L'illusionniste animation

L'illusionniste from Tom Caulfield on Vimeo.

L'Illusionniste encore! from Tom Caulfield on Vimeo.

Heres two scenes i worked on from the Sylvain Chomet film "L'illusionniste" I feel lucky to have work on such a unique film and am greatful to work with such a talented group of people so passionate and commited to animation.
So thank you to everyone that made working on this film a real treat for me.
If you get the chance to see the film i hope you enjoy it.

both videos are copyright Django films and Pathe.


Martin Fagan

A few posts back i wanted to draw your attention to the beautiful works on the blog's of Alfredo and Alessandra, two very talented and very generous friends of mine. I'm here again to encourage you all to stop by and say hello at the blog of an equally talented and equally generous (but not Italian) friend, Martin Fagan. I've known Martin for a few years now and am constantly amazed at the level of quality he brings to his work be it his work on the Bluth films, his illustrations or his random doodles they always ends up looking solid, interesting and gorgeous. I've posted just a few of his doodles for an OZ project hes doing but if you go to his blog theres plenty more to check out. If you click his name above you'll go right there or alternatively theres a link to the side. Happy perusing!


Unused Doodles

Going through old files on my hard drive i found a few designs i was asked to do for a project some time last year. Since they werent used and just sitting there, i've just lashed a few of them together and voila! a blog post.
While i'm here i'd like to say thank you for all the awesome comments over the last while.


Dart Doodles

Man it's been a while since the last post and so as to get the ball rolling again heres a few doodles from my sketchbook i done while on the dependably undependable DART. They were drawn over the last few months when the weather was baltic, hence most of them are rugged up tih the nines.


Halloween Doodle

I know it's a bit early but, Happy Halloween everyone. Have fun and be safe.


Alf 'n' Ale

Slightly different post this time. This is a post to thank two very very special people. Two special people that have made me a better person by knowing them and thought me to say the most important thing in Italian.
The two people in question are Alfredo Cassano and Alessandra Sorrentino.Yesterday they posted links from there blog to mine and said some fantastic things and i'd just like to thank them and let them know how very very greatful i am to them not only for the post but everything else. Im so lucky to be able to call them friends.Thank you both and Ora del te ;)I'm sure most of you have seen their work by now and if not please stop by their blogs where you'll find some brilliant artwork and more besides href="http://pandaleina.blogspot.com/">http://pandaleina.blogspot.com/ href="http://nfrituzza.blogspot.com/">http://nfrituzza.blogspot.com/ Heres a few images aswell to whet the appetite:


I heart 2D

Horse ruff test from Tom Caulfield on Vimeo.

The other day the animation paper i ordered got delivered, needless to say having recieved it i was bursting to animate. So after a few stops and starts i had an evening to really get stuck in and immerse myself into animating anything i felt like.
After a flurry of flipping, doodling, erasing and the odd piece of tape for re-pegging this is the result. Its ruff as guts, very unrefined and needs heaps of finessing but man did i enjoy it ;)

My apologies for the qualty of the video, i've been having trouble with the camera i have so had to use an old web cam. Hopefuly you can still see whats going on and with a bit of luck i'll be able to get a better quality version posted soon maybe with the corrections done aswell. Anyway heres two images form te test on what it's ment to look like. ;)


Random Doodles

Just some random doodles.


A doodle of a horse, of course!

Horses are cool.
Heres some horse doodles i came across while going through old files on the computer. There pretty old so apologies for any wonky anatomy. As well as the post i also just want to say Thanks so much to everyone thats left comments and visited this blog so far, it's very much appreciated so Thank you all.


Ikkle Doodle.

Looking over some old work recently i came across this image. I vaguely remember going to colour it with pinks and yellow's and other such colours. As you can see that went out the window.


Wacom-Snake doodle,

Heres a doodle of a happy little snake, with quite possibly the worst camouflage ever!


Congratulations! your doodle has evolved.

What started out as a doodle while on the phone, dont know who i was talking to or what was going through me head for to be doodling a crocodile but how and ever. I decided to take the doodle and evolve it into a more finished drawing. Heres a few of the doodles i done to find the finished piece. There was heaps more little doodles done to but heres a few of the main doodles that dictated the final doodle.


Its a Peg Bar Affair

Hey there
Heres something a bit different. Recently i did a little interview for an animation blog called It's a Peg Bar Affair.
Peg Bar is a Blog set up in Ireland and it's focus is highlighting all things Irish in the animation industry. Peg Bar is made up of Daniel Spencer, Ben Hennessy, Anna O'Sullivan, Lisa Scannell and Ben Harper, and with there powers combined have done some fantastic work in helping give the irish animation industry a voice.
Already they have held some awesome events and have done some awesome interviews with the promise of more to come, so please give them your support by clicking on the link across the way.
I'd also like to thank them for taking the time and for asking me for the interview.
and for editing the swear words;)
Keep up the goood work Peg Bar!


Failed submissions.

Heres some art work from different project's i've applied for irish short film funding for, all of which rejected, so lesson well and trully learned now.



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