I have just finished a grueling short schedule Illustration job with 166 artworks. The thing that kept me going through the long hours was the fact that somewhere after half way through the project there was a large pocket of really simple Illustrations. The simplest of these was a Mango and that became my target. Once I hit the ‘Mango Point’ I knew I could make the deadline and stress levels
We are now looking for the Mango Point in all our projects
Some animated dog character designs that were cast out into the street due to a change of brief.
I wish clients would realise that dogs are for life not just per project.
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I give you Love Pong. A Valentines e-card that got way out of hand.
This started life as an experimental game of Pong in Construct2 but with Valentines approaching two cherubs batting a heart around seemed like a good idea and I roped in My wife and Business partner Mo. The whole attempt to get something that worked, was amusing and didn’t look too bad in less that a week was a bit of a challenge but was an incredible learning experience. We hope to polish up the game when we get a little bit more time.
- Mo was originally an illustrator way back when we were at college (She is a designer now). She painted the backgrounds digitally and this is the first time she has done painting of any kind this century.
- We have still not managed to get the high score.
- Siamese cats are no help at all when building anything interactive.
Give it a go and let us know what you think.
Life, one meal at a time …
Our talented friend Miss HatHorn, aka Sharon Smith, has designed, directed and animated her first independent film. This ten minute adaptation of a piece of prose by Frank Key was shown at the Bradford Animation Festival in November. The full film, A Recipe for Gruel, can be viewed at the nominations for the British Animation Awards at the BFI on 8th February (and at other venues around the country). We can’t wait to see it!
But, if you can’t make that, you can see the trailer, some of the beautiful drawings, and much more of Sharon’s work, on the Miss HatHorn site … which, incidentally, we built and designed the custom templates for.