Monday, February 21, 2011

The Little Johnny Movie

In the second half of last year I worked on an Australian flash animated LOW budget film called Little Johnny the Movie. I worked on flash build, layout & also coloured some backgrounds. Here are some stills from the website, as you can see, its not really for children. If you are a fan of Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson, Ute Musters & beer, this one is for you. In these images I did all of the layouts. All images remain the property of Instinct Entertainment.

On another note, I just saw that the AOP have used my illustrations on one of their products, part of their fundraising project.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sharing Time

I realised I never posted up any more images from The Monster Maintenance Manual or concepts like I promised, so here you go. You can see a bunch on my site too that are not here, but don't use Internet Explorer, it doesnt work. These are still not all of them, there were over 60, so I cant put them all have to buy the book!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lunchtime Scribble Therapy

I have that Willow Smith song stuck in my head, so I had to get my frustration out by scribbling her...she's alright, I like her better than the other Karate Kid rip-off Smith. I wonder how many hours a week she spends preparing for this early music career? Some how I dont see colouring-in book fun fitting in between her schedule of singing practice with Fresh Prince and Scientology tuning.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Always busy with nothing to show for it.

I'm very busy right now working for a company called Zactoons, designing characters, something which I have always wanted to do other than backgrounds and layouts. I recently saw one of them in a test animation and it was great to see it come to life without me having to animate it. So that is what I have been up too.

Over the weekend I was talking with a fellow artist friend about how frustrating it is, to not be able to display almost all of the industry work I have done before the The Little Johnny Movie (which comes out on April 1st). I have done about 18 months of work including layouts, environments, animation, character and prop concepts for a variety of projects, but cannot display them in an online folio. This is because they have all been for pilots, trailers or pitches which are tied up in the world of animation business. I know there are many artists who are in the same position as me, who have to show their work on private blogs, unable to just hang it out there in the web for any potential clients or artists to see. Unfortunately, thats the way it goes...I have all this "treasure" and no pirates to find it.

Because I have done so much layout work recently, Im less inclined to do it in my spare time, so my website and blog have no environments but characters instead. Maybe now Im doing character design for a job, I may end up doing some environment concepts in my spare time? Or just sit on the couch.
If anyone is wondering why all my images of the red headed girl with blue creature vanished, there is a good reason...but I can't say anything more than that.

Anyway, back to work!