My collection so far.
I love Robert Valley’s animations with wide angle point of view creating this unique style. I first discovered his comics and I bought his sketchbooks when I was studying my BA in illustration. Later when planing to apply for MA in character animation I got more into his animations.
Here is few images from his Academy Award nominated Pear Cider and Cigarettes. I may write my animated documentary essay about it as the film and the graphic novel of the same name are based on a true story.
This is a facial expression exercise.
Some of the in-between frames can be strange and funny. Animating makes me draw stuff I would never draw as an illustrator.
It is my 30th birthday today. Happy birthday to me.
‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.’ – Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer)
My first ever lip-sync animation. From the options I picked a quote from the movie Blade Runner. I also received an Iron Giant toy thing for ‘guessing’ (google obviously) which movies the quotes are from and who are the actors saying them.
I animated eyes and mouth in TvPaint and I took a footage of the backgrounds in my kitchen using Nikon D750 that I used to use for event photography. I videoed a jar and a gherkin separately to be able to animate a cucumber. Later I composited final animation in After Effects. I found it very interesting and fast process combining footage and drawn animation.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thor’s day is one of the two days a week that I have to go to work to earn pounds for rent and bills. If I have any energy left after a long shift, I go to life drawing in the evening. I was really tired that day so I decided to take it easy, have fun and explore.
Model: Robin George
I bought understanding comics by Scott McCloud about four or five times since 2009. When I lent it to someone, it never seems to come back to me.
Couple of book I bought and I have been reading lately.