Thursday, 27 May 2010


Here are some sketches from the sketch book.... Playing with hair styles. They are still in their infancy but I'll nurture them and see where we get to.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

More Sketching...

I've had this little character in my head for a while, inspired by my daughter... she's a real free spirit, country girl with a curious fascination for pop music, Lady Ga Ga and Gymnastics... she loves her hair. I created a series of "How I wear my hair". This is one of the early ones. I'll try and upload the rest. As you can see my sketch book is used a lot the other drawings are coming through... but you still can get a good feel of where I'm going.

AND I know, no arms... but I feel it really works.


I've decided to share my sketches with you.. well with anyone really. So I've started scanning my pencil drawings, these are playing with characters and situations. I guess its all part of master plan... but that will come later. These are pretty rough and you can see ideas being pushed and scrubbed around the outside, but theres still that magic quality of pencil on paper (A nice heavy 3b as well) Nothing will ever replace pencil and paper its such a wonderful sensitive and immediate medium, I love it.

Anyway I'll be posting more from my sketch book. Some are related to my animation work and some for the love of drawing.

Flash CS5 icon play time....

Playing with the new CS5 icons and banner... Just seeing how it would look if it were me. Glad its not me to be honest.

Monday, 17 May 2010

duplicateMovieClip.... where did you go?

OR ... there really is no duplicateMovieClip in AS3. So where do you go and what do you do? I used this alot in AS2, great for developing organic animations and out of synch, natural effects. so I was a little lost in the beginning. Thankfully there are lots of far more talented people than me about so stand on the shoulders of giants to help you go further.

There are many options like this from ~ Senocular ~.  The I came across this at ~ Mr. Doob ~ So clean and simple. I really like it, although it duplicates objects/swf's from outside your file, for me not a problem. You just have to keep your assets in good order. He has some great lab works to play with as well.

If you search there are many ways round it, seems a shame to lose such a useful tool, but I guess its out shone by everything else that AS3 has to offer.

Friday, 7 May 2010

A quick sketch of Obama. Done in Photoshop with my Wacom.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Photoshop fun and biscuits...

Logo fun for You The Biscuit. 

Crunchy, tasty and really good dunked. Hows that for a pitch line...