Monday, December 13, 2010

If anyone is at all interested - Foetal Jim and Friends!

These guys aren't finished or animatable yet.. but when they are I'll be taking them down to my garage to set up... my tiny two bedroom flat is full of clay and plasticine, making it difficult for us to live in heh!

Incidentally, if anyone has an old table they'd like to get rid of, please let me know.

Cedric the Spacepig hasn't got his proper body yet.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Foetal Jim - The Struggle

Now all I need to do is put plasticine on the arms and give him a face... Excitement!

Friday, November 26, 2010

11 Second Winner

Hey Guys

I just went to see what's been happening at the 11 Second Club site. The winner of the October comp did some truly amazing stuff.

I've been studying people's eye-darts lately (almost obsessively...) and this animator really achieved that maniacal wide-eyed look that is inherent in junkies and general crazy-types (not to stereotype anyone :)...)

Check it out:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Short Animation

I found this short animation by Susanne Wohlfahrt and Marcus Blattermann... I particularly like the sound effects.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Eye twitch

Here's the pigeon's eye-twitch from my narrative. Inspired by a sketch I did of Vincent Price. This was awesome fun.

Vincent Price had the most insane facial expressions... He raaawks! By the way, he never actually had an eye twitch in real life (as far as I know...)

Special thanks to Frank for planting the idea in my head to use Price as a facial reference!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vincent Pigeon!

I just got a new scanner... so I thought I'd show some of "The Struggle". I wonder what other famous faces would look cool as a pigeon...?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Second Last Scene

This might need some explaining - it's the part when the baby is flying towards the pigeon.

I'm a bit sceptical about my spacing ability, so please critique :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Walk Cycle in Colour!

I'm about to do the layout for this walk but can't think of what to have the characters walking past in the park. Maybe a rabid dog humping a tree stump?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Second T-shirt design

The Thirteen Animation Commandments.

Learn them and thou wouldst haveth great animation!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Here's one of my attempts at bringing some of my EAPS together with little semi-eap-things.

Silhouettes look kind of cool when animated.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Progress Reel and First T-shirt Design

My progress reel... updated today.

As for the t-shirt design, "Team Jorey" have two themes: Religion and Rock! This one's rock.

Friday, August 27, 2010

More Pencil Eaps

This is where our protagonist gets his ape powers.

Critique these eaps if it so pleases you, dear viewer. Your help will be greatly appreciated :)

Apologies for the lack of editing. No Premiere at home.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Progress Eel

Here's my reel of progress. I'm nearly up to the "Ape Baby" run. There are a couple extra eaps that aren't in this reel.

Can't wait to get the copic colouring done! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Baby roars like a T-rex and stomps on ants

Critiques are most welcome... unless you have an aversion to commenting on posts, like most seem to have :)

I stuffed up the accent on this one; the roar is the first lunge forward, so it should be paused for at least 4 frames. I think it can be fixed.

I'm starting to get the hang of doing shapes without detail. Frank showed me the light! He stood on the parapet of Babylon and read the ten commandments of animation principles that were engraved on them.

Hmm... I just had a cool idea for an SBIT t-shirt design...


Animated/live action music video by Primus. I just found this today - as I was looking for musical references for my student composer. This just goes to show that Primus is still the best band ever... waaay ahead of their time.

More bands should take a leaf out of their grime-laden bible of goop.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pigeon and baby keyframes

Pigeon not yet animated. I'm not even sure if I will use this... If anyone has any ideas of how the two characters could meet, please let me know. This is just filler to lead up to the chase sequence.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pigeon meets Baby

Pigeon meets baby...

Baby spits dummy.

Critiquing is welcome :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bugs Bunny Linetest - Virgil Ross

Awesome linetest by Virgil Ross. Check out Pencil Test Depot's blog... they have some insane stuff.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eric Goldberg rocks

The animatey genius talks about CG and posing.

Better blink and other Cosmic McVentures

Here's my pigeon...again. Thanks for the tip, Frank! I think I'm going insane just from drawing this stupid pigeon every... single... day..

I see pigeons whenever I close my eyes... PIGEONS!

Can't wait till I get to animate the other character in my narrative.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One-eye-at-a-time Blink

I'm kinda pleased with how I got the squishy eyelid to look. There's an issue with the arm, but I think it can be fixed later on.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vanilla Blink

I used the Richard Williams technique...

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Here's my first EAP. I think I finally got the butt-bounce right.

My second EAP. If anyone wants to critique, please do.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Better Linetest

Untitled from Gorey on Vimeo.

Now I just need to add ink and colour...

Special thanks to Cassie ffor the critique!

Linetest with in-betweens

I whipped this up today. If anyone out there has the time, please let me know how I can improve it. I need some feedback before I ink and colour it.

Also, I'm trying to get a jolty look to his head, which is why he turns so quickly... hopefully it worked.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

After Effects

The music is by an SBIT student.. back from when Frank got us to email the music peeps.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pigeosity - EAPS

Project for Frank.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Belated Three Point Light Shaaawt

Sorry again for my (kind of) late assessment piece, Frank!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Pigeon fun with a man.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Animatronic Puppet from Hellboy

Doesn't this just make you wanna go and sculpt a crazy creature?? The expressions on the animatronic face are insane.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Matte Painting in Maya

I kind of like this one more than my After Effects version... not sure, though.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stop-mo Links

I'm currently in the throes of applying for work experience at Anifex, the company that does the Schmackos ad and heaps of cool short films. Special thanks to Will's insane ability to find obscure animation companies on the net!

On their site I found some websites that look pretty good:

Stop Motion Magazine:

Stop Motion Works:

Stop Motion Animation:

Animate Clay:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Matte "Painting"

Narrative layout from Gorey on Vimeo.

This is my multi-layered background.. After Effects is awesome.

Note: It's almost as if YOU are the pigeon. That was a fluke!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Flamin' Balls

Here's a pic of a burny ball.

T'was a collaborative effort between Frank and I.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Animating Lies!

Frank's lesson on affectation and sub-conscious gestures was cool, so I found some links on how to animate a lie.

I'm not sure why this subject inerests me so much. Maybe because it's a lie in a lie on paper... or somethin...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bill Plympton!

This guy is an insanely good animator. I first saw his stuff in the mid-nineties, but had since forgot his name... I asked Frank and he knew straight-away! He then charged me with the task of doing some research and inspiration-hunting, as I am planning on doing my narrative in a traditional/funkadelic coloury style.

This is what I found...

How awesome are these shorts?? Plus, there are hardly any backgrounds n' junk.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Music video by Primus!

Sorry about the missing half of the screen.

Friday, February 26, 2010


This is the character I'll be using in my narrative... yay!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Pitchy the Fork

Character Development

Hey Guys,

Here are some links I found about character development. Frank's class today inspired me to go find some other tips for character developing... it looks as if it's a pretty crucial part of animating.

Before today I didn't even consider that Totoro had a unique personality, avoided eye-contact and was even mindful of awkward situations... thanks Frank!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Maya Causes Me Grief!

...Well, not really... but it sounds good!

Flamin' Pitchfork Action!

Mine and Tim's flaming T!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is an awesome stop mo film from '92. I remember seeing this when I was about six... Sarah reminded me about it just the other day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SpUd'S ReTaRdEd PlAyyGroounD

This is my design for mine and Tim's psychadelic landscape!