Oil Painting on Bird & Whale

Some photos from this week’s painting progress on The Bird & the Whale.

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The Ark Event Guide Commission

We were recently asked to put together some illustration concepts for The Ark‘s upcoming event guide.

The main thrust was to create an image which showed stages in an action, or animation.
Here is what we cooked up for them:

A rough sketchy version

 

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Design wise, Eimhin was influenced by Roman Muradov’s work for this piece.You can view Roman’s work here: http://www.bluebed.net/

 

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A little rough animation using the above poses, showing them in situ

 

From here we provided another option, including animation drawings from Carol‘s film The Bird & the Whale:

 

 

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Animation drawings by Manuel Galiana, character design by Eimhin & Carol
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And here’s some of the scene moving

 

We also have some upcoming workshops in the Ark:
Our first workshop is being hosted by PP’s Pádraig at the Ark as part of the Animation Art Show, with a more in depth series of workshops beginning in June and continuing into August which you can check out HERE, HERE, & HERE
We’ll be posting more information on those workshops once final details are all confirmed!

 


 

Sand Animation @ BCFE!

PP’s Pádraig recently  had the pleasure of hosting a Sand Animation workshop with the Animation Students of Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Many thanks to the participating students and the staff and board of BCFE!

Enjoy!

New Print Added to Shop: Stormy Sea

2015-09-22A reproduction of an oil study of a stormy sea for The Bird & the Whale is now available in our shop.

The Rooster, The Crocodile and The Night Sky

Pádraig Fagan’s The Rooster, The Crocodile and The Night Sky is this week’s Irish Film Board​ Friday Short!

Funded by the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks film funding scheme and produced by Barley Films​ in 2007-2008, The Rooster was created using cardboard, crepe paper, tinfoil and dreamy Super 8 footage of a glittery blue velvet Night Sky.

Below are some concept images and photographs from the making of the film:

The Rooster:

The Rooster in action
The Rooster in action

The Crocodile:

Final still of the Crocodile, using a special forced perspective build
A shot of the Crocodile and his Night Sky cutting machine, using a special forced perspective build



Night Sky & Dawn sequence

The Night Sky being hoovered
The Night Sky being hoovered

 

And the final Dawn scene in GIF form
And the final Dawn scene in GIF form

 

 

The Animals:

The Sea in action
The Sea in action

 

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Pádraig With Frank Kelly, the narrator of the piece.

 

Pádraig and Eimhin did a bit of travelling with the film too:

New Workshop Option: Puppet Building

We’ve added an additional workshop option: Miniature Puppet Building!

Design and build miniature figures, using a wire skeleton armature, masking tape, and stuffing!

It’s usual duration is 60 minutes, with a group size of between 10-25 students, and suitable for ages 10+

You can view this workshop along with the many other options on our Travelling Animation Workshops page.

If you’d like to get in touch about any of our workshops, you can contact us at hallo@paperpanther.ie or via the contact form below

An Gadhar Dubh GIFs

 

We’ll shortly be putting up some more production art from An Gadhar Dubh, but in the meantime, here are some GIF versions of our test animation:
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Showreel 2015

Our showreel is now on-line!

It shows a number of different techniques, such as oil paint on glass, cut-out, digital collage, puppet and hand drawn animation and features work produced for Barley Films, HarperCollins, the Irish Film Board, the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, the Villagers/Domino Publishing, AIB, and the Cartoon Saloon and with music by Chequerboard: chequerboard.com/

We hope you enjoy!

The Bird and the Whale

Carol's concept painting of the ship
Carol’s concept painting of the ship
Carol's concept painting for the stormy sea
Carol’s concept painting for the stormy sea

Pre-production is going on in earnest on Carol’s Frameworks funded film The Bird and the Whale!

Below you can see the paint on glass animation test we created for our pitch this summer:

This test clip was created using one of our small scale multiplane setups, with three sheets of glass: the animation of the whale and the splash occurring on the topmost layer, the sea on the the middle layer and the sky on the backmost layer. For the full scale production of the film, we shall be using our large format multiplanes, with multiple layers of animation happening at once.

An Gadhar Dubh Animation Concept

As a little treat for any newcomers, here is the animation test we created for our initial pitch of Pádraig’s Frameworks funded film An Gadhar Dubh: