thelineanimation:

This is the third podcast in our weekly series where we interview some of the most inspiring animators working in London. In this Episode, we talk to Ant Blades who’s the founder of bird box studio and one of the leading figures in independent viral animation. He’s also a comedy genius and a bloody nice bloke.

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Hi Bjorn, Loving your animation and illustration work especially the wallflowers and studies you have been doing on here. Your digital painting looks so bloody good i was just wondering what brushes you use to get your ink style line work and the really nice textures in your work ? obviously a lot of thats down to your drawing skills but would love to know the sort of settings you use. Keep up the sik work and look forward to seeing further projects Cheers George

Hi! Sorry, just realised I hadn’t answered this. Thanks for your nice comments George I have a very troubled relationship with brushes, mainly because of Photoshops terrible handling of the brush library. I seem to loose my favourite brushes every couple of months or so for some reason or another. So I’ve given up trying to keep track. I usually just make something by chance or coincidence and end up using it for a while until I loose it in the inevitable chaos of the brush library. I’ve actually really taken a liking to drawing in Flash. Simply because there is no choice but to use the insanely idiotic and simple round brush that comes with it. I usually use the biggest round brush with pressure sensitivity set to “hard” in the prefs. That way it makes a nice even hairline when pressed lightly ( a bit like a biro) but lets you gloop out some thicker lines when you need to. Anyway I’ll attach a link to my PS brushes if you want to have a look, be warned, it’s probably gonna mess up your own library so use with caution. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxgx95ce1qmgvdl/Bjorns_photoshop_brushes_as_of_14MAY2013.abr I know it’s from may last year but it really hasn’t chanced much since then.

Hi! I just wanted to say that your works are excellent! Last year at work, I arranged for a private screening of your "Everything I Can See From Here". Keep on doin'! And best wishes from Ukraine.

Thats amazing! Thank you! I like your photos, thanks for sharing! Best!

thelineanimation:

We’ve been pitching on several adverts the past few months. It’s often a really unforgiving process. Unpaid, time consuming, slapped together at the last minute and stuck in-between other work. Last year we pitched on an advert for Kraft Singles. The concept was that of a detailed pop-up book showing the journey of the cheese from a farm to the dinner table of a family in the city. Here’s one of the concept paintings done by Bjorn ( bjornsblog ). Laika ended up doing the job in the end. Google “Kraft Amazingly Simple stories” to see their take on it.

thelineanimation:

We’ve been pitching on several adverts the past few months. It’s often a really unforgiving process. Unpaid, time consuming, slapped together at the last minute and stuck in-between other work. Last year we pitched on an advert for Kraft Singles. The concept was that of a detailed pop-up book showing the journey of the cheese from a farm to the dinner table of a family in the city. Here’s one of the concept paintings done by Bjorn ( bjornsblog ). Laika ended up doing the job in the end. Google “Kraft Amazingly Simple stories” to see their take on it.

maxtaylordesign:

Have you ever gone on the Pegbar and Grill Vimeo channel and wished there was more content from other sources all categorised and podcasts with all your favourite animators? Well we have, and its coming soon!

Sam Taylor and TimMccourt have been doing a whole series of interviews with animators for the past couple of months. Keep a look out for the peg bar and grill podcast any day now. (It’s really good, I’ve listened to many of them already)

maxtaylordesign:

Have you ever gone on the Pegbar and Grill Vimeo channel and wished there was more content from other sources all categorised and podcasts with all your favourite animators? Well we have, and its coming soon!

Sam Taylor and TimMccourt have been doing a whole series of interviews with animators for the past couple of months. Keep a look out for the peg bar and grill podcast any day now. (It’s really good, I’ve listened to many of them already)

thelineanimation:

maxtaylordesign:

Here are some photos of the Everything I Can See From Here screening. I spent most of the night walking around with the Alien head on that I had made for the event, so didn’t get to take any photos, luckily Andrew Corrigan the photography wizard was at hand to get these great photos of the night!

Tonight is the British Animation Awards (The BAAs) and "Everything I Can See From Here" is nominated for Best Short Film. Let’s look at some pictures from the amazing screening back in February last year. Maybe see you at the BFI tonight?