Saturday, March 29, 2008

I've nothing new to post, I'm up to my proverbials in it. Spending the weekend boarding on Ballybraddan for Monster. The hurling show. In all fairness the most fun I've had boarding to date. With the boarding, hours can vary by the amount of script you decide to plough through per day, and it's hardly ever 9 to 5, but I'm findin with this show that the hours are longer, without realising it myself. The character designs are great to work with, and with the popularity of hurling increasing in the smoke here (Dublin - following the under 21's Leinster final win last year, and losing to Galway in the U21 all Ireland - at that one meself woeful performance), I've a feeling that come the championship next year, when the show goes to air, there'll be a fair few Ballybraddan fans walkin to Croker with their parents. Above is one of the hundreds of post-it panels.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Zodiac, bloody good flick, had great sequences. I just sketched out a couple of shots to illustrate.

Friday, March 21, 2008

This was in the picture library on the hard drive. I did this back three or four years ago when Boulder was finding it's feet. They invited us all to submit ideas for a company logo. I think I'd had a few pints the night before cause I added text to some pictures of models with larger than life jugs - 'boulders'-childish I know - but we all cracked up looking at them. Anyway, just as tribute to a talented bunch and wishing them all the best!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

there's a flash thread on the drawing board, but it's under the girls headings, so this wouldn't qualify, but I just had an idea and drew it up.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Watchin series 5 after work, thought I'd do this one. I read this guy's autobiogrphical 'Just One More Thing'. It's not really an autobiography, just a compilation of a few dozen or so short anecdotes. There was one where he'd visited an optometrist when he was younger, and explained, when the doctor asked him to read out the letters on the chart with his right eye (could be his left eye, can't remember), that the eye was glass. The doctor asked him to do his best anyway! Here's the reference for the sketch. I fiddled with bits and pieces of it, because it wasn't working in places, but it's gettin there. Best one I've done of him. Even though the expression has changed from the reference image.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I took a break and did this up after browsing a Sophia Loren thread on the drawingboard site. Haven't posted anything there in ages but the thread is definitely worth the look, there are some amazing portraits of her on it.

I was browsing thru a couple of blogs and found this link. First time I'd heard of it but for animation geeks out there it's pretty good. Podcasts of animation interviews. Have a listen

Monday, March 10, 2008

I just updated the links section, they're working now I think. There are a few extra ones in there aswell; Barry Reynolds is character designer on Ballybraddan, the show I'm currently boarding, and Jason Tammemagi is the show's director. If I left anyone out send me a mail and I'll update.


Friday, March 07, 2008

coco on a post-it sleepin' away while i work in the corner of the room....

Thursday, March 06, 2008

just doodlin watchin a movie on the internet there, turned out a bit weird. I was usin the hepburn pose as a reference for hair and stuff but it wasn't intended to be her likeness. somethin different anyway

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Therese gets ready to escort my ma to dump the post in the postbox.... it'll be handy when I can send her over to buy my cigs, save me the trip.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

tried to do a recall sketch from the bus-stop earlier..