would go of for assisting. I miss doing Traditional animation and have now focused my abilities towards storyboard and design - anything that enables me to draw for my keep basically! I may get back to animating in 2d if only for personal pleasure..