Sunday, 16 October 2016

Contact Page Animation - Work In Progress Part 1

Work In Progress Part 1- Character Design and Rigging

For a few weeks now, I've had this idea to make an animated gif for my blog's contact page.
Today I had the urge to rig the characters and I even got to do a quick test animation on the post box character. 
The next step is to design and paint the watercolour background.

 Rough sketchbook thumbnails:

It's been a while since I've rigged and animated so I really enjoyed getting absorbed in the creative process of it all. Here's a quick video of a bit of the character rigging.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Monthly Muse - October


So I've joined the JET run Wide Island View webzine team as a monthly art contributor. I was lucky to illustrate the Editor-in-Chief, Akilah Bel's beautiful poem. Click here to read Aki(Autumn) Looms.

I go this idea from Dice Tsutsumi from the amazing studio Tonko House.  He does a similar thing where every month both him and his mother collaborate on an illustrated poem for a Japanese magazine. His mother writes the poems and Dice illustrates them. Here is an example of their work.