31 August 2010

Clay Pasta Pixels

Speed paint for today, I've decided to throw in some still life, my room is full of interesting objects, and my pasta machine has been begging for depiction since I bought it. If i start going insane, you will know, because I will begin uploading images of fruit.

30 August 2010

A speed paint a day...

A new challenge for me, everyday i'm home, i must do a speed paint. Lets see how this one goes...
I've been obsessing with atmospherics of late, hopefully these are starting to capture that. A reminder. There is air! everywhere! and you CAN see it. No jokes.

Roughly rough

Pencil test for my scene of the 40 second project, lovely and rough. I don't want to clean it up. mostly because I'm lazy.

28 August 2010

Puppet animation: There are Prestik stuck to my foot.

Made this puppet ages ago, and have finally got some animation in him! Definitely more soon.

And here be the events of a Wednesday night well spent at school, and surprisingly enough, we got our work done too!

16 August 2010

Makes the Little Boys Hesitate

Finally complete, the DEATH VALLEY BLUES BAND album cover art. The album is due for release soon, and the band itself is the sexiest thing I've ever personally experienced. I hoped to capture that in this image, and please don't mind the clinical-sleaze.

You can check them on MySpace

And connect with them on Facebook

Shake your tail.

11 August 2010

Alone in the Woods

Varsity's been forgiving of late, so I've made time for some personal experimentations. This was inspired by some Disney Cells from the Illusion of Life, and I really wanted to focus on story in this picture. Sketch started in my sketchbook, about 6 months ago. Coloured in photoshop over the past couple days, about an hour or two per day. Also some subtle to not-so-subtle photo-overlay, for texture. Click to enlarge, you know you want to ;]

Let me know what you think

07 August 2010

Did someone say stereotype?

Long time it has been indeed, as varsity has been doing it's job: keeping my mind working; and video games have been doing there's: Massaging the hard-nodules out of my brain fibres, with meat-tenderising hammers of joy and degradation.

So I thought I'd share some school work! Our current project is a 40 second intro, done in the Simpsons style, with an archetypal South African family. Our group of five has been assigned the Naidoo stereotype (my glee is profound and slippery), and I have been assigned the Father character. Marvel at his Bollywood skills.

Having won out in the Pitching-wars City Varsity flings us into, I am directing the group for this project, which is fun and challenging and a great ego-boost. You all should try it out some time.

Here are some poses of my daddy character, enjoy!

I've tried quite hard to involve myself at City Varsity, but it is very difficult to make suggestions when SRC meetings get cancelled (Yes, i'm that guy in the class who signed up for SRC).
I will now vow to put more effort into the Sketch group i started, and hopefully somehow help make a significant change in this academically-disguised money-vacuum that calls itself City Varsity.