My Flash skills have increased slightly and flashman has been able to start wooing his ladyfriend.

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My flash book arrived today… (-:

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Im finding it much much easier to learn from this than the net tutorials.

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So far chapter one has been stuff ive already covered… i drew this little flash man. The book didnt really express that i should draw him but he just happened.. maybe he will become animated in chapter two.

Graham my boiler man visited today. Ive now seen the insides on the two boilers in my house and they have inspired me to try and build my hybridizing machine in photoshop.

Im going to call her the HYBRIDIZER 2000.

Here are a couple of the inspirational pics of my two boilers:

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I bought a book on ebay to help me with sewing the Hybrid Pets for MDA1….

I sensed it wasnt my best ever buy when i saw that the first project was ‘making a place mat vest’

Jan Saunders Maresh writes:

“this vest is the very definition of versitile – it looks great with jeans or over a turtleneck or summer dress, and you can make it (using only 4 placemats!) for anyone from a petite 10 year old to a generously proportioned adult”

dsc05887.jpgThe second project is: creating a placemat jacket….

the photo to the left shows the stylish placemat vest and jacket. (the pattern didnt mention how its possible four placemats could make a vest for a ‘generously proportioned adult’)

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here are some beautiful shirts you will probably see me wearing at the art school soon…

anyway… if anyone wants to own this book im selling my copy on ebay right now…

On another note: this is worth looking at:

Lars Van Trier with Yogan Leth a dogma collaboration called the 5 obstructions.. The perfect human.

creativity within limitations… The limitations set by Lars Van trier included – must be made in Cuba, budget of $5000, 2 actors and no single shot more than 15 frames.

Dr.Claw prefers drinking my water….

Dr.Claw attacks her own tail…

We had an after effects workshop with Phran on Wednesday and I turned one of my fish illustrations into my first <very simple> 10 second animation… click the play button below to view it!

The quality is a lot better on my computer and it doesn’t have sound or ending yet but it was very exciting making it!! I think I will get to know After Effects a lot more over the coming months.

Here is my original image which I animated:

The main illustration which I turned into an animation

Below are some of my other illustrations from that series (which were for ESF talks about size-based feeding in the marine ecosystem) …they haven’t made it into the animated realm yet though!

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