Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Watch the film here.

As I've mentioned elsewhere, this blog was never intended for public use. It was soley for the team to communicate with one another. I made it public so anyone curious enough could see a small fraction of what went into it (this does not include the majority of the work which was completed at uni). Now it is public, I'll make it easy for anyone looking to watch the final film. Here it is!

Thursday, 5 May 2011


At the moment we have these, but i'll update this section with any future merits we may get.

MILANO FILM FESTIVAL 2011 International Animation Short Marathon
ANIMATED EXETER 2011 official selection Best Of The West competition
FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Bologna) official selection (although i could find no mention of this or any other screenings on their website!)
ANIMABASURI-ANIMABASQUE 2011 Karratu Short Film Section official selection

there was another one too, some movie bus thing but i didn't deem it noteworthy.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Full music, first pass.

Full music test, first pass. from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

Password: badass02

From Holley:
"anyway, here's a rough guide for most of the animation.

The intro sections still very sparse, I just wanted to give you an idea of what I was thinking.

The first trip to the DR. I haven't really looked at yet.

The transitions between the dances and the dr.s office are still a bit rough, but it should give you an idea.

The ending's almost there, let me know what you think. I've made it pretty stupid music, but I think it works ok.

It line up with the original version you sent me. I know there's been a time change at the beginning, but that's not really a problem."

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


here's Holley's first pass. There's a break in the middle where he hasn't joined them yet.

I think it's unspeakably awesome

Password: badass01

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Hey guys, sorry for the delay on this. Where I'm only getting half a billboard, I wasn't quite sure how to go about it. So I've simply made an image and my signature, both in PNG with no background, so whoever's in charge can compile is onto the board with a list of what I've done.
I didn't do the list myself as I wasn't sure what to put on it, as I've practically done every job in at least some small amount, haha.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Heya peoples, finally finished my billboard, not entirely sold on the background, but I couldn't think of anything to do....except hearts and pink things....
Anyway DONE

*EDIT* changed the background~ *END EDIT*
*EDIT* changed font >_>;; *END EDIT*


Heres my billboard idea... i feel it sums up my current crocodile related thoughts exactly lol, painted the hair in cus maya hair is a cunt and i couldnt get any polygons to look good. Anything to change, take away or add?

Wednesday, 10 March 2010



Saturday, 20 February 2010

Billy boarder

Well my first idea for the bill boardo, tried to go for the whole rubber hose cartoon titles thing.
Dunno if I blurred it too much oh well still got the psd so can change it
It's a bit simple but it will do until I am struck with a better idea
what do you guys think?

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Betty Posts :o

I know you said i'd share my billboard with the layout artists, so i was thiking in a panel/square allocated to me etc. Is it... ok?

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


We have 10 weeks left for animation. Please keep this in mind, and manage your workloads accordingly. If you cannot manage your work, tell me pronto and we'll work it out.
APRIL 19th
This includes all clean up and Toonbooming. Non extendable! Thanks folks.
Amazing job so far everyone. I just need your energy and enthusiasm for a few more weeks!

P.S this deadline also includes your Credit Billboard. You can make em however you like. My one is pretty simplistic, Tegan's one puts mine to shame, the warlord.
Remember there'll be blue sky and green park and trees around your billboard image, so no portraits of you in the park please.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

This is the voice of the Moderator!

So mock up of the final layout, just need to print out the posters, scrunch them up a little, maybe a rip here or there and layout done! Happy? Seams aren't apparent? :P

Greg can you tone down the red a little before i prints them! Dankerschon!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Dr Fad's Waiting Room Posters

Here's the posters for Dr Fad's waiting room I knocked up today whilst unable to get on with Clyde due to a lack of Seminar Room!

Monday, 14 December 2009

'Super Space Wolf Team Adventures' Poster - In colour!

Well I've been browsing this blog alot recently and though I know I'm not expected to do anything until next term, i've been eyeing up this poster design for a while. I've been looking for an excuse to do some colouring practice and though I know this is a fairly old design, I thought I'd give it a shot.

I obviously don't expect this to be used or anything but I thought it was worth posting up here anyway!



Friday, 11 December 2009

Expressions Testing

Id like to say i finished the Facial rigging now... but maya is a cunt. FACT. So unless any problems occur then the facial rigging is done. Im not sure how to do the Lattice for the nose yet but i will learn now if you think we still need it?

Checklist to completion:

1. Get Richard to show me how to do that tail control he was telling me about
2. Parent him to the world movement thingy ( 3 circles )
3. For some reason the eyes are rotating around a point in mid-air when the head is moved ( Im sure this didnt happen before ) So i need to sort that.
4. Touch up any off skin weights

Unless you can think of anything else then thats pretty much it? I WILL have this thing completed this week, and ill be staying from 9.30-9 everyday this week to make fucking sure lol


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Hollie's Test

Hollie touched my rig and i loved it...

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Strike a pose

Clearly this isnt finished, just for lolz really :p

Friday, 20 November 2009

Finished Textures

Crocky-G inda house yo!

Not sure if were using this so much anymore but if anyone needs to see the crock model for reference in future then here it is, textured and all :)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Super Model

Just uploading Annie's Model sheet in case we are still going to mix all the characters together for height comparison.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Neaaarly Done

Whats done so far..

Sunday, 25 October 2009


The first shot needs some frikkin' BIRDS! As the camera passes over the park we need the sky to flash with colour and life! When everyone has finished the shot they're doing (second years) gimme some BIRD ACTION!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Lay this out

Updated sheets for the trees, pavement, clouds and the fence. All the photoshop files are saved on my computer and I'll transfer them onto the servers on monday.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Texture croc says hello

The one on the rights a bit dodgy... forgot which colours i used first time and had to guess shades lol. PALETTES!

Any thoughts / recomendations?

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Updated Model Sheet and a Tree!

Well i between sleeping, sneezing, and other general things that happen when you are ill i made a tree "inspired" by the super paper mario series thought these subtle things may also branch out to the gaming animation side (may try a twist on a mario cloud too)

Also well i knew that model sheets were more then just a turn table of the character so i added some full body poses and expressions on him.

i am feeling alot better now too, a whole day of lemsip, sleep and good old TLC from grandma made me feel much better so i'll be back in the studio tomorrow :D

Going Green!

here's a couple of trees for the opening shot done digitally, will scan the traditional one later.
Next to come, Clouds!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Awrite my chimps? How do we feel about some of these colours? Ive ranged it from some dingy aligatory colours and some different shades of crockadile green. Theres some details of Scaley plates and bits missing here but wandered about the general feel of colour we like.

Crock Toy

Ricckkkyyyyyyyyyyy..... *said in an annoying eastenders fashion*

You said before about making Crocky Gee Toylike? I duno what your thoughts are on this anymore but i put this together today to test it out a little. Cha fink?

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bits and Pieces

Redrawing some bits from the storyboard, will colour soon.



Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Cat Model Sheet

Just thought i would post this on here incase anyone else wants a copy of this
it's only a very simple model sheet but it works best so you can see how he is constructed also added the grain filter on the coloured one.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

It Starts...

Tomorrow is the day.

This is where this thing becomes real and we all get to work on something that we can all be proud of. Hopefully we'll all come out of it with some awesome work to put on our showreels.

I'll be in at 9am tomorrow and everyday. I'm not suggesting everyone has to, 9:30 is fine.

See you all in the morning. I doubt anythin gexciting will happen for a few days. Paperwork...enrolling...bah...bring on the animation paper!

Saturday, 3 October 2009


i am back from me holidays now :D

just a few more sketches of the little guy and i gave him a hat ricky!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Friday, 25 September 2009


Not 100% accurate. Sorry. Hopefully it's good to work from realistically.

There should be more than enough information on this and previous posts combined to recreate him accurately. They'll all be together in the crew pack

Houston, we have a problem

I was planning on going to see Tom with the animatic the day after I get back from Sweden (Tuesday) but then I remembered...won't the new first years be in by then? I really doubt he'll have any time for us in their first week! ARG!
SO I guess my initial plan of having a finished animatic by term start will no longer happen. I blame Sofie's stupid releatives for having this fucking wedding. HOWEVER,
It doesn't really change anything. We can still get started on our tests and even begin with some of the really really hard shots. Like the dance sequence, which will always be in there, and Marks shots which will most likely remain exactly the same.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Chibi Time!

Chibi Designs for Annie

Was thinking some parts of her animation could be done with in this style. In some Anime's characters have forms like this for extra exaggeration to some emotions or just for that comedic value.
So if this design is liked, I'd like to give a go at animating her in some scenes changing to this sort of form.

Saturday Mornings at 9!

Hey guys, just putting the line version the poster down, for anyone who's interested.
This was actually done last week, but the rough colours I put on it caused me such embarrassment (ask Ricky or Tegan. And no, you can't see it) that I've spent the intervening time trying to come up with something better. Unfortunately my digital painting skills aren't what you'd call fast, so I'm leaving this here for anyone who is better than me and fancies taking a crack at it.

Also, here's a version with finished lettering. Just for jollies.

Monday, 21 September 2009

WB Wolf Step By Step

Not the best quality here, no photoshop or any controls for contrast etc etc. P.S I know the last one isn't flawless. Horrible left leg, but once I put ink to paper, there's no turning back. We'll be using pencil on the real one.