Monday, 14 November 2011

At the Beach

Wanted to go a bit watercolour-y with this hence the texture and desaturation. Hope y'all like it!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

'Born in Bradford' Campaign

Just a few designs I put together for a project I was almost working on. A few other people tried out and in the end, I don't think they were looking for the high contrast comic book feel I was going for.

It was to be an 8 page comic about smoking around pregnant women. We were told to offer some initial designs for characters and setting. Good luck to the illustrator who took on the job, I'm sure they'll do it well.

Click them to enlarge!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Girl Walk Cycle 2

Whoops, I forgot to blog this one!

I did this a week after my last girly walky cycle, trying my hardest to improve. I think I'm getting there slowly. Not touched animation since though, I do miss it. I want to cut my teeth mastering the walk cycle- once I've done that I can move on to the more interesting stuff, but for now, expect more walk cycles!

Animated Walk Cycle 2 from Kristian Duffy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Girl Walk Cycle

Been reading the 'ol survival kit a lot lately, wanna start from the beginning and get everything I can from it. I won't move on until I 'nail' walks.

This was animated traditionally then cleaned up in Flash. I also wanted to see how the new age digital tweening looked compared to classic step by step walking. I actually thinks it looks better, making it smoother and hiding my shortcomings in the animation. Though if the cycle was animated better (less jittery), I think it would be more natural step by step.

And finally it was also a test of my new light box. I gave in after all home made attempts came out rubbish and impractical.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Hoopla! Another update.

First of all, a little comic I made:

(You'll probably have to click away to make it readable) Did to practice the medium/style. I've not done anything like this since I was about 14 so it feels like a new thing to me. 

As a 'new thing', it was quite intensive and difficult for just 3 panels but I quite like it.Wrote the joke with a mate o' mine years ago.

Next up is my animation showreel, which I made to represent myself over the summer and ttttrrryyyyy to find some work:

And a little bit of limited animation I did to test out how speedy I can be, this took 2 hours start to finish:

With both, click on the HD or Vimeo buttons to view them in better quality, thanks and good night y'all.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A backlot of stuff!

This is a series of 6 Illustrations I created over the last 6/7 weeks or so.




And here's the animations I worked on in tandem with said illustrations.

A Startled Bear from Kristian Duffy on Vimeo.

Tuesday from Kristian Duffy on Vimeo.

Thanks and enjoy! (Don't forget to watch them in HD!)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Some more things

Not updated my blog in a while so here's a couple of things (created in December)

One was Photoshop, the other Illustrator.

And while you're at it, you may as well watch this here animation I made as well (now in HD at your local vimeo and youtube outlets).

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Cool Guy on the Bus

I was on me bus home today, as I usually am and this cool dude popped on:

He was wearing a leather jacket and walked with a heck of a swagger, point-winking at people as he walked past. He was the absolute essence of cool.

He sat down two seats behind me.

...he was about 10 years old.