Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

More SOKATOR story art

Another scene from the animated feature Sokator 442. I boarded a lot of this Movie on paper but there was the odd occasion when I chose to go digital in Photoshop because I wanted to convey a certain atmosphere and it was quicker for me to do this via Wacom Tablet. I resisted boarding digitally for a long time but it was this project that relaxed my attitude towards digital boarding and I actually ended up doing a lot of fixing and re boarding via the machine purely for speed. Not all boards could be art worked in the manner of the examples above. There were times I was required to work at breakneck speed and re board entire sequences in a matter of a day or two. Though I attempted to retain some quality due to the demand of there being no layouts - I did resort to a much looser and rougher approach - I will post examples soon!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Here is a sequence from the animated feature film Sokator 442 Which I was both the head of Story and project designer for. The film was produced at Zoo films, London for Galleon entertainment and has recently aired on Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand. The project was a lot of fun but extremely challenging as along with overseeing storyboards, character and environment design I had to make sure that the boards were to a standard to double up as layouts as the project was animated in traditional 2d by Sandman animation in China and there was not enough budget for layout. 75 percent of storyboards were done to a tight standard and effectively blown up and traced as layouts. For this particular sequence I also had to suggest environment design and mood lighting to aid the art director in getting the BG’s out in time. I will upload more from this feature soon!