Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stickfigures are hardcore.

You'll understand.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tim Burton has nothing on this....

Now, not saying that I don't admire Tim Burton but really, he ain't got nothing when going up against American Mcgees' Alice. This man is a pure genius in making the horrible, twisted version of Alice in Wonderland into a kick ass game. I adored the first one although at the time the graphics would have been called poor, something about a knife wielding Alice, bloody cards and a twisted Cheshire cat just...reeled me in.

After many years it is finally revealed that the new game; Alice: Madness Returns is going to be released which makes me tickled pink. The story continues from the first. Alice had been put into an insane asylum due to her parents death in the house fire, her wonderland is her sickness, she kills the red queen to save not only herself; mentally, but the rest of wonderland...and so she leaves the asylum free of insanity...or so we thought.

Returning to the streets of London, it is clear that Alice has started to regress back to her old ways. Memories blurring reality with her imagination...which soon calls upon the wonderland to return. Here are two of the trailer teasers that make me giggle with glee...gotta love the 3D animation. Enjoy!!!

The blood and teeth are nicely done!...Although I think she needs to see a dentist...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Tree Friends - So cute it hurts...literally

I've always been impressed with Happy Tree Friends, for not only surviving as an Internet cartoon but gaining enough hype to become a well known cartoon on tv as well. For a short period of time. This small clippet of my favourite character, is a tale of a Buddhist monkey in a library...seriously kicks ass.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gorillaz Animation, 3D sometimes can be scary close up...

No kidding all! This little 3D animation of three members of Gorillaz...especially Murdoc, the main focal point is frightening and amazing at the same time. Tell me what you think.

Found the second part! JUST updated! Wooh...and a little disappointing. See if you can see the 3D errors!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sometimes there are people who are just awesome...

Hey y'all,

Like all normal people I was looking through the internet for inspiration and something catchy to watch and at Newgrounds a breaking out artist posted this as their first animation. It is friggin' awesome. I love the over the top mouth movements, the constant change of style and the way the dress shimmers. Plus it makes fun of Mariah Carey and I am down with that. Heh, I do not own the rights to this, they belong to lovely creator, Fourdegrees on newgrounds. However I decided to post it up here to get to see what you guys think.

P.S. Hey Frank, check out the awesome lip synching on this.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gorillaz Are just becoming awesomer...

Indeed my friends,

It seems as time goes on and on, the music and creations of Jamie Hewlett are only making me more and more jealous. Aha. This is a live video of the song "Doncamatic feat. Daley" it is amazing as the man is clearly talented and I hated to admit the first time I had heard the song I thought Daley was a woman...but he is a man, a very talented and vocally confusing male. Hehe. This was in Pheonix Arizona...awesome.

I would also like to add more information. No, you wouldn't think I would post a Gorillaz post without some form or animation or temptation? This is the trailer sneak peak for this very song. Thirty seconds but with a nice glimpse of 2D on the monitor it is clear the story of the 'Plastic Beach' continues. I love how animation and real life can be put together so beautifully now...le sigh. If only it was real. Eight more days until the  whole video is released! Whoooo!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gorillaz Update - Rhinestone Eyes Storyboards

Oh Yes ladies and gentlefolk, although I am focused upon my animation my second love goes to the band Gorillaz and along with it the brand new released storyboard of the Rhinetsone Eyes music video. Once more they show their skills in not only story telling, in revealing more about the Plastic Beach but as well as their art skills....damn you Jamie Hewlett! Amazing Bastard...ENJOY!

Monday, October 4, 2010

8-Bit Awesomeness


Well I came across this little piece of well wasted time. It just shows what some imagination and the dedication to the old 8-bit games can produce.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Animation Update Colour Choice?

Although it seems that I like to keep everything hush, hush, I thought it would be great to get some comments on what background seems better. As even with my animation the feel is not coming through yet until I have the colour backgrounds completed. Although I do have a lot done of them, I have two versions, one a minimalist to show off the main two characters and the other filled with...a more dulled down colour sheet. Tell me what you think!

So here they are...I must admit I am more leaning towards the first one with the hues of white and black simply because it makes everything barren. I don't know really.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer Wars Review

Well what can we say about a Japanese Anime that talks about love, battle, hardships and awesome boat scenes? THAT IT ROCKS!

Summer Wars, one of the newest films released by the Studio Mad House [Girl Who Lept Through Time, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress and the TV series Paranoia Agent] have once more hit it right on the mark.

The story is based upon the life of a mild mannered, mathematics Olympic 'almost' champion Kenji Koiso, his summer job only beginning to start with working in 'OZ' an online world of potential, shopping, fighting, living, it is everything to millions around the world as all have an account. It is not until his dream girl Natsuki Shinohara appears to ask him if he wants a summer job...obviously, red faced and happy he accepts...that is until he finds out he has to pretend to be her boyfriend and future husband. [You'd think he'd be happy]

From there he is thrust into the large and very old heritage of the Jinnouchi family, their lives a filled with interesting people and perspective. Only with this comes OZ and a deadly threat known as the 'Love Machine'. Destroying everything in its part within OZ, this character starts to toy with the world. Is it playing one big game?

Well you have to see for yourself.

Personally, I loved this film. The animation was perfect when it came to animating the Japanese reactions, nose bleeds were a must along with tons of sweat. A beautiful friendship between the 2D and 3D made this an experience I shall not forget soon. Action, adventure, drama, love, it really does have it all...along with a kick ass villain.

So I give it ten fingers of approval. It is a movie not to miss so quickly see it if you can.

KOI KOI!!!!!!

See the movie and you shall understand.

Here is the trailer to enjoy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't Look Down, Don't Look Down! You're Lucky There's a BLIMP!

Hi Ya'll,

Well I was looking on the Internet, like I seem to always be doing lately for inspiration and usually it means BIOSHOCK music but when I came across speaks for itself.

It really makes my day, I love it because of it being Tobuscus on YouTube. Awesome guy, just made my favorite game even...awesomer? Anyways, I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Justice Will Prevail with Style....and great hair...

Yeah...this is what happens when people leave me alone with photoshop and batman...listening to Lady GAGA

Thursday, August 12, 2010


That's right kiddies. The newly released trailer for the third installment of Bioshock does not take place in Rapture any longer but Columbia, A floating city in the sky that is literally falling.

It seems to be just as interested as Rapture but with a more American moral induced, Uncle Sam feel. Gosh I am looking forwards to it. Released in 2012 apparently I am eagerly waiting for it.

The 3D animation is stunning, once more like Bioshock 2, it is clear that the people at 2K games really know their stuff and know how to pull you in. It gives me a reason to indulge in 3D more often. It is beautiful...Ahem.

So please enjoy the trailer...I know I did.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wulver Animatic

Although I have a much more updated one. For now this is all I shall give out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have spent crying over why it is not working! Ahem...

Anyways, this is for my end of year animation. It has taken me ages to even figure out what is going to happen and hopefully it will end up looking awesome!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Gorillaz Update

Hey, hey all you groovy cats and dogs,

You like music, you like cartoons, you like musical cartoons, do you like friggin' awe-some-ness!? Then be excited! BE VERY EXCITED! GROILLAZ IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA AND ESPECIALLY BRISBANE!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Yes, tickets go on sale in just three days while the actual concert is on December 19th? Oh well, I am so excited! I love this band! They are amazing! Ah....

So yeah! Get ready for the PLASTIC BEACH!

I'll be waiting with a drink in hand...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

As most of you know there are some games that are just begging to be made into actual movies. The Professor Layton series is one of those timeless Japanese animated cartoons that I consider to be one. Although not released until late September to October this year for England and perhaps Australia. Professor Layton and his trusty, self-proclaimed assistant Luke are about to embark on a adventure, solving the mysteries and puzzles of eternal life! WHEE!


It is a wonderful design and when I played the games that were released in English for the Nintendo DS, the short snippets of animation splashed in were the highlight of the games, not to mention the puzzles that had me staring at my small screen for hours going 'WHY DOES IT MATTER HOW OLD THE GIRL IS? IT'S HER BIRTHDAY!!!' It is a fantastic series and I look forwards to seeing it released in English. Although already out in Singapore since March 18th, there has only been the Japanese release, and there is little chance of finding it with the correct I shall patiently wait and watch with glee.

Here is the trailer I found. I hope you are excited as I am... Yes I am looking at you Cassie. Wink, wink.

And yes, it is a little odd that a grown, English gentleman is always with a small pubescent boy...but I think we all know what is going on...Bow Chika Wow ow....
Oh me! I do believe I have ruined a lot of minds...oh well...ENJOY!

Alas I do not own the rights to Professor Layton...le sigh, I wish I did.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if cats were zombies?

Then your answer is here! This is a really talented animator called cyriak on youtube. Seriously check out his channel. He has some pretty awesome stuff. This is called 'Meow'. I think it speaks for itself.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Here it is! My emoting blink...I am working on the cleaner one but meh. Took me all day baby!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rock and Rule 1983

It is one of those under appreciated films that I adore. I remember watching this as a kid and well, Mok scared the crap out of me. It is about a futuristic world where the human race died out while animals like mice, dogs, cats, rats all that jazz survived, mutated into human forms...sort of.

A band trying to make it big only to be spotted by a man who is the most famous star in the world, but something isn't right...why would he focus on one band member only? The lovely Angel holds the power to release a demon from another dimension with her voice and Mok wants it...

It is a movie that you must check out! But for now here is the clubbing scene which I enjoy the most. Oh, got to love the big boned Cinderella!

EAP 2 Running

Well I suppose I should be putting this as EAP 1 since I never loaded up here but meh. Here is the first real piece of animation I am putting up on my blog. Yay! Hope you enjoy, comments are loved so please tell me what you think, critique!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fallout New Vegas!

Now everyone knows I am a big fan of Bethesda Softworks, and well all I draw and talk about is Fallout 3. My new love however is that of Fallout New Vegas. This is no average add-on, it is a full fledged game being released and well I found a new trailer! Enjoy! It simply makes me giddy like a school girl.

Need a little pick me up?

I always find the things that make me happy. This was created with 3D mods of Scout and Heavy from TF2. If you don't know what it is then FOR SHAME!!! Oh, I did not make this, I wish. This was created by Jimbomcb on Youtube. Watch him, he is awesome!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Toy Story 3

Hi ya'll,

I totally forgot to post up my review of Toy Story 3 which I saw with Cassie a few days ago. If one word could sum up this movie it would AMAZING, seriously...

From start to finish this movie holds your interest through plot development, drama and of course comedy. It starts off with re-introducing you to the main characters, they toys and Andy who has to make the touch decision of what he is going to do with his toys. Now it is a sad moment, to see him decide which to keep and which to leave but this is where the story truly begins...

From their lives at home to the slightly less sunny Sunnyside daycare. The plot thickens as all may not be what it seems. It makes you laugh and feel for the toys which also introduces new characters. Indeed it is a delight to see how toys may feel after being handled by a young hurts.

From then on it is a constant battle to escape Sunnyside which results in a Spanish Buzz, don't ask, just watch and you shall understand. For me Spanish Buzz was the highlight, something about his graceful movements, and over dramatic play outs of what he sees makes me chuckle every time. The dance scene between him and Jessie...well with just him in the beginning made me kack myself. It is perfect and it is definitely something to remember.

This movie is one that Pixar should be proud of. Once more they have added another to my DVD list and have kept my childhood movie from being raped. Eleven years was worth the wait. It was a pleasure to watch and if you have not seen it already then GET GOING! It was a perfect sequal-sequal, it did not overstep its boundaries and ended with a ending that made me feel that the story had come to its closing perfectly.

Ten frickin' stars out of ten.

Here is something for you all to enjoy...heh...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Preview of Melancholy Hill!

Hey, hey my little chitterbugs, how's it hanging?

Well another update on the world of Gorillaz. This is the beginning preview of the music video of Melancholy Hill. It seems that they have returned once more to the original 2D animation style for most of the characters except for Cyborg Noodle and the backgrounds...and who is the girl in the Mask? Well I do believe it is obvious enough...Enjoy...

Once more I do not own Gorillaz...le sigh...

Gorillaz review!!

Hey, hey groovers and shakers. Just a quick update on the wonderful animation created by the band GORILLAZ!!! Yay. Now if you have been following the blog, you might remember the animatic for the 'Evil Noodle Ident?' If not check it out since here is the completed work! Yay! It is amazing and once more it is showing off the skills of 3D and how awesome 3D enjoy!

Once more I do not own the Gorillaz...but I wish I did.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Socks are for your feet silly...

Here is something to brighten your day. I did not make this. OneyNG did, check him out on newgrounds. Awesome guy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Light Task!

Yeah, so today we were focusing on how lighting can project a mood. Especially with a three point directional light. It was really fun and making a shadow made my day...although I finished way ahead of when I was supposed to ahaha...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yeah! This is my Matte Painting project...well a practice that is all.

I See Blue People....

Hello, Hello,

I can not believe this was so fantastic. A long and awaited trailer for James Camerons' Avatar 2!! I am looking forwards to it....are you? Plus I would actually pay good money to see this one.

Of course I do not hold the rights to this, blah, blah, blah. ENJOY!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Well going to follow my love of Don Bluth I watched the only prequel/sequel he ever created with something he had done. Bartok the Magnificent was the small bat from the famous movie 'Anastasia' and my personal favorite villain Ludmilla was so kick ass. This song was brilliant and the transition is fabulous. Enjoy!

Princess and the know you love it.

I came across a small show reel of rough animation for the actual movie. It is worth a look at since it shows planning and hand drawn animation. Narratives never looked soooooo goooooooood. Baby!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gaming Graphics are like woah...

Seriously, I have been impressed the with the sudden leap forwards in gaming animation. The 3D work is something to be admired in itself, even if it is only a cut scene...this is amazing. Like the opening for Left4Dead 2 I was blown away by the facial animation and in this, the small clip for the add on 'The Passing' it only adds to my growing love.

It's a Cheeseburger Apocalypse...

My love for Left4Dead 2 continues to grow with each passing week, the actual clippet of the new add on 'The Passing' which I will post up next makes me giggle but this...well we just have to love Coah and Ellis. I hold no credit towards this animation, rivetsandrain created this along with the fantastic 'Bonk' animation. Check him out of you are a gaming fan, the stuff is hilarious.

That's right Beyonce!

Well between coughing up my lung and animating I found a few little clips to get my through the day. This is from the amazing people of 'THE KEY OF AWESOME!!!!!' The rock my socks seriously and I just love this speaks the truth. So check them out!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

When 3D and classic movies create perfectness

I am in love with this clip. The use of rotoscope and then using it for a 3D model integrated with the clip makes it worth every second. Iron Man and Patrick Swayze are the perfect couple.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feel Good Inc -Gorillaz Animatic

Hey, hey! Once again I thought another little treat would be nice since all seconds years are working hard on their animatics. Here is the one made by once again THE GORILLAZ. In celebration of their newly released Album I liked to show off once of their old animatics for one of their most famous animated videos 'Feel Good Inc'. Once again I do not own them but wishing never does any harm...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Animatic Gorillaz

Well this is just a rumor but this is actually the ident animatic/ storyboard for Noddle, the guitarist of the famous animated band 'Gorillaz'. Is she evil? Is she just a robot? Most likely...but anyway, here is the small animatic/ storyboard! I own nothing of Gorillaz...I wish I did but you know...le sigh.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jumping Animation

Here it is!

It could be a little better but still...Oh well!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Gorillaz Stylo

As much as I wish I owned the rights to this I do not. Gorillaz are back with a brand new Album! Making themselves the first cartoon based band, they have captured the attention of many with their interesting music videos and one again they have outdone themselves. Now I am not saying that I did not enjoy the 2D animation of their characters but the 3D work with the Stylo video is smiply amazing.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Animation Camera Movement


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Welcome to the world of ANIMATION

Bomb! 3D

This is a bomb! RUUUUUN!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

They have things like the atom bomb!

So I think I'll stay where I'm from! CIVILIZATION!!!! I'll stay right here...

So here is my concept design for the letter 3d modelling.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And now for some news...

Hey there Wastelanders,

This is Rachel Ooooowwww! And I am coming from you live from the Capital Wastelands of Brisbane with some news. Now as all of you have known that Fallout 3 was to be the highlight of my life however something else has stolen it just as quickly. Since the 3D animation in that [despite the random glitches] was almost perfect I was eagerly awaiting the next one Fallout New Vegas...and guess what kiddies? IT IS COMING OUT THIS YEAR! 2/06/2010!! So grab your plasma rifles, your stimpacks and a hell of a lot of ammo because now for your viewing pleasure is the first released ad...right here on Galaxy News Radio.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

This is my character animation of Spud! Lord Spudsington the third. He is lonely and sad since he is in a musty, old, jail and he has lost his monocle.

I feel so lonely I could cry...

Yep, yep! The design for the enviroment for our little bean here makes me sad and giggle at the same time...he has a dirty toilet.

Concept design

This is Lord Spudsington the third, he enjoys sitting back and watching the servants play croquet for him while sipping on lemonade...Classy.


Hello all!,

This is my concept design for the 3D enviroment design. Hope you like it!