Thursday, 7 July 2011

Blast from the past

Well it has been a while since my last post, I really don't know where the time goes!

So a little update on what has been going on.

I cant remember if I have mentioned or not but last August I badly damaged my knee with supposed ligament tare and missed out on a few months of work experience on a stop motion commercial. I was not happy about that at all but one must keep smiling and carry on.
It took until January this year to get my knee scanned and that was only because it re-injured itself while putting on my trousers :S So I finally had surgery on it at the beginning of last month and It is healing away nicely now. I did have some super cool bruising which I named my "Nebula" as it resembled something that you would find in the deep depths of the universe.

So that is whats been going on the whole of last month. Lots of pain, being uncomfortable and sleepless nights. Fun times ey!

Anyway, I have been accepted into Animation Mentor and am scheduled to start at the end of September which will be amazing but I am not getting myself too excited yet as I am still in the process of sorting out loans and what not as there is no way in hell I can pay for it until I am in a very steady job. I'm keeping my fingers crossed an am just hoping for the best with that one.
I'm getting myself ready for if I don't get my loan accepted and cant start the course
then I will have plenty of resources to get on with.

I have done a few little character designy drawings just exploring a style more that I have been playing with for a while now.

Self portrait

My brother

A very quick one of my mother

Last night I was going through some of my old hard drives and stumbled upon all of my first ever animations. It really got me thinking about how much I have improved or even have I improved? I think I have improved a lot but not as much as I could of. It is quite encouraging I think.

So I thought I would share all these old animations on here. There is a load of 2d work and stop motion work so be prepared to laugh and cringe. I think all of them are from 2004 - 2005 then there is one from my very first couple of months at university. Enjoy :D

2d stuff:

Stop mo stuff

And this is the uni piece from 2007

I hope everyone is doing well.


  1. Ouch! that knee looks brutal man.

    Those are great little clips, you can really see you’re skills develop. Those clay guys at the end of #2 where really cool. How much stuff did you shoot with them? There isn’t a whole other short film in you closet is there?


  2. Great Post man...tons of animation!!!

    glad you had the surgury...and your on the healing end of things now....

    Animation Mentor is a GREAT education man!! smart move....your going to get a great education guarenteed!!!