Sunshine & Blue Sea

For those of you who don’t know about MerMay it is this rather popular Art Challenge on Instagram with over 308k posts this year! It was started by Tom Bancroft a Disney Animator and Character Designer with different words for each day to prompt the artwork.   14 ♦ AdriftFor today's prompt I hand stitched this... Continue Reading →

375 Days

Hi Everyone! So I know it has been a while since I last posted on here 375 days in fact! It has been a hell of a year full of lots of changes, work and projects and this is the main reason my blogging has taken a slip. But I hope to change this and... Continue Reading →

Missing Link (Butler, 2019)

> Date Seen: 11th April 2019 < -Spoilers Alert- It will not surprise anyone to know that I am a fan of the animation studio Laika, being that ten years ago they released my favourite film Coraline (Selick, 2009) and since have created three more equally beautiful and dark sided stories centring around children and... Continue Reading →

MAF 2018: Short Films 1

I am so glad that I have managed to visit the Manchester Animation Festival again this year after being unable to go last year. This is a fantastic festival showcasing and celebrating all things animation with panels, Q&A’s and screenings over the three days that can certainly get your creative juices flowing. Over the next... Continue Reading →

Proud Of / Top Tip or Advice

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day Twenty Two 'Proud Of' For those who don't know (Hi Newbies!) I studied Stop Motion Animation and Puppet Making at Staffordshire University a couple years back and it was the most busy, crazy and fun years ever on that Three Year Course. Managing to complete my 3 and a Half Minute Stop Motion... Continue Reading →

Design Process / Throwback

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day Twenty 'Design Process' The design process always starts with an idea, which I either write down in a notebook or my phone or I try to remember (always a bad idea!). I will then return to these ideas later, making more elaborate notes and developing the ideas further and maybe start sketching things... Continue Reading →

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