Friday, May 22, 2009

i was built for paper

Everything going on all at once. My animated flame chugs due to OTT alpha-ing.

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I'm built for paper and film
. (picture: Me, in a tizz)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

God's Machine (Moving Elephants)



Title of animation God's Machine
"an animation about god and his machine.
animated by azusa nakagawa
designed and illustrated by laura bird, rose blake, and azusa nakagawa "
I found this animation on a blog called Moving Elephants. A very delightful blog (what I've perused within the last 3 minutes) about illustrators animating. Go there and have a look, it's got a particularly delicious selection of little lovely illustrator animated movies.

I've just emailed off some draft anims.
Some trees. Not very exciting compared to Moving Elephants :(

rendering..... ho hum















Here we have a little procrastination man.
All part of concept development you knowow (typo, but I like it, makes it sound like a pop song). Are there any popo songs about animators?


Into this green background at the moment.
Render has finished. Back to work.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Teethy McGee


things .......
things are a little glum today

Monday, May 18, 2009

izzy wizzy

Busy busy busy!
Drew this chap a while back.
Imagine, a new fancy hat that functions as an extra hand.
Great! Could type on computer and draw with my hat-hand.
..Slight problem in the design is that you need to move your head to the required area for extra dexterous activity to function efficiently. ..Better go to yoga this week.


izzy wizzy lets get bizzy
(spoken in a kiwi accent heightens the impact)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Charlie's head




This fellow has great eyebrows.












This is how the Bernard calendar picture turned out.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Little bit of Chris Ware

Chris Ware was commissioned to create an animated section for one of the shows This American Life .
I don't know much about it. I've just come across this link.

Suddenly I am busy with a lot of work-work and a little concerned about my own projects getting done.

Monday, May 11, 2009

back to the drawing board









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Trying so hard to resolve a story issue at the moment - just created this little snow-movie (with a glitch!).


Friday, May 08, 2009

God Is

God Is is out!
I've not seen it yet - but it is in shops, I've been told.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Granny Sea Sick













I gave a lecture on animation this week (heaven on a stick), and was rifling through all of my seemingly-organised-but-not-really files, and found some pix from the NYWF talk (last year with Mandy). For the talk I'd scanned previously unscanned drawings from my childhood. There are a selection of "Granny Races". So for your entertainment, here is one of the Grannies featured.