Thursday, 24 May 2012

Traditional Animation in Flash!



This was a short personal project I was attempting to complete whilst doing some storyboards on Horrid Henry back in 2011. I wanted to see if I could produce a piece of animation and achieve the same results as I would with paper and pencil using a Wacom tablet and Adobe Flash. I would do a couple of frames of an evening… I think I somewhat succeeded in my goal. But I found the whole process very arduous and lengthy –thus extremely pointless - It would have been faster and more natural to have done the whole thing on paper…Then perhaps I would have completed the little sequence as opposed to just having done only half of it. I decided to clean up the half I had done and leave it be as I have so many other far more creative personal ventures to be getting on with. Maybe I’ll come back to this one-day and finish it but for now I’ll just leave the line version as an interesting post for my blog!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Angry Alligator

My first piece of serious drawing in 2 months - I felt like doing something fun!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Back with some Boards - Jungle Junction

Having enjoyed my 2-month break from animation and with my recent wedding and honeymoon behind me I am now able to post some boards I did for Spider eye's wonderfully successful TV show Jungle Junction. The show has been bought by Disney and recently aired on Disney Junior. I storyboarded the entire 10-minute episode titled Big Little Adventure. Though the project is pre school I was able to approach it with a mature sense of camera staging particularly as the plot involved the characters being shrunk down to the size of a fingertip. I had to factor in other issues like texturing and rendering of certain elements and what would keep the budget and render time in tact. I had a lot of fun on this one!