Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Nexus - Vodafone 'Surprise'

Here's the Christmas commercial for Vodafone that I boarded at Nexus. Directed by Fx Goby.

The idea was to go for a grand cinematic feel with wide camera setups and balance those shots against more intimate moments with all the animals together. The look of the characters was inspired by lacquered wooden Swedish dala horses.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Shaun the Sheep Series 3

I saw this in the reception at Aardman this morning... Coming to a television near you!

I spent the best part of the year working alongside so many talented people on Shaun the Sheep, I can't wait to see the finished episodes in all their glory!

Wallace & Gromit Comic

I got to work on a really great project a few weeks back. One of my fellow story artists at Aardman, Jay Clarke, asked me to help out and do some pencil work for a Wallace & Gromit comic strip! The strip appears daily in 'The Sun', one of the national newspapers in the UK.

I've included some panels below so you can see the process. First, Jay blocks out the layout for each panel. It doesn't have to be too detailed, it's just so I can see where he wants to place everyone.
I then draw all the characters and backgrounds, making sure to leave space for speech bubbles, etc. This goes back to Jay for review and anything not quite right can be altered before it goes back to Jay to be inked.
During the inking, Jay does a final pass to make sure that the characters are all on model. Lastly, it's sent off to whomever does the colouring (I don't know who does this part) and then appears in the newspaper!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Orange Confetti

Here's a commercial I storyboarded at Nexus for Orange Mobile. Directed by Smith & Foulkes.

There were a couple of alternative endings I boarded after he pulls the cord, but time was so tight (and confetti takes forever to land) that they never made it.
Ending 1 - In which a ton of confetti crushes them.
Ending 2 - In which the confetti rises and rises.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

China Sketches I

Made in China. Literally.

Friday, 5 October 2012


I recently got back from Russia a few weeks ago where I was attending the Krok Animation Festival. The festival took place onboard the boat 'Vladmir Mayakovsky' and travelled from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, stopping at various towns and villages on the way for us to get out and stretch our legs.

As well as doing lots of sight-seeing I also saw some great films and met lots of fantastic people during the trip. I also made a lot of sketches so plan to show them over the next few posts. First up, here are some sketches of people from the festival during some of the masterclasses and screenings I went to.