Sunday, 27 October 2013

Bulbasaur and Psyduck Cross stitch

For both my friends birthday I decided to make a cross stitched version of there Favourite Pokemon Bulbasaur and Psyduck. The first thing I had to do is draw the design on some graph paper like so:

From this I could do the actual cross stitch on Aida which took me about 3 days to make. I had to make sure I had all the right colours as well.

After I had done this I then framed it, I brought a frame and then painted it to match the picture. I decided to go for a green and blu which represents Grass and water to and to the Pokemon theme. 

Here is the finished thing.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Floristry - Flat Pack Bouquet

For my last week of Floristry I have made a Flat Pack Bouquet using, Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, and some Gypsophila, I also finished it off by making a nice Chocolate box bow for decoration.

This finishes of my Floristry course so I now have a Entry 3 Level in Floristry. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Floristry - Modern Line Arrangement

Here is my next creation for my Floristry course. I have made a modern line arrangment using Carnations, Ming Fern, Hosta, leaves and Geranium leaves. Im really enjoying my course and look forward to next week.

Friday, 18 October 2013

More Commission work.

Here are a few images I did for someone I know, He wanted me to change the photographs he gave me into drawing images. 

For both of these I used Photoshop the get the different effects. For the bottom one it took a bit longer because  there was a lot more happening. I had to use loads of different brushes but Im happy with how they turned out. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Floristry - Posy arrangement

Here is another I did in Floristry class, Using Roses and Spray carnations. This is a Posy Arrangement and I also used some oasis of the middle and a O - bowl for the stand.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Seaside Picture - All Finished

I have finally finished my Seaside painting, I had a lot of fun making it and might do something else like this again. 

I used acrylic paint of it, but I watered down some of the colours. 

Friday, 4 October 2013

Sea Side Painting - Getting there

The painting is going well, I have done all that main colours now, I will now wait for this to dry and then do the details and shading, 

Here I have started to do some detail on the children, there are still some bits that need doing but it is almost done.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Flower broach - Buttoniare

I have started a course in Floristry and I have decided to document all the things that I make so, for the first week I have made a Boutonniere or broach  out of a Gerbera flower and some Wax Flowers, Here is a picture of the finished thing.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Seaside Painting - The Beginning

I have now started painting my that seaside picture for my friend, I have done the main colours then I will at the detail as I go along.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Painting in Progress

Here are a few shots of the final painting in progress, I have just drawn it out at the moment but I will get to the painting soon.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Seaside painting - sketch book drawings

Here is the finished drawing and painting for the sea side I am doing. Now I have the design I will drawn it out on a giant piece of canvas. More pictures are to follow.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Beach scene Painting

I have been commissioned to do a beach scene painting for some one I know. Here are some of the initial drawings for what I have done, I will soon be starting the final painting. 

I did some of these as examples and tests befour I start the final image.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


This month I have been working on an animation for the 11 Second Club which is a monthly animation competition where you get given a piece of sound and you have to animate over it. The voteing will open soon so wish me luck. If you want to see it then click the link below.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Food GIFs

Pizza Running Gif photo Pizza_run_zps7840c9d0.gif  photo Chips_run_zps8d8569f3.gif  photo Drink_run_zpsbb45d171.gif Cake Running photo Cake_run_zpse9e68fce.gif Burger Running photo Burger_run_zpsaa4ec2f3.gif   

This week I have been experimenting with GIFs. I made and animation for an online competition where I had to create a loop of animation base on a word and the word was Food. This selection of running food feature in the animation that can be seen here -

I really enjoyed doing this and now I know how to o it I may do more. 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Cross-stitch Postcards

As Part of the Degree show at Staffordshire University there is another show called Fringe that is happening along side it. Details can be seen here

For this all the Arts students have been given the chance to enter a post card design for the show. So I have decided to do some cross stitched post cards. I had a long think of what sort of thing I would like to do and finally settled on a backstitched image base off my power of 9 animation.

I did some designing and came up with this -

So this was the pattern I used to create my postcards. After many hours of stitching I finally finished and ended up with these,

I am really happy with them and cant wait to see them in the show.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

I love finishing things!

I have finally finished my to projects. Here is a link to the flower temple -

Me, Becky, Adam and Chloe are all very happy with it. Aaron also really enjoyed it  and we are hoping to put it into festivals in the coming future. 

You can also find out about Aaron and what he does by clicking here -

He has also put together a band which can be found here - 
Tumble Like Alice is hoping to play this song as well as others in the future. 

Me and Adam have also finished the Garden Gang as well this week. There has been ups and down but we have finally finished it. Here is a link to The Garden Gang -

We are very happy with how this turned out and we hope that we can get some where with it. I would like to Thank Louis Kennedy for letting us use the characters as we have really enjoyed animating them.   

You can find more information about Louis Kennedy here -

For Both of these project I would like to enter them in to some festivals to get our names out there. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Flower Temple so far

Here is all the animation for the Flower Temple animation so far. The entire animation is animated buy me, Adam Poole, Becky Burst, and Chloe Brown. We are getting through the scenes and hope to have the whole animation done buy the end of the week providing everything goes well. I apologise for the bad quality but a full HD version will be uploaded to vimeo as soon as it is done.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Messing with Effects

Here is a little test I did for the Garden Gang scene with ronny. I wanted to make it look like he runs off really fast so I added some different blur effects to see what I could get.

This when really well ^^ Just need to sort out some little bits in this scene that It will be done.

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Garden Gang begins

I finally have all the backgrounds and all the characters made for that Garden Gang. I would like to thank Rupa Joshi for doing all of the for me and Adam. Today I have been putting together scenes so they are ready to animate. Here are a few images of the characters in the scene.

Heres the opening shot of the animation

Close up  of Olivia Orange and Gary Grape.

Friday, 12 April 2013

One second animation

I have decided to do a one second animation for Animade's full secs channel. It has to have 2 second either side of the titles and one second in the middle. Here are a few images of whats gonna happen.

Here a lovely spring background and also the same scene but covered in snow. 

Here is a link to the finished animation.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

1 . . .2 . . .3 . . .Go!

Here is a little animation I did on Photoshop. I took a picture of a hand counting down from 3. Becky then cut them up and converted the layers into frames. and here is the finished result. This is just a little test  though and the real thing will be on the Flower temple music video when it is finished.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Ronnies dust cloud

Here's a little animation I did for the garden gang, this is for the scene where Ronnie says "See ya" and then dashes of quickly. and this is the cloud he leaves behind.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Flowers and trees

For my other project that I am doing I have been put in charge of making flowers trees and fish to go towards backgrounds, There are all made out of different texture to add to the whole look if the animation.


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Young and old Fly

Here are a few drawings of Fly I did using coloured pencil. I enjoy drawing younger versions of my characters because it is nice to see what they looked like when they are little. To the left is older Fly and on the right is Fly aged 12.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Heres a few little doodles I did while I was waiting for orders to come through at work. They ar both pictures of Fly and Faythe. The bottom one is Fly and Faythe playing ball but Fly soars up into the sky leaving Faythe on the ground shouting at her because she can't fly.

I did these on a napkin so thats why there is a texture to them. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Kevin Kiwi test

heres a little test I did for Kevin Kiwi from the garden gang. The legs still need to be sorted out but for now I think the mouth is working really well.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Sleeping Moon

I have just spent the day making and rigging a sleeping moon for the flower temple animtion. I am really enjoying the project and Im looking forward to animating more.

This is the moon all rigged and ready to animate.

Here is a little test I did to see if the mouths work ok.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Here are some designs I have done for Aaron Gwynaire. Who I am doing the music video for for the Flower temple. We were going to have an animated version of him in the video singing. I have done. done to ideas. one normal and and made out of felt. I personally like the one that is made out of thread