Wednesday, 28 April 2010

BAF 2010 Ident - Drinking the potion

Some more scenes from the BAF ident animation. Here the BAF man is dissecting a lizard and adding one its organs to a special potion. He drinks the potion and starts to transform...

Saturday, 24 April 2010

BAF 2010 Ident

I've been busy the past few weeks working on the new ident for this year's Bradford Animation Festival ( I've helped programme events for the festival in the past and a few months ago the Festival Director, Deb Singleton asked me if I'd like to design the poster. This is the first bit of print for the festival - a postcard to tell people they are now open for entries.

I'm also working with the award winning animator Andy Sykes (aka Hexjibber) to produce a snappy, 20 second animated festival ident. Here's the rough storyboard:

The BAF man is working in his lab on a new experiment. He drinks one of his potions and transforms into a giant lizard monster, before being attacked by fighter jets and rampaging through the city, in true Godzilla style. I've found a piece of library music that's big and orchestral with lots of stabby strings to build the tension. I'm now working on the keyframe illustrations before passing them to Andy to work his animated magic on them. Here's the first scene inside the lab, without colour:

And with colour:
Will post the other illustrations when they're finished. In the meantime, check out Andy's fabulous showreel:

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Hand-drawn Trainers

I had an unusual request last week - a friend bought some plain white pumps and asked me to doodle on them. I used a black Sharpie marker on the white canvas - fingers crossed the ink won't run when they get wet.

Monday, 5 April 2010

IF: Dip

More tinkering with Illustrator... I love nachos and dip!