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In preparation for my Christmas painting I sketched some babies from a Google search. Using these, I drew a rough sketch of baby Jesus.BabySketches02Then I cleaned the drawing up in preparation for painting.

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I initially planned to paint the entire image, but it was Christmas Eve and I ran out of time!

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This is my dog, Elsa. Elsa from Frozen, yes, but we didn’t name her! In reality she is more like Anna – feisty, determined and a bit nuts.
Elsa02 Elsa03 Elsa04 At first she was asleep, but then she realised I was drawing her. This is her eye upside-down – she was lying like she is in the drawing above.Elsa05 The next stage was play!Elsa07Elsa06 Eventually she moved around too much and my drawings became very quick gestures …Elsa08

Rude Awakening

Character (Morpheus) from here: http://www.joshburton.com/projects/morpheus.asp
Chair prop provided by Aardman
All sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk

This is a short animation I created while a Trainee Animator at Aardman. I wanted to push my animation and go for a more cartoony style. For reference I watched a lot of Tex Avery takes! However I still struggled to push the rig (even Morpheus) to get the same exaggeration as a drawn figure while keeping it looking good.

I’m glad I tried to replicate part of the Popeye test a few months ago, because what I learnt doing that (see here) was very helpful with this.

Here are some of my favourite frames:

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