I was going through some of my older designs and found a few that I haven't posted to DA. These here are a few from several different design projects. One from a tv series pitch, the others from personal film projects.
Thanks so much... It wasn't so much that the project was "ditched", it was more that we were forced to abandon the project because we weren't fast enough to secure the rights for the property. You never know.. I may use him in something else I have cooking.. ^_~
You've got some spectacular work, I do have a question though; how did you get started in the industry. The reason I ask is I'm studying 2d animation as degree plan currently and graduation isn't too far away.
I originally started in the animation industry doing pixel graphics for old-school videogames (before everything went 3D). Came back to Canada, and did freelance animation for various feature and satellite studios.
Hehehhe.. Thanks.. Umm.. That one is actually a hedgehog. I've got a funny personal story about hedgehogs.. When I was living in England, I had rented a lodging that was a single guest room that was in someone's backyard garden. One foggy early morning, I was crossing the garden in the customary Brittish mens morning garb of PJ's, slippers, and a heavy houserobe. I wasn't entirely watching where my feet were, when I had felt myself unintentionally kick something soft, mid-stride. When I investigated what had happened, I saw an extremely dizzy hedgehog wobbling it's way off of the garden path.
England was a blast, and the beginning of my animation career. I was there for 3 years before eventually being deported back to Canada for not maintaining a valid work visa. (it was a mere slap on the wrist, nothing serious) The hedgehog was fine. Just a little dazed, and looked very confused. Cute as hell too.. I wanted to keep him/her.
nice! that would of been an awesome oppertunity. I've heard it's a bitch trying to stay in a country if you don't have consistant work, I've been around enough international people with the same fear here in canada. Thats good about the hedghog, I think their adorable. Although... kinda useless like a hamster. haha But I can't resist the beady eyes!
Yup.. It is.. I was there on a Workers Holiday Visa, which is a maximum of 3 months, and is designed for backpackers who take up odd jobs like serving drinks to fund their trips through Europe. I had a studio job waiting for me, and a proper full visa would've taken 4 - 6 months, while the workers holiday visa could be issued right away. It got me in, but it was no secret to the places that I worked that I didn't have a proper visa.. They were willing to keep it quiet because they liked my work so much. Eventually, the visa caught up with me, and I was sent back home. Not as big of a deal as you might believe though. They just said to me; "don't try to come back for 5 years, or we'll be quite cross, son.."