Saturday, 7 December 2013

A Plushie!..

One of my first full plushie experiments:

He's got a butt!

He's a fluffy grump! (I was gonna call him a Grumpkin but according to Urban Dictionary, it means something COMPLETELY different). He was fun to make and my first attempt at something completely soft using the terrifying sewing machine. It turned out pretty well for a first go so expect more in future! :D

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A Few Bits & Bobs...

A couple of sculpted things:

The Birthday Otter - a gift for a friend.

Tiny Birdies - Because miniatures fascinate me at the moment.

I've also just received my copy of 'Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014'.

Wow! I read a couple of sentences and already learned a huge amount. It helps with everything from generating your first ideas, all the way through to whether you need an agent or not. It's truly excellent (thanks Phil!) and I've already started writing a few rough 'Dream Cleaners' stories. It's exciting to be excited about them again, and I look forward to what comes next :)

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Practicing the Puppet Tool...

To improve my 2D animation skills I've taken to teaching myself the Puppet Tool in After Effects. Here's my first attempt:

He's a Loomer, a character that I'm working on and I thought he'd be a good first try. After getting a bit more confident I took an old character to work with:

A familiar face from a previous summer project, he's much more successfully animated than my first one. Next one should be a good'un :)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

What I've Been Up To...

A few bits and bobs!

A Natty phone buddy, as requested by Jon. She came out okay, I'll get a few more pictures soon.

The beginning of the previous Natty and a sneak peak of my Halloween project!

The next plushie dino-dog of sorts! The Puggasaur!

More updates as I remember! :)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Dachsusaurus Lives!...

He's finally all painted and alive!

He stands quite nicely but I definitely learnt a lot about making a better armature for the next one.

A bit of a close up. I tried to add a little extra texture with the paint, just to make sure he wasn't so flat colour-wise.

He's pretty darn cute if I do say so myself! Now back onto my Halloween project! :)

Monday, 23 September 2013

What I've Been Up To...

Here's a little bit of what I've been up to recently...

I wanted to make something special for Halloween so I made this little lady:

The original concept
I'm also sculpting her at the moment but we'll see how successful that is :D


Below is an illustration I had the idea for when I was listening to an Alice in Wonderland audio book:

These two are footman from the book and I love that they seem really stupid so I might just carry them through to 3D. They could just be so much fun with their powdered hair :D

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Dachsusaurus Update!..

Now with fur!

He needed a bit of a trim (which went surprisingly well!) and he needs a little more dinosaur-ness so I'll plan that while working out how to paint him. Also, I'm gonna rejig his ears as they're not really reading as ears just yet :)

Natty Featured on Toy Design Served!..

I woke up this morning to find an email informing me that my Natty toy had been featured on Behance's Toy Design Served:

See! It's true!
This was very exciting for me and I did roll around like a mad man when I found out.  Here's the link so you can pop over and see for yourself! :D

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Dachsusaurus!..

I was inspired after looking at posable art dolls by artists such as Magweno and Wood Splitter Lee, so I made a little armature myself:

After seeing the picture Phill Hosking said he looked like a dinosaur/Dachsund and as that was way cooler than anything I could come up with, I ran with it:

It'll be adding fur and ears of some sort, then painting next. But he's pretty darn cute so far! :D

*If you're interested yourself, you can find one of Magweno's many tutorials (and the one I'm using) here*

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Some Finished Sculpts...

All sculpted, painted and sewn by me :D

 Gentleman Edamame!

The image he's based on.
And Wonder Girl!

The character by Art Baltazar that she's based on.

Lots of fun and lots of learning here! They're both a little lumpy bumpy so hopefully the next ones will be much smoother :P

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Today's Practice...

A few bits from today:

A practice drawing of one of my favourite actresses at the moment.

A bit of fun using only the lasso tool in Photoshop.

Bits and Bobs...

Just a little post of what I've been up to recently:

Arranging my Behance Portfolio!

Getting a bit of drawing practice in.
A bit of fun based on a crochet character of mine.
Art Baltazar's Wonder Girl
Mameshiba's Edamame character.
I've also been in contact with Samaritans about using my Proportion animation and it looks promising! More news on that when I have it :)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Please welcome, Lady Mantis...

  • A sad and lonely creature. Lady mantis longs to be with someone she isn't compelled to eat ...

Still needs a bit of work here and there but I like her :D

Monday, 5 August 2013

Sunday, 4 August 2013

The BeanFly LIVES!..

I ended up modelling one of the creatures from yesterdays drawings, so I present to you ... The mighty BeanFly!

Terrifying, right? :P

Saturday, 3 August 2013

More Practice for Funsies!

First we have Sergeant G. Piggy, reporting for duty!

Secondly, a drawing based on the Harley Quinn figure I have:

And thirdly, some weird little creations:

A few studies and then some more silliness next :)