Happy New Year blog world! Today is the first day back from the holidays, I feel like a need a break after all the travelling we have done. We managed to hit Dublin, Manchester and Brighton all in the space of a week and a half. During the festivities I managed to grab some time with my Sktechbook, here is four pages of drawings I did during the break. As you may notice I have used my new Copic brush pens on some of the images. They really are very cool to use.
Here is a link to my first YouTube video, I showed this during ,my Pegbar talk earlier this week. It was great to go home and meet up with all the Irish animation community. Here is a link to some of the photos of the evening, in one of the photos you’ll see a sketch I did which was raffled. I hope you all have a very Cool Yule and a Jolly New Year 🙂
Here is a pic from my iPhone of a sketchbook page, when I get more time I will scan in this and more pages. The little boy drawing is my youngest son Jude drawing at the kitchen table, and the man is someone who was sitting opposite me on the train. This week is extremely busy, myself and some of the talented folk at work are making a short at night and I am also preparing for my Pegbar talk. Here is the link for anyone that’s interested http://pegbar.ie/wordpress/ hope to see you there 🙂
So the scanner is still broken! This is a problem right? NOPE! In fact, I think it is a whole lot easier and quicker to take pics from my iPhone. So as I sit here at my desk watching edits and waiting on renders, I grab some random pages from either a sketchbook or from the piles of paper stacked on the floor and click! click! away…. I set this blog up to post a massive backlog of unfinished scribbles and sketches, I promised myself I wasn’t going to care to much about how finished each piece of art was. So please excuse how random they are.
Here is some more random sketchbook pages. Unfortunately my scanner has gone down so I had to use my iphone! As I get through most of these random sketches I hope to pick a subject and get some more structure to my personal work. Although saying that, I do have to deal with the structure of production in work all day so it is nice to let my brain run wild. Onwards!
I started to do these little doodles over a tea ring at lunchtime three or four months ago, my aim was to do one a day for as long as I could. All was going well until production on WYN season 2 started, now lunchtime is a thing of the past! I only got to do a months worth of them. Here is some examples, the first is some Wonderland characters and the second are from Oz. Hopefully someday I will get back to them, here is a link to the facebook page with the rest of the months doodles http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chris-Tea-Doodles/199891946693593