Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another pencil sketch, a bit more nightmarish


stylised snake pencil sketch

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Guard

A visual response to an early year assignment, based on the 2011 Irish film, The Guard

Saturday, December 3, 2011

GingerBreadHed sculpt

Every so often I'll make cartoon sculptures in polymer clay. They are usually about 10cm tall and contain no armature or padding.
Introducing GingerBreadHed

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Flippin' The Bird

Sample of my concept art for my early pitch of a collaborative short animation project - Flippin' the Bird (previously, Pied & Seek) with fellow BCFE animators:
Since then we've worked together to enhance the story and design. Roll out the red carpet!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Here are a few experimental heads I sculpted in Colourclay, by Scolaquip.
I recommend using the neon colours in this range for sculpting practice. They have a slight waxy finish which means it's easy to smooth, and for that reason, also preferable for creating stopmotion/clay mation characters, as the clay is less likely to 'crack' when posing.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A series of fast food characters

Rugby 2

A couple more examples of rugby illustrations for commercial work


Vamp bat

Some examples of horror themed characters

Bunnies n' chick

Yes, Easter has been and gone, but I thought I'd upload these fellas as another example of my character designs (drawn in Adobe Illustrator)

Fruice Characters. pt 2

More character design concepts for Fruice fruit drinks (drawn in Adobe Illustrator)

Fruice Characters

Character design concepts for Fruice fruit drinks

Dame Quarter Festival

These are logo samples for a proposed musical festival around Dame Street in Dublin city centre

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blas restaurant logo

Barry's Blog, stardate 10/11/2011 (I've always wanted to do that). Let's kick things off with some samples of my early logo designs before concentrating on animation and illustration. Hopefully I'll get the hang of this blogging lark, and shake the feeling of talking to myself; that's what Twitter's for.
Logo samples for an Irish restaurant, Blas (taste)