Friday, December 21, 2012

Final Life Drawing

Here's some of my life drawings from our final class with Niall. Wasn't the strongest of classes for me but have really enjoyed getting back into life drawing after almost a 10 year gap. Hopefully we will be taking it up again early in the New Year.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Wizard of Oz: No Place Like Home

I did this up for the Boulder ArtBlog this month. The theme was "No place Like Home" and that to me sparked Wizard of Oz straight away. So there you go, Dorothy and Toto.... kinda modernised abit!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Spikey the Hedgehog!

Here another one of Ryan's little drawings for his Aunty, of a Hedgehog....and a mischievious little creature he looks like too. Thank you Ryan I love him!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Back to Basics

Back to Life Drawing yesterday after a few weeks break and back to nude models.. Really enjoyed the class.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Childhood Hero

Fievel Mousekewitz
This is my submission for the Boulderblog this month. The theme was "Childhood Heroes". I have been way busy with a few side projects this month so this was kinda a last minute idea. But you gotta love little Fievel, I was obsessed with an American Tail when I was little.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


We had Duke the Fencer for life drawing class again this week. Just a few quickies to post from the class.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Premieres in the US

Take a look at the title sequence done for Randy. This was done by Passion Pictures they did an awesome job, gotta love the theme tune too.....

Doesn't seem like the last time I posted anything about this was back in May, how time flys...seriously can't believe it.

Well for the last however long I have been working on a project called, Randy Cunningham-Ninth Grade Ninja created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, for the Disney XD chanel. I am both Bouldermedia's Animation Director (along with Paul O'Flanagan, Jamie Teehan and Stephen McGann) and Animator on the show with Bouldermedia based in Dublin.

Randy Cunnigham-Ninth Grade Ninja Episode One
"Last Stall on the Left"
Artwork by Jack Cusumano

Randy got it's offical US release last week in the US and seems to be getting a great reaction. Unfortunatly we European viewers will have to wait eagerly till the 8th of November to feast our eyes on the one and only Randy Cunnigham-Ninth Grade Ninja....No Fair!
But if you wanna keep in the loop with all the Randy business come along and join the fan base on FaceBook

Randy Cunnigham Premiere in the Fonda Theatre, Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA. Shame we live in Ireland, we miss all the fun!! Hope everyone had a great time alot of hard work has gone into this project from all corners. Bouldermedia (us whoop, whoop....not biased at all!) Titmouse, Passion Pictures and Windmill Lane Post Production 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Life Drawing was super interesting this week we got a Fencer in called "Duke" to show us a few moves. I really enjoyed the class, kinda like Arya Stark and Serio Forel. Here's a goo at some of my work.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I Won!

I never win anything so it was a deadly Monday yesterday when I bagged first prize for my E.T re-design of a movie poster on the Bouldermedia Art Blog....yeahy me !!!

Check out the blog, the competition was really great so I am really happy to have won up against this standard of work.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Jujitsu Life Drawing

We had a model wearing a Jujitsu robe last week in life drawing. I just tried something a little different with a Japenese ink pen. All this fabric was a bit of a challenge for me.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


It was Re-Imagine a movie poster for the Boulder Artblog theme this month. One of my all time favourite movies...but oh boy what a weepy!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Killer Goat Monster

My picture for the "Monster in my Closet" theme for the Boulder Artblog...yeah I know, you'd have thought I was doing a different theme altogheter, like where is the Monster and where is the Closet even?!?! Rushing and being rediculously busy and I come up with a Killer Goat and some Birdyboys...

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012


Stitched, Stuffed and ready to play!
This is Mokii, my submission to the Animation Art Auction on the 29th July, in The Science Gallery.
I have got megga attached to this guy already so I hope he goes to the best home ever!

I am in the process of getting my "Freckles n' Fur" Website, Blog and Shop up and running so I have a place for these guys...
so coming soon will be

Stay tuned

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Animation Art Show

Check this out, Estrela, Simon and Bianca from work have organised on a greater scale, due to the sucess of the last Bouldermedia Art Auction another bigger and better Art Auction. Opening it up to any Animators interested in submitting. Go have a look at the amazing submissions that are coming in fast. And if your free on the day pop down to the Science gallery with your purse, it is for a great cause. Hopefully I'll get my submission done on time...EEEK!

All info on The Animation Art Aution here the Blog and here The Facebook Page

Monday, June 18, 2012

King Of The Jungle

This is a drawing I did a while ago with pencils...yes, them long things with lead in em. The next theme for the Bouldermedia Art Blog is "Power Animal", so I thought it might be fitting to post this up as my submission seen as the King of the Jungle, in my opinion, is pretty damn powerful...I have a few other ideas so I might hold off on posting this and see what else I come up with by the end of the month...Ah!!! what to do?

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Life Drawing

Here's a couple of life drawings from class on Tuesday's class.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Witchy Women

This Moon shines bright, Magick of the night.
Fly be free, So mote it be!

This is my 2nd submission to the Bouldemedia Art Blog. The theme was Witchy Women. I have always wanted to be a Witch and have magickal powers....who knows, maybe I do!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Randy Cunnigham: 9th Grade Ninja

Here's a little somethin' somethin' I have been working on for the last year or so and can finally spill some of the beans.

London, March 6, 2012 - Disney EMEA today announced that it has started production in Ireland, on a new action-packed animated comedy, Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Set to premiere on Disney XD from autumn 2012 and air in more than 129 countries worldwide, the series follows the fast-paced adventures of unlikely hero Randy Cunningham who, armed with his magic demon fibre suit, the teachings of the Ninja Nomicon (an 800 year old Ninja-ing guide for dummies) and his best buddy, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction!
Disney’s London based production hub has commissioned BAFTA award-winning animation company Bouldermedia in Ireland and Titmouse Inc in Los Angeles, USA to produce the animated 52 x 11 minute series for Disney XD. Dublin-based Bouldermedia is handling the series from animation through to post-production and has already hired 50 additional artists and animators to work on the project for its two year duration. Emmy Award winning studio Titmouse Inc based in LA, USA is leading the pre-production creative for the series.
Each eleven minute episode follows Randy Cunningham and his best buddy Howard as they navigate everyday teenage life at High School while taking on monsters and madmen bent on freeing an evil 800 year old Sorcerer imprisoned beneath Norrisville High by the original ninja and guarded ever since by Randy’s predecessors.
The Ninja, Randy and Howard

Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja stars Emmy Award-winning comedian and writer Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House of Lies, Everybody’s Fine) as the voice talent for Randy Cunningham; the voice of Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spamalot, Charlie’s Angels) as the evil Sorcerer; Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation) as Mrs Driscoll, Randy’s science teacher; Emmy award-winning John Oliver (Smurfs, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as Coach Green and Andrew Caldwell (Transformers, My Name is Earl) as Howard. John DiMaggio (Futurama, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Chowder) is McFist and Kevin Michael Richardson (Static Shock, Justice League, Powerpuff Girls) is Viceroy. The series is created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas whose previous credits include Scooby Doo and Paris Hilton’s My New BFF; Emmy and Annie award-winning Shaun Cashman (Director: The Penguins of Madagascar, Chowder) is Supervising Director and Otto Tang (Metalocalypse) is Art Director. Guest voice talent includes: Andy Dick, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Weatherspoon, Andy Richter and Sterling Knight.
Tricia Wilber, Chief Marketing Officer, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA & General
Manager, Disney Channels EMEA
comments, “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja is our most global production yet. Driven by the team here in London, the series draws on talent from both sides of the Atlantic to help create a world class show. We are thrilled to be working with the outstanding teams at Boulder in Ireland and Titmouse in LA on this project.”
Marc Buhaj Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels, EMEA said: “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja is one of an exciting new wave of global Disney XD series. This animated project combines a unique mix of full-on buddy comedy with awesome ninja action and is set to explode into the hearts and minds of Disney XD viewers around the world.”
Producer Anne Tweedy, Bouldermedia adds, “We are seriously excited to be working on this very cool action packed show. We anticipate that given the combined talents of Titmouse and our own crew this show will make a lot of noise globally. Rob, Pete and I consider ourselves fortunate to have the best Animators, BG artists, compositors and production crew, we are proud to say the majority are home grown with the remainder of the crew coming from across Europe. It is also a thrill to be recognized for the level of work we produce at Boulder.“
Created in May 2007, Disney’s London based production hub drives the investment in and development of animation and live action content outside North America, for both European and global distribution. It has already achieved great success with series such as Jungle Junction (Disney Junior) and Rated A for Awesome (Disney XD) and has recently announced new animated productions for Disney Junior – Winnie The Pooh’s Tales of Friendship and The Happy Hugglemonsters.
Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja will be broadcast on Disney XD globally from autumn 2012.

Life Drawing

Some more life drawing from a couple of Tuesdays ago. Enjoying it but damn am I RUSTAY!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Concept Models

Here are some concept designs I did for a project but they never got picked up but I had alot of fun doing them.

Friday, April 20, 2012


My Orchid and the first blooms of this pretty!

Art Auction

My Birdy Pieces
Estrela and Bianca from work set up a very sucessful charity Art Auction in work for the Somaly Mam Foundation. We all submitted art work that would go up for auction in Bouldermedia . The outcome was a whopping 2000 euro in total for the charity. I submitted some little inked birdy drawings that went down pretty well...I have to say I was delighted with how they were received. Thanks everyone who bought them, made my day!

The Shining
I purchased this painting of Jack Nicholson from one very talented Paul O'Flanagan

Some of the other pieces up for Auction

Here is just a taster of some of the othere artwork that was up for auction, you can see more on the Bouldermedia Art Show Facebook Page. Well done girls for such a sucessful event. May we do it again really soon, it was great fun!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Me, Myself and Birdy?

I like to sit and think with birds on my head all the time....

As I mentioned in a previous post I have re-opened the Bouldermedia artblog for the staff to get involved with a monthly theme and post up their artwork. The first months theme was "How you see yourself", so here is my ...How I see me!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Life Drawing

one and two minute gestures

I used to adore life drawing back in college and it has been about a million years since then. My boss organised a few weeks of life drawing here in Boulder, so here we go...a few drawings from the session. They are nowhere near amazing but I enjoyed it !

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Bouldermedia Art Blog

For anybody who is interested, I have set up an Art Blog for the people at Boulder. Where we can go and have a bit of fun with monthly art themes and the likes.
There isn't much up at the moment but if I am right there is gonna be some shit-hot artwork going up there in the coming months. There is some class talent in the Studio!!

Bouldermedia Art Blog


Happy Easter

Happy Easter, rabbits, chicks, eggs and stuff!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gumball wins 3 Awards at Kidscreen 2012

Rob, Anne and Pete were away at Kidscreen lastweek and what do you know?!?!?
Gumball sweeps the board once again in the following catagories!

Best Animated Series 2012The Amazing World of GumballCartoon Network Studios Europe/Dandelion Studios/Boulder Media/Studio Soi

Best Animation 2012The Amazing World of GumballCartoon Network Studios Europe/Dandelion Studios/Boulder Media/Studio Soi


Best Kids Program 2012The Amazing World of GumballCartoon Network Studios Europe/Dandelion Studios/Boulder Media/Studio Soi

This is just fantastic to see the show doing so incredibly well after all the really hard work everybody put into it.
Read more here

IFTAs 2012

Bouldermedia looking rather Dapper on arrival

The Boys

On leaving the event....all a little on the wobbly side!!!

Bouldermedia attended the 2012 IFTAs on Saturday night in The Convention Centre, Dublin. We were nominated for "The Amazing World of Gumball" in the Best Childrens TV Programme Catagory...Unfortuantly, we didn't win but it was a fantastic night and it was great to have been nominated.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Gumball picks Up An Annie

Thanks goodness Gumball is doing so incredibly well on the Awards circuit or this blog would fall flat on its face(bar Ryans awesome pictures of course!)
Saturday night The Amazing World of Gumball picked up An Annie for Best Animation Production. Congradulations again to the creator Ben Broquelet, Mic Graves and the rest of The Dandelion Crew and Studio Soi....
But an even bigger congradulations to the wonderful, the amazing BOULDERMEDIA who did all the 2D and 3D animation on the show.

Next up is the IFTAS on Saturday night so fingers crossed for this one....some of us from Boulder will be gracing the red carpet for this I'll post some pictures  next week.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Introducing the talented Mr.Ryan Comerford

Ryan, Helen and Isabelle

These were made by my little nephew Ryan in Australia . He made "Grandad" for my Dads birthday in December, so cute!