Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Get me

Finally being able to animate a crappy walk cycle after... how long?!

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Walk cycles are not my strong point lets just say that. 4 more to go...

Monday, 13 December 2010

It's almost over!!



I don't care what anyone says, this module was a pain in the arse and i deserve a fucking MEDAL for getting this done! Spent the past 2 weeks remaking each one over and over and over again until finally they're good enough. Okay ended up with 2 bags, but the actual bag's pixels arent as up to scratch as the mounted design... just showing that i can actually make paper bags if i wanted to!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Alter ego

If you can't guess the film now you're pretty darn slow.
















Pretty cool sky in the last one right?

Friday, 3 December 2010

Race against time

Like to think im currently in the lead but its a pretty close call with just over a week to get everything sorted... god i cant WAIT till christmasss!



Gotta print this tag and the others onto some nice paper, then get the big stuff done tomorrow on some really textured thick paper which will be almost impossible to print on, andd then make some cool wirey string stuff and attach it all together. Might be a challange, but it's all about your attitude!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Applecade

Almost done :)



It's a pretty stressful week, but despite being completely swamped with work, having no money, breaking a printer, losing my rail pass, having to renounce everything, and probably losing some popularity due to being such a frustrated bitch lately... im having funnn!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Crazy people

For my fight club project, visualising distortion of subjective time which is a symptom of dissiocative identity disorder.



Hm, that sentence sounded smart. But I literally just woke up bout half an hour ago and thought "hm, lets make a crazy clock!"

Friday, 26 November 2010

Infectious luck

Got my light box all sorted :) just need to laser cutter into the lids n put on the apples then set up the lights inside... gonna take like a week MAX as laser cutter is booked for thursday. Dead happy!! This is a letter response to the pretty vandalism in the market place, which makes the trampy storage area look nice. done in about 2 hours:



It's not a U, the typeface i used was Hobo STD (lol, see what i did there) makes V's look like U's, but it's a V for vandalism.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Bare with...



The nice plastic workshop man is helping me make a bigggggg light box type thing for my apple image so it looks really arcade-y, gonna light up all pretty n everything. in the meantime, you'll have to settle for scribbles :)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Roll with it...

Haven't posted anything for a while but i'm working on something major so bare with! In the meantime take a look at what are possibly my worst drawings ever and try guess the film! heres a hint: it's well known and awesome! (not a horror this time)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Trying is fun!

Today I got like mad excited about getting to draw some really strange bread!



We got a new brief too, it looks funn!! Especially when compared to the Sense of Place project, in which i have made slot reels but am too scared to guilletine them up:



Also made a few plans on designs for the National Tea Collection which i am opening next week in sunny Stoke on trent, come on down!



God why can't ALL work be fun like drawing bread?! Nah I kidd, afterall if you can abandon kitchen ping pong tournaments with your flatties to do this stuff you must love it in some way or another!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Clipper Ship



I've noticed a pattern with the modules, every week i get nagged at for not doing enough work for one of them, and praised for doing loads in another. Really hard to balance it out, so im trying to spend a day on each this time not counting the weekend.... because it's gonna be one hell of a weekend.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Temptation

Was a bit surprised that the tutors really loved the idea of using an apple, now i just gotta find ways to adapt it to an arcade. Heres some logos i drew this morning in the style of symbols on a fruit machine reel;



They need neatening up but im a bit ill atm which means all i want to do is sleep a lot and listen to heavy metal loool. Done very little work this weekend, but i have thought of a few initial ideas of how to adapt apples to a arcade without slot reels. (slot reels say more casino don't you think?)









Bottom two i made out of glowsticks, then photoshopped them. I want to try using the bell effect on my slr to record movement of drawing with them, but that's gona take a little longer.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Friend or Foe

Uploading this now as i'm probably going to mess it up in a minute. Not sure whether to detail the tanks or keep them simplified, maybe replace the stars with a pawprint or add one on somewhere? Also not keen on the type might just remove that altogether... hmm decisions decisions lol. The animals are my 3 faves from the previous sketch; moose, badger and obviously the fox.



For the Potteries museum, the idea was that the museum tells history of humans and also animals, such as using still lifes of war related objects as well as animals been stuffed and positioned to show what they used to be doing when they were still alive (many of them were fighting/killing eachother, even rabbits!). There were signs near each animal showing whether or not it was tame i.e Friend or Foe. I also thought the butterflies with spots on their wings looked a lot like jet planes. There were many references to war in the stuffed animal section aswell as the human history section.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Weird.

Normally i can draw better than this whilst hungover, oh well. Its just a plan sketch for this weeks place project, we visited the pottery museum which was about war and dead animals. So i combined the two, since theyre both history in a way;



But i've got to fit it to the theme of craft not using any media i've already used... hmm

Monday, 1 November 2010

If a pictures worth a thousand words

Then what about 50 pictures made of words making a picture made of words that make pictures? :) This was for small scale project on the library.



Phew, im knackered after that...
Still got 36 tea leaf drawings to do! no wonder i've been sober for 4 DAYS now! Never felt so boring...

SAW 3D IS INCREDIBLE!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Since when...

Can i do animation? Why on earth did i find this so hard last year :S

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Although you can definately tell i just wanted to get it over and done with as quickly as possible. Now could anyone help me out with the hard part - Final cut pro?

Monday, 25 October 2010

Space RaiderZ!

Was just trying this out for the whole 'making some mistakes' thing, but it's actually quite fun!





Red apple looks better. Paranormal activity 2 tomorrowww :) x

Saturday, 23 October 2010

If i had 3 wishes

I'd wish for a dragon, to have the ability to morphe into anything and (most impossible of all) to be able to paint:



Because i just cannot bloody do it!! lets hope the idea/research/fact that i tried is enough. They're Mathew Rice's birds come to life in Emma Bridgewaters pottery center. They're actually popping off the page, but you can't tell from the photo (camera's broken again) x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

My first ever attempt at stain glass!

This week, we visited Stoke Minster. It was amazing! Although i'm not religious in the slightest, i've always loved churches. They're just so cool. I wanted to get across that the atmosphere was tranquil and yet eerie:



The blue image is a crucifix with white feathers (dove feathers) representing peace, the red image is a crucifix with black/dark blue feathers (raven feathers) representing creepiness/fright.
I would've liked to have done something cool with the ivy if i had more time. It is made with actual glass and ledding, which will go black in time. Now all i gotta do is carry them down the road to uni without breaking them!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Guess what?!

Got my baby back:











Main sense of place project, we had to choose a place thats easily accessible. Visit it, draw it, take photos etc. Originally I wanted to do a Casino, but of cause it was highly unlikely they'd allow photographs (or even let you in if you're not a member) After getting rejected by two of them I settled for an Arcade.

So now I am now pointlessly registered with two casinos, yay!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Market People

Making people out of random things bought from the market is a lot harder than it sounds!! So far used a trowel, door stop, plyers, wool, screws n bolts, candles, buttons, a tape measure, paper clips, filters, and lots more. Pictures a bit crappy as my camera STILL hasn't been fixed!



I like the little girl lol, cute and scary. This would be a lot easier if i didnt have £83 to last me a month or however long student finance is going to take! Grrr! Doodles for tea project:



Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Hanley Market

Bit more fun than the Train Station, but also harder, as we had to stand in EVERYONES way to do fast drawings. We were pretty much ignored at the station, but it was almost as though the people at the market had never seen a student before! This works out pretty well for me though... as i already have 2 ideas for the project, both to do with this lovely bunch:

Saturday, 2 October 2010

i'm all outta faithhh

Sorry those guys were singing it on x-factor. But I literally am.


Just ain't gona do!
Gotta get it together >:(

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Working 9 till 5... the next morning

Get me working none stop around the clock being kept alive by drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee.










Kinda on a roll right now, stopping in a bit for some midnight curly fries and then its back to work!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Freshers weekkk

Has been a blaaaaaaaaast! Even though i've been drunk for the most of it and STILL haven't started the animation, I somehow manage to find time to doodle a technicolour tree. Good times - bad picture, gettin my camera back next week finally!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Mugsss



Had to commemorate this day, and not just because it's the end of Big Brother (even though i didn't really watch it this year, it's still sad, R.I.P) And what better way to do it than by drawing a mug, making a few coffee stains, and pissin about with it on photoshop? hm it sorta looks like marriage.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Angelo and Badger :)



Angelo is never without his badger :) and yes, it definately is a badger.
Just doodling in an old sketchbook with some pages left in it



Friday, 3 September 2010

Fun Little Things



That get us through the tedious big things :)

Like applying for student finance, gah they're so crap!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Freedommm

Finally



Got my scanner working :) The feathers were just white ones left over from my Native American, inverted them on photoshop


Anddd this is just scanned ink splodges... i'm sure you can figure it out

Sunday, 29 August 2010

And yet

His adorable little face just makes me sooooo happy! Who would've thought a baby of mine could be so cute?! I can't work out what colour Angelo is though, hes quite different from Kevin and Colin... kinda yellowy-grey.



It's not a bad picture considering it was taken on my 5 megapixel phone... camera's still broken, jessops couldn't fix it :(