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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Alright chaps!
I have for the past month, been working to paint up issue 2 of Leo Fox which I am working on with a friend as part of UNFIT productions. While the work is slow I really think the quality is high, so we will be delaying any publication of the work until we both have time to see the end in sight. What with freelance commitments and day jobs, we have pushed back the release date for the first 2 comics till Spring 2010 with the third following in the Summer. But for now, here are a few illustrated pages from the new comic, enjoy!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Hello! It has been a while! I have been sitting on this piece and tweaking it for quite a while but thought I'd just get it out there and move on! So have a look at this acting piece and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hello guys,
Well recently I haven't been animating at all! I've actually been doing a lot of watercolouring for a comic I and my friend have been working up for about a year now. I finally got issue one of a 3 part story arc completed and will soon be putting some pages and artwork up in its very own blog! It is currently having the lettering done and the layout cleaned up by my partner in crime Mr. Patrick Potter. For more info as and when it arrives, please check over at http://themysteriousleofox.blogspot.com !
I thank you.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just a few quick animations I was asked to do for a job application, did these in about a day and a half each. As always, keep them comments coming!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What Ho!
Just thought I'd post this acting piece I've finally finished. It got started last year but then I got so busy I never got chance to work on it till now. The sound is a touch out of sync, but since my graphics card went kaput its hard to line anything up in Premiere. I hope to solve the problem and update this soon. Hope you like it.
Bye for now.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

I am still unemployed, which in terms of getting some animation done, is a good thing! This is an animation I did yesterday using video reference from youtube, a 540 taekwondo kick. I was looking around for a good martial arts combo and this fit the bill. I think I am also gonna do some punches and wrestling moves too, so watch this space, hopefully I'll get a few done next week! Comments as always are welcome
Bye for now!

PS I have redone this animation taking into account the comments left, so see what you think of this new version!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Hi, I'm currently out of work so I have time to animate. Heres one I did yesterday, I'm gonna try and do a few of these short pieces, let me know what you think. Thanks.

this animation has been updated taking into account the feedback I recieved, please feel free to let me know what you think!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A post of renders done for M, an events and marketing company last year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A selection of renders from my current job.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Its a horrible day outside so I thought I'd take the time to post some more work. For the past couple of months I've been working on a comic, based on a film I made with 2 friends back in 2005. The film was a 7 minute prequel to an animated series funded by The Digital City at Teesside University called "The Adventures of Leo Fox". The series was to follow the exploits of a young boy on a magical council estate. Orphaned as a babe, Leo was brought up by his Nan until one night she falls into a mysterious illness. The film follows Leo on his mad dash through the twisted estate in search of the only one who can save his Nan, his long lost Grandad.
The film can be seen here.

Anyway, time went by and the 3 of us went off to do different things. Ben went off to study film, Pat has been freelance writing and creating audio short stories , and I've been learning how to animate properly (as many of you may know!), but in the background we've always wanted to do something with Leo Fox, his tale is not yet told!

Since we now live all over the place, making a film again isn't really an option, so what we have decided to do is try and make a comic. Its slow going at the moment, but we have finally got a first adventure mapped out and are working on issue one.
When you go into making a comic I don't think you realise just how many decisions you need to address. Style, characters, working method, and what to show have been some of the many challenges. For myself as the penciller, it has been a challenge to create the work in a format which is doable with limited space and equipment. The process I came up with was to sketch out the panels roughly and scan and photoshop them into some kind of order. I then printed these out and using a dark pencil and layout paper, traced the roughs out as clean lines. These were then rescanned and photo texture added in photoshop, before being sent on to Pat, who is taking care of lettering, as well as the writing.
Being that this is the first time we've ever made a comic, its been a real learning process and more work than I thought it would be (drawing carefully takes time!) but I am getting better and better at it. One of the main things that has taken time has been to create the array of characters which are needed when you start to break down even the simplest of stories, and also working out just how much you can say in one issue, which is roughly 18 pages. We are aiming for the first story arc to take place over 3 issues, but since this is just a hobby at the minute we're not setting hard and fast timeframes for completion. We're just seeing where it takes us.
Anyway I've rambled on long enough. I'm sure I'll be adding more on this project as time goes by, but for now, here are the first ten pages of issue one without lettering. I know they won't make much sense as a story without the words, but I'd be happy to hear your critiscisms in terms of style, pace and readability. And until next time...