Monday, 11 June 2012

Animated Advert - Law firm + Computer Crisis!

Lets start with the more pleasant news, I have recently completed a animation for a client. It is another animated advert showcasing a law firm and what it can do for its clients.




The computer crisis section of the post is this..... My poor computer is dead/dying USB ports are smoking due to my broadband dongle blowing out! Having to wait 21 days for a new computer to be delivered *sniffle* Shall update when production is back up and running.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Screen-shots for Company info animation

I'm currently working on another info advert for a law company, details shall be revealed upon release of animation. in the mean time enjoy the screen-shots from the animation!

(Meet Dave and his family)

(Monehhhzzzz)

Also I have so far completed 9 inked pages for chapter 2 of my Manga, a few pages left then I will begin digitizing them! Hoping to have something to show everyone soon!

Don't forget you can read chapter 1 here: 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Animated Info Ad - Blink Beverage

Animated info advert to explain and showcase the company 'Blink Beverage'.


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Art and Animation Freelance Fun!

Whoa! Haven't posted for 21 days!? Really must have been busy! It's true, I have been drawing caricatures for clients as well as animating adverts and how to videos.

Simple Caricature for couple -

(Creepy ugly right? That was the design brief given......)

Also working on a animated advert of sorts, specific details released when I complete it. But for now here's a screenshot!

(Definitely a Blue theme going on here)

I am also fighting for time to create my own work and have completed half of draft pages for Chapter 2 of my Manga. Updates on that posted soon!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Manga Details Revealed!

At last I am releasing details of my upcoming Manga! Chapter 1 is nearing completion and I hope it to be released sometime soon. 

Story Plot (very vague)

The story centers on a 19 year old guy called Asher. Who has a love of the natural world of Lillium and cherishes the creatures that man shares the planet with. He has come to learn that man and creature do not always get along, man is pushing the creatures out and killing them senselessly. It is the way the world of Lillium is becoming. 
Ashers strong sense of justice gets him in the way of other peoples business. However saving a few creatures from angry villagers won't be enough. Asher has been chosen. To unite the people and creatures of Lillium, like the days of old.

Here's the front cover for the Manga:


Monday, 16 April 2012

Projects Project Projects

The drum beat in my head 'Projects!' Whilst I await lines from a voice actor to continue onto Scene 4 for episode 11 of my Lillium series. I am busy making my life hectic with other projects.

The short project that I annoying shall not reveal yet is still underway and is reaching its epic section .. eek

(What kind of vehicle could this be?)

As well as continuing to create my Manga I am currently digitizing pages 5-10, expect to hear news of chapter 1's release sometime next week!

And finally good old freelance work that comes and goes without warning. Not too many details on this project yet, but it is a informational tutorial video:




Saturday, 7 April 2012

Projects: Sci fi? and Manga exert!

A short project that has yet to be revealed is already 30 seconds in, hoping to complete or almost complete by the the end of next week.

(Sci-fi looking..... we're certainly not in Lillium anymore)  

(Lillium Manga; details shall be released next post!)

Monday, 2 April 2012

New Venture, Manga!

Lots of animating still going on but one of my permanent side projects is going to be creating a Manga alongside the Lillium series. Taking us way back in time to Lillium where Blob has not yet come to being, in fact... none of the animated characters from the series are present in it... yet. The manga will be traditional black and white with a few colour pages here and there and will read from right to left.

Here is a sample of one of the colour pages.

Will have more details on plot and characters as progress continues. Also update on new animated short soon to come!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Animated app for ParkingSurfer released!

Another animation I created 

To advertise and explain the use of the 'parkingsurfer' app for the iPhone.



Simple cartoony style was the aim.



Friday, 23 March 2012

Freelance, series and short project Updates!

It's just got really busy around here, no sooner after completing one project for a client another one comes along with work for me to do. It's another animated advert explaining a useful app. That's all the info you're getting now on that, but here's a screen-shot:

(I'm really enjoying animating such odd bodied characters)

A few days ago I created a few cat drawings for a client, decided to bunch all the designs together to make a cute group photo: 
(Cute cats!)

Now there's also plenty of  Blob Corp. Studios own work to complete. Such as finishing the lip sync hell scene 3 for episode 11

 
(Pirates, yap yap yap great for viewers, hell for lip syncing)

What is this!? There's more!? I told you I was busy. I am also working on a short project involving Blob and a possible 2nd short project. I'm not revealing any details yet, so here's a pic to wet your appetite.

(Blob is about to have his boredom broken........)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Serious Lip Syncing Scene 3

Diving deeper into Scene 3 and all it seems I ever do is lip sync, lip sync, lip sync. Here's 2 screen-shots from the scene so far!

 (Blob feeling seasick perhaps?)
(The Blue Arrow crew introducing themselves)

More updates as progress is made. Probably more lip sync for the most part *cries* 

Monday, 19 March 2012

Carlos app ad animation!

Here's the animated ad I animated for a client. The style aimed for was a basic style with coloured objects of importance. 
The ad is to display the functions of the app currently being made that helps to protect your car.


Idea by: Martin Janousek

Animated By: Matthew Menhenick

Soundeffects By: sounddogs.com

Friday, 16 March 2012

Sailing Ship Scene 3!

Having finished a large project for Freelance Work I am continuing on with Episode 11 of my Lillium Series. More information coming soon, for now a vague screenshot:

(What's in the bag Pirate Koji?)

Also here's a character design I did for a client. I call it 'Simple Frog'
The design brief was to make it stupid and have a little bit of a human personality. 

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Ep. 11 Official Poster (and Freelance Work)

I thought it was about time to make Episode 11 official and give it a poster, voilĂ !

(Episode 11 Poster 'Aboard The Blue Arrow'

However Episode 11 has been taking a ride at the back of my animating schedule due to the arrival of a project from a client. I can't reveal too much info at this time but here are some screen-shots.


More updates soon to come!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Scene 2 Complete

So that's Scene 2 complete, strangers have met, actions been taken. The story gets started.

 (Blob spies a ship out at sea, who's that on the beach?)
(Koji the pirate)
Meanwhile in REAL life I am soon to be moving home and shall have a constant supply of internet access. Therefore expect more tweeting, blogging and such in the coming days.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Meet the pirates! + Ep.11 Scene 2 Update

As the scene that features the pirates who will be the focus of this episode (and a few more) I thought now was a good time to reveal them in detail:

The Red hair guy is Koji, captain of the Blue Arrow ship. Laid back and confident is his style. The girl crushing Blob with a hug is Channie, she was born almost deaf yet remains upbeat and happy all the time. Her job is look out in the Crows nest of the ship. The strange looking creature is a Gillquas that goes by the name of Artemis. Intelligent and well mannered he adds a little decorum to the roughness of the other pirates. He is the ships navigator. Last at the back is Maggs the ships muscle he often steers the ship when Koji is sleeping and deals with the anchor. He is the classical silent type.

(Blob high in the trees)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Ep 11 Scene 2 Start!

I have started Scene 2 with Blobs first appearance of the episode. It's a short scene so I should be completed by the end of the week.

(Blob in his newly adopted house with pet Ignia)
 
(Blob spies something yummy!)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

New Blob Short and Scene 1 Ep.11 Screenshot

So another Blob Vs. short has been completed! They seem to be getting shorter and shorter!


Also Scene 1 of Episode 11 is now underway, here's a screen shot!

(Inside the high temple- The guards have brought back captured Pirates)

More updates as progress continues.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Episode 11 Scene 1 + New Blob Short

Scene 1 is now being animated with the High Lord getting the episode rolling!
(The school that High Lord is teaching at, one of his many duties as High Lord is to educate the lucky children who are to become temple orderlies when they grow up)

Also I am working on a new Blob Vs. animation. This time around it's Blob Vs. The Jack-in-the-Box
(Blob's curious of this mysterious musical box)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Episode 11 Begins!

After a short time in Pre-production, Episode 11 'Aboard The Blue Arrow' is now under way with the prologue being animated this week. I hope to get into the first scene of the episode next week!
(The planet Lillium left a bit damaged after Episode 10's events)

In exciting news due to the departure of dear Matt and Puddles, the Lillium intro was needing changing, therefore a new intro has been created. Be sure to see that at the beginning of Episode 11, but may release it sooner!
(The Lillium gang!)

Monday, 9 January 2012

Blob Vs. The Hoover (Short Animation)

Another little Blob vs. Short. 
Expect to see a few of these over the coming weeks!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Episode 10 - Goodbye

An Adventure in Lillium

The second part of Episode 9. After the war in the city of Diporia, the explosions have had devastating effects on the rest of Lillium.