Little Red model sheet (from ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’)

Red character model sheet

Red Riding Hood was never a fairytale. It was a prophecy. Set in the near future, a young loner woman living in the woods must face off against a giant robot wolf with only her agility and courage. Oh yeah, and her mystical Woodsman axe.

This is ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’, my animated student film set for release (very) early 2015.

I wanted the character design for Red to have a slightly Disney-esque flavour, with a little more grunt. Any feedback is appreciated.

See the Robot Wolf model sheet HERE.

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Robot Wolf model sheet (from ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’)

Red Riding Hood was never a fairytale. It was a prophecy. Set in the near future, a young loner woman living in the woods must face off against a giant robot wolf with only her agility and courage. Oh yeah, and her mystical Woodsman axe.

This is the Robot Wolf model sheet for ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’, my animated student film set for release (very) early 2015.

I had a lot of trouble nailing down a design for Wolf. Prior to starting this project I had essentially no experience drawing robots, so I spent many an hour looking at pictures of The Iron Giant, Terminator and Pacific Rim. I honestly have at least 7 pages of thumbnails sketches of robot wolf concepts from the pre-production stage, where I was trying to get a balance between cool robot detail, animation-friendly simplicity, and a lack of shitness due to my crappy robot drawing abilities. I like to think the designs got a little less shit each time. Any feedback on how I can improve my robot drawings in the future is appreciated.

See the model sheet for Red Riding Hood HERE

2D Character Model Sheet: Edith

2D Character Model Sheet - Edith

Edith is a character from an interstitial TV show pitch I’ve been developing called ‘Guide to Etiquette’. She is a sinister Wednesday Addams-esque teenager from the early 20th century who resides in the modern world with her neurotic twin brother Edwin. Since her parents’ untimely deaths one year ago (due to accidental beheadings), she has lived alone with Edwin in their country manor, spending time filming and hosting a homemade etiquette programme for the televisual box, which receives up to two viewers each week (give or take two).

You can also view model sheets for Edith’s brother Edwin here: https://railtoons.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/2d-character-model-sheet-edwin/

2D Character Model Sheet: Edwin

2D Character Model Sheet - Edwin

Edwin is a character from an interstitial TV show pitch I’ve been developing called ‘Guide to Etiquette’. He is an awkward and unsettling teenage boy from the early 20th century who resides in the modern world with his sinister twin sister Edith. Since his parents’ untimely deaths one year ago (due to accidental beheadings), he has lived alone with Edith in their country manor, spending time filming and hosting a homemade etiquette programme for the televisual box, which receives up to two viewers each week (give or take two).

2D Animation: Lumberjack

“Lumberjack” is a very short animation I produced in a few hours over one weekend. It was spawned from an animation exercise idea of two people of different strength levels trying to saw a log. Mostly I used “Lumberjack” as an exercise in speed, to see how quickly I could complete a limited animation with colours and backgrounds.

2D Animation: Cent Crazy

Cent Crazy short animated film poster

“Cent Crazy” was first screened at the 2014 Byron Bay International Film Festival, then went on to be officially selected for Fest Anca International Animation Festival 2015. I developed the one-minute animation in Toon Boom using a squigglevision line style, grunge backgrounds and partially transparent paint fills. Margaret Pomeranz gave it 4.5 stars, while David Stratton gave it 1. Or they may have been talking about a different film entirely.

2D Animation: Cliffhanger

“Cliffhanger” is a quick 20-second short I made in Flash to develop my character animation skills. Fun Fact: Keanu Reeves was originally set to star as the voice of the boulder, but had to back out of the production at the last minute as, in his words, “I don’t know who you are. How did you get this number?”