Rhea Monroe

Click the image to see an animated turnaround of Rhea Monroe.

Codename Cookie

Is an animated short about a little girls' determination for cookies. To see the animation click this image.

Mother's Day

Is an animated short about an overworked office worker who finds the importance of Mother's Day. To see the animation click this image.

The Woman On Los Feliz

Is an animated trailer by Centrifugal studios. To see our work click the image.

Secret Agent Vikings

Was created for a 90's TV show. To see the Art Of Scecret Agent Vikings click this image.

The White Cell and The Virus

Is a science commissioned animation about the journey of a virus in the human body. To see more click this image.

René Fully Skinned

Next is Blendshapes and Eye controls, also after seeing Andriana's character's skin shader I would like to use that on my character as well.  (I'll seek Alan out in order to get the correct advice try it successfully).

Very pleased with his lovely long legs~

René Facial Expression

René doesn't have that many expressions, just worried, stressed, a sad happy face (weak happy). These expressions cover the majority.
I think when it comes to blendshapes I will create emotion blendshapes so he can have an immediate worried face, Stressed face etc.

René Skinning Pt1

René's skinning is practically done the only thing I have to do now is add his controls, and a few blend shapes.
After looking at Ruben's Art of on his transcription I realised that I forgot to draw René's expressions so before the blend shapes I'll get straight on that.

Updating Storyboard

Talking to Alan today was helpful as he re reminded me of what I thought I had done earlier with my storyboard.
However it turned out I did the middle and end in my other storyboard, which neglected the start.

In other words I forgot to add the start - Showing characters current state (=  Sad )
                     Already had the middle -  Life Turning point                   (= Revelation )
                     Already had the end     -   Becomes a changed person        (= Happy/Changed )

Storyboard Pt 1
Storyboard Pt 2

Storyboard Pt 3

Street Blockout

The beginning of the street layout.

   I think instead of how I've made it here (picture above) I'll make the shop window a matt painting instead, which will be applied to the shop door as well.

René Turnaround (Minus Cowlick)

Family and Friends Blog Creation

Today I will finally be making the Family and friends website where their adventures in comic (and soon to be animated) form will reside from now on.

I have been working on a new style for them since the beginning of this year and I finally found one I liked so any exciting looking sketches from Family and Friends will be posted here too.

And as a starter I have a couple of sketches in the style I'll be developing for them below.

(When the website is made there will be a special post with a link and a new slide above so you can easily navigate to it)

Flora & Raymonda


Style Practice

René Render of glasses completed

René Body Modelling Completed Pt 1

(Beginning Stages: Creating proper eyes)

René Body Modelling Completed Pt 2 will be posted when he has his cowlick made and added via dynamics. (which if not today will be done tomorrow morning)

René Body Modelling pt 4

René Body Modelling Pt 3

René Body Modelling Pt2

Finally I should of been here at least a day ago, however all I need to do now is create his shirt collar and his upper half will officially be done (minus the tie)!

René Body Modelling Pt1 .1

Finished Sweater
(Temp-Base Colours)

 I'll be completing his entire upper half today.

René Head Modelling Done

René Head Modelling: Trying something new

Ok so I decided after seeing a couple of tutorials to try and generate hair for René.
(I did find a pretty cool script that would help immensely however I can't get it to find the right path directory at the moment, hopefully someone can help me with that.) Until then I did it the slower way.

It doesn't look as great as the tutorial (due to its quality) I saw however as its my first attempt I'm quite excited.

Originally he is to have one real hair follicle which would be the strand at the front of his face.
With this experiment I have a slightly better understanding of the hair dynamics.