My work is my way of communicating tough subjects that I can’t find the words for, as my inspiration often comes from my own experiences in life. I feel a message is always better received through image rather than words.
The subject behind my animation is grief; in my film, I show my experience with grief in ‘a day in the life of’ style inspired from my own day to day. It is important to me that my work means something significant to me, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to create something that will be able to effect its viewers. I want people to feel my grief with me as morbid as that sounds.
My style is heavily influenced by the 90s/00s children shows ‘Ed Edd ‘n’ Eddy’ and ‘Rugrats’. I admire the almost doodle like style they use, the way it is so simple but still holds so much detail and can capture the viewer’s attention just as well as if it were drawn in the highest detail.
I personally enjoy to draw in this messy style as it allows for more organic lines and almost allows me to draw as fast as my mind is thinking.
I plan to use this style moving forward, it just works with me, it feels right.
Here are some screenshots of my favourite scenes from my film ‘Everywhere but not really’.