Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Life Drawing...

More life drawings...I rarely get time to draw much these days. These life drawing sessions are basically it.

Sometimes I am so much happier with the 5 minute jobs than with the more labored 20 minute studies.

This model had a real 'Jose Gonzalez' look to her. There was something about her face that reminded me of the old black and white Vampirella comics. I didn't really capture it in my sketches, though.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Lion's Den

This was an opener for a special on Brisbane's local AFL team 'The Lions'. I think it was broadcast nationally a few months back on the 7 network.

Now, I'm not much of a sports fan and I know absolutely nothing about AFL. Luckily my son started playing footy this year so (being the enthusiastic dad) I've had a crash course on the ins and outs of Australian Rules.

Can't say I'm any closer to understanding it...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Great....Escapes.

Here's a job I did late last year. It was an opener as well as some graphics for Discovery's 'Animal Planet'. The basic premise was a series of documentary episodes showing mainly security camera footage of different animals making a break for it.

It seemed to have a fairly light-hearted approach at its core so I thought some cute 2D animation might be appropriate.

It was real fun to do. The producers were great to work with. I pretty much created it all in After Effects. Man, AE really is quite a cool tool for doing this sort of 'whacky' 2D animated stuff. I really want to do more of this.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Botanical gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are my sanctuary from the dimly lit, windowless room I have at work. The gardens are especially glorious at the moment. I try and go for walk through them most lunch times.
I thought I would try out the Konova 'slider' I bought last year. It's a great bit of kit, a real joy to operate.
Oh, and the music is from the sublime Sheila Chandra, Beautiful, haunting track.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Moreton Region TVCs

A couple of vids from me. Oops, once again, I've been MIA on this blog. The first vid here is one of a number of TVCs my company did for a local council. What was great about this project was that we extensively story boarded the ads knowing that the concept had to pass the approval process of a twelve seat council. Amazingly it all went really well with very little problems. The floating bits of the logo were animated in Lightwave and comped in After Effects.

This was done as an opener to one of the many Corporate DVDs we my company has produced Queensland Rail.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

What...March already??!!@!

This was done over a year ago as a part of an overall concept proposal. It was felt that a comic book feel would best convey the background story.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


More After Effects fun. Basically I as given a bunch of stills of shoes and a one day deadline to produce two TVCs. This was the the result.