originals

Pop the Q

It's after midnight and they're back onscreen... Read More...

Timeshift

Dr Who: Gridlock - 2 good characters wasted in one episode. Read More...

Celebrity character

Big Brother on its way soon... this year without the Carphone Warehouse celebrity character Mowbli. Read More...

Naming things

I got twin dolls the Christmas I was five and a half. Patsy had skin of pink rubber with white-gold hair and blue eyes. Pokahontas, my favourite, had brown skin, black hair and deep brown eyes. Read More...

Strictly no pink

Late night BBC2 programme Return of the Hero about the reinvention of the adventure-book in the 21st century and how 'books for boys' are best-sellers again. The posh boys interviewed belong to a strange middle-class breed - distinguishing features include huge floppy hair and weird ears. Read More...

Characters round here

Danger of death keep out: toothy face/spaceship stickers opposite Voodoo Lounge, and with crossed bones, by the multi-storey round the back of Mayflower Street in Plymouth City Centre. Read More...

Favourites

Some of my favourite animation characters: Read More...

Character design tips

As a practical exercise during the lesson each student designed their own original character and produced 2 model sheets Read More...

Model sheets

In this lesson we looked at model sheets, the design visuals prepared and used in the construction of each character appearing in an animation. Read More...

Case study: Mr Brush

Original character designed and animated by me, a commission for a CD-ROM about interior decorating. The brief from the client was to devise and design an animated sequence as a step-by-step guide to illustrate the correct technical procedure for cleaning a dirty paint brush advised by health and safety legislation. Read More...