Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

I was reading Jason Schleifer's blog and came across this link to one of the most creative and impressive music videos I have seen in a long time. Great use of stop motion animation. I can't say I love the song that much but I do love the visuals, especially the second verse where she falls into the water. Have a look and let me know if you know of any other interesting music videos out there.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

2 Bee Games Comp

2 Bee Games Are currently doing a competition with a different theme each week for 8 weeks. It is all for pixel art and week 2 had the theme of 'The Villain' so I thought I'd have a go at some pixel art in paint. You had to come up with a name and a back story for your character, so this was my entry:

Evil Ed the Undead Doomsday Head.

Ed used to work at a retail shoe shop till he had an unfortunate accident involving a stiletto contaminated with a mild strain of a zombie virus that left him without an eye. The virus spread slowly and over time he gradually lost more limbs. Before they all fell off Ed travelled to Taiwan and acquired the necessary parts to build a machine that would carry what was left of his body. So using only his tongue and the three remaining toes he had left, Ed built the robotic/mechanical devise that he now uses. Due to an inability to use his TV remote to change the channel on his TV to a station that doesn't continuously play re-runs of shows he has already seen and the fact that he can no longer cuddle his pet cat Toby, he has become increasingly bitter. Because of this he has become the evil and twisted villain we all know today!


It's been a while since my last post so I thought I'd put some more artwork up. Here is a T-Rex type character I sketched up at work and have Flashified. I love working in Flash and this piece has reminded me of that love once again.
Hope you like.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Le Cafe

I have just found out about this wonderful French animation from one of my friends. Great music and great art style, I love it.
This is the exact reason why I try not to drink too much coffee any more!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Taff Wars

Now I realise I'm probably a few years behind on the whole Taff Wars thing but I watched some of them for the first time recently and I love them. Most of them are spot on and made me laugh like I haven't laughed in ages.

The premise is basically what if the Star Wars saga was set in South Wales. Some people might not get it but since I have been living in South Wales for about five years now I get the humour and think they are hilarious.

If you've never heard of it you can go to or to

Here is my favourite episode so far (the ones with Dai Vader are great).

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Lizard Beast Concept art

For a while now I've been meaning to do some concept art which I have finally gotten around to do. I found a sketch I did not too long ago of a lizard creature and thought I'd give it a bit of life and colour.

Here it is along with the original sketch.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Bull Fight

A while back I did a few drawings with a Spanish theme. A Spanish dancer, a bull and a bull fighter or matador if you want to use the correct name. They have been left in my pile of random sketches until recently since I have acquired a scanner and I have been able to give them a new lease of life, well the bull and the matador anyway.

I scanned the pictures and have combined the bull and fighter into one picture, adding a quick background and giving the characters a paint job in Photoshop.

So here is the final image along with the original drawings + the dancer who I may or may not colour up later.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


I have recently been going through the list of Film 4's 'Films to see before you die' ( While I have found some to be okay I have come across one called 'Brazil' which is absolutely fantastic and has instantly become one of my favourite films. It is written and directed by Terry Gilliam (Tom Stoppard also co wrote the script) and if your familiar with Gilliam's work you'll know what to expect from this film.

It stars a young Jonathan Pryce (aka the villain from the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies) as a lowly administration worker in a world obsessed with filling out forms for anything and everything. He tries to correct an admin error but instead ends up being accused of being a terrorist.

It has a great cast with some really brilliant cameos from the likes of Bob Hoskins and Robert De Niro. The sound track fits so well, you might even recognise the main theme which a little rubbish clearing robot called Wall-E has used recently.

I don't want to say too much more because I watched the film knowing nothing about it which I find is usually the best thing to do with films and I just don't want to spoil it.

Anyway I would probably advise you not to watch the trailer I'm adding below but I know some people like to see trailers before they can get interested in seeing a film so I've added it anyway. So if you can hold off from watching the trailer then that's great, but whatever you do go and see this film. It's probably not to everyones taste but it's definitely worth watching anyway.

Go watch and enjoy.

Zombie Nation

Last October I got into the Halloween mood and decided to draw a few zombies, lets face it they are better than witches and ghosts. So since I finally have a scanner I thought I'd show the pencil drawings here.
I'm planning on colouring them at some point soon which I'll post here as and when they get done.
So for all you zombie lovers out there, enjoy!

Monday, 5 January 2009

Da Kappo (The Beginning)

I always find the hardest part of doing anything like this is the start. Like any great film or book it needs to have a good beginning, so at this point I'm pretty stumped. I know the kind of things I want to put on my blog later on but I have no idea what to put in my first post. I was thinking of putting some sketches I have done recently but I'd rather save them for another post, no this one has to be a little bit special.
I wanted to start a blog to compliment my website (watch for the obvious plug) so I can not only put my finished work on the web but to also be able to put some less finished sketches, doodles other bits and bobs I do when I get a spare few moments. I also wanted a space where I can share some other artists, films and books etc. that I have seen and to let other people know about them.
So I know that this first post is nothing special or great but at least you have some idea about what I'm trying to do here and I've made that all important start. Hopefully I'll be able to post frequently enough that no one will come down to the beginning and be able to say "That blog has a rubbish begining" and if they do then hopefully they'll say "That blog has a rubbish beginning but look at how amazing it is now".