Monday, 26 November 2012

"I call him Waddles, because he waaaddles"

I've been adding finishing touches to Ellie's 6 headed, 3 winged monster for Nikki Christie's film "Wee Monsters".
 If this is him finished now, i will need someone to uv map him for me because if i have to uv map one more thing, i think i might implode. Seriously, it's my kryptonite. 
So fingers crossed someone takes pitty on me.

Last life drawing post before Christmas!

As expected, I've finally reached a standard i'm proud of, just in time for the Christmas holidays, during which i will no doubt become rusty once more and spend next semester producing terrible drawings up until the last few weeks of my university career, when i'll make another break through just in time to become a proper adult.... joy. 

Stupid Kow: modelling tweaks

Some problems came up in the last few weeks with the Farmer model i made for Jamie Buchanan's film, Stupid Kow. Here are the blog posts detailing how i fixed them:

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A new improved line test

I've been working on the rough line test I made week ago for Dancing Nina: 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

I animated O_O (kind of)

Behold! my first line test for Dancing Nina, it's rough so please be nice, i just wanted to mark this day really, I'll be back in a while with much more impressive moving pictures, I promise.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Scary new schedules and updates!

This is my new impossible personal schedule, *cue awed gasp*:

And here's a link to the new Dancing Nina specific schedule of horror:

Plus a bonus link to a progress update on my 10% segment (Disclaimer: no shiny moving pictures to see here folks, not yet):

Friday, 2 November 2012

Life drawing picks Oct-Nov

I've neglected to upload weekly life drawing for a few weeks now, so here are some of my favourites:

Friday, 26 October 2012

A Farmer and his Great Big Bushy Beard

So I've completed the main model of the farmer for Jamie Buchanan's film Stupid Kow, and i've been experimenting with ways to model his beard! have a look if your into beards and that...

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Gurl look at that... fat farmer...

I've been working on a model for a 4th film, Stupid Kow, which my flatmate Jamie Buchanan is Directing, Check out my progress, and the blog!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

More "Observational"

So, yet again, Doctor Who. S01E09 The Empty Child. 
O Hi Captain Jack!
A5 Moleskine, 4B and mechanical HB, Head, expression and light studies, The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Cpt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Nancy (Florence Hoath)

Monday, 15 October 2012

If it wasn't for your wellies...

I forgot to link this yesterday, but i stuck some test textures on the wellies i modelled for the kids' room in Nikki Christie's film, Wee Monsters, to check the UV maps were ok: The rag doll is also now UV mapped but not yet textured as i'm experimenting with her in Zbrush.

This counts as Observational Drawing, right?

My life's heading for disaster in the form of one dissertation ruining my entire uni career, so naturally i watched an ancient episode of DW and drew from it. S01E06, Dalek. Eccleston will always be my Doctor :3 Sir, your ears and nose defy logic.

A5 moleskine, 4B and mechanical HB, The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), expressions, studies, figure

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Life drawing: this week and last

These days I'm not producing enough work that I'm proud of in every individual life drawing session for separate posts. So, here's a selection from this week and last. I might try out this new-fangled drawing over my far-too-subtle graphite drawings digitally, and try to make them cooler to look at.

 This was the only part of the drawing I felt able to show the world :(

I think I much prefer drawing on coloured paper :)

Friday, 28 September 2012

Dancing Nina: Filming day at The Space

A productive day was had by all, Rob O'Hara, Scott Sutherland and I were up at the Dundee College Kingsway Campus today collecting reference footage. Have a look at my pick of the videos we recorded; including final choreography and cloth tests, here: We even had time for bloopers...

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Dancing Nina: New Storyboard & Animatic!

So here are all the individual frames of the storyboard for the film I'm co-Directing: Dancing Nina. I slaved over for the last few days... (weekss). Check out the full new animatic and more concise storyboard here: