Friday, 18 July 2014

Hansel & Gretel - sample storyboard





Here are 2 pages of boards I created around Hansel & Gretel.

It tells the moment of them walking lost in the woods, to H&G finding the witch's candy house.

I wanted to add a bit more (the moment they find out that all the breadcrumbs have been eaten), but this version was used for my application to Lupus Film's storyboard course with Frank Gladstone, and they asked for only 2-3 pages. The bit I wanted to add would have been another 2 pages at least, so for now it's out.

It's also probably a little bit more polished because I wanted to have the forest surrounding take a large part in the framing and composition - overshadowing H&G.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel and Gretel designs for a personal storyboard portfolio project.

I imagined them to be more scruffy then most depictions of them, because the whole reason they got left in the forest by their parents is 'cause they were too poor to feed all kids (and evil stephmother, etc). Clothes are partly inspired by the Danish traditional costumes. There is a bit of rosmaling at the bottom of Gretel's skirt.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Feast for Crows Tattoo!

The lovely Marnielle recently send me pictures of her beautiful tattoo based on my illustration 'Feast for Crows'. I was very touched when she explained the personal meaning the image had for her and the reason she got it as a tattoo. Thank you so much, Marnielle!




Gucci Boards


I just found out that the Gucci short film I storyboarded last year has been online for ages - d'oh!

Read all about it here:
http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/news/gucci-bamboo-bag










Thursday, 20 March 2014

Feast for Crows - tattoo

A young lady called Celia send me an email, showing me a picture of her tattoo.



It's so gorgeous! I'm incredibly amazed at the cheer size of it and how lovely it's positioned to cross over to her shoulder. Thank you, Celia!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Neon Vixen



Decided to give the Neon Warrior a soulmate.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Feast for Crows Tattoo

A year ago I got a lovely email from a lady called Amy Wisniewski to ask whether I would be cool if she got my picture "A feast for crows" tattooed on her calf. Yesterday she send me a picture of the finished tattoo (by Tyrone Swanepoel). I'm so incredibly chuffed 


Thursday, 19 December 2013

NFTS FAQ

I get quite a few emails and social media messages asking about the NFTS. Unfortunately I don't have time to reply to all of these emails, so I decided to write this blogpost instead.

Q: DID YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AT THE NFTS?
A: Yes, I did. It was one of my most creative years in my life. To be surrounded constantly by that many extremely talented and lovely people is amazing!

Q:  WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE ANIMATION DIRECTION COURSE AT THE NFTS?
A: Yes. If you can afford it, it will make a significant difference, IMHO.

Q: WHAT DOES THE ANIMATION DIRECTION COURSE LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF PROJECTS?
A: The course has likely changed in the time that I did it, so please contact the school for more information regarding specific course work http://nfts.co.uk/our-courses/masters/directing-animation

Q: WILL YOU WORK TOGETHER WITH A TEAM?
A: Yes, the first year encourages to/makes you work with other departments and as mentioned on the NFTS Animation Direction website:
  • Graduation film – produced and post produced with students from other departments
Q: WHERE DID YOU FIND YOUR FUNDING?
A: On my website I mention the Dutch-only fund that supported me, but it doesn't exist anymore.
As I don't live in the Netherlands since 2009 I don't know what other options are out there in NLD, sorry.
Please contact the school for UK-funding options and potential help in finding funding specific to your country. Good luck!

OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ANIMATION DIRECTION COURSE
Please go to the websites http://www.nftsanimation.org/departments.htm and http://nfts.co.uk/our-courses/masters/directing-animation to find contact details and more information. Don't hesitate to call or email the NFTS animation department, as they will be more than happy to help.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Like a bluebird


Been continuing on this painting whenever I got a bit of time after work the past few days. I think it's done now tho.

Credits goes where credit's due, I saw this picture and it had to be drawn: http://31.media.tumblr.com/b8df0283fac23edf6fe1c2d8ce93dd51/tumblr_mn70ijpVkH1rztc9ko1_500.jpg

Dunno the photographer tho!