Saturday, 14 May 2011


It was Neeva's birthday on Thursday, so I drew her receiving her very first birthday present; a tortoise named Terry.

(I'm grateful that blogger decided to live again)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Some sketchbook stuff

I generally try to take my sketchbook out with me so that, should the mood strike, I can do a couple of quick observational drawings. Its good practice for me and I really enjoy it.

I am in a musical called Sweet Charity and it's now started to get serious. We had a sunday rehursal so I took my sketchbook along, it's really hard to draw people when acting because they move so much, but I tried. Also some one braught along their kids and someone else braught their dog, always fun to draw.

This was on holiday, but I was being distracted by over the shoulder lookers so I quite pretty quickly.

Random at homeness, my sister talking on the phone. It was good to study one person for a little while, you sort of get to know their shape better and they become easier to draw after a while.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Poster research

This is a fantastic site for how to make a good informative poster. It's worth the read and not too long either.

I have looked at a few sites and they all say some pretty similar things;

name and tital should be first, your tital should be your punchline
condense your information
you have roughly 11 seconds to grab your audience, so use your tital well
don't put too much information on the poster, if its too busy no one will bother to look at it
and the text size needs to be able to be read from 6 feet away.

These are only a few of the criteria but they are pretty helpful.

Friday, 6 May 2011


So I scanned it in and coloured it and now I actually have some sort of finshed thing! Yay! Though I apologise for the sound quality... not entirely sure how to fix it but hopefully you can work it out just from her lips haha.
And yes, I am indeed proud of it, even with all the faults.

... the image behind her is one I found on google... I just wanted her to be outside due to her flowy hair.

Thursday, 5 May 2011


I'm trying to churn out a picture a day for Neeva's facebook so her page is a little more interesting. I may have also started to have conversations with her.. ie myself, so we'll see what happens with that haha.

lip sync

So i've been working on my lip sync as I've not really done any before.

This was just a quick test to see if I could link the word properly, its not great but it was a starting point.

The next one is much better, I even went a bit over board and did floaty hair for fun. It was hard to get the eyes to look alive when she is looking forward and not doing anything other than speaking. Anyway, I'm going to scan in, colour and sync tomorrow. But I thought I'd put up what I have done so far. She is saying "my name is Neeva"

I am hoping to have something that I can put on her facebook, like those funny vids people put on. I have some ideas which I'm going to start storyboarding and hopefully get done whilst we're still here.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Day 1

I have had a very good day indeed. I kept to my new schedule and ticked off all my tasks for today. Yay!
Also I work the full 8 hour day today which made me feel very good. Now I get to chill out properly, until tomorrow.

This morning I got Neeva to lipsync to 'Hello' but I am finding her face quite hard to animate as it's not got much structure, not really sure what to do about it.
Then I came home and wrote my evaluation, something I was expecting to be doing all week but I think I have finished!

And then I did a picture for Neeva's facebook which is definatly the best so far --->

Monday, 2 May 2011

Holiday is definatly over...

So, with the holiday drawing to a close I realise that all that lovely time I could have been working I didn't. As a consequence the next couple of weeks are going to be hectik but productive.

I intend to finish my days with a shape challenge. This is where I have 5 shapes, the same each week, and create different things with them. Todays was simple as it was the first one.

Faces -