Studio Work

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A workshop led by Manny Ling on the mark-making process and using this in calligraphy/lettering or work in general!
We were encouraged to be free with the marks we made and then we turned the marks/lettering etc into a book (simply by folding the pages in half and ‘binding’ them). Then we were able to see different compositions per page that we otherwise may not have tried.

More images of the workshop here…

http://graysartschoolaberdeen.com/2013/02/21/calligraphy/

Trying out different textures for the backgrounds of my animation

My first trial of making one of the wolves look more spirity. Could look really interesting once it has been animated. Just applying Photoshop effects with outer glow and knocking down the transparency. (Also just a stock photo image of paper texture)

My first trial of making one of the wolves look more spirity. Could look really interesting once it has been animated. Just applying Photoshop effects with outer glow and knocking down the transparency. (Also just a stock photo image of paper texture)

When I was considering the change my wolves would have to go through for them to change from solid wolves into the sun and the moon they need to go through some form of spirit state. I would like the sort of look these images have but maybe not quite as detailed. The glow and transparent appearance is definitely something I need to play around with.

more stills from ‘the secret of kells’ that are just beautiful. I particularly like the textures (and the wolf). 

Some of the trees from ‘the secret of kells,’ really nice illustrative style patterns that aren’t too in your face. They add an extra element to the animation.

The Secret of Kells

A lot of very subtle celtic patterns in this movie (also features some wolves which is just a bonus) but I have started to decide it might be worthwhile exploring the Norse art style to add some extra depth and meaning to my animation.