Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Show reel

so here is the newest iteration of my show reel, not much work from college in this other than a few clips from the last couple of films we worked on, most of the rest are little flash bits I've done on the side..  Blogger wouldn't let me just embed the Vimeo link, so you can watch a lower quality version right here!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

epilepsy warning?

I've been asked to help a friend who wants to create a children's workbook for learning Irish.  They had already been talking about using frogs as their main characters, so developed that idea, first with sketches, before I built and rigged a quick concept character, for both the practice and development of the characters for the book. Working this way, changes can be made easily and quickly in Flash as the book is developed.


This is just a little something that
happened (mostly accidentally) on the side while I
was working.  Flash can do mad things sometimes.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Another bit of practice work in flash, really just toying with ways of rigging up a character.  This one didn't turn out looking anything like what I meant to draw when I began, but as it was more to reinforce things in my mind I didn't fuss too much about what it looked like.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pretty happy about how this has turned out, found that once I had rigged the whole thing the animation wasn't hard to block out and then just tweak.  Did a good job I think reminding myself how to use flash well, and learned a few things about it as I went too.
I like this character, and the way he is rigged, so I might keep working with it, or I could start another from scratch for the practice, but I think I will be sticking with flash for a while anyway.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

flashy pigpen

A snapshot of what I began working on last night (or rather the wee hours of this morning).
Re-teaching myself Flash, designing and rigging this character for some simple animation.  Reminds me a little bit of "Pig-Pen" from Peanuts, sans the dust cloud..
More to follow soon!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


A little bit more done on the fish animation, have it looped and I'm slowing it down in parts.  having some troubles with the Pencil software, where it switches or loses key frames when the file is re-opened, but so far on this one there hasn't been too much important stuff lost.

Dont know how far im going to go with this, but hopefully the end result will be having a decent little gif.   Might pen it properly, with detail..

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fish are food, not friends

I haven't been nearly active enough on here as late, but I aim to change that.  like, fo'reals.  nearly a year since the last post?? not good.

So to kick things off again, I'm gonna do some simple animatey bits, starting with a fish swimming, 'cos fish are cool.   This is the first test done so far for it, and I'd like to know what people think?  planning on slowing the whole thing down and making it so it loops too.  It's done with some handy little free (mac friendly) software called Pencil.  It's got a few kinks, but it's simple to figure out. More to come later.