Business Dog – Concepts

Business Dog is the story i’m hoping to make into my final film in 3rd year. It’s about a dog that goes to get a job to spend more time with his overworking owner. I won’t say anymore about the overall story but i’m to be pitching it in about a week to the course so i’m really hoping it gets through! Here are the concept art I’ve created over summer that will be used in my pitch!




Business Dog – Environment Tests

For convenience i decided to work with lines for this image, I just wanted to test out the colours and composition to see how well they’d work together. I felt like this worked but also that it was missing something, so I decided to play around with the light & colour levels, and as you can see it looks SO much better. This made me realise that if this film DOES get made then not only will I need a strong animation team but I will also need a strong compositing & editing team who will be able to give this film the perfect colours & lighting to really bring it to life



Business Dog – Colour boards

I’ve been working on these for the past 2 weeks but I thought I’d wait until they were all done before I uploaded them. Here is a short colour sequence showing the lil dog put on his moustache, and go to work and blend in seamlessly. So sorry about the art style inconsistency and the fact that in some shots he has a suit jacket on and others he doesn’t, I did these out of order and I was still trying to figure out if the dog would just wear a fake moustache or not, but then I realised that if he’s wearing a fake moustache people will see him as a human and if he’s not wearing clothes that would be very strange (even if it is just a jacket, but hey-ho, cartoon logic).

Experimented with a few things here such as style, lighting and texture. Going to play around with those elements alot more in the future



Business Dog Character Concepts


I really like my design for the dog and hopefully I wont have to change it when it comes to next year but if there’s a better alternative i’m willing to consider it.


Here’s my design for the owner of the dog. Originally I had considered her to be a guy but after talking to a lecturer he questioned why did it have to be a woman, so I changed it. But then after another talk he said people might get the wrong idea of a woman in the workplace having to chose between her dog and her job, but it’s too late, she’s a woman now and deadlines are soon.



Teapots of Horror

I’ve kinda been slacking with updating my blog haha, but not to sound clich√© but “new year new me” gonna try and keep this up to date. So here’s what I never uploaded here, from my Pre-Production assignment in which we were given 4 cards, one with a genre,¬†one with a character, what with a setting, and one with an artist, and from those 4 cards we were to make a story. My cards were ‘Documentary, Teapots, Fairgrounds, and Outsider Art’. And from those cards I managed to create a dark story telling the story of how in a society of teapot and coffeepot people the teapots are oppressed and mistreated, and they children (teacups) are kidnapped from them and mutilated so their heads can be used for the teacups ride at the fairground. A strange idea I know but I like it.

The documentary would have featured a teapot man going round interviewing teapots and coffeepots that had once harvested the teacup children for their heads, and he’d try to find out why they made the teacups ride and what for. The documentary would end with the teapot man riding the teacups ride for the first time in his life to see what all the fuss is about and the film would end with a shot of his face as he’s on the ride, no knowing whether he enjoyed it or not.

Here is some of the concept art I made, showing the teapots and the coffepots in all their glory (all this art was made traditionall with watercolour and charcoal)