Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Updated Animatic

Featuring new developments and major if stressfully late storyboarding re-haul. Pretty version to follow, pre peer review. Comments especially about timing more than welcome.

http://vimeo.com/19208402

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More Mawkin's Madness

Rapid fire Grunge Background Test. 


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Float Cycle take One


Apt Background of Today...

This version of the Spiderweb background for Mawkin's Backfire neatly represents how I have felt today. 



Monday, 24 January 2011

Smoke Test One. Long Way To Go.


PlayBlast-Off.

The first play-blast test involving the movements of Smoky Bob's mouth/eye movement and his colour changing eyes.



Sunday, 23 January 2011

Mouse-Tashe Backgrounds. Revised





D-Con 2011



As secretary for the Dundee Anime Society its been that time of year where the funding application has to be submitted. There are high hopes for our annual event D-Con which is now in its third year. Updates on the event can be found on the D-Con Blog.


It is the only free anime convention in Scotland and is being held on the 5th - 6th March 2011 so why not come along and laugh. 



Silhouette Chase. Version One


Spiderweb Barn

Another crazy background for Mawkin's Backfire. Based on an episode of Ren and Stimpy, the spiderweb is a visual gag placed behind the crows emphasising how trapped they are. The spider was added for fun. 


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Overdue Smoke Tests Begin


Having some problems with the scaling of the particles in Maya, especially along the arms but with a bit of tinkering, we should get there.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

It Will Probably Be Ok..

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Chiaroscuro Recap


Roof Edge Pan Shot

Market Street Balcony Corner

Slanted Roof

Top Floor Shot

Distorted Street

Market Street Stone Wall and Steps

Strange Curved Wall

Saturday, 15 January 2011

El Diablo Wanted Wall

Cheese Stand

Voyer's Rooftop

Saloon And Fountain

The Mouse-tasche backgrounds begin. Ashley had some debate as to whether to continue the project or not. It's now officially going ahead so I'm going to war with Photoshop!


Friday, 14 January 2011

Graveyard Three

Now With Added Pumkin

This was originally for another shot long since cut, but is now being used at the beginning. I've darkened it from earlier versions and have added an extra pumpkin so that the audience can instantly tell its halloween. I expect this background to change a lot as its for the Scene 1 which has proved trickier to animate than we would have liked/ anticipated.


Fade To Black

We are into the dull backgrounds for 'A Sweet Disposition' . This long one is for John sniffing and walking off into the smudgy blackness while being scared by skeletons and eventually bumping into the scary clown!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Inside Suburbia




Kitsch Chintz


I've spent an hour drawing wonderfully horrendous Wallpaper for the inside hallway for
'A Sweet Disposition' Scene 14. It's supposed to be twee but I wonder if I've gone too far...


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Suburbia Two For 3/4 Run

Monday, 10 January 2011

Suburbia Version One

You're Not In Cansas Anymore...

Here is my basic design for the 'normal' houses in 'A Sweet Disposistion'. Part 'Up', 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Monster House' I wanted the sharp twee-ness of the lines/ colours to contrast with the darker,dreamier graveyard sequences. All the houses will be colour variations on this and full background to come hopefully later tonight so that animation can begin tomorrow.....

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Determination vs Technology In 7 Painful Parts

Scene 13 for A Sweet Disposition. Filmed against my wall on a demo of flip-book with an old laptop whose web-cam kept shaking and would only let me shoot around 4 seconds max. at a time. But despite that frames 1-800 are pretty much there, its impossible to tell for sure, however I reckon one evening in Eleanors out of hours studio will do the trick and our longest scenes 2D element is animated...













Monday, 3 January 2011

New Year. Fear Sets In.

So my computer is still 100% out of action, thankfully my drawing board and panic levels are not. Here's the villain from Mouse-tache, Scene 24. I'm using a demo of Flip-book before I can get my laptop back up and running so excuse the watermark..