Donatello

Old school Donatello with nickelodeon™ tooth gap!

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I saw the designs for the new turtles movie coming out this year and I have to say, they’re the most brutal looking incarnations I’ve seen.  Meep 🙁

Lifedrawing

Lifedrawing is back on for the new year, here are some of the quicker poses from the night.

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The Woodsman

A rough model from last night. No plan with this one, just playing.

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The Gruffalo!

Earlier in the week my little boy had his 2nd Birthday.  His favourite book is the Gruffalo, so his party was done in the theme.  Mum did lots of Gruffalo goodies including Gruffalo Crumble, Lolly bags and decorations and I made this model to sit atop his cake.

He was a bit of a rush job (especially the paint), with less than a week of nights to complete it.  It was a lot of fun though 🙂

He’s since retired and moved to the penthouse suite in Jude’s IKEA bookshelf.

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Happy days!

Band Stars on iOS

I was Principal Artist on BandStars, which launched earlier this month for iOS.  The game was made by our team at The People’s Republic of Animation/Six Foot Kid and is published by Halfbrick, makers of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

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It’s currently #1 music app in a bunch of countries and is free to download and play, with optional in app purchases for upgrades to studio items, instruments and certain characters. So what are you waiting for? Get it here!

Train sketches

I caught the train into the city yesterday (the first time in months) so I drew a little.

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Drawing Heads

One of my favourite things to do is just zone out and draw faces.  I set the clock to five minutes and did this (video’s at double speed).

Breaking Bad

The best show ever made has its swan song this week.  Here’s to you, Walt.

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Ygritte

Continuing on my Game of Thrones theme.  First time I’ve done some art for myself in weeks.  Feels good.  I know there’s plenty to fix here, but I don’t like to ruin a sketch by getting bogged down with silly things like anatomy and reference.

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The Eggsperts

Last year I did some character design work on a production called The Eggsperts, with Flying Bark. Some early pics have surfaced here.  It’s interesting to see how he ultimately ended up as a 3d model, with the colour changes and axing of a couple of limbs.  I bet the animators were relieved!

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