Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Snapping fish maquette.

Did we tell you about the Wanderquarium project? Leong Wan Kok?  1000 tentacles? tokyoplastic adapting comic books?  Well we don’t mean to keep banging on about it but it’s all terribly exciting.

Monday, 12 March 2012


Here it is again a little closer. 


As a creative you spend as much time as you can  perfecting your art,  as a director most of your time is spent perfecting and nurturing the talent around you. I have desperately been trying to learn zbrush but finding the time to have a clear run at it is something else. This is a quick one hour sculpt with dynamesh which I put together over lunch.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Niggles & Narks Pitch

This sweet little fella was from another collaboration with 1000 tentacles and pulled from the dark mind of  Leong Wan Kok. Unfortunately the ad agency we were working with made us change his eye because they thought it looked like a prolapsed asshole !!? : ) 


Early Morty designs.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Little Bird

Early concept work from a project called The Little Bird that we developed in 2009.   Hope it will take flight very soon! 


Leong Wan Kok and pH Khor founders of the 1000tentacles studio based in KL Malaysia helped us design some creatures for a  pitch a while back.  If you don’t know them check out their work here;, it’s increadible stuff.  Sam has recently adapted one of their comics  with the hope of bringing it to life as an animated short.  It’s called the Wanderquarium and here’s a sneaky peek at one of the boards. 


In October 2010 we were approached by top agency Dare Vancouver to develop a character for one of their clients MTS.  The idea was to reinvent MTS’s company mascot, a Bison, as an animated character that would hopefully appear at the end of some live action spots.  Well, we love Morty very much and think its some of our best character work to date and so it seems does everyone else.  Animated Morty soon replaced the live action commercials to star (along with side kick Petey) in his very own TV campaign. Just over a year on, he is going from strength to strength.  Of course he did not always look this dashing we spent a good few months working closely with creatives Brian and Rob on getting him right for the job.  Production development to follow, watch this space!

Friday, 9 March 2012


Early concept from our zune spot… 

Quick sculpt.

3am Sculpt

got woken up by my boy last night and could not for the life of me get back to sleep, gave up trying, picked something from my sketch book and sculpted this.

Niggles & Narks Pitch

Jon Beeston is talented! He has worked with us a couple of times, recently on our  Whistler spot.
These are some of his designs for a pitch we worked on that was lost to Mc Bess; this ones name is the double bill fatterpus.