Sunday, 19 December 2010

xmas card for eunyi

a bad scan, but i hope she likes the real deal. It's meant to be her adorable chihuahua 'Khun'.

xmas card for eunyi

a bad scan, but i hope she likes the real deal. It's meant to be her adorable chihuahua 'Khun'.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


some studies of my boyfriend's dog, Brandi, who will be starring in my film (....eventually)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

a sketch

i'm just playing around

2 hours photoshop

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

some slightly crap lip synch!

i have brushed the cobwebs off my lightbox, and did a wee tiny bit of basic lipsynch for sarah dargie and eleanor affleck's film "a sweet dispostiotion" - it's soooo rubbish, but i hope to use it as a starting point to get some shinier stuff done :)

you can see it here on sarah dargie's very lovely blog :

also a wee link to elenor affleck's awesome film blog for "a sweet disposition":

Monday, 15 November 2010

a birthday card.....

a wee birthday card i drew for my dad's birthday :) he likes english bull terrior's a lot.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Pretty sure my project will be set in Orkney now, so i'm sketching a few familiar Stromness street views, with added cats of course.....colour version to follow soon......

Monday, 18 October 2010

Friday, 24 September 2010


some cat sketches for a wee project i'm mulling over in my brain...we'll see how it goes...

Monday, 6 September 2010

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

lucia florence

Tonight I made my own photoshop brush for the first time - so I did a wee character study to break it in.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


some of my cow sketches worked into digitally.

colour study

just me playing around with my new photoshop brushes...

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

some sketches :)

Some wee sketches from a long, hot walk in the Orkney countryside.

My Film!

So here's my graduate film i did for my 4th year at duncan of jordanstone, dundee. It was developed from a graphic novel, and took about a year and a half to develop, animate and finish :) i was in charge of the direction, script, character design, lead animation, and all after effects wizardry... :)

The Last Show! from Alex Ashman on Vimeo.

Monday, 24 May 2010

degree show is over!!

my degree show is finally over :) it's been a long, tough year, but we've all pulled it off! i'll upload my finished film as soon as it gets on vimeo, but untill then you can see my film "Last Show" and the rest of my classes' here:


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Some of my Animations!

These are a select few of my animation for my degree show film - "last show!". (Keys - me. Inbetweens - eleanoraffleck. Inks - me and eleanor. Compositing - neil mcdonald.)

line test sc.18 from Alex Ashman on Vimeo.

inked sc.18 from Alex Ashman on Vimeo.

rough test for sc.20 from Alex Ashman on Vimeo.

finished sc.16 from Alex Ashman on Vimeo.

Monday, 19 April 2010


With only 2 weeks left on the film, it's all steam ahead. I've only got one more scene to keyframe thank god, but unfortunately it means most on my time right now is taken up with inking and colouring. Inking i really enjoy - we've got lovely indian ink caligraphic pens which i LOVE. Colouring on the other hand is awful. I usually enjoy all aspects of animation - but not colouring. It's just so dull and tedious, with no creativity involved at all...eugh....but needs must! Here's a wee screen grab of the lipsynch scene i'm colouring right now.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

more life drawing

Some recent life drawings from this semester :)

Friday, 19 March 2010

edinburgh ramblings

I went through to edinburgh on monday this week. It was so lovely to get away from dundee - i've been so hemmed in by it recently, itching to see other places. I'm a total noob with edinburgh, but luckily i had my very lovely boyfriend and his sister to show me around. We went to some lovely wee charity shops, a really nice little illustration shop, and a brilliant vintage shop we got lost in for a while. But my favourite place was a mexican shop ( which was packed with amazing mexican stuff: embellished crosses, painted tiles, and lovely day of dead artwork. It's re-awakened my love for day of the dead art, so i've been browsing my virtual scrapbook of images i've collected over the years:


must try harder - a month without a blog update is not good. I've been having a severe increase in workload at uni, and as a result all my creativity seems zapped. These photo's are the only thing i've done for my personal creativity that i actually like! Shot through a glass of water.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

a late valentine's

I came across this image after a late night trawl on teh tinternet. Possibly the most interesting and quirky valentine's i have seen (bar the amazing real one i got on the day...)

[image: Edward Bawden, valentine]

Monday, 15 February 2010


In a moment of lost-ness, i always return to my two favourite artists for inspirations, Jim Dine and Philip Guston. It never ceases to amaze me how one flick through a book of their artwork can turn my whole day around and make me believe that it's all worth while.

Philip Guston:

Jim DIne:

Thursday, 4 February 2010

life drawing

self explanatory really :)