Ugly Cowboy

Another quick watercolour inspired by my second favorite film genre after Science Fiction, the Spaghetti Western.

I tried to keep this drawing quick and loose and the colours a bit more vibrant than my usual watercolour palette.
Rough out, inking and coloured in around half an hour.



Blade Runner

Another watercolour. This drawing is based on one of my favorite scenes in Blade Runner. Rutger Hauer is certainly one of the best things about the film.


Graduate Showcase 2011

I've just found out that my graduation film has been featured in the "Computer Arts Magazine" Graduate Showcase and and was picked for the Motion and Animation Excellence Award. It is a great honour and very encouraging to have my work shown in such a great magazine! I also had a really heartening comment from the judge for the award, Richard Tilley of "Artillery Ltd".


Back to watercolours.

I've always loved colouring my work with watercolours rather than just digitally. I haven't had much time for personal work lately but I am going to try and dedicate more of my free time to painting.

For now, here is a little sketch I did during my lunch hour and coloured in the evening. It's based on the film "Moon" by Duncan Jones. I hope you enjoy.



(Probably) Final Character design

This is the character as he stands now. I worked through a lot of body shapes but decided on this one as the character is meant to have been on a mission for years and is pretty bored and therefore eats a lot. As for the hair, I originally wanted the character to be entirely bald for ease of animating but decided that the job he does would be fairly stressful and a bald-ing head makes a character look way more stressed.

Any thoughts or comments please don't hesitate to let me know.




I thought I should stay in the habit of scanning and laying up any of my development work, no matter how rough.
I really like where the character is now, I'll get to that in another post. For now here are some of the designs I worked through to get to where I am now.



Project update

Just finalised the script for my new short and am well into the storyboard. Took some time out to colour a rough of the cockpit interior. I'm going with a more graphic look for my backgrounds this time.