Thursday, December 20, 2012

1Up backgrounds update

Uploading revised designs for the backgrounds that will be featured in the short so far; adding more polish and detail at the next stage.




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1Up background design

A background design for the first scene in my upcoming animated short, 1Up. All done in Illustrator.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ghoulish Gilbert

Who's that lurking in the shadows? it's Ghoulish Gilbert!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


A new sculpt of a colourful sphinx that popped out of my head

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Larry Longarms

A new figure preparing for the baking process; hopefully his flimsy arms survive

Thursday, October 18, 2012

1Up concept art

Some preliminary concept art for my end of year video game themed film: 1Up

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Sculptris sculpt

Had another go at Sculptris. This time to see how I'd handle limbs on a character...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sculptris test

I've had a go experimenting with the tools in Pixlogic's Sculptris, and here's the result, a lil' 3D monster.
I found it gets a little awkward when you try to extrude, limbs etc from the main body;
the polygons have trouble keeping up, but I'm sure with practice, I'll be a pro

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lizard Tech

A wee sculpt of a lizard and his smartphone

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cultural Event

Kicking off the new college year with an assignment: a visual response to a cultural event. I decided to come up with an illustration connected to the tallships festival in Dublin's docklands;
Two versions of a Mexican tall ship, where the crew have formed a sail with different representations of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl on top.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

plasticine doodling

Bit of sculpting practice below with plasticine. My sculpting tool of choice: a paperclip

Thursday, August 30, 2012

1 hideous mutant

Hello blog dog, I know I've been neglecting you lately, so I've made you a new friend to play with... it's a hideous mutant, assembled from discarded polymer clay pieces! Your favourite!! JOY!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


This is Sal, and I'd imagine he's saying something along the lines of... "Ya call dis a frickin cookie?! huh?"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wedding illustration

Illustration I did for a friend's wedding invite; it's not often you see a robot marrying a dinosaur

Monday, July 30, 2012


Sketch of a cowboy eating a plate of beans; will be adding a cleaned up version in colour soon

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lollipop Man

A quick iPad sketch using 'Sketch Book'

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bomb Bear

Created using custom brushes in Photoshop (as easy as creating a new blank window, scribbling in it, and then selecting Edit in your menu bar: choosing Define Brush Preset)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Concept sketch

Quick concept sketch of a futuristic vehicle

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gnarled Ned

Looking a little like something from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, here's another nature/fantasy inspired clay creature

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lumbering Lenny

Well if it isn't Lumbering Lenny! and what's this?... oh dear, it looks like he's unwittingly flattened a munchkin on his travels :(

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Annecy sting

Check out the sting I worked on with class mates in BCFE, to be shown at the Annecy Animation Festival this year

Annecy 2012 Forty Frames of Green Sting from Pied Production on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Don't have a name for this guy, but he has a kind of a dark necromancer feel to him; any suggestions?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cheery Chuck

With mask and rodent sidekick accessories

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Frozen clay

Enduring the elements on Aonach Mór

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Life drawing

Some recent life drawing samples



Monday, April 23, 2012

New clay creation

Have been in crafty mode recently; check out the latest...
I'll call him Bottletop Bob the Beer swilling Bug

Monday, April 16, 2012


More clay creations; check out this Gargoyle. (after a few filters and photo fx)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Conjuring Cave Troll

Another polymer clay creation, with emphasis on oversized expressive hands