Thursday, 24 November 2011


Just some warm up doodles for Box Boy.
im working on the storyboards right now, these things are taking some time -_-'

Monday, 31 October 2011

Mother and Farther of Box Boy, i will post coloured versions when they are done ^^

Sunday, 30 October 2011

So over the Last few weeks i have been busy working on some new characters for te Box Boy animation. i have found it tricky designing side characters ect but the characters that i have designed i am very happy with ^^

with just under a week left before the pitches i still have to finish tweeking characters as well as the story and finish painting a background.

I have several background that I have penciled but i dont think i will have time to fully colour them. However if my animation does get picked i will carry on working on them over the Christmas break.

Sunday, 23 October 2011


ok so here are some character sheets that i have created for the development of Box Boy.

over the past 4 or 5 days I got a bad cold, i kept on trying to work as much as i could but I needed to rest up. however im feeling much better after some time resting and working at a pace that I felt was best and over all im happy with the work Iam producing.

throughout the remaining time we have left i have to create a wow image and finish colouring the background images i have created as well as the bus. I have also produced colour character sheets for the side characters but in as i am writing this, blogger isn't uploading them.

i shall when i get a chance

after some feedback from Derek I have decided to change a few sections regarding the story, so over the next week I shall continue to re work the script until I am fully happy with it.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

BOX BOY animation

Over the summer i worked on many ideas regarding my third year work.
i developed some storyboards for one of them but as the production went on i felt my enthusiasm regarding the animation to be falling.
i had also been working on a idea for a graphic novel called Box Boy. after i worked on a rough idea for the comic i thought it might also work as an animation.

after some encouragement from friends and teachers i have decided that i am going to go ahead with the Box Boy animation.

i have created some designs for the main character as well and the rest of the cast but as i am still figuring out a colour palette i will post them when they are done.

As many of you know, my strongest points in relation to animation is Pre-production. backgrounds, storyboards, character design ect. In relation to actual animation i am not so confident.

Over the summer, i have taken some time to practice some short animations with no relevance to Box Boy, but only to get used to Toon Boom.

however at the beging of the third year i started working on some other animation shorts. practising distance and explosions. Even though box boy wont have explosions or speech, I decided to try out a character mouth movement.

this is the main character, and my first Box Boy animation.

Anime is a big inspiration to me, growing up i went to a boarding school where most of the students were Japanese, Chinese or Korean every time they would come back a new cartoon would be shown. it wasent until i was about 13 when i found out what these cartoons were called. i started drawing in a similar way copying my favorite cartoon characters or superheros
i always wanted to show everyone that i can do the same. I feel that since i have been on the corse new styles and new ideas have poped into my head. i still want the same things but i also want to make them my own.

not mimicking someone else's work. Anime films have inspired me as well as many independent animators. here are a few that keep my creative juices flowing.
^^ i always love to look for new ways to change my style but yet keep it my own. i hope that the final product of Box Boy will be one that i can finally be proud of!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

15.5.2011 PART 2

a quick sketch of a landscape ^^

my mac has been taken away to get fixed so im usuing alberto's laptop.


a quick study of the main character from my project Kailen. a quick doodle and colour study.

Saturday, 14 May 2011


been doodling on photoshop over the past few days aswell as pencil sketches of the characters ^^

Monday, 21 February 2011


Just a quick update, im currently working on my final pitch for wednesday :/
so much work! but at the same time its very fun haha

im new to painter so im sorry if they look abit...weird im trying to get used to painter for the crew project more than anything.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sailor :D

over the past few days i have been working in my sketchbook on many different designs.
many of them are of sirens but im still not 100% happy with what siren designs im going to use.
i thought i will design a few sailors for the crowd. here is one of them :)
it was scanned in at 300 DPI and coloured in Painter.

im still getting used to painter D:
view in small mode please the full view is distorted.
need to change my save settings :)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

quick update

over the last week or so i have been knucling down to some work mainly reserch but i have managed to do a few doodles.

i drew this and coloured on painter X however this style isnt the style im going for its to anime like and i want to step away from anime all together fo
r this project.

also i have been messing around with some stages drawn on photoshop. i have been trying to go for a flat look on
this piece.

this stage isnt completed i have to add more detail/ shad
ing but my photohop trial has now run out i must get hold of a copy D:

i have been looking at Pascal Campion for backgrounds as well as cartoons like Fosters Home For Imagery Friends. I fe
el that the Backgrounds could work really well on this project.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

im finding myself stuck

over the last few days i have decided to sit down and start sketching out designs for characters, however i am finding myself stuck in this rut were i cant seem to get my ideas down on the paper or come up with the right setting.

i think what im going to have to do is talk to kathy or derek for more advice about my choises :/

Monday, 24 January 2011

Pre production Update

After doing alot of my reserch last week i thought over the weekend what kind of style i want to work in. after browsing some amazing people i found tis one vidieo that inspired me alot.

i love the way pascal Campion thinks also the way he comes up with his images is just mind blowing :)

this week im going to just spend it working on designs for characters.

another person who i found is Simon Lochie. check him out :)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Pre-Production starts

This term we have started off with a rarther excting project, Pre production!
this is the area i want to get into professionaly after i have finsihed uni so i am very excited about this term.

we had to choose 4 cards randomly each card had a sepesific theme. afrter we picked 4 of them we have to work to thoses cards.
The cards read.

i got
BaroqueChildren's illustrations
Live at the Apollo theatre

I have hardly any experience when it comes to childrens illustration so im going to give it my best shot :)

i have looked at some childrens illustrators and some of the names that have stood out at me are:

Karen Craig

Andy J Smith

Gris Grimly

Friday, 7 January 2011


many things have happened already in 2011 my cat betty who has been missing for 8 months is finally home :D
this are looking good for 2011 i have many things planed im getting my mac on Tuesday :P which means i can work from home aswell as in uni :D:D

anyway better get back home to pack and look after the cats :)

see ya