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!