Monday, 26 September 2011


I'll be honest, I have very little confidence in my abilities as an artist, be it in the application or in terms of my creative process. Because of this I have a bit of a problem with drawing, or at least motivating myself to draw. I tend to avoid it where possible. The real problem is that when you avoid it for so long you start to really lose your hand at it, which further damages confidence. So for the past year or so I haven't really touched pen to paper at all, hence the notable lack of drawn art on this blog of late. But of course this is no way to be for an animator, so as of last week I am back on the oul' drawing wagon. I've started to put together the main character for my latest film (more on that soon), what really makes me happy though is that I'm starting to learn things. I've learned, for the first time really, how to properly construct a character from the inside out rather than just winging it. It's been fun and I hope this sense of . . . correctness continues for as long as possible. Here's a quick shot of some of the design work I've been doing. I'll make a proper post about the film soon, when I have more stuff locked down.

Oh, and sorry for the slightly shoddy writing quality tonight, I'm a bit shattered. Cheers. 


  1. Have you read 'The War of Art' by Steven Pressfield? It's a good antidote for what you're talking about in the beginning of this post. It's a short easy read, and should be required reading for all artists, IMO.

  2. I've never read that but I'll totally check it out on your recommendation!