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July 31, 2018

I came across this really cool book at the library from the 1980s:

And it had some great references in there for clothing styles.

Here are some of my notes from the book:

July 30, 2018

Yes, that'd be me!

After a long few months of cancellations, rescheduling, office moves, a failed attempt (2 questions short of passing), I finally passed the exam today - getting 25/25.

What a relief!

And now I can proudly display my shiny new badge:

To find out more abou...

July 29, 2018

I came across this guy Alberto Ortega and I loved the lighting in his paintings, click on any images to see more on his website:

I think they're really atmospheric.

They reminded me of the series of paintings by Magritte, click on the images to find out more about them:

July 28, 2018

Occasionally when I was a kid, the BBC would put on an animation when there was a change to the usual programming, and it looked nothing like anything I'd ever seen before. And you can bet your bottom dollar that it was from the NFB. This logo basically guaranteed weir...

July 27, 2018

I watched this really good 6 part documentary on the History of India by the BBC/PBS. Click on the image below to watch it on YouTube:

While I was watching it, I did some sketches as I hope to do a series based on India themes, so these will give me a few ideas:

July 26, 2018

In my previous posts I was talking about Stop Motion animation and it got me thinking about some of the earlier practitioners, Ray Harryhausen.

Before he went on to do his own work, he worked with Willis O'Brien, the guy who created King Kong. Here is a picture of O'Bri...

July 25, 2018

I recently went to this see amazing exhibition called MosaiCulture. Honestly I have never seen anything like it, it was incredible how they created the sculptures - starting from 3D models, through to wire frames and then adding the flowers and plants on top of it. 

The...

July 24, 2018

I've just watched the super-cool new stop motion film by Wes Anderson called "Isle of Dogs":

Check out the trailer below:

You can buy some amazing collectables as well, check these out!

Wes Anderson is one of my favourite directors, of both live action and animation, and...

July 23, 2018

In my previous post, I focused on artist Syd Mead, and it inspired me to have a go at doing my own sci-fi layout.  For people who don't know what a 'layout' is - it is the background image used in animation.

I loved the sci-fi panels from the Syd Mead book, so I ch...

July 22, 2018

I've been doing a bit of work on concept art / location sketches and one of the biggest influences for me is the artist Syd Mead.

One of the first 'movie' books I ever read was my big brother's book on art work from the 'Alien' movie, and it was the first time I ever co...

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