Tuesday, 26 October 2010


I've been having a bit of a play around in Autodesk's 'MudBox' program. It gives you a basic model of a head to manipulate, so heres my first basic manipulation:

Mud Box 1 from Emma Hardy on Vimeo.

Then I worked out how to add textures and colour, so had a go at things like hair and skin:

Mudbox - Head from Emma Hardy on Vimeo.

I couldn't get the mouth right, but i'm pretty pleased with the rest of it :)

Also had a play with the lizard model:

Mud box 2 from Emma Hardy on Vimeo.

Not sure if I like that one so much..

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Snail

Some character designs for a short 2-5 minute film that i'm hoping to make some time after christmas..


Last week I went on a trip to Wales with my animation group, it was amazing. We spent the days drawing the landscapes around us, and when it rained drew the people sitting and drinking coffee in cafe's. Here's some of the work I produced.

Saundersfoot harbour

Jade and James looking very cold..

Flower from the cafe of the botanic gardens

Botanic Garden

Playing about with continuous line

Unfinished sketch at sunset.. ran out of light to finish it!

Church in Tenby

Monbier cliffs, near the youth hostel.

A3 landscape of Saundersfoot

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Things I've Been Watching

Thought i'd do a post on the films that have really grabbed me recently;

I saw Black Dog's progress a while back during my photography A-level, but thought i'd still put it up as it's one of my favourite animations.

The Black Dog's Progress from small time inc. on Vimeo.

This second one is called "Feet of Song" by Erica Russel, our lecturer Mary Murphy played it in a seminar last week. I really love the colours and movement in this one.

I came across this one in the winners of last years Flip Festival that happens in Wolverhampton every year. Play of Silence by Virginia Mori won "Best Experimental Film 2009"

Chuck Jones

This week i've got to look at Chuck Jones and his work, so I thought i'd start off by doing some drawings of his characters, to try and get a feel for his style. I really enjoyed doing this as I haven't done much cartoon drawing before, hopefully i'll be able to make my character designs a bit better now :)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Character Designs

Below are some character designs that i was playing about with in the holidays before I arrived at UWE. I created them by drawing the basic outlines in pen onto paper, and then scanning them into photoshop for the shading and colours.

Maya Project 1

Practice run for this weeks project. The brief is to create a 10 second video with two geometric characters that move differently, and needs to have the camera moving at some point :) This was my first ever go at using Maya so i'm pretty proud of it!

Maya Project 1 from Emma Hardy on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 October 2010

A Bear's Sanctuary

Short animation done in roughly 12 hours for a photography exam - the last seen was majorly rushed hence the dodgy animation, but I was still pretty proud of the overall outcome!

Bits and Bobs

Thought i'd post some previous things from my A-levels to get some of my background work in before posting what i've been doing so far on my degree course.

This is some Alice in Wonderland inspired stuff that I did around this time last year.

Running along the same style theme

A grown up style alice