Monday, August 07, 2006

Oink x 2


Just trawling through the back catalogue of "a freelance designers pitch portfolio" and dug up these two charming wee porcine fellows, who you can no doubt guess the names of. I was asked to pitch in my take on the characters, keeping the retro feel that they wanted. Sadly, the production company went with big emotive eyes in then end, whereas I felt that beady eyes were (and should have remained) synonymous with the piggy fellows. Ah well, you don't always get them all.

Very busy week doing lots of writing, plus things are really kicking off with Frankenstein's Cat. Am waiting for the nice fat juicy workload to wing it's way to me at present :-)

20 comments:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Mmmm,two pigs,they're pink and one looks slightly perky...would their names be Cannon and Ball ? Laverne and Shirley ? Mike and Bernie Winters ?

Jo Bling said...

One smells bad, the other one is a bit sly. Stinky and Smirky would sound about right to me!

ken said...

Hello! great characters - you designed bob the builder? wow, respect :D

Andrew Glazebrook said...

That may be but I taught him everything he knows !!!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

and I bought him everything he owns.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

That means we own 50% each...you can keep hairy bits of him,no hang on that's 80%...let me think this over !

Jo Bling said...

I am still here!!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

OK,what do you think then ?

Jo Bling said...

Well, I can't make my mind up between the two of you. Which one's Stinky and which one's Smirky? You can get dibs if you like, though I suppose the latter is the one you're both after ;-D

Met Nic of Zombiedollar$ fame today in Boro. Thoroughly top chap and looked uncannily like a hybrid of myself and INJun :-D

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Our love child lives?

Nik said...

Aye, Tis true. Born on a dark, windy night on the outer edges of Green Lane some thirteen years ago, the forbidden forces of the unholy union which spawned me have withered my shell but still the resemblance is there for those who dare look.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

We ought to have a family photo done, professional like, just the three of us, Mum, Dad, and we baby Nik.

Aw... the damage.

Nik said...

Best not ask who is Mum, whoo is Dad.

Images of Edward, Tubbs and David spring to mind.
All roads seem to come back to LoG these days.

ken said...

hey thanks for return calling by my site mate, much appreciated! will be back here for sure

And Bob the builder is summit to be proud of :D I just read you worked on A Close Shave? Even more respect, Wallace and Gromit are my greatest heros and inspiration!

ken

Jo Bling said...

Ken, no problem sir, nice to hear from you too. Wallace & Gromit was a fleeting flirtation with the plasticene pair as it was my first gig in the industry as work experience upon leaving art college :-) Loved every minute, they're a top studio.

Goobeetsablog said...

yeah...beady eyes...defintely beady.
nice drawings.

-brian

dragonhead said...

Yey! Pigs!

Be sure to give us another update on FC when you have something to tell. :D

Alina Chau said...

cute characters!

Nate said...

Great Work, I love you're blog, i've met mark a few times, he's a great guy, and one of the best animators ive ever seen. Looking forward to more posts from you.

Jo Bling said...

Cheers Nate, comments most welcome. These pig designs are just jobbing gigs but if you look at the first archives on this site you'll find my BITENECK BEATNIKS development designs. Bit more "L.A" ;-)

Mark is a sweetheart, we've known each other a few years from the festival circuit both in the UK and US.