Saturday, 17 December 2011

I Love L.A

I am trying to do a serious of L.A Noire drawings for Kat! So here is the first one...

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Wishing On a Star...

I was recently watching Princess and the Frog and so that is what has inspired this painting..

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Pin Up

Here is my painting of today! I am sort of happy with it, it is just the face that I am quite unsure about...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Forest Scene

Another test painting using Photoshop. I am trying to do a painting every night or so to improve my Photoshop skills.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Some More Life Drawing

I have been a bit slow on posting anything for the last couple of weeks due to dissertation but now that I have finally finished it (yay!) I can start posting regularly again. So today I attended life drawing and think it was quite successful. Here is sleeping beauty...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Town Design

Hello! Just completed this sort of technical drawing, it may not be right though haha! However, I hope Jamie understands it to build it in Maya. I didn't notice how non straight the plan view was though!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Layout of The Village

Here is a little sketch of what the opening shot with the 3D model may look like.

The Frog Princess

Last night I have been making small thank you cards for everyone for all my lovely birthday gifts. So  this is one I painted with watercolours.

Friday, 4 November 2011


Inked Village

Just another design for the village. Its finally getting there :)

Layout Ideas

Hello! Sorry for the wee delay in posting anything new, just been very busy this week. But hopefully  this month I will continue to keep posting anything new that I create. These are just a few layout ideas, and working to the composition of shots for our animation.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Line Drawings

This week I have been looking at town perspectives and just drew this small street. I am actually beginning to like it better than the original drawing I just did as I think it suits better to the would be great if I could have anyone's opinion on this!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Size Comparison

Just trying to work out the size of everything in the environments just now using  Lynne's little character. I thought she looked really small here but the blossom tree is one of the main features of the last scene so it needs to stand out I guess.

Georgia O'Keeffe

A Ram's Head by Georgia O'Keeffe

I know I posted this a long while ago, but I was looking at all of Georgia O'Keeffe's painting s again and wanted to touch up this painting that I did a while back. 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Life drawing

A Figment of Your Imagination

I was looking through old holiday photographs and saw I have one with Figment. I don't know if many of you know him but he was a cute dragon that was the mascot for Imagination at Epcot. So a while back I did this little sketch of him :)

Blossom Tree (sorry overloading you with trees atm)

Play Park Concept

Hello! Thought I would post this drawing I did today, just experimenting with the style and colour. I used some brown greyish colours in this piece and thought that it worked pretty well.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Life Drawing

Today i went to life drawing for a bit. So these were a few quick poses that i was able to draw in 5 to 15 minutes. 

Will Vinton Animations

Just thought I would post this clip of one of Will Vinton Claymations, because I have research on his stuff for my dissertation. Years ago i saw this animation and thought it was so clever with the way in which it was done. I then recently watched Return to Oz, an old favourite of mine when I was kid, and discovered that the claymation effects were produced by Will Vinton. And also at this years Annecy we were lucky enough to see all of his Claymation shorts. They never showed this film, but I found it interesting how much controversy it caused and how it had to be censored from television. It is a very strange piece of animation, however it is very thought provoking and is an unbelievable dark animation especially for Will Vinton, the man that produced The P J's.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


I was watching Princess and the Frog and i forgot what a beautiul animation it is. And I forgot how much I love Ray! Such a lovely character, i love the way his legs swing about. Eventually I will colour this...

Style Sorted!

Hellooooo! This should be the final style of the film, i just wanted the town to look very sketchy and simple. So here one little doodle i did today.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Character Drawings

So far I haven't really tried out any character drawings, so here is my first attempt in a long while.

Blossom Trees

I just did a wee doodle of an idea for the blossom tree for our animation. I think it has a great likeness to the Birdbox style that we are currently going for.

Painting Inspired by Eyvind Earle

I have always adored the Sleeping Beauty backgrounds painted by Eyvind Earle. I love his atteention to detail and how  he was able to create the very stylized forests. So here was me trying to recreate his style.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Naked Time!

This is a few life drawings i did today, i think most of them were 10 to 20 minute poses. I had a good drawing day for once hurrah!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Tree ideas for our 4th year animation, I wanted a sort of collage look similar way to Mary Blair's work. I have also been looking at Tim Burton and Quentin Blake's illustrations for inspiration.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Mary Blair Inspiration

Recently I have been studying work by Mary Blair. I just love the simplicity of her work, they are so vivid in colour and pattern, so i wanted to try out her block style. So here is my wee painting of my Inked house.

Creepy Short By Pixar's Rodrigo Blaas

Take a look at this short, at first i thought it would be a cute little Pixar style short....I was very wrong! It reminds me very much so of Tim Burton's style of animation, so check it out!

Sketchbook Research

Hello again! Just been looking through my recent sketchbook and thought I would post a few more pages of research and doodles that I have been doing :)

Friday, 30 September 2011

Photoshop Task

Here are a few other backgrounds that i am going to take into Photoshop to see what i can do  to them digitally.

Old Background Artwork

Here are a few background drawings that i did a year ago, and i have decided that i want to  take them into Photoshop and play about with them as a little side project. To see what i can create with my new Photoshop skills.