Saturday, December 14, 2013

Forge of Iron Sketches

Some drawings from my sketchbook trying to work some things out for my thesis film.

The Demon Lord Agrodon, Defiler of Worlds
Pencil, ink, marker and gel pen on paper

Fjelnir's Pedestal of Souls and the Black Anvil of Vulcor
Pencil and ink on paper with digital highlights

It's so much fun coming up with names for this stuff.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Introducing: Forge of Iron!


So I've been a little quiet about my thesis project but no more! Here's a storyboard introducing you to Aggrodon the Defiler and his acolytes Percival, Gregor, Keiser and Stan.

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Disney Inspire Day 2013


On Thursday I got to visit the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank for the 2013 Inspire Day. I'd try to describe what an awesome experience it was but wouldn't be able to do it justice. All I want to do right now is draw. Thanks so much to Disney for giving me the opportunity!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ig-Knight

I drew this a few weeks ago but forgot to put it up.  It's a sketch I did for my friend Bryn imagining what her senior film character might look like.

Pencil, from my sketch book.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bowser Jr.


I was playing New Super Mario Bros. on the plane back from Portland when I realised how much I love Bowser Jr.'s design. Thought it'd be fun to pose him around.

Coloured pencil and white gel pen, from my sketchbook.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I'm on LAIKA's webpage

So this summer I've somehow managed to end up interning at LAIKA/house in Portland, Oregon.

Today they put up a feature on this year's interns: Check it out!

(I'm the one who didn't realise we were taking a smiling picture that time.)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Arnie


Quick concept sketch for the senior thesis film that I'll be making this year.

I borrowed some design elements from the Ryu and Kyu kappa drawing I did a few months ago, since I really wanted to try animating a character like that.

Ballpoint pen and marker on paper

Friday, June 14, 2013

Talking at Karabar High

One of the side-missions I have for my career is to visit kids in smaller towns like the one I grew up in and talk about my path overseas and into the animation industry. My aim is to tell them things I wish I'd known at their age that would have helped me get where I am sooner; advice that might not otherwise be available in communities removed from the creative world.

Yesterday I got to visit my old high school and talk with the year eleven art class. I was worried that I'd just be boring them, but I ended up staying and answering questions for two and a half hours. My voice was hoarse by the end but I'm so glad that they were interested and that I might have helped them get a sense of how to achieve their goals.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More Figure Drawings

10 Minute Pose
Charcoal on newsprint

10 Minute Pose
Charcoal on newsprint

1 Hour Pose
Conté on newsprint

1 Hour Pose
Conté on butchers' paper


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ryu and Kyu


Best friends Ryu the goldfish and Kyu the kappa share a piece of cucumber, their second-favourite food.

Pencil sketch with digital colours.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Zoo Trip

I went to the San Francisco Zoo on the weekend and did some sketching.

Enjoy!

Ballpoint pen, from my sketchbook


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life Drawings 2


More life drawings; some 1, 3, 5 and 6 minute poses.  Enjoy!
19/02/13
19/02/13

Sleepy Self Portrait


I did started this self-portrait fist thing in the morning, then finished it off after getting home from a long day of school, so ended up looking a bit sleepy.

Enjoy!
1 hour 20 minutes

Conté on paper

Studies, about 20 minutes each

Conté on newsprint

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Life Drawings

Some recent gesture/life drawings, having fun with China marker and the broad side of a stick of conté.

29/01/13
29/01/13
29/01/13
07/02/13
07/02/13

Anatomy 1

I scanned some of the drawings I've done for my anatomy class in the last week.

Enjoy!

1 hour, Conté on paper
Face studies, conté on newsprint

Longer, more exaggerated study, 1 hour, conté on newsprint

CCA Animation Exhibition 2013

Yes, we had cereal
Last night was the opening reception for the first ever CCA Animation Exhibition, which I helped organise.  Thanks to everyone who came along!

Some handsome young men.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hunter


A hunter from a little white ago.

Coloured pencil, pen, brush pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.

Enjoy!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge, part 1

I'm prouder of some of these than I am of others, but it's still been a fun exercise.  Expect more to come!

Enjoy!



Day 1 - Harpy

Coloured pencil and white gel pen on paper
Day 2 - Centaur

Coloured pencil and white gel pen on paper


Day 3 - Slime

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.
Day 4 - Naga

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.


Day 5 - Mermaid

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.

Day 6 - Spider

Coloured pencil on paper

Day 7 - Plant Girl

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.
Day 8 - Octomaid

Coloured pencil, marker and white gel pen on paper

Day 9 - Demon

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.


Day 10 - Succubus

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.

Day 11 - True Monster

Coloured pencil on paper

Day 12 - Zombie

Coloured pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper

Day 13 - Insect

Digital
Day 14 - Dullahan

Digital

Day 15 - Reptile

Digital