Posts Tagged ‘drawings’

Cold Call

January 4, 2012

What better way to start the year than with a nice little bit of animation?!?

I am often asked by people ‘how long does it take to make/complete an animation?‘ And I find it slightly frustrating, not because I don’t have an answer but because the answer I usually give never seems quite adequate enough and I am often rewarded with a blank face still expecting an answer.

I will clarify it. How long is a piece of string? There are so many variables.

It comes down to three things; Time (as in time available vs looming deadline) Money/Man power and Technique/quality. These determine more or less how long an animation (or anything else for that matter) will take.

The more people producing images, backgrounds and or colouring, etc means things will be quicker as they can all work in tandem. The more detailed or complex the drawings are or fluid the animation is the longer it will take as each individual image has to be drawn.

This animation should have taken a week to complete but ended up being spread out over a month and taking a little longer. Which is odd since there isn’t a lot going on or even any colour. The rough animation was done fairly quickly, and it was the cleaning up that took the longest.


Something Nice

September 9, 2011

I’ve just realised that a lot of the images on my blog are quite violent, destructive or contain coarse language.

I don’t think this gives an accurate reflection of me as a person, some might think it doesn’t matter others might think it does. I would like you all to know that I am not a barbarian…all of the time.

Now I realise that drawings are often representative of the artist in some way and reflect what they were feeling. Most of these were done on the train. For those of you unfamiliar with travelling during rush hour on the London underground, it’s often a visceral experience.

Therefore it will come as no surprise that subconciously these are probably my brain’s way of purging all those primitive emotions from the system. That and the gross stuff fascinates me and is generally more fun to draw.

Anyhoooo…I thought I would post a ‘nice’ picture for a change, just to show you that I can.