Animation reel 2017

New showreel! Only a little'n at 30 seconds as i'm becoming more of a generalist these days - Production/Design/Animation combooo! All animation here is mine.

Flat character shapes
Flat character shapes

Some fun bodyshape characters for Arcus' latest work for Joslin Rhodes - Two were used and tweaked, two were saved for another day 8}

Roller banner
Roller banner

Just an unused idea for a roller banner for an event (I chopped off the bottom bit, which was basically just a big space of 'lorem ipsum') We didnt end up needing it in the end as there wasn't space for it!

Up yours
Up yours

Concept art stuff for work that I can finally share! This guy is supposed to be an arsehole. I thought it'd be really funny if he was horrible to everyone but was this adorable purpley-pink shade with a fluffy tail!

Floating Island
Floating Island

Really proud of this one! I got to design and illustrate everything in this fun little animation for Joslin Rhodes. Floating islands + fun character shapes. It was nice to do some flat design!

See the full animation here:

Flat character family
Flat character family

Character designed for Arcus' latest animation for Joslin Rhodes. This extended family helped realise the main character and give him a bit of life (and a moody goth granddaughter)

Dungeon
Dungeon

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival

Yer so pretty
Yer so pretty

Plants gettin it' onnnn 

B+W Flat characters
B+W Flat characters

Flat design background characters. You can spot these in the Arcus explainer vid which you can watch here! Especially Biz-man, who has his own section "Money...It's fun to roll in!"

aNEmates
aNEmates

Helping out bossman with an aNEmates logo! Arcus wanted to create a meetup for local people in the animation industry, so aNEmates was born. (NE is the shorthand for Newcastle) - The 'NE' changes every week!

Bye bye baby!
Bye bye baby!

Rejected pitch idea! Daddy Coconut waving off his baby as he floats out to sea to find a new home 

Bingomation
Bingomation

My boss James told me about Hayley Akins project Bingomation so I though i'd have a go. You're given a reduced colour palette and lots of limits as it's a gif, so it's a neat little project for an evening!

DigitalArts did a write up on the project! Thanks Digi-art, you guys are babez

Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to
Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to

Poor Santa - the butt of the Arcus animation! This was a nice collaboration between me and character animator Tom, we designed and animated him in an afternoon, it was nice to try something outside of Arcus' comfort zone!

Bee
Bee

A Bee just having a good roll around in some pollen 

Ice Cream cats
Ice Cream cats

The first piece of concept stuff for work that I'm finally allowed to share 8} This was fun as the brief was 'just do what you want!' and out of the blue this arsehole cat and his scaredy friend were born

Water droplets??
Water droplets??

Yeh this one's a bit more obscure. Made sense in the pitch! It's some badass water travelling up a plant 

Pirates and mermaids
Pirates and mermaids

Yaaaarg! A few of these didn't make the edit, but the lovely @lukeflowers was being very nice about the pirate and the mermaid, so I might do something with these two later!

Herpy Berthderr
Herpy Berthderr

My boss James had a birthday, so I made him this using my phone and the animatic app - it's pretty good! Found out about it from Animade's Tom Judd

Die Hard Xmas
Die Hard Xmas

YIPPIE-KAY-YAY!

Gotta love a bit of Die Hard for Xmas

(animation+design)

Art gallery
Art gallery

Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival. This one's a modern art gallery. Spot the sneaky Damien Hirst!

Scandi mountain concept art
Scandi mountain concept art

Some concept art stuff for work that I can finally share as it's been developed beyond this 8}

Brushes courtesy of the amazing Kyle T Webster as per usual

bedroom
bedroom

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival, this one's the main character's bedroom.

7-11
7-11

The boys in the studio didn't get this one at all, BUT If you've seen Beyonce's video for 7-11 you'll recognise it!

(animation/design)

Blinknow Home
Blinknow Home

A little pic of the lovely home of Maggie from Blinknow 

Maggie founded an orphanage in Nepal when she was 18 years old (!!!) and has since grown her organisation to include a school and womens centre. Please have a look at their site!

See Maggie's amazing DO LECTURES talk here, you won't regret it!

Arcus Animation Explainer

The Arcus explainer vid! I'm dead proud of this one, I was involved in the storyboarding and key concepts, as well as designing the backgrounds and assets! ... and doing the cringey voice over

A very Nostromo Xmas
A very Nostromo Xmas

I made a bunch of fun gifs for Arcus to release over Christmas! This one's a favourite, because Ellen Ripley is bae. Arcus liked this one so it got made into the Arcus Christmas card this year!

(animation/design)

CIVIL WAAAAR
CIVIL WAAAAR

Arcus made a silly gif about the new Captain America film, this was my contribution! (Brief was 'super cute lettering' so this was inspired by decoden phone cases!)

Wedding invite
Wedding invite

"Now what is a wedding? Well, Webster's dictionary describes a wedding as: the process of removing weeds from one's garden." - Homer Simpson

Wedding invite for a friend! She moved to Ghana last year, and sent references of an african textile print she wanted to incorporate. Custom lettering and a bit of simple type and it' were' done!

App elements
App elements

Burger elements for a web app game for Fat Hippo Burgers! You can make your own burger by stacking the pieces on top of each other!

Hexels pizza
Hexels pizza

Artwork created for a review I wrote for Digital Arts Magazine on a little program called Hexels, which has just had it's second release!

Ya filthy animal!
Ya filthy animal!

Gifmas-gif number...i forget. Design by me, this one's animated by my studiomate Tom 8)

Pixel dinos
Pixel dinos

Pixel art made using a neat little isometric pixel art program called 'Hexels' - I loved it so much I wrote a review for DigitalArts! You can read the review here

Animation reel 2017
Flat character shapes
Roller banner
Up yours
Floating Island
Flat character family
Dungeon
Yer so pretty
B+W Flat characters
aNEmates
Bye bye baby!
Bingomation
Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to
Bee
Ice Cream cats
Water droplets??
Pirates and mermaids
Herpy Berthderr
Die Hard Xmas
Art gallery
Scandi mountain concept art
bedroom
7-11
Blinknow Home
Arcus Animation Explainer
A very Nostromo Xmas
CIVIL WAAAAR
Wedding invite
App elements
Hexels pizza
Ya filthy animal!
Pixel dinos
Animation reel 2017

New showreel! Only a little'n at 30 seconds as i'm becoming more of a generalist these days - Production/Design/Animation combooo! All animation here is mine.

Flat character shapes

Some fun bodyshape characters for Arcus' latest work for Joslin Rhodes - Two were used and tweaked, two were saved for another day 8}

Roller banner

Just an unused idea for a roller banner for an event (I chopped off the bottom bit, which was basically just a big space of 'lorem ipsum') We didnt end up needing it in the end as there wasn't space for it!

Up yours

Concept art stuff for work that I can finally share! This guy is supposed to be an arsehole. I thought it'd be really funny if he was horrible to everyone but was this adorable purpley-pink shade with a fluffy tail!

Floating Island

Really proud of this one! I got to design and illustrate everything in this fun little animation for Joslin Rhodes. Floating islands + fun character shapes. It was nice to do some flat design!

See the full animation here:

Flat character family

Character designed for Arcus' latest animation for Joslin Rhodes. This extended family helped realise the main character and give him a bit of life (and a moody goth granddaughter)

Dungeon

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival

Yer so pretty

Plants gettin it' onnnn 

B+W Flat characters

Flat design background characters. You can spot these in the Arcus explainer vid which you can watch here! Especially Biz-man, who has his own section "Money...It's fun to roll in!"

aNEmates

Helping out bossman with an aNEmates logo! Arcus wanted to create a meetup for local people in the animation industry, so aNEmates was born. (NE is the shorthand for Newcastle) - The 'NE' changes every week!

Bye bye baby!

Rejected pitch idea! Daddy Coconut waving off his baby as he floats out to sea to find a new home 

Bingomation

My boss James told me about Hayley Akins project Bingomation so I though i'd have a go. You're given a reduced colour palette and lots of limits as it's a gif, so it's a neat little project for an evening!

DigitalArts did a write up on the project! Thanks Digi-art, you guys are babez

Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to

Poor Santa - the butt of the Arcus animation! This was a nice collaboration between me and character animator Tom, we designed and animated him in an afternoon, it was nice to try something outside of Arcus' comfort zone!

Bee

A Bee just having a good roll around in some pollen 

Ice Cream cats

The first piece of concept stuff for work that I'm finally allowed to share 8} This was fun as the brief was 'just do what you want!' and out of the blue this arsehole cat and his scaredy friend were born

Water droplets??

Yeh this one's a bit more obscure. Made sense in the pitch! It's some badass water travelling up a plant 

Pirates and mermaids

Yaaaarg! A few of these didn't make the edit, but the lovely @lukeflowers was being very nice about the pirate and the mermaid, so I might do something with these two later!

Herpy Berthderr

My boss James had a birthday, so I made him this using my phone and the animatic app - it's pretty good! Found out about it from Animade's Tom Judd

Die Hard Xmas

YIPPIE-KAY-YAY!

Gotta love a bit of Die Hard for Xmas

(animation+design)

Art gallery

Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival. This one's a modern art gallery. Spot the sneaky Damien Hirst!

Scandi mountain concept art

Some concept art stuff for work that I can finally share as it's been developed beyond this 8}

Brushes courtesy of the amazing Kyle T Webster as per usual

bedroom

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival, this one's the main character's bedroom.

7-11

The boys in the studio didn't get this one at all, BUT If you've seen Beyonce's video for 7-11 you'll recognise it!

(animation/design)

Blinknow Home

A little pic of the lovely home of Maggie from Blinknow 

Maggie founded an orphanage in Nepal when she was 18 years old (!!!) and has since grown her organisation to include a school and womens centre. Please have a look at their site!

See Maggie's amazing DO LECTURES talk here, you won't regret it!

Arcus Animation Explainer

The Arcus explainer vid! I'm dead proud of this one, I was involved in the storyboarding and key concepts, as well as designing the backgrounds and assets! ... and doing the cringey voice over

A very Nostromo Xmas

I made a bunch of fun gifs for Arcus to release over Christmas! This one's a favourite, because Ellen Ripley is bae. Arcus liked this one so it got made into the Arcus Christmas card this year!

(animation/design)

CIVIL WAAAAR

Arcus made a silly gif about the new Captain America film, this was my contribution! (Brief was 'super cute lettering' so this was inspired by decoden phone cases!)

Wedding invite

"Now what is a wedding? Well, Webster's dictionary describes a wedding as: the process of removing weeds from one's garden." - Homer Simpson

Wedding invite for a friend! She moved to Ghana last year, and sent references of an african textile print she wanted to incorporate. Custom lettering and a bit of simple type and it' were' done!

App elements

Burger elements for a web app game for Fat Hippo Burgers! You can make your own burger by stacking the pieces on top of each other!

Hexels pizza

Artwork created for a review I wrote for Digital Arts Magazine on a little program called Hexels, which has just had it's second release!

Ya filthy animal!

Gifmas-gif number...i forget. Design by me, this one's animated by my studiomate Tom 8)

Pixel dinos

Pixel art made using a neat little isometric pixel art program called 'Hexels' - I loved it so much I wrote a review for DigitalArts! You can read the review here

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