Year one is over. Still from my final film from this year, ‘decline’ above. I have learnt a lot from trying to make a one minute film to a brief. It was challenging but also enjoyable. Things I have learnt/want to do in the future:

  1. Things always work out differently to what you imagined so you have to sort of relax into the film and see how it develops
  2. I would like to get better acquainted with after effects, premiere and other useful software. This time I really just focused on the animating and tried to practice the body acting and facial expression work we have done whilst incorporating some morphs.
  3. More time spent on development and storyboarding could help although in this case It was my first time doing this process and maybe It will just take time and practice to make storyboarding more useful for me.
  4. Adding more colour and texture and trying out new mediums.
  5. I like straight ahead animating


I like the look of this film

Saw some fantastic character animation in ‘Whisper of the heart’ the other day:

I haven’t read about him yet or found out anything but I came across an artist called Frank K Lundangi. I love his colour and imagination:

conductor colour calligraphy


The David Hockney Exhibition was brilliant. I found his use of colour, texture and perspective inspiring and really enjoyed his line drawings. I would like to gradually incorporate more texture and colour into my animation as I improve.

Steve recommended we look at the work of filmmaker Susan Young and I have found her work very inspiring. I love her calligraphic line work and free movement as well as her incorporation of colour which is not too overwhelming but just the right amount. Japanese Calligraphy as an art form and Hokusai’s Manga have impacted on my drawing for a while now and it would be good to push that further in movement as well as line, like Susan has.

This advert for Classic Fm is beautiful! I remember a friend of mine, Lily, saying when we went to see an orchestra play that a conductor would be great to animate. She takes inspiration from Saul Steinberg’s drawings! (mmmm!) It would be a good challenge to try and capture the movement of musicians playing.



Some Sketches I drew in the cafe where I work then coloured at home. Colour inspired by Hockney’s use of so much colour and perhaps Maryclare’s use of oil pastels.








I am going to go and do some animating now.