Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dragonheart, part 1

For my Visual Storytelling class we had to re-board a scene from Dragonheart.  I'm re-doing it this week to make the sequence stronger but I none-the-less like some of the drawings from my first pass.

They're all done on 5x3"index cards with pencil.


Saturday, March 17, 2012


Made in 2009, this was my first ever animated project.  Done for a comp. class at the ANU, it was the first thing I'd ever modelled, storyboarded or animated.  The character designs are mine too, as are most of the foley effects.

This film eventually led to my leaving Printmaking to pursue Digital Media and ultimately my current degree in Animation.  As dorky as it all is, I'm still fond of it.

Also, I didn't know about the graph editor or spline curves at the time, so that's all done purely with keyframes.  Yeah.

Concept Art

Concept Art
Pencil, digital

Pen and marker on paper

Internal Logic

I did these back when I was in Drawing and Printmedia at the ANU.  The idea was to design characters from the inside out; starting with an expressive skeleton and building a muscle structure and skin topography over the top.


Internal Logic 1
Ink, pencil and gouache on paper, 2009

Internal Logic 2
Ink, pencil and gouache on paper, 2009



I'm going to start moving my main blog activity over to here from my Tumblr.  That means that while I'll still be posting images and snippets over there, all of my posts where I write and break down my process will be featured on this blog environment, where they're more suited.

The drawback to this is that I'm starting again fresh and losing much of the history you can see over on Tumblr.  To compensate, over the next few days I'm going to start throwing up some of my older stuff, just to give a sense of what it is I do.

Thanks for looking!

~ Simon
Tead, Sitting
Marker, coloured pencil on Bristol board, 2009