Sunday, 6 March 2011

Animation Monkey

I recently obtained the URL "animationmonkey.com" and intend to make my personal website out of it. Below you can see a little website mascot I made (an animation monkey?).


If all else fails, perhaps I can sell the idea to a nursery school that needs rebranding.
x-)

T-shirts anyone? :-D

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Not animation, but...

I was playing around in Photoshop today, with some interesting results...



Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Just a quick post to say...
Happy new year bloggers and blog readers!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Another Model Sheet

Like it says in the title, only this time 100% created using my graphics tablet.
Umm, side view had a haircut...

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

I Love my Graphics Tablet!!!

Hello there,

One of the projects I'm working on this year is a short live action sequence, which will include a lot of added effects and background animation.

Today, I have been graphics tableting away, exploring ways in which one of the species of alien could move about. Since I do not yet have the final designs for the alien I'm animating, I've just been experimenting with what I was told by the director. The species is humanoid in appearemce, fast, agile and deadly.

The example below shows how the alien might attack... at least, the way I imagine it anyway.


I will add the link to the production blog for this specific production just as soon as I remember it.

More to come soon.

Oh and... yes, the legs are a bit wrong as it lands.... oh well.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

My Own, My Precious, but NOT My Production...

Hi,

As you have no doubt noticed, I haven't posted here for quite a while. This is not because I have given up or died, but rather because I didn't have the sufficient manpower to complete my film last year.

This year however is going to be quite different!

I have elected to focus solely on animation this year so that I can hone my skills without the distraction of having to direct or act as producer etc etc.

Now, this year I have got myself involved in two exciting projects (details of these will be coming soon) and I also have a couple of animation orientated mini projects of my own to throw into the mix too. All in all, it's going to be a busy few months (up until the end of May) at the end of which I should have a rather smashing showreel :-)


The above random outburst is a direct result of me having just recently plugged in my new graphics tablet and wanting to test it out... yes yes, I'll use it to draw something later. The important thing is that I now have an excellent tool for streamlining my animation work flow; no more scanning in :-)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Feeling the Pressure

Hello everyone,

Sorry about the lack of updates, has been difficult to get all the help I needed (workforce), so things have been going slooowly.

In the meantime, check out my Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/splinetingle I haven't uploaded much yet, but check out my favourites, I have tried to make my channel a sort of portal to a lot of less well known animation and animation/film related videos that I've enjoyed.