Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Google Web Designer 2

This next post is when I was focusing on the pen tool and it’s use in Google Web Designer and how may be this can help me in the future:

After watching this video the pen too can do several different things, while these things are all shape based they are each unique in their own way:

Shape Point Manipulation: When the pen tool is in use click anywhere on the available document to form a point of the shape that you want to create, then move along the document and click to create another point. Once this is done a line should form between these points, this is the starting point of the shape that you want to create, now move along the page and create another point and again in doing so a new line has formed (The line will only form between the current point and the most recent point). Now you have two choices you can either create another point and line or you can click the first point to create a simple shape such as a triangle or you can continue and make the most bizarre shape possible as long as you remember to connected the points to the start.

Line Manipulation: Line Manipulation can be done in two ways one been that instead of just clicking to create a shape point, hold down the left click and pull slightly to create a line and then let go, you have a line. From here you can grab any part of the line (Except the Middle and ending points) and pull them to bend the line forming a curved line, this can be done with with a line you have just made or a pre-existing shape. (From here you can also use the point manipulation to create more lien to manipulate and make a big curved shape).

Alt – Left Click: When a line has been created by Line Manipulation, by pressing the Alt key and left clicking one of the line points on the end of the line you can rotate on side of the line. (Please note that the liens stay asymmetrical with each other.)

Ctrl Z and Y: These key controls can be used to erase or undo a mistake that you have made while using the line tool. Ctrl Z deletes the mistake and Ctrl Y undo them.

3D Capabilities: By clicking the 3D rotate tool, the line manipulation can be used from all angles to create seamless 3D shapes.This can also be used to create a new path on a new plane.

Colour Manipulation: Allow manipulation of line colour and fill of shapes.


Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Google Web Designer 1

This post will focus on my study these videos about how to use Google Web Design and then how I managed to recreate the result:

I followed the steps of this video allowing me on Google Web Design to create a digital banner. The banner was formed by me using several different drawing tool such as the shape tool and the pen tool. Unfortunately I don’t know how to upload my banner beginners test at the moment.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubbles Character Rethink

It has come to my attention that the animal that Bubbles is depicted as might not be the best choice to interact with speak since a fish can’t really interact with Squeaks that well, so I need to look into another creature that fits the name of Bubbles but also is able to interact with the Squeaks a lot easier than a fish could. This post will contain a list of animals that can produce bubbles but this post will also analyse them to make sure that the animals are suitable for a pet shop:

  1.  Baby Elephant – Starightaaway you can tell that this animal is unsuitable for a pet in a pet shop because baby elephants are about the size of a bike and weigh even more than that
  2. Beluga Whale – Again too big and unrealistic for this animation.
  3. Polar Bear – Even though this animal/mamal actually blows bubble it isn’t exactly suitable for a pet shop so this animal is of the list, plus also who would want a polar bear as a pet.
  4. River Crab – This might work, since crabs can be found in pet shops as basic pets and the River Crab is known to blow bubbles randomly and could make a suiable relacement since it can live above the water and use it’s claws to interact with the environment and props easily.
  5. Monkey – too big and quite idiotic personally.
  6. Sea Lion – Not really a pet.
  7. Dolphin – Not a pet and is an endangered species.
  8. Koi Fish – Fish won’t work, any more.
  9. Shark – Not a pet and is an endangered species.
  10. Cat – Is different but is unable to blow bubbles and gives off a Tom and Jerry feel, which while this project was inspired by said animated series was not meant to be exactly like it.
  11. Dog – Is different but is unable to blow bubbles and gives off a Tom and Jerry feel, which while this project was inspired by said animated series was not meant to be exactly like it.
  12. Hippos – Not really a pet.
  13. Common Froghopper – Water Insect and possible replacement for the original Bubbles since it not only blows bubble but it has arms that are able to interact with the environment and some insects are kept as pets.
  14. Violet Snail – Possible replacement for the original Bubbles since it not only blows bubble but it has arms that are able to interact with the environment and some insects are kept as pets.
  15. Star – Nosed Mole – Not really a pet and endangered species.
  16. Foam – Nest Treefrog
  17. Siamese Fighting Fish – Fish, won’t work
  18. Humpback Whales- Not really a pet and endangered species.



Creative Futures: Pro Practitioner, Client Project: Ideas

The deep.

Hull City of Culture.

Art Event in Beverley – Name unknown at the moment (Special art pieces that are hardly seen been moved to Beverley for the exhibit.)

Macmillian Christmas event

Disability Organisation – BGS Learning Support or another group

Women of the World/WOW – A event been held during the City of Culture in March 2017. This event is to celebrate International Woman’s Day  on the 8th March and the main focus of this event is to question why the equality of Gender is taking so long to be achieved as well as looking into what we actual need to change to achieve this. One of the directors of this project stated that everyone from all genders, all ages to get involved with WOW, it is an opportunity that cannot be missed and celebrated since many women have played a great part in Hull’s History and this is a step closer to bringing Gender Equality.

Times of Thinker Project:

* Freedom Centre, Preston Road, east Hull, Tuesday 11 October, 1100-1230

* Lesley Downs Theatre, Ferens Building, Hull University, Cottingham Road, Hull, Wednesday 12 October, 1400-1530

* Bransholme Library, Northpoint Shopping Centre, Bransholme, Thursday 13 October, 1330-1500

* Pave Bar, Princes Avenue, west Hull, Monday 17 October, 1945-2115

* Asda Mount Pleasant, east Hull, Wednesday 19 October, 1330-1500 and 1800-1930

* Rayners, Hessle Road, west Hull, Friday 21 October, 1730-1900

* The Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, Ferensway, city centre, Monday 21 November, 1800-2000

The Gual – A play written by Janet Plater a Hull born Writer that focus on the loss of the Gual in 1974 and how the wives and relatives of the crew deal with not only this but also the discovery of said ship in 1997 in a documentary. Plater recreates all of in her play via the character called Kay who experiences all of these events as one of the relatives of the crew and tries to free her self from the depression caused from it.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Squeak Idea’s 2

Here are some more design idea’s for Squeak’s redesign done out of pen:


This first image is again me attempting to recreate the shape of the mouse from my previous attempts, unfortunately this attempt isn’t the best at all, I was unsuccessful in capturing the essence of the mouse. I decided that maybe it wasn’t the best way to go with a realistic mouse for Squeak so I will go for a cartoonist styled anthropomorphic mouse. My first attempts at this are the three the top two images and the bottom one. The top two were more focused on using the shapes again to capture the humor of the character that I can actually picture. Personally I believe the designs are or at least the heads of the mice are begin to look more mouse like the more I actually draw. This time I used several images of mice to help me understand the physical appearances and properties of mice to a some what accurate degree.

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This image belongs to Canberra Pest Control


As you can see I have used the image of the mouse that I found online as a reference for drawing this page of drawings, mainly for the facial proportioning of the character. Some of facial experiments for Squeak’s were successful recreations of a mouse face to a certain degree the only difference from the original image is that the eyes are slightly bigger and it is a sketch that is drawn in my own style. The only negative with these sketches is the fully body shots look more like random sketches. I will need to try to work more on this, maybe get some more images for me to study and sketch out. I will need to focus more on various mouse images to help understand the correct proportioning, size and shapes of Squeak and then be able to transfer this to paper in a correct method.


This next image was a an attempt to put my character in certain situations to help me understand and utilise the anatomy of a mouse successfully to that situation. Hence why the lumpy drawing of the mouse drinking from the water dispenser is on the page, I drew this drawing to show how Squeak would react to drinking from a water dispenser as well as throwing in a different angle to the sketch to see how that would effect not only the character but also give us the audience a better understanding of the characters appearance and personality.  Two other sketches were also attempts at putting Squeak in certain situations to not only breath life into him but also show how he would react to these situations.


This next page of sketches focused on again working with Squeak’s interaction with the environment or prop again. The first sketch was a slight success in the sense that I managed to capture the mouses body structure and movement from the first image of a mouse that I have found and placed in the blog. The rest of the sketches on this page were experiments with Squeak moving or waving at the audience.

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This image belongs to IFLScience


This next image the sketches were more experiments to see if I could again successfully recreate how a mouse moves a stands using the images that I have gathered for study. My main focus in this image was again how a mouse stands and sits since this is key to the my actual animation as it is how the character acts to certain situations.


This image of sketches was for facial proportioning, scale and shape as well as practicing of body positioning and hand sizes and positions as well.


Independent Practice: Drawing Practice

This post will focus on sketches I did for my independent work, each one of these drawings was done in a timed limit:


This first sketch was drawn in about five minuets, when I did draw this my main focus was capturing the main shapes of the items that I had placed in front of myself and at least some of the features that helped define the items. While I was happy that I had managed to achieve the general shapes and at least a few details which helped identify the items, I have realised that my perspective with the actual positioning of some of the items is quite awful such as the bottle, which when I sketched it was laying on it’s side but with the way I drew it looks like it is standing on it’s lid which bugs me to no end. But all in all the final product was alright for a five minute quick drawing.


The second drawing was done under ten minuets and due to the extra five minuets I managed to not only correctly draw the new set up but I also managed to draw some of the minor details such as the cable or the duck image on the mug. Although I had more time to actually add details such as the cable, it often was awful in detail because I couldn’t get the thickness of the actual cable correct. Other details such as the bottle cap worked out really well and the actual mouse. So in the end I managed to successfully draw the shapes of the items that I had used but I still need to work on them, even if the speed rate of drawing them at a decent state has improved slightly.


This is a sketch that I did in thirty minuets, this gave me enough times to draw not only the items that were in front of me but also place almost all the details that the items had on them correctly into the sketch. For example one of the best sketches is coco cola not only have I captured the indents on the actual bottle but also the left over cola that is actually caught in said gaps, this cola bottle sketch also includes part of the companies logo which was drawn incorrectly. A majority of the sketch was a general success given the amount of time I had to draw this with the amount of detail that I did, there is some down fails with this such as perspective and positioning of the items as well which were slightly off.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Squeak Idea’s 1

This blog post is to show my first few design ideas that I had for the development of squeak in attempt to make him more mouse like in the process.


As you can see the first few drawings in the image above do show that I am starting to get the general understanding of how the anatomy of the mouse works, mainly at this moment how the head works more than anything else, which can be seen in the image above in the bottom left corner. The rest of the body work isn’t the best in these attempts, a few do actually look like they are starting to take on the appearance of an actual mouse.


These next two images focus more on the main body of the mouse and how their work when they move. As you can see my first drawing on the left goes back to more of the original design than my current attempts. This was slightly irritating due to the fact that I had spent ages trying to develop away from the original idea and now in one attempt I had redrawn the original design. The second design is the most successful design out of the two, the body is positioned correctly and both the head, arms and legs are equally proportioned making this drawing of Squeaks look more like a proper mouse, which makes me happy and draws in the target audience.


In the next image I attempted to recreate these attempt with the first few sketches in the image above the first one been the best out of the lot, the head was done perfectly as were the arms and the feet. Making this sketch of a mouse seem like it was the most successful, the main reason why this occurred was that I focused more on drawing shapes to help me correctly shape the mouse with the proportioning. The second drawing was an attempt without me drawing any shapes to help start the proportioning and while it came out looking somewhat decently there was a huge difference between the previous sketch and the current one. The other two drawings were absolutely awful compared to the other sketches their was no shapes to help I tried to create appearance of the mouse just from the top of my head and as you can see it worked some what but the ending result was that they didn’t look very appealing to the eye.


These last drawings were more focused on making the character appearing more animated or Tom and Jerry like and while some of them look like they were actual animated character the other drawings look nothing like a proper mouse more liek a demon of some sorts.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Animation Technology Research 4

This blog post will focus on the software called Google Web Design, this software was designed to be used for several different art based jobs, while the name does indeed indicate that it’s sole purpose is based on Web Design it isn’t actually just for

The software has a wide range of options that allow the user to manipulate various items/layers within their project. These features can allow the user to develop and create various still images or animated shorts, which is something that I am looking for with my project. One of the features includes the ability to construct a 360 Degree animation generator, which is treated like a cub net on the software for so long, allowing the user to place the desired designs on the appropriate sides before reassembling the cube to create a working artificial 3D animation that can be rotated and viewed at from different angles.

I chose this video because it displays this feature in full effect.

This software can also be used to produced standard 2D animation, these animations can often be a standard 2D screen one or a animated banner that is often used for advertising on websites such as the Daily Mail and Ebay. These banner involve the designer creating a background either in a 3D or 2D format and then placing another image onto as another layer and then they can animate said layer how they wish either via manual commands or by programming the animation via coding.

I think this is one of the best options for me to go with my bubble and Squeak animation because not only is the software free but like i stated previously this software has a wide range of features and options for various uses which makes it perfectly suitable for this project.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Narrative Idea Inspiration:

This blog post is to give the examples that have inspired my narrative ideas:

  1. Tom and Jerry
  2. Indiana Jones
  3. Spongebob Squarepants
  4. Halloween
  5. Mission Impossible

Tom and Jerry:

Tom and Jerry was one of the original major inspirations for the original project when I developed it last year and again it is one of the main inspirations for the first narrative idea. The idea of the pet shop flooding came from one of the classic Tom and Jerry episodes called Mice Follies.

Where Jerry and his nephew complete flood Tom’s home before freezing by messing around with the fridge turning the house into a massive ice rink, leading to tones of high jinx between Tom, Jerry and his nephew. I found this episode inspiring due to the fact that while the idea is used quite a bit it would be suitable for the pets in pet shop to flood their home by accident when playing with each other and in doing so, the humour from both the actions of the pets and the environment would be entertaining for the target audience.

Indiana Jones:

Indian Jones was the main inspiration for the second episode, the clip below is the main inspiration.

The main idea for this snake infested idea came from Indy quoting “I HATE SNAKES!!!” When ever he sees them and I though that the possibility of having snakes in a pet shop these days is actually quite high and I though why not have said snakes escape and course panic across the pet shop.