animated storybook

THE LOST WOODS SKETCHBOOK

Finally my artbook is done!!! 22 illustrations (snegurochka, snowhite, Beauty and the beast included), 2 color process and a full explanation of my creation process. I’m tired but really satisfied. If you wanna order this artbook sent me a mail to ra.ro81@libero.it

zenotox  asked:

Since you were very helpful about Ghost Trick, what's Sarah and Duck?

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YAY for people to ask me to explain stuff I love!!!

Ok ok, so, Sarah&Duck is an animated cartoon show for preschool children commissioned and distributed by the BBC.  It’s made in London, UK by Karrot Entertainment and animated in CelAction (the same program used to make Peppa Pig)

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The show stars the titular Sarah, a little girl with big eyes and a green hat, and her constant companion and best friend Duck.  Sarah is shy, curious and determined always up to try something new or find a solution to a problem.  Duck is…well…a duck.  He’s flappy and quacky but also has the mindset of a little boy who loves trains, dinosaurs and being loud.  

Between them they explore their home, coming across various characters in their neighbourhood including Scarf Lady and her talking Bag, the Ribbon Sisters who live next door, the Moon who they often catch on his way to work, the Cloud Captain who lives in the park, and four chatty Shallots who live in their garden.

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All the while Sarah & Duck are guided by the omnipresent Narrator (voiced by the amazing Roger Allam) who looks out for them and gives them advice.

The show is (to me) more like an animated storybook.  S&D’s adventures are small and local, but also surreal and dream like from time to time.  A perfect show to watch with kids before bedtime.  Their adventures include helping a hydrophobic umbrella, visiting a hotel made for ducks, riding a bobsled with Scarf Lady or going underwater in a sea-bus to meet manatees.

This show is unique as it’s quiet and quirky, much like Sarah, but imaginative and off the wall making it different to shows with a similar premise.  Plus is fun for adults as there’s lots of little design details and goodies hidden about the show thanks to the amazing art team.  The show LOOKS so lush :D

But at the end of the day I’m hardcore biased and you should probably check out the show yourself.  It’s available on iPlayer in the UK, and Netflix as well as being shown on the Sprout Network in the US ;D

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P'Jamerz- Archie’s Story

I’m delighted to finally be able to share this with you! P'Jamerz is a set of plush toys aimed to empower children to conquer their fears & nightmares. A sleeping aid, if you will.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work on the storybook comic for the first character, Archie, which was then turned into the awesome animated episode that you can see above! It even has voice acting! Voice acting!!

The project has just launched on kickstarter and needs your support to produce the toys as well as the storybooks and animated episodes for each of the characters. Please support if you can, or reblog to help spread the word and make this awesome project happen! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/655322822/pjamerz-dream-catchers

Earth was weird. That’s definitely not a secret, what with the mutated animals and storybook-esque warriors, high-inducing berries and those couple of ponds whose water smelled vaguely of pizza. But Earth was even weirder through Murphy’s eyes when he was leaning against a tree trunk a few minutes from camp, having downed half a bottle of some stolen moonshine that he’d snatched from the dropship some time earlier. And weird means weird. Call him crazy, but up until now, he’d been sort of turned off to liquor, and with good reason. But like he said, Earth was weird and it made people do things they usually wouldn’t and here he was, just on the verge of drunkenness in that odd state of weightlessness, staring up at the stars and admiring how they all looked like fish in a bowl, swirling around in circles. He could and probably would still slash a grounder’s throat if one were to try to kill him right now, but he was enjoying the state between sober and piss drunk. Yeah. It was nice. 

He heard leaves crunching beneath feet behind him, which kind of made his buzz take a hit with the thought that he might have to do that throat-slashing thing, but he wasn’t quick on the draw. Whatever, he mused to himself as he took another swig from the bottle, if I’m about to die, at least I’ll die looking at the fishbowl-sky and all its fish-stars.