Monday, 10 December 2012

PPD Task 1c

Stage 4

Individual Learning Plan

Addressing weaknesses, Pursuing opportunities & minimising threats...

To accomplish this I've set myself a little 'rota,' we'll see if it works.

If I can stick to this I should be effectively on my way to getting where I want to be, work entails all aspects from uni work, freelance and just general 'practice.' I've also set my weekend for reading in order to get through the masses of art, animation, comic, literature & text books I have!

I also want to make sure that every week I do these as an absolute minimum:

  • Observe & draw in public places/ gatherings
  • Animate
  • Keep a written and drawn journal

Wish me luck!


Sunday, 9 December 2012

PPD Task 1b

Stage 2

Creative Skill Set

Using I researched my prospective job role in the animation industry as a Computer Generated 2D Animator.

Although my ambition is to be a traditional Hand-drawn 'Supervising' or 'Key' animator, especially on a feature length film, I felt that these kind jobs will be harder to procure in the future and so, I felt it wise to research the former, whilst working on the traditional animation in my 'spare time.'

Here are the necessary skills required according to Creative Skillset for a CG 2D Animator.

Stage 3

Map Essential Skills against SWOT Analysis

I feel like the current work I am doing, especially my illustration work is contributing massive amounts to my core design skills and use of colour which I think is essential as a CG 2D or Flash animator. Especially since most of the work has to be produced solely by myself and without the aid of an in-betweener and also in general as creatives are evermore so required to do multiple tasks in the industry.

However I really need to concentrate greatly on animating...

It's been hard juggling my illustration work, client work and uni work as well as finding time to work on some good Acting animation, which of course, takes a lot more time and effort.

In a positive light, I do believe that I have a solid understanding of the core principles of animation and story telling I just need to make more time to put these in to effect.

PPD Task 1a

Stage 1

SWOT Analysis


  • 'Good' draughtsmanship skills
  • Focus, passion & hunger
  • Astute, with regards to picking up new methods, ideologies and technologies
  • Self Conscious


  • Draughtsmanship can always be improved
  • Obsessive passion & hunger can sometimes prevent experimentation
  • Ego


  • A whole remaining academic year to prepare myself for industry
  • Client based work
  • 'Spare' time to go and draw from life i.e. Coffee shops, Bars, Parks etc.


  • Poor balancing of personal growth, uni work and client work
  • Xbox, Comics, Movies & Socialising

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Channel 4 Ident Practice

We've been working on a compositing module recently at college and our task is to produce either an E4 or MTV Ident.

Here is a little channel 4 Ident practice using frontal mapping in C4D and masking in After Effects, a program I feel I need to make more use of.


Friday, 7 December 2012

Steam Puggy

Ok this is DONE! For now... Spent way too much time on these guys...

Had some fun practicing my Photoshop skills and working with light, smoke & dust particles.

Thanks for stopping by,


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