Monday, June 24, 2013

The Red Wedding

This year, I got into Game of Thrones. The Red Wedding scene was particularly horrific, and it made me rather sad and angry, and yet I loved watching it play out! There is something about pure evil plans that go well that is just brilliant to watch. This is why I love and loathe the Lannisters so much.

This piece is inspired by that very scene. It captures the 4 main parts: the butchering of Grey Wind and Robb Stark, the deaths of his mother and his wife, and the smug Lord Walder Grey overseeing the plan.
And who are you, the proud lord said,
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that's all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws,
And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
as long and sharp as yours.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Final Major Project: The Black Cat

This is an interpretation of Poe's The Black Cat,

This version tells the story of a drunk man who, after viewing a surreal chamber of an evil cat, slips back into reality, determined to hunt down the cat to end the visions. His wife attempts to stop him and ends up being the victim. In his sadness and guilt he immures her (and unknowingly, the cat). In the end, he is found out by the sound of the cat yowling behind the wall.

Watch in HD here.

Here are the stills:

Derwent Pencil Prize: Portrait of a Camel

Portrait of a Camel
Pencil on A2 heavy paper
May 2013

Invisible Cities: Clarice

This is my first year animation that was meant to go on showreel, but was sadly cut as the reel was far too long. It is based on Italo Calvino's book Invisible Cities, and I had the city of Clarice - a city that continues to modernise and grow, but the residents preserve the best parts under bell jars until the city is a mix of jars and decaying buildings. Some of my favourite drawings are in this little animation. Click through for HD.

Here are the stills:

Haunts of the Poets - W.B. Yeats

I re-did this drawing I did a year ago for my portfolio. It was a nice drawing, but I had slapped an unfortunate background behind it. So here's a much simpler design, and I like how it rather looks like a dip pen on parchment.