My new project "first born"! :)

Work In Progress / 31 January 2021

Excited to share on my Patreon page the first scene from my "The Hermit" project with you! The first scene on any project is a crucial one of course - one that provides a final "look 'n feel" of what is yet to come for everyone. Note however that this will be the last scene of finished animation I'll be sharing from here on in. Only the project's Patreon supporters will get to see the finished work as it unfolds in the future. It will be in the form of a private, animated Web Series, which will unfold the full storyline as time goes by. I will of course be posting project updates, feedback, static images and maybe even short  animated GIF teasers from the project as time goes by. But if you like what you see of this animation, and want to see more, then I'm afraid you'll have to become a Patreon supporter. The reality is that this kind of innovative, traditionally-animated, indie-based film will NEVER find support in the production mainstream. Consequently, it will totally require the support of generous, like-minded friends and followers to make it happen at all. So I thank you sincerely for any support you can give - or have given so far! (And please do share this if you can!)     https://www.patreon.com/Muse2D 

"ARIES RISING" pencil test

General / 10 December 2019

Spent the day doing my old-school animation thing - and loved it! This is my first rough pencil test for "ARIES RISING". After posting Gemini Rising yesterday I felt inspired to get the rest done. So "watch this space" over the next couple of weeks for them all - at least in pencil test form!  :)



"GEMINI RISING"

Making Of / 09 December 2019

Based on the success of my STAR*YOU astrological profile videos so far I'm now expanding them to include what is astrologically known as a person's "Rising Signs" and "Houses". Here's the sequence I created for "Gemini Rising".  1 down and 11 more to go!  :)


AND SO IT BEGINS!

General / 09 December 2019

Shamefully, I had never heard of ArtStation before. But now I have discovered it I'm really excited by its potential. It seems like a great one-stop-shop for all artists and animators. It took me a long Sunday to upload all my various works - and I'm still not finished yet! 

Sorry to disappoint my 3D colleagues but my site is definitely "old school" - art and animation! But I'm proud of it all, as a lot of pencils have flown under the bridge over the past many decades since I first picked one up in earnest. Yet the one ambition I've NEVER realized so far has been to make my own, totally unique and visionary indie animated movie

You'll see from a lot of the material here that I've spent an entire lifetime trying to get something off the ground along these lines. But so far I haven't cracked the code of doing so yet. However, I will never give up and this site is an important ingredient for a new way forward I feel. It will be filled with ideas, illustrations, animation, tutorials, samples - and a HUGE "wing and a prayer" that someone, somewhere will give me the investment that will bring all this lifelong potential and passion together into one mind-blowing project. 

This will probably not be you of course. So, while I'm waiting, I hope you'll enjoy all the goodies I'll share here - and may even learn something through the tutorials and other things I'll post to teach interested folks what I know. 

In the meantime I'll share a card I just randomly drew from my own design "Oracle Cards" deck to see what fortunes await, beyond the launch of this site. (No lies, I actually did draw this card from my 120 card deck - no cheating...)  
  


  So the omens are hopefully promising that the good times will be coming!  :)