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


We’re very excited to announce that a project we worked on last summer with Titmouse is now out:
Eimhin directed a 1 minute stopmotion segment for the Netflix Original Disjointed!
Raw in camera footage from a scene
Raw in camera footage from a scene, incorporating a cutout character and 3D set
You can check our contribution to the series here: https://www.netflix.com/ie/title/80117694
Part 2 Episode 4 - Weed of Fortune
Part 2 Episode 4 – Weed of Fortune

Thanks to
Simon Wilches Castro for inviting us to take part in this little experiment, Megan Love for her support through all the saw dust covered emails from Eimhin, as well as Will Feng’s cheerleading and the rest of the Titmouse team for their generosity and time! Be sure to check out the other episodes to see the other great animations they produced!

Ciara & Lana on the last day of fabrication, putting the finishing touche to the house set
Ciara & Lana on the last day of fabrication, putting the finishing touche to the house set
For this project Eimhin put together a regular who’s who of Paper Panther All Stars, carving puppets and props out of an oak couch, painting miniature matte backdrops, building tiny lights into tiny astronauts, giving an elephant a pedicure, bending loads of wire, and in general getting covered in dust – only the most glamorous work for such an elite!
Thanks again to Svetlana Sobcenko, Ciara Daly-Nolan, Niamh Bennett, Clare Carroll, Leigh Arthur, Sarah Walsh, Tom Lawton, Frank Prendergast, Katie Sherlock and Carol Freeman & Pádraig Fagan!
Escorting our actress from her trailerEscorting our actress to the set
A special thanks goes out to A4 Sounds, without whom we could not have got this project off the ground. Thanks to their facilities as well as the expertise of our fellow members we made it happen! If you’re considering giving studio life a go, we couldn’t recommend them enough: https://a4sounds.org/studiomemberships/
We documented the process pretty thoroughly, so over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing more shots from the building stage, as well as animation timelapses and other wee peeks behind the scenes, so stay tuned!

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/


A character from Pádraig’s upcoming short film An Gadhar Dubh, including the different phases of head substitutions!
Check out more from the film here

Cave Canem

Cave Canem, a recent cut-out illustration piece by Eimhin.

Cave Canem

Some process:

Details of the piece:

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Pop-up Dogmas



Here’s a little family portrait made by Eimhin over the past few weeks


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It began with this rough sketch. I ended up flipping Chaloupa, and adding in a little tree topper to help the composition


Then the illustration was built up with vectors


A quick colour & layering test to make sure overlap and overhang is working


It was then broken up and outputted to our die cutter.


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Tree & Eimhin


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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

Depth Map experiment

depthmaptestA quick test using an illustration by Eimhin and depth maps within Photoshop.



A recent portrait Eimhin created of Fyodor Grigoryevich Bortsov of the Soviet Navy​. Made using watercolour stock, ink and enamel paint, with pillow stuffing for the beard.

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AN682847702009vet15-Fyodor-A life well lived: Fyodor Grigoryevich Bortsov, born 1927, was a driver, diver, machine-gunner, electrician and worked on the motor torpedo boats, Pacific fleet (Photo source: James Hill) LINK

Complimentary Paw

Close up of the build in progress

A little pull-tab card designed by Eimhin, featuring studio intern Leroy.

Here’s a few steps in the process:

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