Author Archives: quirkyjoe

Drawing Stories & Taking Flight

My Drawing Stories Course starts again tonight. It’s a short course exploring sequential art and different ways to tell stories with pictures. Each session consists of a series of exercises that explore drawing and storytelling and it’s a fun introduction … Continue reading

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Sack Head & the Evolution of a Movie Monster

I took part in Brighton Film School’s 3 week summer course this year and really enjoyed it. The highlight for me was devising and making a short film called Sack Head. It’s a kind of comedy of manners about the … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Faces & Vector Faces

I decided to take some of my drawings from my character doodle sketchbook and see what happens when I bring them into Adobe Illustrator. I started with these faces that seemed to lend themselves to geometric shapes and vector-based drawing. … Continue reading

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Flowdan & Shell A Verse

This is an animated music video combining rotoscoped elements with hand-drawn metamorphosis, photographed textures and digital effects. We wanted it to feel like an animated performance video – with the movement and energy that comes with that and with Flowdan … Continue reading

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Lyric Video & Jamie Berry

In October I completed a lyric video for the song ‘Escape’ by Jamie Berry featuring Jemio for Flak Records. I’ve produced some motion graphics and text animation work in the past but this was my first full lyric video and … Continue reading

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Character-based Sketchbook & More Drawing

I wanted to be doing more drawing in my spare time so a few weeks ago I started a new sketchbook. I decided to give this sketchbook a character-based theme and this has really helped overcome the ‘what do I … Continue reading

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Fabula & Many Ways to Tell a Story

My project, The Animators of Pre-Cinema & Their Demons, has been included as part of Fabula’s ‘Many Ways to Tell a Story’ exhibition at Hove Museum. Fabula is a collective of graduates from Brighton’s MA Sequential Design/Illustration and Design by … Continue reading

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