Cindy's Secret

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A couple of weeks ago I had a moving image project

We were working in pairs this time, and with a little luck I was paired up with my friend Katy, we spent 2 weeks working feverishly, day in day out on a 20 second animation on the theme of a secret.

We were given 4 words to work with, Extravagant, Bag, Sad & Radio. At the first sight of these words I never suspected we'd come out with anything as odd as this:

The guise of theater...

...followed by flying pigs & steam-punk radios.

I would put more screenshots up, but I fear it'll ruin the animation for people who like to read the full posts first...

Cindy's secret is no more.

Yeah that's right we named her Cindy, it's not like we went a little mad through two sleepless weeks, became attached to the character and thought up a name... honestly... We were just working, I mumbled something and Katy replied with "Did you just call her Cindy?!" And so the name was born.

I'm so glad I shared that story with you.

Basking in Perplexity

Saturday, 20 February 2010

February has been a busy month, I've been preoccupied by various projects (of which I am yet to show you), along with the prospect and mental event of turning 20. Now to start revealing what the hell I've been doing this month:

I always mean to do extra projects, but always get struck down by my unintentionally lethargic approach to work, and run out of time. But not this time.

Dazed & Confused magazine had an Illustration project/competition which ended earlier this month. They wanted people to illustrate one of a chosen 10 covers from the last decade in their own way.

So I did an illustration based on this September 2002 cover, featuring Maggie Rizer:

The winner will be commissioned to do a piece of work for a later issue of Dazed, which sounds pretty awesome. You can see my entry page here.

Test can be enjoyable:

'Eye Test Delight' [Inks, Acrylics, Pencil & Gouache on HeavyWeight Paper]

It naturally took me far too long to figure out how I was going to do the Dazed cover, in the end I chose lady 3.

Next Time on the BTBS: Animation Returns!