You found me! My name is Becky; I am a small human who loves to draw! I studied animation in Cardiff from 2014-2017, and I loved it, it was like being at Hogwarts. I specialized in 2D animation, because I love pencils.
All types of animation interest me, but I was inspired to take the 2D path when my course mates and I attended Glen Keane’s talk and saw his short film, “Duet,” at Encounters festival in Bristol. It was incredible to see and listen to such wisdom and passion for drawing, and I’ve been living that 2D life ever since!
After uni I was lucky enough to be offered a job at Cloth Cat animation, working on the fix team on season one of Luo Bao Bei. It was a great experience being part of a big project and learning about how all the different teams worked together to create something lovely for TV. Once LBB ended I was asked to join the development team, which I was really excited about as this meant I would be involved in creating a lot of concept art for new projects that would be coming in. I got the chance to explore new styles and draw things I’d never drawn before, and I think this is the time where my art really took a leap forward! As well as producing concept art and character designs I also learn a lot more about how to create rigs, and I was happy to be able to do a bit of animating again. It was lovely to work on such a small tight knit team, where everyone was really happy to give feedback and share knowledge.
Finally, that brings us to today! After being at Cloth Cat for over 2 years I decided it was time for me to take the scary leap into becoming an independent artist. It was frightening walking away from such a secure job, and I was constantly questioning myself, but I’m glad I did it, as I feel like I really need to try and get my own work out there! I have always expressed myself through my art ever since I was little, and I would love to be able to create something that speaks to someone and makes them feel something.
I’m trying hard to have more time for my other hobbies and interests, as there are often a great source of inspiration! I love to read; escaping into a new world is something that gives me endless joy and ideas for new art. Exploring nature is something I love to do, especially if I’m feeling a lot of pressure! Going outside to draw is always a super calming experience, or going to museums and new places. I enjoy bouldering too, although I’ve never actually done it outside on a real rock, so it would be amazing to do that at some point! Listening to music works for me in the same way as art does; it’s almost like a song is able to catch whatever it is I’m feeling and release it into the wild. I’m really happy that I’ll get to listen to more sweet tunes whist working on my new artwork!
Thank you so much for checking out my work, you are a true gem!