Friday, 30 January 2009

The last week of January....

I finally moved my butt this week and deleted the crappy old shelf from my room and installed a lovely new work space. As my latest project is going to require lots of paper cutting and hand drawn animation I needed somewhere to put my lightbox. I decided to add some flowers as my bedroom was beginning to feel a little bit too work placey :) Luckily I found some pretty tulips all ready for the Easter period. I'm actually really pleased with how the desk fit in as I was slightly concerned it would cramp my room even more. I really enjoyed my first evening working there ^-^ I also pulled out the old calander file again from uni to create a nice strict schedule for me to follow :)

So as the Norwich project ran over it has been keeping me pretty busy this week. I haven't actually had as much time as I would have liked to spend on Little Leap Forward. I did however manage to grab a couple of hours the other night to cut a dragonfly design and stick it into After Effects. I did a quick wing cycle test but I don't want to post anything up yet until I'm 100% happy with the movement. (below is a colour preview of what it is going to look like.)
I actually cut the papercuts on animation paper this time instead of straight into the red stuff. I found it really easy to cut and they came out so much more delicate than the ones I cut last year. I think I am going to have to invest in some much thinner red paper.

Anyway I'll leave this post for now. I am feeling pretty tired and have to work this weekend in the shop. o_O Earning money is good but having no days off is not. Aw well, it has to be done! :)
Good Night

Lunch Bag Art

My friend showed me this link ~ LunchBagArt ~ a couple of months ago and I recently came across it again. I absolutly love customised stuff thats related to food ^-^ These kids lunch bags are awesome! I wish my parents were this creative when I was at school. I have posted some of my favourites :) Inspired to make my own now even though I spend every lunch time at home. ^-^

Friday, 23 January 2009

Fish Design

My Mum through my 6 year old eyes...

My Mum found this drawing today and I just thought I would share...

...I think she is holding an easter egg. ^-^

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Anim!arte 2008

I have recently found out that my film was screened in Brazil last November as part of the International Students category at the Anim!arte Festival. As part of that my film is also due to be shown on TV on Canal Futura this month.

Also I have ordered my laptop today so I am getting very excited about that arriving in the next few days. I'll finally be able to work on the go! ^-^
Will update soon with the latest on Little Leap Forward.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Happy 2009!

A little delayed on the New Year greetings but the beginning of this year has been extremely busy for me. ^-^
I am currently doing some animation work in Norwich which will take me to the end of January. I will then need to be getting on with the Little Leap Forward as soon as I possibly can as there are many many things to do there. As soon as I am back into this project my blog updates will become pretty regular again.

Until then I thought I would share a couple of films I found through Animation Blog directed by Yoann Lemoine. I absolutly love them ^-^ click the images below to check them out.

Tiji - The Balloon

Axcelle Renoir - Evergreen