Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Dove


I went to a local pub today and right outside was large dove house, ive never seen anything quite like it.
so i thought id do a little piece.
hopefully more to come!

vader boy



a little sketch of boy vader playing around. this was literally a 30 - 50 min sketch, I'm really happy with this sketch actually.


and a slightly more updated version of it too.

Uptown girl.






I had an urge to do a drawing with this pose today! the drawing is ok, but i think i ruined it with the background!!

what do you guys think?

Monday, 27 December 2010


i am quite busy working on some pieces at the moment but here is a 30 min drawing i did to keep you all entertained.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Finished Genie


its been a busy day today! i managed to get this genie image done. I'm quite proud of it as one of my first character drawings. there are a few proportion problems but apart from that its looking cool.
I really want to work more on lighting characters and general scenes in illustration. I feel that it is the lighting that creates a magical feeling and thats all what I'm about.

Merry Christmas!!!


hope you all have a merry merry christmas!!!!

peace and love!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

genie


yo yo yo
been working on a little genie today.
still a WIP the final image should look pretty cool

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Afro Queen


I actually managed to finish of one of my drawings! I really had problems getting the face looking right. The face needs to be the most defined part of my character, because thats where everyone looks instantly.
After looking at my previous version i actually prefer the face of her than this one!

i might try updating this one day, but for i now im going to move on!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Thought of You

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.



I came across this video the other day, it is a magnificent animated piece
a very original idea.
the movement of both characters works incredibly enjoy

the video is from Ryan Woodward, a storyboard artist, animator and film-maker.

check out the rest of his work

http://ryanwoodwardart.com/

Saturday, 18 December 2010


i started this one today.
its a nice little piece, i can see my work improving slowly, i hope you guys can too.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winter Wonderland.


Here is a finished image due to the snowy times!!
This was a freestyle drawing, i can see my digital work getting better, but i still have a loooong way to go!!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

face!!



Another quick sketch.
I am still messing around with different styles.

Monday, 6 December 2010

dark distance




This is an Experimental digital drawing ive done, its the first full digital piece i have ever done. I am actually quite happy with this! I have gone with using very few colours and just focusing on a style. With digital art you have so many tools at your fingertips its hard to focus on creating a style.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

aliens are coming


a quick drawing before i go to bed.
its been a long day!

princess




So my plan is to upload an image everyday.
but honestly with work and going out ect its going to be hard
At least one image every 3 days is a decent enough goal.

Most of these drawings will be works in progress.

This is todays.


I drew it while watching kiki's delivery service.
I tend to watch animated films while i animate. it keeps up my motivation for such a magical art.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

dancer


30 min sketch while watching the pagemaster.

epic film. they dont make animated films like that anymore!

foxxy brown



just one of my illustration in photoshop still needs work.
but this is it so far.

in the style of miss van. but with my own lil magikal mix

welcome to winter

Ok so the last post i did was a long time ago.Since then my animation has improved!!
As well as this i have managed to get a graphics tablet so i have been getting into my digital work.
This will be really helpful for me. i do draw a lot but i never really scan my work in so now i have a digital pen i can just sketch something quick and upload it.

Its my 3rd year in university so this will most probably be my last year in education. its time for me to face the real world. this means i will updating my blog alot more frequently from now on.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

It all went wrong.

OK so i managed to hand in my work recently, unfortunately i handed it in late due to the computers malfunctioning on the day, this meant ive got to go through mitigating circumstances. I handed a personal statement in with a mitigating circumstances form so hopefully everything will go well.

Fingers crossed.

Unfortunately it meant me handing in a low quality one, so i am re re-rendering my work so it will be posted up soon.

Showreel Stills.

Here are a few stills from my animation work for my major project.
I'm really pleased with the final outcome.

These aren't the same camera angles I've used in my actual show-reel.



Thursday, 20 May 2010

LOVE AND THEFT

A beautiful animated short by Andreas Hykade

Solomon Vandy

Music influences me as much as art does, there is something about music that has captivated me since i was a child. I was actually looking into producing and composing music at universities before i found my passion for animation.

Here is a song that has got me through the last month while i have been stressing out over my work.



I am a huge film buff, and music has a incredibly large role in evoking emotion in film. in the future I hope to use music as effective as this song in my work.

Film Animation

Liam managed to render some of the shots from his film that i animated. I'm not sure whether they are the final ones or just test renders, but they look very cool and I'm excited to see the end result!
I'm actually really glad i managed to work on Liams film because i knew he would make sure the end result was very appealing to the eye!

Walk into dark, Test....High res from Liam Grice on Vimeo.



I had done another polished version of this one, i felt the arms were a bit too bouncy, but i think Liam had already rendered the scene! Still looks good though.

Untitled from Liam Grice on Vimeo.



I really like this animation, there is a lot i could still do to polish it up, but i had a strict deadline i had to meet otherwise my other work would have been affected

Arctic Animation

I am working on a friends short film at the moment, he has given me several scenes animating this character walking through snow caves. Its been really nice to work on something a little different for a while. The rig was a little bit tricky at first because i hadn't used biped for a while, but i eventually got into it.

Here are a couple of scenes which I animated for the film. The character was meant to be head heavy so i made him fairly bouncy as the cave floors aren't even.


cave walk2 from Michael Das on Vimeo.



This shot is meant to be showing him trying to get into the cave due to the wind. Im pretty sure this was the final animation. Ignore the random buttons.

Windy animation 3 from Michael Das on Vimeo.

Parkour

This is an animation that i decided to create, i wanted to try to animate something that in reality is incredibly hard so i decided to do this.
I still need to brush up on the ending and throw some nice backgrounds in.

doorjump from Michael Das on Vimeo.

Single Character

This is one of my nearly finished animations of a man waiting for a date.

Tell me what you think, in my opinion any criticism is good criticism...... but try not to be to harsh!

Hope. from Michael Das on Vimeo.

Have i Failed?

I thought I would update you with what has happened to my work over the last 4 weeks or so. Basically two of my major project files have been completely corrupted (the most important animations by the way), I don't know whether it was a computer crash or an error I made during the early stages of creation. But anyway this means that over the last 4 weeks I have basically been knuckling down and doing a good 7 weeks of work, which has been incredibly stressful! luckily I have been motivated enough not to just give up and leave it, but to strive even harder!
The only thing that de-motivated me about this is the fact that now my work won't be anywhere near as good and polished as I wanted it. but what i have learnt is that life gives you hardships sometimes and if you just crumble and fall you will never get anywhere. You must push through and overcome!

Working on work

Ok so instead of uploading all the really early versions of my work i thought i would just put up some fairly recent ones.
i am working on my final show-reel project at the moment, it will include one single character performance without dialogue, one double character dialogue piece, a bunch of jumps and an animal animation

While i'm uploading these here's a really well shot time-lapse video of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupting. It really shows me how amazing gods creations are.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Character work






And some finalised character sheets.

This is my first attempt at drawing in photoshop, plus i was using a mouse so don't be too critical!

Pre Production.

For one of my projects i must create a pair of characters for a dialouge peice i will animate.
I chose to go for something a little more classic so i took a piece of dialouge from the film, An Affair to remember.

Here are some of the design sheets for my characters.

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First Post....... Again.

Ok so i had a blog, but i hadn't updated it for a while, i went back to see what had happened and it had been removed!
im not sure what exactly happened but i thought to start a new blog instead. This time it will be Better.