I loves me some referencing, here is a scene from my Divine Comedy animation referencing this famous engraving by Gustave Doré
Painting my studio space :)
My degree show space. I tried to create an atmosphere as far removed from a white gallery space as possible as cartoons aren't suited to the atmosphere. I really like the brick wallpaper and have displayed "Delvin the crazy hobo" on the outside as it fits nicely
Dinosaurs! another unfinished snippet here but now looking at it after so long I really want to work on it again, it's pretty different to what I've been doing of late but it really takes me back to the internet cartoons I'd watch and wish to make back in the day.
Cat and Bebe! a work in progress I wrote with my buddy Fran. A very unfinished snippet here, but I thought it shows my process pretty well here, when constructing the scenery in flash instead of photoshop I'll map out where I want objects to go and come back to them later so I can work on the animation.
Delvin the crazy Hobo. The first animated version of my beloved hobo character doodled in my textbook when I was 15. Is Delvin even a real name? Probably not. Here I've used key frame animation on his arms and mouth however in later versions of Delvin I have opted to use my digital puppet technique and I feel it was the right way to go. As for structure, I'm keeping Delvin in his pink samba frame as I feel it adds to the joke more than the content itself.
Constructing the character. I use a technique in animation I like to call "Digital puppet" where each body part is drawn separately and pieced together in flash. using this technique requires that all shapes of parts (ie bent arms) are needed before animating can start.
The Magical Realm of Horse Man- Film cow. Film Cow's cartoons tend to focus movement to lip syncing and slight head movements as the humour comes from the dialogue between characters more than anything else.
The evolution of Danny (divine comedy). Danny was the hardest character for me to create. It took FOREVER. in that as a regular person with no defining quirks it was hard to create a style I was happy with that did the character justice without making him generic.