Monthly Archives: February 2013

my creative triathlon : puppet making ,drawing and knitting


After my successful tests last week with the llama puppet , this week I started rebuilding his bodily muscle. This time a little more shaped than before. I focused most of my attention on building up the muscles around the legs as well as leaving access points to get to the armature joints.

IMG00993-20130215-1907 IMG00999-20130219-1550 IMG01000-20130219-1643 IMG01004-20130221-1854 IMG01005-20130222-1708   once I finish the rest of the muscles for head, neck and tail , I will then be carrying out more walk and run cycles to make sure they still look satisfactory.

additional creative projects of the week included this weeks entry of 642 things to draw – which was a keyboard


I’ve also started a new little creative project on the side, my Gran turns 90 this year and we are throwing her a big birthday party and as she has always been a keen knitter. I have decided to make knitted bunting for the occasion this week I managed to fit in one a day which was great !here they are so far !




Animation Marathon and 642 things to draw!


This week has been very productive – I’ve managed to get to my studio almost everyday ! I spent all monday animating as much as possible and tuesday and wednesday I had half days full of animating ( the other half of the days were spent at my rel job booo! ) I have produced a llama walk and run cycle which I’m quite happy with and also a crab walk cycle which I’m almost equaly happy with ( as in I like it but I was particularly happy with my llama run cycle ) The next step from here will be giving my llama armature his flesh and skin back and doing a few more similar tests , doing a few more tests with the crab so I get familiar with his walk making up the sets and props ect. here are all the links to my animated efforts this week.

This weeks 642 things to draw task was a sound wave !

from my book 642 things to draw!

from my book 642 things to draw!

And that’s about it for this week! but lots more coming soon!

642 things to draw!!


ImageFor my Birthday my amazing sister , Sarah , gave me this fantastic sketchbook called 642 things to draw – as you can guess it gives you the names of 642 things and a space to draw them. This is my first entry – a baguette !


I would like to say I’m going to do an entry every day but I think that might be a bit ambitious so I’m going to aim for once a week and will try to remember to post them on here !

I went into the studio today to prepare it for animating next week – I randomly have lots of days and half days off next week so am going to go for a animation marathon with my llama and spoon crab and possibly even the night sparrow we shall see , so come back next week to find out what I’ve drawn and hopefully with any luck some fantastic beautiful animation tests!