Lights of christmas 2017 - animation assets
In October 2017, Giles Westley at AGB Events contacted me regarding St Marys Cathedral's Lights of Christmas projection - I was thrilled to be commissioned to paint a series of fun/whimsical characters and assets for different scenes to be animated in a short story called "The Gift of Time", a journey that demonstrates the importance of putting down technology devices and taking time to appreciate your surroundings, your friends, and your family. - It was delightful to collaborate with AGB's super talented team! - :) - and so wonderful to see my paintings animated on such a large scale!
Watercolour paintings of:
This is Griffin, every time he walks across St Marys my heart melts!!
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Griffin after I re-assembled his body in Photoshop! It was a strange process to paint all the body parts separately for AGB...
Griffin's early sketch and his cohort of funny birds...
Other characters to create a city crowd obsessed with their digital gizmos included (from top): Uni dude & skater girl, stress head, 2 business ladies and 2 lycra clad, fitbit mad exercice addicts!
Some paintings were inspired by Sydney's beautiful buildings like the QVB & Centre Point, others were imaginary...
This painting of St Marys is not part of the show, but instead features on a little souvenir puzzle. I loved painting a colourful/fun version of Centre Point!
Some of the plants I painted for the park scene on the city's edge.
I experimented with different medias to create a variety of textures for the trees backgrounds.