Friday, November 20, 2009

New York

Street sketch for a New York scene. I was going to paint this up way back - I'm now adding it to the back of the pile for a dose of colour.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fingers crossed... I've recently received the news that the 'Chop Socky Chooks' series has been nominated for a Children's BAFTA award this year - to be announced on the 29th November. The show was created for Cartoon Network and Teletoon, produced by Aardman Animation and Decode.
I was proud to be involved as Art Director for the project, which was HUGE with production teams working hard in Bristol and Toronto. A small crew were creating story and look at Aardman, whilst main production was handled by IDTE and CORE in Toronto. All crews were passionate about the show which made it a pleasure to work on. It was great working closely with Danny Capozzi (Production Designer) who's fabulous 2d design sense translated effortlessly into 3D. 

I'll hopefully be posting some artwork from the show in the near future, and give some more details on Danny Capozzi and his work.

Bee lady

Done some time ago but it gives me a nostalgia hit every time - back in the days when I could really make a mess.

I've realised that alot of the sketchwork that I do amounts to working thumbnails, and probably won't be that interesting to look at- I think a new aim to keep myself blog-busy will be to take existing doodles and colour them up.

Alot of work I'm currently producing can't actually be posted, as it's all linked to commercial and film projects which won't be out there for awhile. I'll keep digging deep and find older work to force me to update this thing.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Book of Conversations

This was a project created by Mark Carolan and Jason Shragger way back in 2006-ish. The aim was to bring back the art of conversation. They gathered 120 Artists, photographers, Graphic Designers, Creative Directors and Illustrators to each answer a question visually - and then to publish the answers in a big juicy book.

Now after 3 years and all kinds of publishing mayhem, they've managed to complete the project and the book is now hitting the shelves, and I'm looking forward to my copy. Here's the piece that I produced for the book and link to the project. I'll post my thoughts behind the piece at a later stage but hopefully it will make some sense without.

Check out the link below for more details on the project and other artists.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Right then....

Welcome etc.

 I've been in 'not-a-blog' mode for a long time...but I can now feel my procrastination gene withering.With that in mind:
Here's a first/ test post with an old piece from 2008. It was produced as an award for the British Animation Awards ceremony 2008, and it was won by Animator, Simon Tofield, for his great 'cat man do' short. He's now produced more shorts and they can be found here:

Right, I've done the blog thing, what are the kids down with now?