Thursday, 31 December 2009

For when the time comes,
Happy New Year.

Enjoy Yourselves. Xx

Birthday Wishes: Nick

Saturday, 26 December 2009

You've narrowly avoided being shafted by Christmas, you lucky thing.

This shall be arriving in the post soon Nick.


Saturday, 19 December 2009

I am obsessed with her...

...but can you blame me?

Vomiting Thoughts

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The last couple of days I've been working on a sign for my door, as I still feel my room lacks character even after living in this flat for a few months.

Nothing says "welcome to my room" more than a cartoon portrait of one's self.

It's just one of the things that will make my room eventually feel like it's mine.

Finished: Now come on in and...

Ah, to go with all the festive cheer, I added little optional Christmas hat, I think I'll give him a memento for each holiday approaching whilst I'm around in the flat... I guess next is Valentines Day.

That's always a good day.

Mis Luchadora

Saturday, 12 December 2009

I know nothing about wrestling, I just love those masks.

I'm not completely sure what it is about masks that I love so much, but I do have a little idea. I don't think it's the fact that they seal your identity, I think it's their ability to let you assume a completely different persona. They're dressing your face up without the makeup.

Whatever it is i'm constantly drawn to them.

Out of all the different types of masks I've come across, Mexican wrestling masks seem to intrigue me the most. I like the way they're used to symbolise images of gods heroes and animals, along with how beautifully and intricately designed they appear to be these days.

Also they're killer in costumes.

All in all I just find designing masks, any kind of masks really fun, when I look back at my work it's sometimes a little ridiculous how many times I shove masks in there haha!

Now a little fun, I found this site that generates Mexican wrestling names for you!

Mine is "Caballero Magico", which translates to "Magic Knight," oh if only I were!

What's yours?

Bug Rolls

Friday, 11 December 2009

Today (well if you wanna get all technical on me, yesterday... sheesh), was the last day of term, and what can I say, it's been great, yet typically I've basically shown you none of the work I've done. Right now I'm playing catchup, and as you've probably worked out that's a regular occurrence here!

So yeah, a month ago we had a group animation project, we had to create a 10 second animation based on a pet peeve. So we went with my friend Caspar's obscure hatred of toilet paper hanging the wrong way in bathrooms.

Enjoy 10 seconds of pure toilet critter madness:

Despite it being at 20 frames per second the animation didn't take as long as I thought it would, well it didn't seem to, time flew right by. The sounds a teeny tiny bit off, as we recorded it the day before we filmed it, and didn't really get a chance to refer to it whilst we animated. Ah well, I still think it works pretty damn well. Take note of Caspar's "plop" sound at the end... I still can't figure out how he does it!

Now a couple of things:

I fear I may have gone a little over the top with the storyboard...

Naturally I found myself illustrating quite a bit for this animation.

This was the first time I'd ever done collage stop-motion, and I loved it! Hope to do some experimenting with that in the near future.