This is quite old now, the little one had just mastered walking so thought I would make a little movie. Poppy loves books and this is her favourite hangout, we swapped out the bottom 2 shelves of the bookshelf just for her books. Chances are if she gone for a wander this is where you will find her.
I love Labyrinth, I own it on DVD and have actually watched it to death and need to buy another copy. The characters are perfect, all of them…and you even see new ones EVERY time you watch it.
Since starting back into full time employment from freelancing I now find myself with a lunch hour to play with, a whole hour! So this week i’ve been collectively doodling Labyrinth, just the good guys. I would quite like to get all these characters together for a poster but there’s been a bit of twitter banter this week regarding copyright infringement on characters and the line between fan art and commercial art for sale which has scared me off a bit…but i’ve decided to ignore it all and go ahead until it becomes an issue. All of next week I’ll be working on background and layout of the poster.
Halloween again!? that’s crept round quick. I’ve been busy and not even had time this year to carve a pumpkin…gutted. I’ve made a Halloween wallpaper for you to do what you want with, you can find a massive version here.
I also made an Alternative Halloween Spotify playlist a few years back, it’s still epic
My everyday job is animation and illustration but rarely do the two fields meet, It’s either my static illustrations or animating someone else’s illustrations/designs. I took it upon myself to make a self initiated animation project that would show all aspects of what I do.
Growing up I loved nothing better than rifling through the far side, short, sharp, surreal but ultimately hilarious cartoons. I wanted to make something which had the same impact but animated.
I had the idea walking to work one day, nocturnal animals…what do thy do during the day? Now I know the answer is sleep, but that’s not funny. I wanted to show the truth about what Britain’s wildlife gets up to while you think it’s sleeping, so Night Vs Day was born. What will be a series of short animations by myself.
All the line work is hand drawn and and animated using combinations of photoshop, flash and after effects. This has been a long time in the making and made between various other commitments and work.
Everything you see/hear was made by myself Rob Johnson, you can see more examples of my work at bitsofbobs.co.uk
What a week it was last week, hopefully that wasn’t summer over. Much of last week was spent where I could in the sunshine working my way through this lot, in an attempt to get away from the computer as much as possible I took to everything non digital. Outlines done with 0.4 uni pin fineliner and colour blocked in with letraset promarkers. It bled a little but just looks like it’s melting. I’ve put a bigger one up on flickr. I’m working through a digital colour repeat that’s looking lush! might get this framed up in something special and sell it. I’ve loads of original drawings gathering dust..hmm.
Also below is an eclectic mash of audible sunshine…if you’re missing it.
I am very excited to announce I have been made a featured artist over on caseable. After getting my Laptop case made up I entered it into a competition they were running over on their facebook page…IT WON! The lovely people over at caseable returned my money (that was the prize) and we got to talking as I had a few other designs they might be interested in. A few weeks passed and a few more doodles later and now I’m a featured artist.
If you don’t know about caseable it’s a great service that takes your designs and turns them into all sorts of cases & covers that you can fully customise. I ordered my lego laptop case for my macbook and as you can see it came out awesome. The build quality was perfect, I’m very proud to be part of something so fun and unique. I’ve a few more designs you might not have seen yet as well as a few others arriving soon, head on over and see what’s happening. You can find my artist page here.