October Multimedia Sketchbook

Thinking about graduations.... My brother graduates at the end of this month; I've still got two more years before I get to wear that hat.

Thinking about graduations.... My brother graduates at the end of this month; I've still got two more years before I get to wear that hat.

Between all the "real" work that I create, I make a lot of random bits and pieces of things. Illustrations, animations, sounds. Some of them are tiny segments of projects that I'll never share here, some of them are the result of me playing around with software, some of them are the end results of tutorials, and some of them will lead on to final pieces. Either way; sometimes I make things that I kinda want to share, but they don't really warrant a whole blog post on their own. So here, I've gathered a few oddities that fall under that category. 

When I'm not creating things, or hanging out with lovely people, how do I spend my time? Reading, watching, travelling. Learning new things and finding new perspectives. 

When I'm not creating things, or hanging out with lovely people, how do I spend my time? Reading, watching, travelling. Learning new things and finding new perspectives. 

Me, always amazed by the power of the pen... 

Me, always amazed by the power of the pen... 

Thinking about where I am, where I want to be, and how I'm gonna get there.

Thinking about where I am, where I want to be, and how I'm gonna get there.

Tutorial from last week. Lip sync is super fun!

Tutorial from last week. Lip sync is super fun!

My first real attempts at Lip Sync. I'm currently developing this guy, and will be sharing the final scene soon! 

Blues

Late post this week, I'm afraid! It's been a crazy hectic fortnight overall, between moving to my new little house and travelling to Derry for

ComicCity

, as well as getting back into the swing of college life and keeping on top of freelance-y work. It's been busy, but I'm learning

so

much, and I'm having an absolute ball!

Post-con blues have hit hard this week. I came home from ComicCity in the wee hours of Monday morning, buzzing with a renewed passion for creating things, and a huge appreciation for the people that work so hard to make things happen. This week, I've been feeling an almost overwhelming sense of gratitude, new admiration, and incredible excitement for the future in every sense! I've got lots of books to look forward to reading (check out the photo below!), lots of ideas I can't wait to get down on paper, and lots of experiences to anticipate!

Dublin Comic Con 2015

Super-quick, day-job-break-time doodle of a buddy who was there in Cosplay. As soon as I can get a link to Aaron's stuff online, I'll be sure to share it - he's done some pretty incredible costume work.

A massive thank you to all of the incredible writers, artists, cosplayers and friends who I was able to chat with (however briefly!) at

Dublin Comic Con

last weekend. Seeing my name in the credits of a comic book for the first time was a pretty incredible feeling, and I came away feeling ever more inspired and enthusiastic about comics and art and stories! Special thanks in particular to Eoin and the rest at the

Lightning Strike Comics

table for making me feel so welcome!

A hint at one of the pages I got to design. Almost all the textures I used were from papers from around the time the original Holmes stories were written, with a few illustrations and stains scattered throughout. SO much fun to work on!

A huge thank you too, to all those who contributed to

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes

, and to everyone who picked up a copy! We raised over €1000 to be donated to children's hospitals in Dublin, which makes a book that was great anyway, just that little bit greater! I really was delighted to be a part of it, and hopefully more projects like this will come up in the future.

My haul from the weekend! They're all SO beautiful, and the ones I've read so far have been utterly brilliant! 

Embarrassing enough as it is to admit; this was the first time I've ever been to Dublin Comic Con. I really can't recommend the trip enough; there was so much talent under that roof over the weekend that it could have gone on for a week and I'd still be learning something new at the end of it. The stalls, the cosplays, the panels, the Q & As, there was just so much brilliance to take in that it was nearly overwhelming! Can't wait for the next one!