Early in 2017, I was approached by Simon O'Neill (www.simononeill.org) to work on a short film for the Irish Film Board's Frameworks programme. The project was shortlisted for funding, but ultimately was not made.
This is the design for the central character in the film. He is a cockchafer beetle.
Below is a background scene I prepared for the film. All scenes in the film would have been presented in this style - The foreground and background elements are drawn separately in ink and watercolour and composited together, enabling parallax and depth of field effects.
I designed, painted and inked the environmental elements before putting them together in Photoshop. My partner Niamh Gill did the lighting for the scene.