Saturday, 24 December 2011

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Another Hulk Post.....

Ok another Hulk post, but this is the last for a while. I did promise a process vid, wasnt sure if I should, I mean, its just a walk cycle and I struggle accepting the oversight on his sliding feet. I did make an adjustment but the difference is marginal. It feels like his feet are sliding rather than steping. Maybe I should retitle it to "Hulk SLIDE"
Going back in to try and fix it (again) wont make me like it anymore I think. I also feel like I should have implied more weight to the head and upper torso by adding some overlap, clean up is abit messy, volume issues..... the list goes on.

Anyway there are a few reasons for doing this. I know how much it helps me to see other peoples processessssss, so maybe someone starting out can benifit from this. Also people who are a lot more experiecned than me can perhaps point out my flaws or offer me better ways of thinking.
I'm also mentoring at my old uni, this is my 2nd year doing it and I think having examples where I can break down my process will help my mentee, SiuLing undersatnd things better. Trying to explain animation with just words is difficult, I mean its a visual medium, so for me less talking, more showing. Something I wish I did with my last mentee Mr Karl Lawson.

With this video, I thought I would do the perfect breakdown going through every part of my process. Didn realise how difficult that would be, explaining it properly would probably mean the video would need to be 5mintues rather than one. I think i may try to record my next piece of animation as Im doing it. Or something.

I'll be updating this post maybe tomorrow, explaining each part as "I" understand it because I'm still learning and not entirely comfortable with "my animation process" Below is a pic showing the same frame from each process

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

New Reel

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

HULK step

So, I was a bit disappointed with my last post, and am still fighting the urge to take it down, especially the 2nd pic, dont know what the hell I was thinking. The only reason it's still up is because I it prompted me to animate to make up for it. Also, didnt want to appear hyprocritcal as Im always going on at a certain someone for always taking down their posts :)

I kind of just jumped into this without thinking about it. I find that when I think too much about doing something, I slowly talk myself out of it without realising it. I did one thumbnail (below) and went straight into it. I think I might think about a little more next time, just not too much.

Man, I realise how much Ive learnt, but also realise how much I have to learn which is daunting and exciting at the same time.

The one thing I kept reinforcing while doing this is "HAVE FUN" Im not entirely happy with the result, which I'm glad about because it means Ive grown, but I did have fun. I've been looking at my old work from my teens and asking myself why I spent hours drawing and redrawing. It definitely wasnt for work or a career. I had fun and enjoyed doing it. There was no consequence or anything big riding on it. Lately I've find I put myself under too much pressure to perform and end up doing very little. Thats bad, time to chilax and enjoy.

Anyway, I'll update with a process vid soon.

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Frankies Hulk

These have been sitting on my computer for a while now, waiting to be posted. Was going for a ghibli feel, not sure I succeeded. I really do need to get back to the basics, dont know why but drawing has been realy difficult lately.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

So Far....

Its been a while since I've posted. I havent done much drawing in my sparetime lately. I havent really been inspired to. I think when drawing or animating starts feeling like work, which it has over the last couple of years, I feel less inclined to do it. I also realised this feeling could actually go on for the rest of my life unless I find a way to make it fun again. Maybe a good way to start is to actually blog.

So whats been happening since my last post.

I've been working on and off at Nexus which has been fantastic.

Heres a commercial I animated on for Google Chrome. I animated the 3 talking characters from about 39 secs

It was fun to animate in such a limited way. Learnt a lot more about flash as well whichh is always cool.

Other credits

Directors: Smith and Foulkes

Animators: Stuart Doig
Bali Engel
Conor Ryan

Character Design: Mike Shorten

Also Recieved 2 awards for a little film I directed with Tim Mc Court called Drawing Inspiration at the Canterbury Anifest 2011 . I think thats the first time I've won anything. I was really shocked because the competition was fierce. Congrats to all who got shortlisted.

Last but not least, I've also been up at the NFTS for a month helping unnescessarily inteligent and talented Jonathan Topf on his film. In turn he has taught me....pause for effect....Maya. Thats right ladies and gentleman. I've crossed over to the darkside and become a 3D animator (sort of). I have to say at the moment, 3D is ridiculously hard. I have a new found respect for all the 3D guys out there, especially my peers at LAS14.
Thats it for now. Next post will have some drawings (they might be a bit old though).

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PS: I know I owe you Frankie.....

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

E4 Man Officially Short listed for E4's 'E Stings 2011' competition.

Yes, it's as the title says. Our E4 man video has been officially shortlisted. 25 of 716 videos were selected and we were one of them. What does this mean, our sting will be broadcast on TV over the next year. We'll find out in september if we actually win but what ever happens, I'm happy.

Tim and myself would like to thank everyone who voted, watched, or forwarded our video and kept our ratings high. This has made it all worth it.

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PS: You can still cast more Yays here... if you want :)

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Ok, I know its been a while since my last post. Looking back cant recall exactly what I've been doing.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has and continues to support our film Drawing Inspiration. We've had an overwhelming response and I'm grateful to everyone who posted it on blogs, facebook twitter or even just watched it.

Myself, directing partner and friend Timothy Mc Court, Singer, Song writer Rina May and Draughtsman Supreme Kristian Antonelli, have just finished another short piece (10sec to be exact). Check it out below

E4 Man from Tim McCourt on Vimeo.

If you like it vote Yay at

Here is some design work for it...

In other news, I'd like to direct your attention to a beautifully realised short film.....

Directed by a group of stupidly talented artists at the Gobelins Animation Program, this film blew me away, art direction, pacing, animation, restraint, acting, really ticks all boxes.

I'm especially interested in this film due to the fact that good friend Paul Lacolly was one of the directors and animators on this Film. Congrats again guys on a fantastic film. looking forward to your next masterpiece.

You can check the rest of the shorts at

Ok, now back to work....

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PS: Frankie, I promise you, next post I do is yours :)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Drawing Inspiration Posts

youtube link

Thanks to everyone for their continued support. It means a lot. Here are all the blogs/ sites we've been featured on so far.......

vimeo staff picks Features an interview with Tim and myself. by Rawls
Animation With A Moustache
Flooby Nooby
A Zealous Enterprise
See No Evil
My Curious Brain
Loyal K.N.G
The Reel (I think you have to subscribe to site to see it )
Dope Chef TV
Its Hey Now
Weird Ben
Le Journal Graphic
A Story Tell features an interview with Tim, Steve and myself
Share Some Candy

I'll be updating this as I go on, there are a few to go through. On behalf of Tim and Myself, thanks again to everyone who has watched posted or even just spoke about our film. It gives us a lot of encouragement and we look forward to doing another.

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Drawing Inspiration

Drawing Inspiration from Wesley Louis on Vimeo.

Finally, its complete.

Dont like vimeo? Here's a link to the youtube version

I just like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that supported us in the making of this. Its probably the hardest thing I've ever done, and I'm just happy we got through it. check out the credit list below:

Directed By

Tim McCourt

and Wesley Louis

Story by Steve Stamp

Written By Tim McCourt and Steve Stamp

Animators - Wesley Louis, Tim McCourt, Laurent Rossi, Robert Robinson Paul Lacolley, Nick Lennox, Micheal Plummer, Geoff King, Kristian Antonelli, Chris Halls

Backgrounds and Layouts - Paul Bloomfield

Compositing - Paul Bloomfield

Music - Alex Mattinson

Sound Designs by Matt Davies & Mark Apicella

Produced by Dexter Dash

Executive Producer Henry Scholfield

Thanks to Partizan Lab, Isabella Parish, Tori Davis & Maarten Rijs

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UPDATE: Anyone who knows me how much I love Catsuka. Whatever happens now, I'm happy, Thanks again Tsuka

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Drawing Inspiration Making Of

Wesley Louis Drawing Inspiration Making Of from Libra Bear Vids on Vimeo.

This is what my life was about last year, To see more visit

Im not sure why but the sound doesnt synch properly. Any suggestions?

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

More Random... (and yes more Superman)

I was watching a clip from Wheels on meals the other day, was a blast from the past. Ive also been watching a lot of Studio Ghibli.... I'm having one of those, "I wonder what it would be like if (insert director/musician/artist here) made (insert film/song/painting here)......

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Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year

One of those extremely random, out of nowhere posts...... I think I want to start drawing again :)

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