Saturday, 8 October 2016

Life Drawings

These drawings were photographed on my phone so sorry for the low quality images.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Minor Project- New Post in Collaborative Blog

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Collaborative Project- Joint Blog

Just leaving the link to the joint blog for mine and Julien's final year project. Please follow the blog to see our progress over the year.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Hand Drawn Animation in Photoshop Sped Up- Rough Squash and Stretch Test

There's a tutorial by the artist and animator Aaron Blaise about creating a squash and stretch effect for character animation. This is my very rough attempt at creating one for a character I made up. I made this in Photohshop and recorded it to see how long it would take me and to look back over any mistakes I made.             

The tutorial can be found here:

In the tutorial Aaron Blaise is using TVPaint as his animation software, but seeing that I don't have that and I don't really like using Flash, I went for Photoshop and created this very short piece in there.

Over all this took me around forty minutes to complete, and the video editing took a further thirty minutes to do.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Castle on a Cloud- Animation Lip Sync Test

I wanted to try out some lip syncing and fancied using Photoshop to animate on again. This is very basic blocking out of a short clip of animation, which I could take ahead further and improve. For now I've left it too late in the day to add more onto it, and I might get another sound bite to work from for tomorrow. Sound bite is from the 11 Second Club.


Saturday, 9 July 2016

Experimenting in Photoshop: Grey Scale to Colour

I came across a tutorial on how to colour black and white drawings. I wanted to try it as I had never tried rendering a drawing like this and I like the look it creates as it reminds me of book illustrations. 

The link to the tutorial is here:

I really like how this image has turned out and hope to use this technique in the future.


Clean up lines 

Grey scale (longest part, took around 7-8 hours for me)

Soft light colour layer with out grey scale underneath

Final image