Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Three seasonal story sketches for Cliff Richard's title song for the direct-to-video special "It's a Boy", released this Christmas. I haven't seen the film. Know idea what's it's like, or if these sketches ever made it to the final product, but I enjoyed working on them! The very best Christmas cheer to everyone. Happy Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2005

"Vernic" down under

I've just discovered "Vernic" played in the Melbourne International Animation Festival in June this year in the student film category! Bournemouth University forgot to tell me, which was nice of them. This is what the festival had to say about the student entry's this year:

"The vibrancy and rule-breaking abandon of student animation bursts onto the big screen for the 'festival-within-a-festival'. Raw energy, wild ideas and the kind of films that can only be made with people who have at least one foot firmly planted in the future are what these screenings are all about. We receive submissions from more than 50 tertiary level schools all over the world and this tiny sample of the very best tells us that creative animation is going to be around for a long time yet."

You can see the full animation line-up at:

Don't forget, you can watch "Vernic" as well as write a review and cast a vote on the Super Shorts Film Festival online. (On the film links)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Which Witch?

A couple of designs for a witch for the poster. We've using the eccentric one on the bottom.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


I'm currently illustrating a poster for Harrogate Theatre on a fairy tale theme and thought it would be fun to post some of the evolution. Here's an early conceptual sketch, guiding the style.