Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

London So Far

The back of peoples heads! on the buses so far...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

LAS Week 6- Snakes, Fishes, Birds and Sinisoidal Waves... Oh My!

Untitled from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

Untitled from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

This week at LAS our task was to complete an animation of a fish, bird or a snake. To help us create our animations we visited the aquarium to look at fish and sinusoidal waves! A sinisoidal wave passes down the horizontal plane of a fish and passes down from head to tail. The fish in the animation above is a Racoon Butterfly Fish

I also animated a snake, snakes tend to move in a wave like motion and follow a smooth path along the ground.
I think my snake moves more like a snake on a scalextric track so look out for a new one soon!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

LAS Week 5- Walkcycles

In Week 5 we had to complete a walk cycle using Flash, I decided to use a character I had designed to keep the character interesting.

Flash Walkcycle from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

Week 5- Walk Cycle Test from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

I also did a hand drawn version, I was happy with my early test above but when it came to tracing and placing my character on top of my original test unfortunately the animation did not move as well as I had anticipated!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

LAS Week 4 Weight

Week 4 was all about understanding weight and its importance in Animation. In animation weight defines character, personality and gravity in a scene. We had to choose between a push, pull or lift.

Untitled from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

LAS Life Drawing Week 4

Finally managed to bring my Digital Camera down to London so I can finally catchup with posting my life drawings!In this session it was all about gesture and capturing the mood and attitude of the figure. One important lesson I have learnt since being at LAS is rather than copying the model you can achieve far more by analysing the model and trying to achieve a sense of narrative in your drawings by asking yourself what is the model trying to portray through the pose or series of movements?

Friday, 29 October 2010

Week 2 Bouncing Balls

Bouncing Balls

This second week task served as introduction to weight and the importance of spacing. We had to choose between a soccer ball, beachball, ping pong ball and a bowling ball... Guess which is which! I also created one in flash.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Week 1- Basic Walks

Here is my first animation from my first week at Central Saint Martins where I am studying Character Animation. I was really happy with the final result. We were meant to do just a basic walk but I enjoyed introducing a sense of narrative into the exercise.
I feels rather quick upon reflection and I think I could of held poses a lot longer to give my audience a chance to laugh and absorb whats going on. But overall I was satisfied and its just the beginning....


A few of my pieces of work from a recent trip to Jamaica


A few of my pieces of work from a recent trip to Jamaica

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Life Drawings Post#2!

From session last night.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Outdoor sketches from the past few months

Life Drawing 1

Long Pose from a recent sessions just over 2 hours

Monday, 6 September 2010

Friday, 6 August 2010

A few quicks

1-2 minute poses

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Compilation of Outdoor Sketches.

Compilation of outdoor sketches from this year (should really date my books!)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

@ The Office "2

Just to get me through the long summer days...!

Road To El Dorado Study

Saturday, 12 June 2010


Will they do it this time?

Friday, 4 June 2010

@ The Office

Passing time at work.... roll on the world cup!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Fingers Study

Real slow day at work.. so I did finger studys, when the last time you've seen finger studies?!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Preston Blair Studies

Going to consistently post now!

Monday, 8 March 2010

More Animal Drawings

Animal Drawings from portfolio to do Character Animation.