Friday, 19 September 2014

The Shepherd Production Blog

So our film has a production blog now! If you'd like to follow the development of our bachelor project, you can sign up to tumblr and follow our progress there! It's available at:

Of course, I will still post personal stuff here, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Some Concepts

So it's been a while! Pre-production on The Shepherd continues, and although I spend most of my days talking I have managed to draw a few things.

Firstly I did some lineart tests disguised as story beats.

And then last night I spent the evening putting together a mood piece of sorts. No idea if the final film will look anything like this, but it was a nice experiment. 

As ever, my team and I are hard at work making this film a reality every day! It's an exciting and exhausting time, but I can't wait to see the result.

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Shepherd Begins

So we've finally started up at TAW for our third and final year, which means we've just begun pre-production on the film I will be directing alongside a friend of mine, Lasse Bruntse, called The Shepherd (working title).

Our first week involved our team in an experimental exercise where we had 3 days to shoot and edit a documentary that would reflect the tone of our film. I think we went a little overboard on our one...

Then we got stuck into pre-production, which mostly involves a lot of talking and printing out of pictures... But I've done some rough concepts already. It's very nice to have some time to really explore a world, now that we have a full year to do it instead of a few hurried weeks.

We're still in the early days, talking a lot about style etc, so everything goes at the moment.
Lastly I've started a side project involving Jurassic Park that I will probably post about tomorrow. :)

Until tomorrow then!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Some Pokemon Fanart

I decided to have a little fun with my next image.

Like many my age, I've been a longtime fan of Pokemon, and with a new game coming out shortly I couldn't resist. :) Until next time!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Fantasy Game Project Continued

So the holidays are slowly slipping by, and I have more work from the game project!

More effort went into nailing down the specifics of the dragonkin warrior.

Then I moved onto figuring out colour for both characters:

Might still have one character left to work on, but so far this has been a nice distraction this holidays, also great to practice my methodology. Now more of my attention must be turned to working on The Shepherd though, only a month left till we begin!

Until next time!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fantasy Game Project Work

So I'm currently on holiday, but I've been working on the story for our bachelor film next year, and doing some concept work for a small game project that involves myself and a few other students from my year. It's a fantasy RPG-type thing, so obviously it's right up my alley.

First we have some environment stuff:

Then I was tasked with designing two characters, a female human ranger and a male dragonborn (esque) warrior.

And lastly some skeletons for our intrepid heroes to fight:

I still have a few bits and bobs to do, and colour as well, but it's definitely been a pretty fun side project so far! Always nice to have an excuse to do lots of digital sketching. :)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Pitches and the End of the Year

So our second year at TAW draws to a close with pitches for the Bachelor projects, which will involve the entirety of the third year in the production of a small selection of films.

For the past few months I have been working with a friend of mine on a pitch called The Shepherd, and today it was selected to be one of the films that will be produced next year, which I will co-direct. I felt I should draw something in celebration.

Let's just say it involves sheep and aliens. Now I have a whole year to make it a reality.

Holidays are just around the corner, but I won't stop working, as I have a portfolio, a side project and now a film to work on, so I'll be posting more here once I've spent about a week asleep.