A brief understanding of ‘A Stars Sign’
A stars sign is a collection of character concept art, illustrations and storyboards. The Final images will also be present in an art book, this could be used for an animation pitch or for a small portfolio of work that can be physically presented to potential employers.
The project is based around the zodiac astrology, using the uncommon 13th zodiac as the main antagonist. Due to the nature of the themes for this animation, the target audience will be 13 plus similar to shows such as ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘South Park’.
Some skills that I have produced throughout this project are clear character designs, marketing and sequential art. I have also worked closely to an industry pipeline trying to recreate the method Adult Swim use when producing their storyboards.
I decided to work a little bit more looser on the storyboard than the industry standard so that I had time to produce a storyboard animatic.
I think overall this makes the storyboards more cohesive and helps the viewer understand the movement in the piece. I love the art of storyboard but producing an animatic as a final piece really fetched to project to life rather than a collection of images.
I am a very passionate and eager individual always looking for new things to learn and ways to improve myself and my work. I am happy to work as part of a team or own my own regardless of the environment I am in. I specialise in 2D character design, illustration and sequential art but I am always open to trying something new and expanding my skill set. My goal is to work in animation or with comics but I’ll always be happy as long as I’m able to create in some way.
Software & Hardware Proficiencies
I mainly work on procreate and Clip Studio Paint. However, I can work on other softwares such as Photoshop, Indesign, After Effects, Blender and Zbrush.
I use both the Ipad Pro and a Wacom Cintiq for Window 10.
Employment, Work Experience & Volunteering
Etsy 2018 – Present
- Social Media Marketing
- Working on client commissions
- Producing work to set deadlines by clients
- Keeping clear communication
MenKind Supervisor 2019 -2020
- Pushing sales and preforming product demonstrations
- Training new employees
- Setting goals and targets for employees
- Handling deliveries
- Handling customer refunds and complaints
- Monitoring employee productivity
Greggs Team Member 2017 -2019
- Fast and friendly customer service
- Checking the temperature
- Stock rotation
- Working and communicating well with team members
- Pushing sales and offering relative meal deals to a customers purchase
- Cash handling
My interests are gaming and looking for new indie games, making new products for my Etsy store, reading comics especially webcomics, trying new art mediums both in digital and traditional, in-line skating, ice hockey, musicals and watching cartoons because cartoons are the best.