Friday 2 May 2014

"ANYA" - full version

Earlier this week, the full version of a 3D animation short film "Anya" had been released online.
"Anya" has been made as part of an online initiative promoting activity of an Irish charity called To Russia With Love, which looks after Russian orphans for last 15 years.
The short had been produced by Brown Bag Films with the large help of Infinite Studio Frameworks.

I have been involved in a number of roles oscillating around lighting, rendering, compositing and also set texturing and modelling.

More information under the video on  the vimeo page.

Thursday 6 March 2014

A short film "Anya" - Trailer

Today has been released a trailer for a short film I have been involved at.
It's made mainly by people from Brown Bag Films with the cooperation of Infinite Frameworks for the Irish charity called To Russia With Love. The charity looks after Russian orphanages and orphaned children.
The goal of this short is to raise awareness and bring more attention to the Charity. Although quite short (4 min.), the film tells a story of 20 years in a life of a girl called Anya, who gets to the orphanage, when she's 3 years old.

Have a look at the trailer:

Trailer: Anya from Brown Bag Films on Vimeo.

I was involved in this project as the Lead Lighter, but have been doing other bits and pieces too.

The full film will be released online around second half of April, so stay tuned.

Saturday 24 August 2013

Henry Hugglemonsters

Just the photos were taken by me - actual models were made by my wife. She was commisioned by Brown Bag Films to make a few models of Henry - the main character from their recent cartoon series - The Happy Hugglemonsters.

More photos of Henry's sculptures: Henry Hugglemonster
If you want to see previous models made by my wife - go to Grazyna Chyla - portfolio

Saturday 6 April 2013

Origin - making of

"Origin" is a short film by James Stacey, on which I have worked as a lighter and compositor.
While it premiered in Galway Film Festival 2011, it has been released online only recently.
I was asked to do some Making Of article - below are some slideshows showing compositing stages of the forest shots:

This one is similar, but more detailed, showing all the raw render passes used in the compositing process.

And this is the link to the project website, where you can watch entire short:

Saturday 8 December 2012

Life drawing

Recent life drawings. Quick poses - from 2 to 5 minutes.

technique: indian ink on paper

Monday 20 August 2012

Art Rage - first attempts

This is another retrospective post - I've done these when I was getting familiar with ArtRage.
ArtRage is a painting software, oriented towards replicating the traditional media. It mimics such paint qualities like wetness or volume, allowing for really realistic effects.
I use it most of the time, as it's also very straightforward to use. No need to spend time on set up - I can launch it and start drawing immediately - just like with pencil and paper.


That was one of my first digital paintings, done over the course of a few months really.  I was into Vikings and their contacts with Slavic tribes. This scene represents their landing at the southern Baltic coast. (belonging to Poland now). But don't expect too much historical values in this illustration... :)

Sunday 19 August 2012

Brown Bag Films Sketch Blog

This is my latest drawing for the Brown Bag Films Sktech Blog. This is the place where people from the company I work at post their drawings. Usually subjects change fortnightly.
The latest one was The Olympics:

And here are some of the previous ones.
Heaven / Hell



Dublin Bus


Thursday 16 August 2012

First post...

For a start - a few of my digital paintings done around 5 months ago - a "Photoshop warm up".
They're all done based on photographs found on the web.