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!
Another Design-a-Character challenge: design a weapon, and then a character to go with it.
I drew this in my sketchbook rather than waiting for my computer to start up, and ended up using watercolours rather than going to the trouble of scanning it. Lazy day.
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.
The other day (last week?) marked Superman’s 75th year since his first appearance. I only found out on the day so I rushed to produce this kind of celebratory pic thing (I imagine he’s checking his birthday messages on his Superphone).
Yes I did it on the day no I don’t know why I’m only now posting it here. Leave me alone I’ve been ill.
HEY ALL Y’ALL
Ok so way back in the mists of time I was at university studying animation, and my third year film never got further than a collection of pencil tests and animatic shots.
So, for the lack of anything better to animate (and to stop myself getting too rusty), I thought it would be super neato to take said pencil tests and clean up and colourify them using Flash, and thus complete my film.
Simple plan: bring every scene, as an .avi, into Flash and just clean up on top of it. Except that a bunch of these scenes have apparently gotten lost. And some of them were so bad I had to do them again.
Ah well. I’m plugging ahead anyway, using my “stylistic choice” of rough, scratchy cleanup and sticking textures on Every Goddamn Thing. I’ve finished like 11 scenes so far, and even uploaded a few of them to The Internet. Which you can see here. If you’d like. Just there, below this text.
Every now and then I go on DeviantART and offer free sketches to people. However, I have a terrible habit of forgetting to draw these sketches for a very long time...
Thus, here a few sketches that I promised people as far back as 2008. I’ve only just done them!
One person requested a drawing of Sean and Gus from Psych
Someone else asked for Static from Static Shock
This person just wanted “a chick in a gas mask”...