Here’s some shots from an animation I’ve been working on and off for almost two years now – it’s a project I keep returning to every few months and tweaking. It’s the story of one boy’s journey home across the inner city and as you can probably tell it’s pretty dark (even for me) – it’s a bit of a diversion from my more vibrant cartoon style’s. But it compliments the narrative of the piece. The screens here aren’t actually finished, it’s more a work in progress at this point but it’s almost there. The film should be finished in a month or so with any luck.
Here’s my recent interview with Featured E-Magazine:
Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator currently living and working in London. His work is fascinating, thought-provoking and usually lends an important message. His messages rangefrom environmental awarenessand how we pollute and destroy the earth ( film “Man”), animal rights (film “What a Hunt”) to the humorousandeducational (film “How Will You Die”). His art and film is mixed in humor and sometimes a more serious spin ofman’s interaction with our environment and how itimpacts the world we live in.
Steve was recently contacted by NPR for a story animation in NPR’s health section written by John Poole. This was right up Steve’s alley. The story entitled “How Will You Die” needed an animation to go along with the main story line.
“NPR initially got in touch with me a few months back to commission an animation about the various ways people die around the globe. The film…
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I’m getting cracking with the animation once again, heres what will hopefully be the first of a few before the year is out. If you ever wanted to see the Jess and Roger illustration brought to life, heres the chance!
Here’s a piece I’ve been working on and off during the late nights for a couple of weeks now, a visualization what I imagine Man’s final handshake could be. I started by hand drawing the various elements before scanning them in and arranging and adding colour elements in Photoshop. It’s now been through a heap of changes since its initial incarnation- originally it was to be a quick small black and white portrait format piece, with just the figures and the landfill hill with a plain coloured backdrop. Then I started organically adding elements – smoke twists, a few hills etc, and it kept increasing the frame/zooming out until eventually it just evolved into more of a sprawling landscape piece. It’s been through a load of colour changes too, monochrome initially, to gloomy sepia, to the usual apocolyptic fiery red and then the nuclear green hue it is now.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t actually happen. Enjoy!