Friday, 5 December 2008

Girlfaces



Work keeps me busy
Less time for doodling allowed
So here's a quick post

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Returning + Stoppit

I now have a new pc, as my laptop had decided to not work anymore. Resuming normal blogging in 3, 2, 1...

Coloured one of my previous sketches - girl-with-buttefly-in-her-hair seems to not be all that fond of autumn. A Corel Painter test!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Oy

My laptop seems to be broken, so no new posts for a while. Sorries :(

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Cyw at Eisteddfod

At work I've done a bit of animation for Cyw, a welsh preschool cartoon made with CelAction. (It's very cute :D)

So I was super excited when I went to Eisteddfod, a bit Welsh outdoor event thing, where they had a building with Cyw goodies! Got some pictures for ya.



Dude in a Cyw costume! It was so cute seeing little kids dance around to the singalong.




Colouring pictures, yaay







The Cyw bus, which Jenny reckons we should drive to work in...


I also bought a tshirt with Cyw (the little rooster) on it, which somehow is supposed to be for 5-6 year olds yet it fit me.... go figure.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

My ice cream

Two weeks without updates, nooo.... sorry about that, I've been a little busy with the whole graduation thing plus work.. which is going well :)

A sketch for you, though it's an old one, hehe.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Coldhardflash + More pets

"Best present ever" was featured over at my favourite Flash blog, Cold Hard Flash! It's great to have my work shown at one of the sites I frequent, thanks guys :)

Got some drawings for ya here..



Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Army woman





Forgot to post this one.. maybe you've seen it in my gallery website already.

Youtube version of "Best present ever" is still in the works :) Hopefully this weekend it'll be up.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

"Best present ever" now online! + New neftoons launch

On Newgrounds!

Oooor youtube... well, youtube link coming soon.


Or you could watch it on the brand spanking new Neftoons revamp!
www.neftoons.com :D

There's a few things left to add, but mostly it's finally done.. With a lot of help from Simon, who did the majority of the css coding and layout setup. Look ma, no tables!

Also today was my first day at work and it was just fantastic. I was designing characters all day :D

I'm gonna post some sketches now.



Meet gadgetgirl, who would probably work well with Astrogirl. I should hope so, as they were kinda designed to work together.




Very sketchy Astrogirl.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Pet cats


Some random peoples' cats :)

Saturday, 14 June 2008

"Best present ever" in the Glammies

The Glammies have come and gone, and my short film was awarded "Best 2D animation". Yay! It was really nice hearing people telling me they enjoyed my short- makes all the work worth it.

I'm not sure when it will be online, as I'm still fixing things up to make it internet-worthy. Shouldn't take too long.

Not to leave you without any artwork, here's a page from the character development process for Clarabell, the main character.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Astrogirl + "Best present ever" update




Some random character designs I came up with for a spacey type superpowered girl.. and a little robotic sidekick, whose design is inspired by a robot drawing by Ben williams, another GCADT person.


About my latest cartoon... It's finished! The first screening is happening tomorrow at my college's big shindig event, the Glammies. The toon isn't going to be online for at least another week, so here's a teaser screenshot...

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Cute kids being cute



And why not :)

Inspired by the lovely drawings of Ben Balistreri, whose blog page was the first one I ever bookmarked.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Preview image...


Shh.. it's the promo image for my new toon...

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Hammies



His name is Guinness and he doesn't like being drawn :(

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Friday, 25 April 2008

Sneak preview

An (almost) finished scene from my upcoming short.

Click here, not on the image..


Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Silly fish...




Inspired somewhat by one of my fave illustrators, Pascal Campion.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Peoples #3

I've finally started cleanup on my short film, so I'll post some previews here soonish.

For now, another sketch from my backlog (I really need to scan in all my Easter doodles..)

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Ferrets plus random




Please remember to look at the Famecast post below as well :) I could use the help.

Oh, and I have a new user icon thing! It's on the right next to my name, there.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Top 10 in Famecast!

(Edit- I took out the video because it was of the autoplay sort, and those are annoying...)

Somehow my video made it to the top 10 on Famecast :D So now it needs votes and stuff for the next round... if you think I deserve a chance at being in the top 5, please register and vote for me :D Ta!

(Psst - To vote, go here and press "vote" :)

Edit from future Krystal: I ended up 6th :( Ah well.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Critters

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Animated Exeter + mermaids

I forgot to mention that my second year film, Shiny! was shown at the Animated Exeter festival. It was nominated in the Best of the West category. Unfortunately I couldn't attend.. and I didn't win either.. but hey, nomination!

Anyway, here's some mermaid doodles.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Toonboom test

Our latest project between projects at college involved throwing things at Toonboom along with a short audio clip, until they resembled some sort of animation.


Click to view the avi file!




I'll admit, for the first day I loathed the program, but afterwards I really grew to like it! Some of it's features make it much easier to work with than Flash.



In other, unrelated news, I found out yesterday that Aniboom.com liked my Shiny! film so much, they uploaded it to their youtube channel!
This is both awesome and weird, since I had already uploaded it to my own youtube account..

..and their upload has more hits than mine! Oh the injustice! Seriously though, I'm not complaining, this just means another 13k people have watched my short. Huzzah!

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Not happy




No she is not.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Yellow birdie animation

I was working on my animatic for my major film and got a little sidetracked...
(It's a .gif, click the preview!)



I've always wanted to make little avatars for use around the net.. so I don't mind people using it as an avatar or something if they like, as long as my website name stays on it.

Here's the sketchy version as well :) Don't use this one anywhere though :P