Friday, 8 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
I recently organised life drawing sessions at Aardman. The main focus for me, as a story artist, is quick gesture drawings. We have a mix of female and male models that work with props and some have acting experience, which is great for character work. The classes have been a great success and have had participants from all departments at Aardman, not just the creative areas. I'm running another block on a few weeks.
20 artists who are involved with Aardman got together and independently published this comic anthology. The result has been better than any of us hoped for and we are now in the process of flogging them . . . so if you're interested please read on.
This cover was illustrated by Aardman director Luis Cook. I've just had the pleasure of working with him on an animatic for a secret pilot.
This is my tale. "The Waterstein Babies" is a Longitudinal study that began in 1928, England. It has since followed the lives of 5 babies from birth to death. Their highs, lows, deepest thoughts and desires are revealed in this famous study. In this volume are five stories that have been edited together to form a whole, it also includes various paraphernalia from the archive. I'm already working on Volume 2 for the next "Spiffing Artists" publication.