Simon's Room

Ive spent all day moving furniture up and downstairs as ive been moving my room. now i have a nice big room where the living room was and a small little living room where my bedroom was. im in the library now where im making up for the work i lost, though the internet is the best distraction, its fine though becasue its good distraction and its a weekend so who cares if im not working. this is an image of a scene in the MS documentry. the character will ajust his seat and end up flying out through the roof. all this DOES LINK TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BY THE WAY! also the tyne bridge will be ajusted later i think and i also need to add props on the little desk and under and on the drawing board, ive just misplaced the damn paper i drew all the newcastle brown ale bottles and mugs on.

Another After Effects Animation At Ridiculous Oclock

It's official. my daily trips to the uni library have destroyed my body clock. remember the bit in "Hook" when the little boy smashes clocks as a pantomime dustin hoffman watches? well thats me (the boy smashing the clocks) (and they are body clocks, not normal ones). Any way. ive been up all night doing this, its an after effects animation of a girl character from my 3rd year project. the purpose of the 'excercise' was to play with facial expressions. to be honest i think i would have been better off doing that on a character that wouldnt have so many bits that needed 2ndery animation ie the fucking hair. which still isnt right as i did it last and im very tired. all in all im quite happy one day ill actually finish one of these animations, each one is always mising something (hands, secondary animation, puppet tool etc) but the general purpose of starting has been acomplished.


i HAVE TO GET UP AT 7 OCLOCK AND ITS QARTER PAST FOUR. I GUESS THAT MEANS IM NOT GETTING UP AT 7, IM STAYING AWAKE. Oh well. a part of me is saying "don't go to the seminar in middlesborough!you need sleep, but that part of me should have said something a few hours earlier like "you need sleep now! for middlesborough awaits!" FUCK IT. ill have to just be very tired. Margret thatcher used to live on 4 hours sleep aparently, maybe i can do a few hours tonight. anyways this is boring talk.

Marzipan (See what i did there)

here is a pencil drawing of a pan of MARS! its for an animation for an MS documentry, i knew youre probably thinking WHAT THE FUCK DOES MARS HAVE TO DO WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROCIS (If it's spelt wrong im sorry, im not dyslexic, me just fucking stoopid and not well at england) anyway, it turn out Mars has loads to do with MS so here is my un finished background.

Cancer at the dinner table can be like an elephant in the room

unfortunately. my little animation broke down and i lost an hour or so's work. feeling annoyed at this, i decided to get some work done to show a client for tomorow. as i may have said in pevious posts im hoping to illustrate a booklet about coping with cancer. they dont want it all arty and flowery, they want it a bit more aproachable? basicly cartoony with a bit of humour. anyway, having read the booklet, there was a segment about a womans story and how she mentioned that having cancer was difficult because noone would want to talk about it, like an elephant in the room, so i drew this illustration that would obviously go into that bit. hope she likes it. i want this job. ive not bothered colouring it fully as i dont have my graphics tablet. but the idea is there anyway

This Week

This week. ive taken my life to the library where i have been working till UNGODLY OCLOCK. the reason being as its the only place i can work thats got peace quiet and of course internet. been doing it this whole week and its beginning to feel like fucking groundhog day. though to keep me distracted from working my eyes out, ive been playing loads of Machinarium which was given to me by my good friend (who also fights with me) Fran. If you have no idea what it is (although the only person who will read this is me and fran, i)i suggest strongly that you drool over its lovely backgrounds that are sickingly good heres an example.

today i drew this pencil drawing of my character from my 3rd year preproduction. its mostly for showing off to someone who wants me to illustrate. ive been putting a portfolio together with all my old work o what harm is a new one eh? here it is, after i post this up. ill be working on an animation of her, which i hope to have up by the end of the night.

angry boy jumping

Still playing with After effects puppet tools. have a look at this video, its a boy jumping angrily, maybe im very annoyed deep down and this is me expresing myself. oh and i have to make my posts more fun from now on, LALALALALALA HOWDY GUYS! LOL OMG happy fran?

After Effects and Puppet Tools

Ive started working on backgrounds for Oddballs newest project, animated segs for an MS documetry. aswell as that, it looks like i might be alowed to work on some illustrations for a booklet about coping with cancer. ive started sketching ideas given to me on an email but have to wait till i sort out a meeting with the client before rushing in, so when im bored and have no internet, ive beengoing to the library of sunderland uni (they still let me in for a year after graduation) tonight i sat from 8 till now (1.21) on a walk cycle for a character i drew up a few days ago, ive started playing with the puppet tools and it is my first animation working with them, in future ill remember to draw big, but this was a test after all. its not finished as i didnt add fingers and a second foot. also there is no slow in slow out or ease but at least i have a nice bit of overlappin' to make it interesting, unfortunately, as im in a rush, extreemly tired and hungry to the point of pain, ive not looped the video. ive also not taken the time to look at the quality so i guess theres no point in putting it up, but ive already typed all this so i will anyway