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Alright there? I'm an illustrator and printmaker based in Sheffield. I also dabble in other areas in between drinking unhealthy amounts of tea. I study Graphic Design at Hallam University.

leascott@hotmail.co.uk

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Thanks to James Cadman for making my logo into a cake and labels for all the lovely tasting beverages for the Loaded Forty Four opening party. :D

Thornely & Hill:Character development.

Thornely & Hill:

Character development.

Here are a few of the initial plans for the background/backdrops for the animation.
There is going to be several layers in each scene for characters and elements to move within, to create depth.

So the lights in the second picture will be in front of the background of the milkshake bar, and so on.

I’ve drawn up pages and pages of facial expressions (last image) which I just need to put together one after another using a stop frame/flip book technique to look as if they’re talking.The animation itself is going to be quite witty, hence the beard, I think they’re going to be talking for so long one of them grows a beard and then shaves it off. Well I thought it was funny…

I’ve drawn up pages and pages of facial expressions (last image) which I just need to put together one after another using a stop frame/flip book technique to look as if they’re talking.

The animation itself is going to be quite witty, hence the beard, I think they’re going to be talking for so long one of them grows a beard and then shaves it off.

Well I thought it was funny…

They had the idea in a milkshake bar. (amazing!) So The first few scenes will be in there.

There will be a voiceover whilst the animation is playing, but in the background, I want the two characters to be chatting away whilst having milkshake, which speech bubbles with the content flipping and changing before they both settle on a light bulb idea.

One of the main mottos/statements that has come from the meetings is they wanted to “do something good”

As vague and almost innocent as that sounds, I beleive them! and I want to make this known in the animation, also a good way to bring in hand drawn type.

Here’s some of my initial doodles.

Thornely & Hill


http://thornelyhill.co.uk/

I had a request via my website to start a long term project with social enterpirse Thornely & Hill.

They sent me a script and a rather long brief. Here’s some of it,

Brief:

"Thornely & Hill is a dynamic, forward thinking social enterprise with
an overarching aims of re-energising and providing services to the
third sector, public sector, charities, social enterprises and any
private organisations with an identifiable social aim. As such we’re
looking for a short animation to tell the story of our inception and a
bit about how go about things. This isn’t really intended as an
informational or ‘corporate’ video, we want an animation which people
want to share through social media and which will raise our profile.
It’s more about creating brand identity through narrative then a
genuine corporate video.

I was thinking an animated cartoon of myself and my business partner
Chris Hill, starting with our first discussion about the idea in a
milkshake shop on Abbeydale Road in Sheffield, followed by the partner
organisations we became involved with and how it was our values and
ideals which really made the difference when it came why our approach
was successful.”

Since then, I have met with Thornely and Hill to discuss character development and I’ve started initial outcomes for backgrounds etc. We have also written a script together for me to stick to and animate.

This is an ongoing project as outcome requirements are getting more detailed as time goes on, but firstly, an animation. keep an eye out for development.








MORE LIVE ART.

I do live art every Monday at Soyo, or at least I try to.
Here’s a few photos of some of the stuff I got up to recently.

I never really plan too much with the live art I do, a quick sketch before going onto the board, I like to work things out as they’re happening. Probably not the best approach.

"Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn."

PRETTY USED THINGS and LIVE ART.

BRIEF:

I’ve been working with vintage clothing company Pretty Used Things, I made them a sign at one of the live art shows at Soyo a few weeks ago. There wasn’t any real guidelines to this, just to communicate the fact they support the ‘make do and mend’ sort of ethic.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretty-Used-Things/199895586781853

These are my business cards, for now anyway.

Just before the creative spark exhibition, I started looking into business cards, something I probably should have done a long time ago, but that will always be my downfall.

I have taken a wallpaper sample that i’m not allowed to use in my actual house because my landlord is difficult. I also used an illustration of my bike on the cards - I’ve been doing up a 1970’s bike for a while now, it’s a great little project and I have made a mental connection with the bike and my artwork. It’s been a learning curve and one day, it WILL look good.

They have my website, tumblr and email on there… I’ve received quite a few pieces of freelance work since I put these cards around Sheffield. So they can’t be that bad.

I really want to make some more though, more simple - more professional looking ones - and get them from moo.com or somewhere that print them for you. As cutting them out myself was laborious.

I did a few illustrations on the windows of the Mac Suite at Sheffield Hallam University as part of the Creative Spark Exhibition open evening 2012.

A few of the other illustration students had already drawn on the windows surrounding the hubs so I set off in search of empty windows.

The mac rooms always look really dark from outside, and they’re often the rooms where ‘ideas come into light’ I wanted to emphasize this by drawing huge lampshades and light bulbs on the glass.

So I did.

I took reference from my zine where each double page spread was the inside of a room. (last photo) I also added a few moths and light switch. FYI. These illustrations can also double up as novelty photo opportunities.

Thanks to Adam Stacey who helped me with the bits I couldn’t reach.
I used white Posca pens, it took me an hour or two and I really enjoyed it.

Live art @ Soyo, Sheffield. http://prachek.tumblr.com/http://leascott.tumblr.com/http://alexandra84.tumblr.com/

If you’re in Manchester…

https://www.facebook.com/loadedfortyfourtattoo

They’re here!
Now to send them off to Manchester.

I’m pretty happy with the final outcome, I have lots more ideas for this studio as they have a great theme/style going on in the parlour too. Watch this space.

Final.I made the logo, flyers, posters and stickers for the new studio.

Final.

I made the logo, flyers, posters and stickers for the new studio.