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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I love  to read text books and technical documents and topics related to what I do. Believe it or not however it's fun for me. I love this kind of work R‘n’D pipeline stuff it's just so kool.

All my research led me to do my Degree and Masters Degree in Fine Arts and Animation. My studies/ experiences, tens of thousands of notes later, loads of artist plus all the people I have met lead me too where I am today as a professional working artist.


At the moment I am finishing off my Animation Mentor Creature Classes assignments.

Animation School

I'll always be making fine pieces of art, I will always be animating. Hire someone who loves doing their job and you'll have a job well done.

Friday, July 22, 2011


This is incredible i have such admiration for people that can do this kind of work

this guys work speaks for its self i think


These are some stills from Disney's new short - I love this style soooooo much

Maya Modeling

Rules that everyone needs to know. These are not my cheat sheets.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Maya Hot Keys for animation

Make These Basic Hot keys Part of Your DNA
adjust the size of your current manipulator   + and -
Parent things using p
 unparent them using shift+p.
Duplicate objects using ctrl+d.
Press h to hide selected objects and press  
shift+h to show selected objects.
The 4 key displays your objects in wire frame while  
5 displays them in shaded mode.
ctrl+g for creating a group of objects or deselect everything to create an empty group. Empty groups are super useful but that's a topic all on its own.

full screen mode by pressing ctrl+space.

a key frames all objects
f key frames selection. If you hold shift while using these keys, it will do this operation in all your current views.

q key is your selection tool. 
w, e, or r manipulators to disappear.

Temporarily hide everything around the currently selected object by pressing shift+i. To get everything back, deselect the object and press shift+i again.

Make Animation Hassle Free By Learning These Hot keys
alt+v combination plays and stops your animation while  
alt+shift+v rewinds it.
The , key goes to previous key frame while the . goes to the next key frame. If you hold alt while using hot keys, you will step one frame at a time.
Use k+LMB to use an awesome the time dragger tool.
Press alt+b to cycle your background color in the view port.
Key frame your translates by pressing shift+w,
key your rotation by pressing shift+e
key your scale by pressing shift+r.

Another Hidden Marking Menu
Shift+RMB. polygon creates geometry
Shift + S + LMB Animation

Ctrl + RMB Convert selection

Shift+RMB Polygon arking menue
0 + LM Poly Brush

Try These Hot keys Out While Editing ObjectsF8 goes in and out of component mode
F9 to dive into vertex mode 

F10 for edge mode
F11 for face mode.

You can also use < and > to shrink or grow a selection of a component.

Press space to access this baby.  
h+LMB marking menu. Give it a shot and see which one you like.

Snapping can come in handy especially when snapping with MMB.
Using MMB instead of LMB allows you to click and drag anywhere on the view port instead of being forced to use the manipulator.
Snap to grids by holding x,
snap to curves by holding c,
snap to points by holding v.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Folio - Moving Pictures

If you feel up to it you can head on over to my YouTube channel. At the moment I am finishing my masters and looking for work.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Great link for animation

Eric Drooker • official artist site
watercolor portraits « thaeger
Academic Art :: All Paintings Home :: Allpaintings Art Portal
Fred Gates Paintings

Roa - Graffiti and street-art artist from Brussels, Belgium - DesignWar : art, design, photography, architecture, streetart, fashion, advertisement, cinema & tv

Nice time lapse: Timelapse Painting Yeah from Pat Perry on Vimeo.

Manor House Gallery - Luigi Gennari represents twenty fine British contemporary artists
Illustrations and artwork of Tuomas Korpi

In Nature's Wonderland - The paintings of Frank Gonzales |

Academic Study 'Nude' - Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec -

More great work Serenite | zoom |

everyday_i_show: paintings by Norman Rockwell

Julie Heffernan « Escape Into Life

Naoto Hattori

these are gorgeous: The Art of Dan Witz - mashKULTURE

sunami | Des images pour le Japon

Art art art Illustrator Alessandro Gottardo {Part 2}

The Surreal Paintings of Vladimir Kush | Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork

Victor Wang's Paintings

Really nice small studies of the human eye and working with water colour Marion Bolognesi Watercolor Faces marion-bolognesi-painting – Trendland: Fashion Blog & Trend Magazine

Great Photos dentsu: paint sound sculptures

 this is such a great illustration i have found but i have no idea who the artist is

my next coffee cup or a big empty jar

Camera Lens Coffee Mug

this is a great street project: