Sunday, 18 September 2011

Just a Couple of Updates...

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. This is due to me having a bit of a summer holiday (fesitvals etc) I have also been busy working on the BB project which is still in its early stages. I'm designing the backgrounds for the animation and this is the main thing which is taking up my time at the present moment. I'm really enjoying it though! I'll update you on the latest developments on that project.

I have also (very recently) joined a contract with Acretion Studios, creating a couple of Illustrations for their up and coming books and ebooks. I can't really say much but I might be able to show some work later in the year...

Updates to come: Photos from my trips to Dedham and the Zoo, expect these in the next couple of days. After that though I can't really say when the next update will be
:( Sorry!!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Dedham Speed Painting

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

BB Test with Character

This time using a character that Rachinta Platts designed

Random Lake Test Animation

Sunday, 31 July 2011

...and more

Saturday, 30 July 2011

More Style Tests...

Thursday, 28 July 2011

More BB testing

BB Style Experiments

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Another Logo Test


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Logo tests

Batman Logo

Still teaching myself Illustrator! (Image/logo created in Illustrator of course!). Still got a lot more to learn but I'm getting there!

Shell Logo


This was created with the help of a video tutorial on Youtube. It's a bit rough around the edges but I'm quite pleased with it!

You can view the video HERE

Friday, 22 July 2011

Saint Teressa Logo Re-Work

I tried to 'up' the resolution of the logo as well as trying to make it look more colourful. I still feel that a little bit more needs to be added, such a small details and shading.

Another water test...

Using a mixture of live action footage and effects in After Effects. Material used: Clear Plastic Bags

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

BB: Roundhouse


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

BB and his world... Water Texture Tests

Really Short Animation Test

L.A Noire

I purchased this game last week and really enjoying it so far! Its quite a long game but i like the feeling of acting as a detective (used to love watching those TV shows like Murder She Wrote and Diagnosis Murder, as well as the board game Cluedo)

The facial animations are also very interesting! using a new technique, the studio were able to get really expressive characters. Which was also key to how you investigate. Asking witnesses key questions you can tell on whether they are lying, or telling the truth.

Here's another video to explain how the game works...

I would definitely recommend the game!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Tattoo Design

A friend asked me to design a tattoo for him, using the designs which he's already got and combine them together.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

BB Gnome Designs

My first design ideas for the Gnome.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Random Test Animation

Using some of the drawings in the concept designs I decided to compile them together to make a little after effects animation. Using Four Tet - Reversing to add a bit of atmosphere.

New Concept for BB project!

Here's a new piece of artwork for the BB project. I want to aim for quite a rough style but also add really interesting lighting and colours...

UPDATE (Alternative Versions)

Monday, 9 May 2011

Altenative Tests

An alternative test for the Butterfly Concept.


Rupert Frog Song

Classic! also its style is very similar to a kids illustration book.

More Animations!

I really like the fluid animations in the video as well as the timing!

Really interesting black and white animation, based on a kids imagination. I really like the style and the idea of it!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Romain Jouandeau

I recently came across his blog after viewing his amazing trailer for 'IKA' and highly recommend that you take a look at his work! View Blog HERE

Samples of his work:

Thursday, 5 May 2011

More Interesting Animations

Another Style Update

During the weekend i plan to go to a woodland area to get some inspiration for the scene with BB releasing some butterflies into the wild...

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Another Style/Texture Test Out

Mainly just experimenting with textures at the moment.

Interesting Animations

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

New Style Idea

This is using biro, though i do want to buy some thinner pens... or maybe try to use ink...

The Huestons UPDATE

Artwork created by Arrthi Eastwood, shaded by me

Monday, 2 May 2011

Concept Design

Using Steff's original sketch, i tried to add some colour and some random effect to try and make the scene look 'magical'.

Style Tests

More BB Research: Style Ideas

Trying to look for past, traditional British artwork, by British painters/artists.

Random Animation Style ideas...