So, whilst I’m on here updating you about my 2013, it would make sense to mention what was probably my biggest achievement of the year. I was asked by my university (Cardiff University) to create an animation for them called “5 Reasons Students Love Cardiff”. You can watch it below.
Creating the animation was such a huge project for me, the first of anything like it that I have done. Here are a few of the stills from the production process.
The process was based on how I have animated in the past – creating and colouring in line drawings frame by frame in Photoshop. This meant I had to save almost every time I drew a line or coloured in a small section which did get quite frustrating. There must be an easier way!
Does any one else animate in this way or have any suggestions?
In an exciting turn of events I actually got asked to do another commission following on from a potential client seeing this video. This animation is now finished and I am hoping to share it with you as soon as it has been released by the company!
This is a short one from November of Ben and I, done at 3am and drawn after picking up my pen for the first time in months. Maybe I’ll finish it on another late night.
This is yet another interesting venture into a new style of illustration I have been developing a lot recently and one which you will probably see more of!
My family and I did an amazing afternoon trip in July – I’m so glad I brought my camera. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.
This was a time crazy with revision and work so not a lot happened, here are a few sketches that did find their way out though.
This was an experiment into creating images by cutting out pages, and using cut outs to create further images.
This was a quick sketch interpretation of a piece of writing I have done. It is Part One of a three part series which I would like to upload in full once it is completed.
This was another experiment, to see how cross hatching worked as the night sky. It is a lot less troublesome than ‘colouring’ the whole sky in a pen drawing but it gives the impression of darkness still.
I was a little sad about the amount of work I got done in this period but I enjoyed what I did do, and they have provided some inspiration for future work.
It seems that I am at my most productive artistically when I am supposed to be revising Maths. A return to Word Press definitely seems more interesting than Matrix Algebra in any case. However, I’m hoping that this won’t be just a quick stop. I have started a new art project recently (52 weeks of self portraits) which is going to be fun and I’m hoping to start doing some more illustrations too!
Forgive me for the ridiculous number of updates you might get tonight but I think its about time things changed round here! I’ll put up a month by month update of what has happened in 2013 (for the months that something DID happen!) as a catch up.
To existing followers, thank you for you patience – please bear with me! Doing a maths degree and trying to become an artist is more difficult than anticipated… And to any potential followers – please follow! You will see all sorts of new things in the next couple of months and I promise they are worth a click of a button.