Monday, January 19, 2009


If you haven't seen Fantasia 2000, there is one piece that you should definately watch. It's called the Firebird Suite, and without realising, the idea and timing and overall feel of my film idea borrows heavily from this piece. I hadn't seen it in years, and yet everything about it stayed with me, if you have the time to watch it, please do.

As far as colour treatment, I can't go past this...just those bleak greys and black, and then bam! awesome bright orange and

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stages of a Phoenix

These are just some very rough concepts of my phoenix for my Honours Film. Going by the script I have at the moment, Phoenix has 6 main stages of development, beginning as a tiny flame that's hardly bird shaped at all, growing larger and slightly more bird like each time it comes into contact with flames. Stage 5 is the most 'phoenix-like' as I see any case it's the one I enjoy drawing the most. The final stage will ultimately just look like a giant firestorm with somewhat bird like shapes and movements.
Also while doing these I'm starting to see that watercolour might not be the best medium for the phoenix, though i would still like to use them for the backgrounds. Digital would be quicker and more controllable, and it would also create a brightness to the phoenix against watercolours which would serve it's purpose well.....something to ponder and experiment with...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Beginnings of concepts

After seeing the beautiful concept works of Alexis, one of my fellow Honours students, i was inspired to get a start on visualising my film for this year. I'm going to go do some drawings soon, but for now here's some images for reference...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Always my favourite....

Sigh.....I do so very much like drawings mermaids, they're so fun and versatile and lovely.

First picture of 2009

So, starting the blog got me was nice to just sit in front of the tv, 'watching' Peter Pan while colouring this. I'm sure they have a story, yet I'm not sure of what exactly it is...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A New Year

It's the start of a New Year and so the beginning of a new blog, that will hopefully this year be updated regularly, keeping a record of progress in my uni projects, as well as my own personal artwork, including costumes and cooking creations.
So in what I guess is a New Years resolution, i'm promising myself to work hard and keep track of that work....every week. Welcome to 2009...
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