Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Here's the work I have done so far for my Tiny Planet university project.  Here the final design for the main character which is just called the "Dweller"

The story I have for my planet is that the Dweller leaves his hut to go do this daily routine when a game cartridge  falls from the sky and hits him in the head. He tries to figure out what it is by smashing it into the ground, he ends up getting sucked into a 8-bit world and battles his dark side trying to escape. I'll post the storyboard once it's finished.

8-bit version comparison and the Dwellers dwelling.

Friday, 4 February 2011


I've been having a go at some pixel art tonight and I think it went pretty well. The first lot I did was for Rebbecca Currell'ds 3rd year animation, I hope she likes em 
The second was for a animated avatar on my Deviantart account : ARTMONKEYMG DA
The first one is what I came up with but unfortunately it was too big for DA so I had to shorten it down and lower the colour count to the second one, I'm still pleased with it but I would have preferred the first.

These have given a insight to how to animate with pixels in PIXEN which is a free Mac sprite animation program which is set out a little like photoshop as you can have layers, and it's very easy to use, I urge you to have a go!

PIXEN can be found here :PIXEN FOR MAC

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Link you up to my animations!

I thought I'd post a link up to my vimeo account which has my animations on it I will most likely put the link in my bio too, but it's still worth a post!

I had one of my favourite Deviantart artists favourite and watch my account today it was awesome! =P Definitely shows the new colour style I tried out pays out!

Sean Galloway -the artist I was talking about --> Cheeks-74

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

My first blog!

Most people on my Animation course are blogging here so I thought I'd jump on the band wagon as I found some cool artist blogs here, so why not!

I have also set up a new DeviantArt account today as I wasn't happy with most of my old stuff so thought, just start a new one and start fresh! here's the link: MY DeviantArt

Last night I was up drawing and trying out new styles in photoshop and came up with one I actually like for once, It wasn't too hard to do it either so I hope to improve on it and polish this kinda style more.

I'll be posting work from my Animation projects as well as any new artwork I'm really proud of, for more of my art work check out my DA which is linked earlier in the post. ( although it will be rather bare at the moment )