I clean forgot about this place. I've been very busy since the last update. Had a baby (well that was more my partner's doing but still). Been working at Oysterworld. Been fiddling heavily with photography (more on that later). There's so much more I could say, but I'll leave you with this:
This year, Chicken Coop Fractions was nominated for a BAFTA Games & Interactive Games Experience commendation. Which is nice! Last friday we went down to the Doctor Who experience thingammybob in Cardiff Bay for a nominee's party. That was nice too!
A DeviantART summary of last year, just like the 2011 one!
A couple of things to mention here:
Yes, a lot of things I did last year were Design-a-Character challenges;
I also had ZERO deviations submitted to DeviantART in July and December (busy months?) so I used an Instagram photo of a batman drawing I did that month, and a screen grab of the Rocket Rooster game I did the artwork for shortly after starting at eChalk (you can see the game here but can only play a preview version without subscribing)
I would link to the original deviation that had the template for this meme, but it seems to have been taken down. i just had to rummage in my old PSDs to fine the 2011 one XD
One the whole, I think I did a little better than 2012, art wise. But just a little.
I started working at eChalk in November last year, and recently we've been making these 3D paper illusions that appear to turn their head and follow you as you move. So, just in time for St. David's day, we've made the template for Dewi the Dragon available to download on the website. There's a full colour version, and a colour-free one that kids can download and colour in before assembling.
So once you've watched the video to see how it works, don't forget to print off and try one for yourself!
I know, I know, Movember is over. I’ve been too busy for bloggish things, alright?!
In any case I didn’t do the Movember moustache growing thing this year - mainly because my moustache is so poor - but I did partake in Gallery of Mo once more.
That’s my profile pic there. And though it’s now December, I’m still catching up on requests. It’s been a hell of a month!
Excited about the upcoming release of Pokemon X/Y. Annoyed that so many people seem to have gotten it early!
So I drew the current team that I am using in Pokemon Black V2: Sigilyph, Golurk, Venomoth, Eelektross, Cacturne and Tentacruel.
Completely forgot about posting this...
I didn’t know what to get my Dad for father’s day (plus he lives a long way away) so I drew a pic of him in his new favourite car, his Toyota MR2.
I think he liked it?
A wild Blog Post appeared!
Sooooo earlier this month I submitted an entry for E4’s animated stings competition (the one that I wanted to enter in 2011 but missed the deadline by a country mile), and it’s recently been included on their website. It’s called ButcherE4 (WEAK PUN ALERT) and I did it in Flash. Of course.
Unfortunately* it’s not open to public voting, and being displayed on the website doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be shown on TV; but it’s on the internet, and you can go look at it and wonder “why did he bother?”
*or perhaps fortunately, as I am not at all popular
Digging around the hard drive lately and coming up with unfinished bits of art that I can, y’know, finish.
This started as a sketch in 2011, then last year became a load of line sitting around in a Flash file. I wanted to colour it without lines but I wasn’t sure I could do it as good as I wanted to, so I kept putting it off.
It’s finally finished now anyway!
Psylocke © Marvel Comics
I did a student film in my second year at uni about an Igor who got fed up of working for a mad scientist and decided to go look for a job elsewhere.
It wasn’t very good...
Then a couple of years ago I was doing daily sketches and tried to redraw Igor for one of them. Then a year or so later I decided to ink an begin colouring it. Just now I finished it.
Watched Avengers Assemble for a bit last night. Later I did a quick Captain America sketch. Total Coincidence!
Kind of made up the costume a bit as I went along. Then couldn’t resist inking it in Flash, and then slapping some colour on it before bed.
Finished it off this morning.