Sunday, October 25, 2009

Immediate Drawing Club

A few of us at the studio had our first "drawing lunch" on Friday. I was slightly self-concious as we were all drawing random passers-by together, but this it was a very pleasnat experience and hey, any excuse to do a bit of drawing.

My results were mixed - but I got one or two presentable sketches (presented here) out of it. Thanks to James, as the driving force behind the newly formed "Immediate Drawing Club"!

Gettin to grips with the z axis

After year's of chatter about it, I'm finally taking a Maya course. Here is my first test, it's fairly rough and took me ages, but it's a step in the right direction.


Here a couple of phots I took on a recent trip to the Design Museum in London. They're of the Mariscal exhibit.

Mariscal is a famous Spanish furniture/magazine cover/font/everything designer - he's most high profile stuff is probably the logo guy for Barcelona Olympics 92 -he's also recently done some logo stuff for Framestore in London.

His mantra, that adorned the exhibit was "Don't think, do things!" Can't argue with that!

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Reel

Must be finishing a job soon - i appear to have put a new reel together.....

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Secret of Kells

Finally got my hands on a DVD copy of the brilliant Cartoon Saloon's 2D drawn feature The Secret of Kells. It's an excellent piece of work - with particularly outstanding art direction, design on, of course, animation. Well done to Tomm and everyone involved!

New Life Drawin

Over the summer, one of the lovely animators at ABD organised a six life drawing sessions for us off her own back (thanks Karen). They proved to be lots of fun and I even managed to get one or two decent drawings out of them! We did plenty of one and two minute poses. Here are a couple examples (most of these are short poses)

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Another topic, I've always been keen on is vampires and the Dracula story. I've had some Dracula story/film ideas knockin about my brain for a long time. They may see the light of day (or night) sometime...

Quick Cowboy

I've always liked drawing wild western nonsense - here's a quick one...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Feelin Optimistic

In a fit of optimism, I've decided to enter the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Here's my effort. IF selected, the picture will be one of the few (1000) that gets to grace the walls of the Royal Academy (in London) for the summer months.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bad guy

Happy New Year! First (of many) post(s) of 2009! I'm working on some villain ideas for a few bits and bobs and hopefully a bit of a website overhaul at some point soon. Here's a quick early sketch.