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Friday, 30 April 2010


So, thought I'd share a few of my jealously guarded inspirations... :)

Tealin - Fantastic character artist now working for Disney, worked under Bruce Smith animating Dr Facilier on 'The Princess and the Frog'. Heavily inspired me both to get into animation and my drawing style; check her out!

This is a fantastic blog I check out regularly just to depress me; the art and sketches of Glen Keane - some lovely life drawings.

For those of you who don't know, a heavy inspiration for the making of this project was the 'Pyrats' of le Gobelins school, check out their (now defunct) blog here and watch the film grow,

And for some up and coming young animators, Jennifer Hager's wonderful animation reel can be seen here on youtube:

and here's her blog;

And for fun, here's probably oe of my favourite animations of all time;

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.

" ...a little nod to the gods, that he is fallible, that perfection is unobtainable."

- Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner), Tin Cup (1996).

Here's a view of a carriage exterior which I put together to use in animation tests. You can start to see how some features will need modeled as part of the geometry - the lamps on the side in this case.

Monday, 26 April 2010

MEET MELINE : THE 3D ANIMATED SHORT FILM (by Sebastien Laban & Virginie Goyons) from Sebastien LABAN on Vimeo.

A great one for naturalistic camera movement and interesting angles. Nice lighting and sound design too. Thanks K.D.!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

"It's a compulsion of mine to move the camera, and I don't know why. It enhances three-dimensionality. It puts you in the space, and if you move the camera the audience becomes aware of the space."

- George Miller, director

Friday, 9 April 2010

Emily Model Sheet

Test colours for the first one; finished Emily turn around. Thoughts? There was a lengthy process involved last couple of days; I complicated it up and then after lots of research simplified her down again.

Looking at animated females in, hair structures etc, for something this fully animated, it must be kept very simple to make it animatable - and referenceable! It's impossile to keep on model for some of the more creative wacky designs I had going. I'm pretty happy with this one. Working on an expressions sheet now and just nailing down the face.

Whatcha think of the green over purple?


Some more concepts for Emily's cage...I mean coach.

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