Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Almost Recent

Concept work for a rather feminine dragon. This has a rather horrid silhouette, his hand blends into his shoulder on the left. I should have had the arm come out a little bit and created a little negative space between the hand and shoulder...
This one was the title page for an assignment I was given before I started the first year. We had to storyboard someone brushing their teeth. ( I guess it was an exercise in making something dull look exciting.) I may or may not have recycled the dog in a more recent project.
Ideas for a title sequence I worked on in Spain. I never could be bothered to colour the girls. Much more interested in the cheetah (which has incorrect spots)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


The Txt from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

A short film I made in 2002


Taximan from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

This was an exercise into sound syncronisation. Heavy influence from video games on the design here; the buildings inspired by SNES Starwing and the car ripped off from Crazy Taxi (made in 2002)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


Some of these are mine, the short ones are Sofie's. Her feet are crap to draw because they are short and flat, so no matter how good I think I am, they always look wrong! A good craftsman always blames his models


Just a few hand sketches here. I still struggle with these things we have attached to the end of our arms. If they were not so useful, I'd cut them off so I'd never have to draw them again

Random life drawing

All from life. The kitchen one was a challenge, waiting for Sofie to return to that position so I could carry on my drawing. Probably should've just taken a photo, but where's the fun in that?


This is the character I designed for this background, below...

I'll be the first to admit that background is not my strongest point. In fact I hate doing it, but I think these are okay...

Self Portraits

Painted on the trusty DS
I do like drawing this way...nice and quick with a black pen, then getting the tone from bleeding the ink out of the lines with plain water

The one on the middle on the bottom row is my favourite

Still going through the old work...still lot's more to come

Monday, 6 July 2009

Zero Suit Samus suit failure! And the jump/lift animation

A geeky fanboy picture of Samus from the Metroid series of games. There won't be any more, I promise
Drew this during a life drawing session on the trusty Ninendo DS using the Colours program

first year exercise, the jump from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

first year exercise, the lift. from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.
First year assignments, the lift and the jump.

A portrait and my hand. Portrait in watercolour pencil (BLACK...NEVER USE BLACK! Actually I quite like using black) and hand in dip pen and ink

C.G van

From my blueprint to the final (untextured) model. Including full interior with working radio.

And here is the model itself

Stylized Ford Transit (from short film; Fragile) by RickyEarl on Sketchfab

Old Animation

first year exercise, the sack drop from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

The classic exercise, the sack drop, followed by a hasty exit off stage.

Drawings from the Guggenheim in Spain. Sitting on the hard-ass floor. The figure you see at the base of the one in the middle is the size of an actual person, these things were huge.

Pretty Random selection here, just posting some favourites from what I have available here at home

A Giant Anteater, an ostrich an some humans

First post! Old stuff

Quick'uns of the missus
Did this one straight into a grey wash of ink without any construction, trying to look at only the shadows and their relationship to negative space