8 October 2011

Viv & Mandy to play at Flip Animation Festival!

Exiting news everyone I found out last week that Viv & Mandy in the Big Clean Up Part 1 has being short listed and will be screened at the Flip International Animation Festival on the 28th of October!

 I’m very excited by this news and im looking for would to seeing my work on the big screen in a room full of animation lovers. I’m very grateful to the people at Flip for give this me this opportunity, thanks very much!
For more information about the Flip International Animation look at http://www.flipfestival.co.uk/ to book tickets and see what great things they have going on there this year.
And for anyone who is going come say hi or let me know as I want to meet as many of my online animation mates face to face this time: D

Conflict of self university project:

I have being double busy over this last summer as well as working on Viv & Mandy Part2 i have being working on my conflict of self summer project for university.

This project was given before i left university for the summer break, for this we had to fill out a 30 page sketchbook with one half full of designs using good attributes from my personality. With the other half full of bad attributes of my personality.

My bad attributes: 

When I started this project I was working on the bad attributes first, as I felt I could do that side faster as I knew there would be so many different ways to take it. 

 Here are some of my drawings that show the design process I did

Settled on a design I liked I started working on different variations on the way the skin and muscle texture could look on this design.

Using the design I did a final 3 way turnaround on paper, from this I did 3D sculpt of the character in clay.

Taking the sculpt into photo shop I did 4 different variations of the colour scheme. 

Choosing the best bits from them to make this final design. 

My good attributes:

Now that my bad side was completed it was time for me to repeat the same process, this time to reflect the good attributes of my personality.

And there are the final two sides of my personality, the next step for me is to start working on the fully articulated puppet versions of them, so keep an eye out for upcoming posts were I will show how the making of these new puppets goes.