Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Goodbye 2013! And Happy New Year!


What a year 2013 has been! It’s easily the best year of my life so far! So many good things have happened for me this year I don’t know where to begin! It’s just the beginning of a new and exciting time in my life and who knows what next year will bring.
At the start of the year I turned the big 21 but still have the sense of humour of a child! Finishing my degree and graduating with 1st class honours in BA Animation has to be the main highlight for sure. After leaving uni in search for my 1st job in the animation industry I was asked to work for Blue zoo in London, living up there for 3 weeks! Which was a great experience! After that I finally past my drive test after failing to do so twice before! Took me over a year but I passed in the end and now have my own rocket ship! I joined a new footy team as well as winning young player of the year for Machen 2nds! In November I got the chance to finally see the mighty Manchester United play for the 1st time against Cardiff City. In October I got see one of my favourite bands live ,the Finnish rockers ‘H.I.M”. In other news my childhood hero David Beckham hung up his boots as well as the greatest manager of all time Sir Alex Ferguson retired after an amazing career. OH and I got a new hairy brother called Buster :D!........Anyway
I’d like to thank all my amazing friends and family who made it a year to remember! I LOVE YOU ALL!! I wonder what 2014 will bring? Hopefully it will be just as action packed as this year, maybe even better!?
So Happy New Year for tonight guys, I hope the New Year brings you good luck and happiness!

Peace out!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Jar Jar Binks



The most annoying Star Wars character aka Jar Jar Binks. I'm pleased with how this portrait turned out!
More to come so keep a look out!

Outlined                                                                                Colour

Friday, 29 November 2013

Francisco Scaramanga...The man with the golden gun!

If you're a Bond fan then you'll know this villain from the film 'The Man With The Golden Gun'. Francisco Scaramanga the assassin with a gun made of gold.After doing Count Dooku who is played by Christopher Lee I decided to use the same design to create another character he portrays.The great thing is I can use this now for all sorts of different characters which were played by him, for example Dracula and Saruman from the Lord Of The Rings films.




Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Count Dooku

The 1st of many Star Wars portraits ill be doing.I'm going to do the villains such as Darth Vader,Darth Maul,General Grievous and Jango Fett!


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013

New Animation Studio Opening In My Old School

A few weeks ago I was invited to be involved in the opening of a brand new animation studio in my old school St Martins Comprehensive. They are hoping this will encourage more young people to get into animation.When I was studying Art and Design in 6th form, I didn't have any of these facilities or the technology they have now, such as Macbooks or even an animation room . I could barely use Photoshop!
I think it's brilliant that my old school can now give students the opportunity to create their own animations. It's very exciting to see young students who are interested in animation, and its even better now that they have the equipment to do it.

I was very proud to be asked to part of it! Thank you Mr Latham!


You can find the article here! Check it out!

http://www.campaignseries.co.uk/news/10770743.Young_Caerphilly_film_makers_get_animated_thanks_to_new_studio/?ref=mr




Friday, 25 October 2013

New Business Idea! T-Shirt Graphics!

I haven't posted any work on here in so long! One reason is because i've been so busy doing work for companies and I can't upload any of this work onto my blog yet until its officially been released for the  public to see! So to all the people who thought i'd flown to the other side of the universe..don't worry i'm still on earth!!

I've been busy doing a number of backgrounds and character work, and when I am able to I will put the work up on here for you to see what ive been up to!

As for my own personal work..
I've started getting back into doing my own work again when I'm not doing work for a company.I have come up with a great idea that i've been thinking about doing for years now which is having my own graphics business.The idea is that I will make cartoon graphics which can be used for art on t shirts as well as anything else I can think of.

I've been very excited about starting this for a while now and it's something I can keep doing while i'm  not working for a client or in my spare time .I plan to create another website which will feature these graphics on and these will be available to buy on that site.As its early days yet I have done about 3 pages of rough ideas for graphics.Once my websites up and running with about 10 designs on Ill post the link on here for you guys to check that out!

Peace out...for now!!!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Batman

The 1st of many portraits I plan to do of characters from all forms of media! I really am pleased with how this one turned out I really liked the pencil drawing and couldn't wait to start colouring it up on Illustrator!


Here is the final outcome!This was coloured in Illustrator and then added to Photoshop to add a few more darker shadows




Vector outline of Batman



Pencil drawing of Batman

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Back doing portraits again!

Over a year ago now I started to do cartoon portraits just for fun over one summer but got back to uni for my final year and never got around to starting again!....Until now.I believe I have improved a lot since I last did some portraits for my friends and family so im looking forward to having a go at them!.My aim is to do at least a portrait a day or as often as I can to keep my drawing going as well as using the programs on my computer. At the moment I am currently in my final week working for Blue-Zoo in London.The 3 weeks are all almost up and have flown by!
So yeah keep a look out for new artworks coming soon!!!!!


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

3 weeks work in Blue-Zoo London!



Its been a crazy month for me so many things have happened its insane!
  • Getting my uni results
  • Graduating from uni
  • Creative skill set in London
  • Passing my driving test
  • My first job in ASDA 
  • My first job in the animation industry working for Blue Zoo in London 
Its fair to say this is possibly the best month of my life! Couldnt ask for more:)



I am currently working/Living in London working for Blue-Zoo.I have only been there two days and have already been given some interesting work to do so Im looking forward to the rest of my time here!




Saturday, 16 February 2013

Chameleon Character Finished!

Slowly getting there ! I have completed almost two characters now 4 more to go!.The first one to be completed is the chameleon superhero who has the ability to stretch his body to extreme lengths.This superhero is from Madagascar so as you can see i have incorporated the flag into his belt as well into the colours of his skin and suit.I am currently doing his model pack and will be adding his superhero logo to the circle on his chest when i have designed it.I have happy with this character and will be hoping to finish the panda off today.



Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sneaky Peek of my final panda character!

This is a screen shot taken of a work in progress of my panda character.I will be using a coloured outline for all my characters


Monday, 11 February 2013

Boomerang Designs

Props are something I should be doing after I have my final characters but as my koala bear superhero will have a number of accessories I will have to design them first.Below are a number of designs I have done for his weapon which a boomerang!I have experimented with different shapes and have a good variety to choose from here.Im really pleased with these designs.






Thursday, 7 February 2013

Superheroes for Kids!

I know I have already uploaded these in a previous post but this is the original design and my redesign together.Also i thought it would be a nice touch to make a playing card with their superhero on for the kids to keep as well.This wasn't part of the brief but i finished a week before the deadline and thought id add something extra :)











Tuesday, 5 February 2013

100th post! More concepts!

My 100th post woo! 
I've got a few more concepts to show you lovely people which i've done over the last few days.Im really  starting to enjoy this project now but before i was finding it hard to get into.Here are a few concepts i have done of designs for my animal characters.




This artwork of my chimp character was inspired and done in the same style as Stanley Chow works .Since discovering his work last year I have really started to like his style and also tried similar styles myself.This concept is my first initial design for the chimp superhero in my series.



I really like this design for a chameleon.I really like the way i have coloured this design up by first creating a black outline in illustrator and then filling in with colour in photoshop.



Saturday, 2 February 2013

Eagle Concepts

Ive done so many designs for my characters now I need to soon think about finalising my 6 animal characters.Here are my first initial concepts for my eagle villain character of my series! I plan to have the eagle villain half bird and half robot.This idea is inspired by the villain Two Face for the Batman comic book series.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Chameleon Concept


To get an idea of the type of character i want to create i first put together a digital concept created in illustrator. This is my first initial design for the chameleon superhero. From this concept i believe it can
help me when designing the character because i will know roughly what this character could look like.The concept shows the chameleon superhero using his elastic superpower to retrieve a bag from a
branch up a tree for another animal. This concept indicates the environment he could live in as well as his superpower.


Still designing...Panda Concepts!

4 weeks into my final project and the work is slowly coming together nicely. I still have a few more designs to do for characters and will start to design my eagle character tomorrow.For now I have been starting to design the panda superhero, I have done a few pencil drawings of this character but wont be uploading them until I have them completed on design sheets.I do have something to show though! and its a digital concept I have done of the panda superhero.I have also done the same character but as a child.I did this to show that he has always wanted to be a superhero and it was his dream one day to be the most well known superhero in China.I really like this design and by doing these digital concepts it has helped me visualise the look of the character I want.Here are the digital artworks.



Sunday, 27 January 2013

Superduck!!!!

Here is the second character I had to redesign for kids!
Its basically a duck that is a superhero...The names a bit of a give away really!



Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Giggle Wiggle!!!

Here is the superhero i redesigned for a kid.Im happy with the final image but the legs dont look right!
The kid wont care anyway ! Heres Giggle Wiggle!


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snowed In Designing !

Apart from enjoying myself in the snow and sledging up the mountain I still have a lot of work to do!...Okey so I already have the idea for my new project and am now starting to design all the characters for my series idea.
If you don't know what my idea is look at my previous post!!
I have started to design the koala bear and also the villain of my series who is a shark.The shark will be the president of the United States Of America, I have done a lot of designs already here are two concepts I have done over the last two days where we were all snowed in! These first initial concepts have given me an idea of the character I want and I like them both as designs.
Hope you like them :)





Friday, 11 January 2013

Business Card

Today we had to submit our designs for our business card,CV and Cover letter.Here are my designs and my final business card! :)