Sunday, 26 September 2010

Of Swallows tails and Vapour trails

Sky Giant

This rather threatening landscape was inspired from our drive home from Exeter last Thursday. All around us there were huge dark clouds building up and massive storms brewing, we seemed to be driving in the wake of it as all around the countryside bore signs of heavy rain and strong wind, though we never got caught in it!
The storm clouds were piling up so high it just made me wonder how tall they actually were!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Studying magic by night!

Re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows... Such a good book!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Octopus E sting, another UPDATE!!

Last time I left you, I was waiting for a more definitive answer on when or whether the E Sting competition was happening this year.
A week later and I still hadn't heard anything back, so I decided to contact them again!:

Thank you very much for your prompt response to my email!
I am contacting you again to ask if there has been any further information regarding the launch of the E Sting competition.
I notice that a few more people have commented on the E Stings page since the comment I left before contacting you directly. It seems that there are plenty of people willing to participate in this annual competition and would very much appreciate some information on if or when it is going ahead this year.

Thank you for your time!
Sara Dunkerton

And just today I have received this in response!!!

The annual e-stings competition has not started yet but should be launching over the Autumn/Winter period of this year.

Okay, so it isn't an extremely informative answer, but at least it's some confirmation that the competition is indeed going ahead this year!!

So as always, stay tuned!! :D

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

On the Moat

Today's doodle is inspired by my trip to visit friends in Wells on Saturday, a favourite spot of ours is right by the moat.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The terrible two

Inspired by my mum cutting up the leftover roast chicken and the animals watching her expectantly. And another incident where the lure of unsupervised food was too much for one certain feline, though I don't think she shared it with the dog at the time...

Monday, 13 September 2010

Octopus E sting UPDATE!!

Okay so, I have been keeping regular tabs on the E4 website for any news on the 2010 launch of the E sting competition, and so far have had no luck!
I've commented along with many other people on the E4 E stings page:

Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2010 at 06:46 pm

I'm sure the competition last year launched in July and closed in August. Could someone from E4 please let us budding Sting-makers know!! We're dying here!! >.<

And there was no further response... So I found a contact on the Channel 4 website for asking direct queries
and sent them an email, this is what I said:

I am interested in entering an animation for the annual E4 E sting competition. I wonder if it is possible for someone to contact me and let me know if the competition is going ahead this year. I have started animating my entry despite there being no news of when the competition launches for 2010, and regular checks to the E sting page on has yielded no further information! As the competition launched in previous years during the summer months I am concerned that it might not open at all this year! Please could you let me know if this is so. Thank you!!

And this is what they have replied:

Dear Sara,
Thank you for contacting with your enquiry.
I have escalated this issue to the site producer and await a response.

So I am still waiting for a definitive answer on what is going on... BUT in the meantime I am continuing with the animating regardless!!
I estimate that I am about half done,
and am pondering on the best way to give you all a taste without revealing too much before the competition (if there is a competition...)

Stay tuned!!! :D

Watching the world go by...

This trio of doodles are for my many hours spent traveling yesterday.
I was invited to spend the weekend at my boyfriend's dad's house in Bedford, which is a 3 hour drive from Bristol (depending on the traffic). And Bristol is in turn about an hour and 45 min bus ride to Glastonbury, and Glastonbury is about another 20 min drive to home.
Lets just say that by the end my legs were in need of a serious stretch.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Pet's play time

A cute moment that happened yesterday while I was playing with my cat.
Monte started to feel left out, so I tied the shoe lace I was playing with to his tail.

This doodle is only a quickie because I am currently in full flow animation!!
The Octopus E sting is probably about a 3rd done, but still there is no sign of the competition opening for this year.... I'm debating whether to wait for the competition to launch before posting the finished thing on here and YouTube, or to just sod it and put it up for you all to see right away...