Monthly Archives: April 2013

crafty creatures and birthday bunting!

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Time has gone far to quickly and it’s now almost a month since my last post – here are the latest progress on my creative productions !

no 1 and the main project of the last year is ‘brink’  my part live action , part stop motion film I’ve been working on the last nearly 2 years ( along side full time work ) and is very close to completion. This month I have mainly been working on the set and props side of things making backgrounds and scenes, and mapping out walk/run cycles on set for my crab and llama based creatures. I’ve also made some new replacement flames as I want nice shinny new ones for the real thing rather than the crumpled remains of the ones I used for the tests.

The spoon crab settles in to his habitat

The spoon crab settles in to his habitat

fire cracker in his natural habitat

fire cracker in his natural habitat

spoon crab and fire cracker combine worlds

spoon crab and fire cracker combine worlds

flames on acetate

flames on acetate

replacement flames

replacement flames

binoculars camera view

binoculars camera view

IMG01145-20130422-1832                The fire crackers new hooves !

 

 

My bunting has now been finished and was just in time for my grans 90th birthday party last weekend and it looked great and went down a treat –

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I was also in charge of decorating the cake which I had great fun doing and was loved by my Gran

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my new knitting project is a Tardis style jumper – I’m not actually knitting the jumper just the white squares ( windows that will go onto the jumper to ( hopefully ) make it Tardis like

 

drawing – two weeks ago a rare occurrence happened where not only did I have a Saturday off work but it was sunny too ! so I did whatever a good artist should on an occasion like this I took my sketchbook and went off for the day sketching – I filled another place in my 642 things to draw book and I also did some pen and ink drawing of some of the scenes around the Bristol docks

642 things to draw - houseboat

642 things to draw – houseboat

pen drawing at Bristol dock yard

pen drawing at Bristol dock yard

pen drawing Bristol harbor side

pen drawing Bristol harbour side

 

That pretty much somes up this months creative activities , the next couple of weeks is looking very busy but I will be updating as much as possible and hopefully with some exciting reports of a successful animation I’m running for a youth group at the end of this week. Farewell for now !