Friday, 25 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Rough Animatic

Just did my hand in, and well although it isn't the final thing, I thought I should post up the one that I have so far. I did this in an attempt to have at least an animatic to hand in for my tutor's viewing pleasure. And now it is up for your viewing pleasure.



This thing is subject to change, as I'm trying to get as much feedback as possible. So if you have any feedback for me please feel free to leave it.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Steam Punk Fashion

So I kinda completed my storyboard today despite the fact that it's all over the place on paper =P I would have posted up the animatic version of it, but lets just say that because my laptop is running really slow and isn't really supposed to be handling the programs I have, I can't get a good version so will have to try and export it at uni, my laptop never ceases to amaze me on how it can still run Adobe programs with 1GB RAM...

Anyway the whole point of this post was to show you my Steam Punk inspired drawings, well technically it was inspired by the word 'Goggle' I read it on someone's post and was like ooo I've not tried drawing steam punk before maybe I should give it a go so I did.

So here it is, my original characters Kash and Tren in Steam Punk fashion.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

More BG Practice


Yer, there are some more, I don't really have any comment apart from they are all referenced so I don't have direct claim over them n_n

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

BG Practice














Gah... I don't know what the heck I'm doing anymore... I feel kinda... I don't know... I just want to crawl up and go to sleep and not do any work... has anyone felt like that?

I mean I'm managing to juggle my work, well at least I like to think that I am managing them pretty well... but at the same time I feel kinda... lost. I feel like I'm not actually doing any work and it's slowly getting to me, but I just don't know what to do... BAH!!! I hate having to think *scruffles head*

Anyway I worked on four backgrounds which are un-related to my animation, well I think they are and I still need to improve big time @_@ makes me sad.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!


Not that I celebrate it heh, anyway I started a picture today with Halloween as the theme in mind... but as we you can see I failed at sticking to the theme and now this was to be a Halloween picture of my two OCs Tren and Kash, have now turned into a normal digital drawing. Anyway I hope you enjoy n_n

Monday, 19 October 2009

Monday 19th October 2009

Couldn't think of a title so I named it after today n_n I'm so very original HEH!

Anyway, I've been back at Uni for about 3 weeks now, and I still have no idea how my story is gona go for my final year film, although I do have an ending, that's a start.

I did three animation tests today, 2 of which you will see, seeing as Vimeo didn't like one of them, due to the fact that it was too short but meh it wasn't all that exciting.





Just random tests I thought that would benefit me in some way, although I think it got me to practice some of my Hapkido kicks more then anything. Yer I've taken up Hapkido in hope that it will not only get me to become as fit as a fiddle, but to also help me understand how some martial art movements work. Anyway thats all I have for you guys to feed on today, until next time my pets!

P.S. Oh also apologies for the really crap quality, it was filmed using really low quality ratio blah blah blah, deal with it.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Belated Birthday Present

NEH! I finally finished it after 2 months LOL!
A picture done on photoshop for my Aunt, with her, my two younger sisters and me.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Summer Sketch

So the summer has begun, well it's been summer for a while now, for me anyway heh! Although it's been quite rainy, but hey it ain't British weather if it doesn't rain during summer.
Anyhow loads have been happening at my house lately, we're adding two rooms up in the loft so there are construction workers here at my house practically everyday, making me wake up at around 8am =_=

I'm also having to help out at the Chinese/chippies that my dad runs due to the fact that my mother needs to look after the house and also due to the fact that the head chef is on holiday, so yer now I stink of fish and chips ¬_¬ not a very attractive smell I tell you. Anyway I'm lucky enough that my dad allows me to draw whilst at work, so that is exactly what I do when I get bored, so I've finally decided to scan them and upload them n_n not much really just loads of sketches based on four original characters, two of them I originally created for my final year animation and then later on went off on a tangent and created two more heh! So yer I need to think a bit more about what I need to more like want to do, so yer more planning BYASAA!

Oh I also went to Thorpe Park, I went on stealth and man was that a fast ride, waiting an hour at least in the queu, sat in the seat of the ride and then 10 secs later it was over, that is exactly how fast it was. I didn't go on Saw though which was a bit of a shame, but by the time I did come round to it I was way too tired to be scared anymore he he he he, anyway enough of my rambling, enjoy my drawings n_n

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Ryal's Birthday

This is a picture I did for Ryal's birthday, it's the same process as the Lee Jun Ki Picture, I hope that you like it Ryal and I also hope that you've had a good Birthday today!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Slow Start

Wow... I haven't updated anything in ages, I mean I've just gone round to update my DA Page, my art thread on SD and now this blog ¬_¬ I really haven't been drawing much lately which is bad... I should really be doing animation tests and such... but I'm not feeling it lately, not been feeling the urge to draw either. I mean I saw this competition which was to create an OC, I told myself that I would enter... in the end I didn't heh! I got too lazy.

But to kick-start myself I've fallen in love with a pretty face heh!


So gay for this guy at the moment it's unbelievable, I've dug up quite a few of his films and dramas. But I haven't gotten round to watch these, instead I got inspired to do a digital painting of him. Yup you heard me a digital painting. I have to admit that I did a tracing of his outline before I started, so I technically cheated, here's the trace.


However even with this trace it was still hard to get his face right... I've made him uber feminine LOL! But I can promise you that I did the colouring free hand on Photoshop, so here is my version.


I made him a bit too pale but oh well... 6 1/2 hours I can't be bothered to edit this anymore... too tired heh! And I'm pretty happy with the outcome, now to practice to the point where I don't need to do an outline trace which will take me another 100 years to master heh!

Oh and one final one just to show the comparison so Enjoy n_n

Friday, 22 May 2009

Assessment Hand In With Two Hour Train Ride

YAY!

So today I handed in all my stuff for assessment, pretty ok with it all, no big shock. Although I'm kinda happy that my tutor has given us one week off, means I can umm... goof off? Lol, I'll try to draw during that time, but anyway after the hand in I hopped onto a train to London which took 2 hours. So during those 2 hours I decided maybe I should draw, you see usually I would have my DS to keep me company and I would either be playing with my Pet Pandas or learning Japanese lol, but this time I decided not to bring it, which in turn had forced me to draw out of boredom.

So this is the result, I quite like how the second peice came out, but there are quite a lot of faults in it which I have pointed out, the guy's arm, his hand is missing from it. His leg, it's a tad too short. The girl's leg/legs, nobody knows what she's doing with them or how the hell she is sitting, and on both of their clothes their creases suck! So yer, yay for train shake, it seemed to have helped me with the guys face rather then ruin it so I'm pretty ok with that. But hey even with all those faults, I think this came out pretty alright, I mean I kinda got the hug right, right?

Friday, 8 May 2009

BBC Springwatch

EEEEEE!!!!!

The animations are finally up on the BBC Springwatch site n_n despite having so many problems with my animation I'm actually quite happy to see it up there, I want to say well done to all my fellow animation colleges at Uni, they all did a really good job on their animations, even though it was stressful with the time limit and all, each of their animations were really well done.

Anyway here's a link have a ganders and ENJOY it!!!

BBC Springwatch Animations

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Lipsync Change

Yup you guessed it! I changed my Lipsync, so yer just a small update enjoy n_n

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Happy Birthday Nibs

Happy Birthday to you Nibs, not that you read my Blogger lol. Anyway I drew this for Nibs, it is Indiana Jones, Nibs favourite so I hope you lot enjoy as well.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Lip Sync

I haven't updated this thing in quite some time now.... due to laziness and BJD ogling... yer I know my bad heh!
But I do have an update, I've finished my lip sync well kinda I'm having technical problems with it but I don't think I can do much to try and sort it out seeing as I've exported the damn thing like 10 times now and it still isn't working... -_- But oh well, it will just have to do. 

Oh and I voiced this one, but obviously a load of effects have been added to it. ENJOY!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Traveling Sketches

Ok, so I got a job during this Easter holiday at Another Tongue. Pretty basic work was given to me, it was to just trace the faces of footballers, football managers, MPs and so on. But the travel to work was quite long in the mornings , so to help me pass time I sketched on the trains. YAY! for uber jolting, but other then that, I've been trying to break away from the way I draw which most of you will know is an Anime/Manga/Easterrn style.

However... no matter what I copy or what I do... I just can't break away from it... this is gona be a real hard challange... breaking away from the style of drawing in which I learnt to draw in, I don't want to be stuck and catagorized as just being able to draw that way. I want to be able to draw in many different ways... but I suppose only time can help me hey? Anyway I hope you enjoy looking at my boring sketchs WHOOP!


Friday, 10 April 2009

Unfinished

I haven't updated this in a while now, I don't think I will during this Easter holiday. I'm working again at the voicing agency, I kinda met Marc Warren (The guy from The Hustle, I have no idea myself don't even watch the show). But yer he was in the office, I kinda just walked by waved and carried on not knowing who the hell he was. I'm tracing many faces at the moment, it's fun to the point that I make everyone all funny coloured, but it's boring in the sense that that is all I'm doing tracing faces, but I'm learning a bit about facial structure which is weird cause at the moment I can't even draw a god damn face!!! But I'm managing to draw miniature poses whilst traveling to work on the tube every morning, I suppose I can consider it my morning draw at 9am. Anyway that wasn't the point of this post, the point was that I have an unfinished picture to show you all, I have lost motivation to complete it, so yer this will forever stay unfinished.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Encounter

I have finally finished with my Encounters project, roughly 6 weeks. I think it was well received at the Breda Internation Film Festival, although their projector cut out so I dunno if they got to see all the films. But either way this was an alright project, semi proud of it. But hey I'm never fully satisfied, anyway it was good experience and was fun to be working with someone else on a project especially someone from another country and all on the internet, WHOOO for the world wide web of communication. Anyway enjoy the film!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Family

I wanted to give a go at drawing a group portrait, so I chose to do a family portrait... but I fail, the sketch has so many faults in it that I didn't even bother to correct, but that isn't my main problem I could have corrected them but I just... I dunno... I'm inspired to draw but it's just not coming to me, I'm hating everything that I produce at the moment... maybe my animation has drained me, I dunno.

Well here's the starting sketch of the family portrait. Reference was used for the positioning of the family members, a picture of my family.


Next here is a W.I.P. of the coloured version, although I might not come back to finish this, due to what I said above, I feel rather drained, inspired but it just isn't coming to me.


Something about this coloured version really bugs me, I dunno what but it just really bugs me and I don't know how to correct it, maybe I'll just inspire myself a bit more by doing a few pencil drawings. I'd be lucky if I return to this and complete it...

Swimsuit

I HATE THIS!!!!


I really dislike this cause her head is too small, and her butt is non-existent... I also got bored of the colouring... I have also ruined it by smacking a massive watermark on it... not that I care much about it, but I thought that it'd be good to put my watermark to usage... unlike usually where I just forget and upload anyway... but yer... enjoy.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Bunch Of Sketches

Well not really a bunch, just a page made of three sketches. I thought well seeing as I do draw during my lectures I might as well scan these in and show you all, they're not all that exciting, but I'm loving the fact that I can draw side views, so I'm gona rape it until I get bored lol. Anyway enjoy.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Arnval

I got bored whilst working on my animation today, so I thought that I should brush up on my photography skills, and the fact that I hadn't used both my cameras for some time now, and it was a good chance for me to brush the dust off of them.

Anyway I couldn't find anything that was suitable to photograph as my subject so I used my little mecha girl Arnval, I only have one of these little toy things, I'm not a massive collector. One of the reasons I have her is because she was only £8, only for me to find out later on that she originally costs £35.


Oh yer sorry about the last picture, she came with guns... it was too tempting to do an emo shot =P HEH! Emo shot, get it shot... *dies*

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Henner

I should be working on my encounters project but as usual I'm procrastinating... but anyway it was a friends birthday yesterday... I didn't buy a present, didn't have the time, didn't think of what to buy and kept on forgetting to buy the present that I was intentionally going to buy... so instead I ended up drawing him a picture. A nice close up view of what I do best, anime/manga/eastern style drawing. I don't know what to label it anymore... too many labels. Anyway enjoy, also there is a reason to why there is that space on the left corner, there was some text, but I have taken that away, you don't want to read cheese heh!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Rero Final Design and Tests

Just to show the final character design of Rero.

I thought that I might as well put up a picture of Rero and the background, this isn't anything final just a test to know how it would look like and also a part of the storyboard.

So yer, I will now also show you some tests, a run and a walk. Both done on photoshop and flash.



Saturday, 21 February 2009

Smoking Harro

Ok, so technically speaking I think I've done the least work amongst the whole animation group. Almost everyone has done a line test for their collaborative, I haven't even thought about it... I might want to crack one out this weekend or at the start of Monday. But anyway I went to life drawing today, and OMG does it feel good or what to just draw a human body without it having to be perfect? But damn I was stood in between Nibs and Pandatoots, and man are they good. I totally forgot how good they were until I looked over their shoulders, so yer I shifted away from them, which also gave me an excuse to change my perspective of the life model.

But yes there was another point to this whole thing, right so I wanted to draw some more. I was planning on doing some digital paintings just to make some photographes of my pictures look better but I was un-inspired, so instead I started to chat on MSN with Pockets and Rabbit whilst doing so I decided to do some more life drawing on the MSN doodle thing. After that I just wanted to draw something on photoshop so I did and here is what I got.

Let me introduce to you a smoking Harro, yes I have decided to name the character Harro. I know the background could do with some work, so yer I'm looking to improve of painting backgrounds, but hey I'm pretty proud of this. Although I did use darker colours to mark out some areas technically speaking this picture has no lineart... which is pretty good for me, cause everything I do has a black line! Oh and I also designed a signature thingy, just so that I didn't need to write my name on each drawing ruining it, instead I could just put the signature on it and be done with it, WHOOP!

Friday, 20 February 2009

Rero

Yes, I know, I know. I'm up at a ridiculous hour and I've just handed in my BBC project but yet I've gone and started on the next project straight away, anyway just to keep this thing up to date like everything else, I'm posting my character sheet.



Name: Rero

D.O.B.: 11/02

Rero was originally a character whom was scared of the dark, but I want to play a bit more with his personality depending on the storyline, so at the moment I’ll just keep with the fact that he likes glowing things and his face glows in the dark too. (P.S. if you're following the collab blog, yes, yes this is exactly the same comment I made there.)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

BBC Springwatch

HUZZAH!!!! 
I have finally finished my BBC project, it's not my best drawn animation, there are so many faults but I am beyond caring. However I won't be posting the animation up today, I'll post it up once BBC has put it onto their site. The only difference will be that there are no credits on my original version due to the BBC needing to put their own credits onto the animation.

Are you disappointed? Don't be, because I have STILLS well technically only three.... heh... sorry, I know it's bad that I'm being quite secretive, but meh thats just my nature. So yer, you get to enjoy the stills, but no worries it'll soon be up and ready for your viewing n_n


I have to think of a synopsis for my animation... but I can explain it all in one sentence.... unless I want to advertise it.... I don't know.... oh well, anyway enjoy the lovely screen caps n_n

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Trip To Holland

Ah ha!

Yush! I am back from Holland, it was a very tiring trip. So much was packed into those few days that there was barely any time to breath, I had loads of fun though. I enjoyed cycling into the Uni everyday, despite it raining most of the time heh!

The journey there was alright, I hadn't slept like the night before... which was bad so I ended up being awake for about 35 hours, stupid? Yes. We trained it from Norwich to Harwich which took about 1 hour and a bit, then got on a Ferry from there and went to Hoek van Holland, now that was 6 hours... I kinda napped on the Ferry, I was drifting in and out of sleep, so got a max of 1 and half hour sleep. Then once we arrived in Holland, we trained it to Rotterdam Central, then from there to Breda. So in total that was a 12 hour journey, it was just so tiring heh!

But yes my work there was to create a character and collaborate with a student in St Joost (the uni in Breda), that was quite nerve racking because I'd never met any of them before, and a lot of them were quite quiet so it was hard to start a conversation with them, but in the end it was alright. We were all forced into an almost speed-dating process, where we were paired up and had to discuss possible storylines between our characters. So that meant I got to know some of the students a bit better, it was quite cool discussing stories, but man was that tiring, my brain just went dead. But in the end I paired with someone called Willeke.


Here is a picture of both our characters together, hopefully we'll get a pretty good story together and make it a great watch.



And here is a video to show the insanity we went through during the late hours of Holland, also to show the bikes we had heh, how drunk most of us got, drunk to the point where we found it hard to find out way home... but in the end most of us did, all thanks to the maps provided. Oh and in the video are Dickyson, Saunds and Hearns is the one riding round in circles, the two people you can hear laughing are Pandatoots and Ryal, I'm silent through the whole thing.

The journey back was quite awful for me, it was kinda rough on the ferry... I got a bit sea sick hah! How pathetic am I? Very. But yer I ended up going to sleep in a cabin and had to switch bunks with Nibs, just in case I needed to throw up heh. I got my tutor quite worried as well... but none the less I ended up sleeping like a baby, only for Nibs to wake everyone in the Cabin 2 hours ahead of time because he got confused between the time zones and had added 2 hours to the UK time. But yer as soon as I got home from the station I KOed I slept the whole day, and well lets say that now I am fully recovered n_n and back to work it is for me, I still have one more project to finish which is the BBC ¬_¬ that just seems to never end...

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

PENCIL POWER!

Ok so I did the hand in for assessment today, doesn't feel like I've handed my things in but hey, it's alright I suppose, so to mark the end of the first assessment and the start of a fresh amount of work to be started although I still have my BBC to finish before I start the new stuff, hopefully I'll be able to draw more and so here is to the power of the pencil.


Monday, 26 January 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!


I'm spending it away from family this year.... a bit sad but oh well... I don't get all the good food that my mother makes. I suppose I'll just have to cook my own D= Anyway here's a picture for you to enjoy Chinese New Year even more n_n

Saturday, 24 January 2009

BETA Page


Ok so I want to start my own comic... but I have no confidence, and just like my storylines for animation, I keep changing it.

At first I couldn't decide on how to start it, then I thought why not start it like this, but now I don't like it as much so it has become the Beta page lol. There are probably going to be loads of these, I really need to learn to bottom line all of my ideas. But yer... I know the ink and patterns suck ah ha ha ha ha ha ha I didn't know what I was doing as usual, and well lets just say the trees in the third panel don't look like trees, and OMG I want to colour this in but didn't want to and then I wanted to add tones to it and GAH!

SHUT UP JATZU, just do it!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

HEH!

Just a small self portrait, this was originally made for my DVD, but decided to use it as an ID image thing for DA which works out quite well, two birds with one stone eh?!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Puppet Walk Cycle

HUZZAH!
I have finally hopefully managed to get it working!
It's not the best cycle I understand and I've done the annoying thing where I've pulled a bit of music and shoved it onto there which gives you the feeling that it is unfinished which I have to say is very true, the music is unfinished but I needed to cut it somewhere so that it didn't go on for too long, if only I had a longer recording of my puppet...


Puppet is designed and animated by me Jatzu 
Music Yuki no Hana by Mika Nakashima

Monday, 19 January 2009

Dynamic

Ah ha ha ha ha ha! Here is another animation and lucky you lot, you get to hear my voice ha ha ha ha. Was a bit embarrassing locking myself in the sound room and making thrust noises. So yer enjoy!

Sonic Postcard

Yes finally, I have some animations to show you all YAY!!!!

Despite the fact that I've named this my animated doodle pad I haven't been able to load any up, which is a bit stupid but yer now you shall see my crapness ha ha ha ha ha!


This is the monster I did for a project called Sonic postcard, not the most exciting thing ever but hey it was very technical based. The picture of the monster was scanned from Imagine FX magazine, I don't know who the artist was so it is copyrighted to them, the bug I pulled off the internet from google, so the bug is copyrighted to that person as well. As for the soundtrack I made this myself, with the help of my friends, Ryal and Nibs.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Page

I was bored and decided to try and panel a comic page, I failed because one it was on lined paper, and two I had no story and therefore didn't know what the hell I was on about and to where this was to go, but hey it was a good try for a first page. But just to help make it less of an eyesore I added colour to it, WHOOP! Doesn't really add to it, but hey oh well and I hope you enjoy it. 

Thursday, 1 January 2009

NEW YEAR!


So I'm here wishing you all a Happy New Year! I hope that the coming year will bring you a fresh ray of luck, and I also hope that you will have all the happiness there is for the coming year!

This is the last image I drew as of 2008 but the first that I coloured for 2009, don't like it that much by hey what can I say, ENJOY!