Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

Animation tasks

I haven't animated in such a long time so I am a bit rusty. I enjoyed going back to basics and really looking specific actions. 
 Wolf walk cycle.
 First pass.
Before inbetweens.
Rough but ready for clean up.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Blob Face

After watching this pretty awesome tutorial on animating on Photoshop by Alex Grigg I wanted to have a go. 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Some Sketchbook Stuff

I got back from Lucca a couple of weeks ago here are some sketches. Such a lovely place, and I totally climbed the tower of Pisa. (It was like a walking through a fun house, when I came out I nearly fell over!)

Also, spent last night sketching some bad ass derby girls.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Learning, and then re-learning

I have been out of University since 2012, and although I now have some experience under my belt I still have not managed to get the illusive 'full time job'. Yes, I have been down about it. But instead of wallowing, and pretending not to understand why I've taken a hard look at what I am doing. And it's simple. I'm not working hard enough, I am not showing anyone what I can do. Simply put, people won't hire you if they don't know you're there.

I realized this a little while ago, panicked and took on so much that I couldn't cope. This meant I constantly let myself down because I didn't complete anything. My confidence shot, I withdrew again and even stopped drawing for a little bit. (Never OK by the way.) 
Without the supportive network of like-minded people I simply stopped. I run on praise and other people's approval, not good. 

Then I did one very important thing. I joined my local Roller Derby Team, Severn Roller Torrent. This crazy, fast, terrifying, exhilarating and, most importantly, supportive sport made something click in me. For the first time (in forever..) I found real self belief. And this wonderful thing has fed back into my work.

I signed up to Magic Box, an online digital art class run by Chris Oatley. (If you're interested in seeing my first assignment go to my pintrest.) I listen to animation podcasts; Skwigly, Guys with Pencils and Paper Wings to name a few. (It's amazing how inspiring listening to these amazing people is.)
I have set myself REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS  that I will complete.

And step by step, I will make myself into the artist I want to be. 

If you have read all of this... thank you. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. have some @Sketch_Dailies art as a reward.