Choco-Pic Little Pico's, Choco-Pic Little Pico's....try saying that a few times after you've had five vodka tonics. Digital.
Monday, 3 September 2012
I do like doodling Goblins and Trolls. Some are rougher than others.
I was going to just load the black and white scribbles but then decided to tart them up a tad. Pilot drawing pen, digital wash.
I think the Troll with the twig on his head looks as though he may reek horribly.
These look ripe too!
From early 2010 till October 2011 I got to do design work on Disney's 'Tron Uprising'. There's a ton of stuff to sort through and once i have it gathered I'll be posting a selection. The show aired on US tv screens June 2012 to really good reviews, I believe there is a break in it's screening schedule, it's back on screens mid October.
Watch this space...
Watch this space...
Friday, 31 August 2012
Here are some rough doodles i did for a Be Animation 'Choco-Pic' commercial, these are in fact mini-Pico's. There is a normal size Pico, about kiddie height if you want to go into specifics and do not wish to confuse matters. These are a teenie-weenie Oompa Loompa-ish version of Pico who live in the Choco-Pic factory and make all of the delicious chocolate. There's loads of them apparently, seriously. I think the factory is up in Milton Keynes somewhere, I jerk your chain not!
The client found them a little bit too out there, a bit too wacky??? Restraint if anything! If you want wacky, I'll give you wacky, don't tempt me!!! Pilot drawing pen.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
More rough designs for Charlie Bean's 'Cosmo' ...(another possible show Cartoon Network Europe chose to pass on). I have a couple of external hard drives and i just keep finding more and more designs for this show, where will it all end, who can say? These in particular were designs i did for possible Mothership ideas, ranging from oooh state of the art shiny, to buckets and bolts pieces of space crap! Oh Charlie Bean you rascal where are you? You don't write, you don't phone, you don't send me flowers...etc...etc...
I worked for Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe for three years as a development artist, while there i worked on a smorgasboard of different projects. Eventually in 2009 I was given the opportunity to work on my own show idea 'Mutant Moments'.
Here are some posters i rustled together for advertising purposes to promote it at a Cartoon Network focus group. For those not in the know about focus groups; basically you get a wagon load of kids and get them to sit and watch your animated pilot and get feedback. A terrifying prospect!
All of the kids gave great feedback and were really into the whole thing, they even insisted it could have been that teeny-weenie more scarier! Hurray I thought, I really couldn't have wished for a better response, what started off to be a daunting experience turned out to be a really positive and exciting one. Things look good...screech-halt!!! Jump ahead half a year later, Cartoon Network decided to pass on the project and drop me also. Thank you recession and an outstanding lack of vision ...sigh!
Happy days? Digital.