Cúl an Tí: Cill Aodáin


Pádraig’s short film Cill Aodáin is premiering today, Sunday the 11th of February!

Tune in to TG4​ tonight at 9.30pm to see Pádraig’s short film ”Cill Aodáin’ with music by Kíla​ & vocals by Danny of The Coronas​!

The show will be a repeated on Monday the 12th on TG4 at 7.30pm.


Produced with Cartoon Saloon​ as part of Cúl an Tí, a documentary series on some of Ireland’s most iconic songs and poems, ‘Cill Adoáin’ focuses on the work of Antoine Ó Raifteirí – the last of the wandering bards.

img_9981Designed, directed, & animated by Pádraig Fagan

img_9978Featuring designs as well as model-making & set construction by Niamh Brennan

img_9990Additional animation by Kristina YeeBrigette Heffernan and Olly Blake. Graded by Alec Moore.


Find out more about the series here: http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/cul-an-ti/

Full Credits:

Designed, Directed & Animated by (Dearthóir, Stiúrthóir & Beochantóir) - Pádraig Fagan.

Additional Character Design, Model-making & Background Construction (Dearadh Carachtar Breise, Déanamh Samhaltán & Tógáil Cúlraí) –  Niamh Brennan

Additional Animation (Beochan Breise) –  Kristina Yee, Brigette Heffernan & Olly Blake.

Technical Consultant (Comhairleoir Teicniúil) – Eimhin McNamara.

Colour Grading (Grádú Dathanna) : Alec Moore.


Produced & Developed by (Arna Fhorbairt & Arna Léiriú ag): Ross Murray & Éamonn Ó Cualáin.

Production Co-ordinator (Comhordaitheoir Léiriúcháin) – Nicole Storck.

Creative Supervisors (Maoirseoirí Cruthaitheacha) -  Tomm Moore & Tod Polson

Executive Producer (Léiritheoir Feidhmiúcháin) –  Gerry Shirren.


Musical Director (Stiúrthóir Ceoil) – Colm Ó Snodaigh.

Singer (Amhránaí) – Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas).

Traditional Arrangement & Music (Ceol & Cóiriú Traidisiúnta) – Kíla.

Sound Engineer (Innealtóir Fuaime) - Michael Manning, Paul Finan & Kevin Lowery.

Studio (Stiúideo) – The Cauldron Recording Studios, The Meadow & EdenVella.

Mixed by (Meascóir) – Shea Fitzgerald.

In Collaboration with: St. Louis Community School, Coillte Mach, Maigh Eo.
(I gcomhar le St. Louis Community School, Coillte Mach, Co. Mhaigh Eo.)

Special Thanks (Buíochas Ar Leith do): Geraldine Molloy & Cahil Doherty, Carol Freeman, Pat & Bernadette Fagan, Tom Coffee-Lawton & Nasrin Khandoker.


Disjointed: Space Travis

Space Travis from Eimhin’s Weed of Fortune Disjointed short, which was produced with Titmouse last Summer.
Designed by Eimhin & built with Niamh Bennett & Svetlana Sobcenko out of a 2×4
We installed an LED light into the body. The LED light itself was only a 2 millimeters smaller than the torso so that took some precision filing
He’ll be sharing a bunch of behind the scenes footage on his Patreon over the coming weeks if ya’d like to pop over there for a visit: patreon.com/eimhinmcnamara

The Fox and the Wild!

 Our semi-annual collaboration with Clive McFarland has another instalment!

Fox and the Wild is in shops in the UK and US right now:  http://clivemcfarland.com/fox


TED-Ed: The Myth of Oisín and The Land of Eternal Youth

Carol’s most recent collaboration with TED-Ed is out!
This time we travel into the distant past of Éire, telling the story of Oisín and Tír na nÓg!
Designed and Animated by Carol Freeman & Katie Sherlock .
With music and sound design by Chris McLoughlin (https://www.chris-mcloughlin.com/)
 We hope you enjoy!
You can check out Carol’s previous TED-Ed project on James Joyce’s Ulysses here: 

Life Style Sports: SPARK

We were recently commissioned by FLTR to produce animation for Life Style Sports. Above you can see the raw animation. We also provided compositing for the spot, with FLTR doing some final finetuning for the client.  The finished piece can be view here: LINK

Below are some select stills from the project, which were particularly fun coming up with:

sparky sparky2 sparky3 sparky4

New Lifedrawing course at A4 Sounds

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Above you can see some work by Eimhin made during recent lifedrawing classes he hosts at A4 Sounds.

A new 6 week course starts on the 4th of September, every Monday from 7-9PM, €50 for all 6 classes: http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/life-drawing-course-6-weeks
All skill levels are welcome, from never picked up a pencil before to rusty old master. The key focus of this course is to engender a curiosity in the world around you, using drawing as a tool to aid understanding.
Over the duration of the course you will work on observational drawing skills using exercises such as:
Gesture & Acting, Blind & Bamboo Stick Drawing, Contour & Silhouette work, Perspective & Proportion point referencing, Tone & Colour, as well as Sculpture. There will also be some more experimental aspects, exploring deliberate distortion of the figure and stylisation of form.
If you’d like to drop in for individual classes, at €10 per class, you can book yourself in using this link: http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/life-dawing-class

Check out the facebook group for more work from the classes here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/a4lifedrawing/

Dogs in Space!

Dogs in Space #1: Laika


Dogs in Space #2: Leroy


We’ve updated our print shop with some space themed prints!

You can pick them up here: http://shop.paperpanther.ie/product-tag/dogs-in-space/

These are part of an ongoing series that Eimhin’s been working on the past few years, so stay tuned for more!



Wild Horses Poster


Delighted to announce that Rory A. Stewart’s new film WIld Horses, will be premiering at Cannes this year. PP’s Eimhin provided the illustrations for the poster.

Be sure to check out the rest of Rory’s work here: http://rorystewartfilms.co.uk

Here’s some process from the illustration:


An initial charcoal study while becoming familiar with the actor


A timelapse of the pastel portrait


Completed portrait of the lead


Horses, sketched in a cave painting-ish style
These guys were pretty rough and ready, in order to feel loose and not over worked I would just spend about 20 seconds on each, with varying levels of success



After selecting the horses that worked best I popped them in with the head study, giving a good degree of flexibility for Rory to lay things out for text


An tEarrach Thiar Update

We just spent the day sorting and archiving all the traditional work from An tEarrach Thiar, Eimhin’s contribution to the upcoming Cúl an Tí project, helmed by Ross Murray & Nicole Storck at the Cartoon Saloon!

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We currently have A4 & A3 scene illustrations from the film available to purchase from our online shop: LINK

An tEarrach Thiar was originally written by Máirtín Ó Direáin, with musical interpretation by Lisa Hannigan, Kíla & Fionnuala Ní Chosáin.
We look forward to announcing the screening times!


Originals for Sale


We have a selection of original work for sale in our shop



A watercolour and ink painting of St Brigid.
50% of all proceeds go to Abortion Rights Campaign​
€60 210×297 mm


A watercolour and ink painting of a Raccoon Washing potatoes
€45 150x150mm


A watercolour and ink painting of a Raccoon eating a sandwich
€25 150x150mm