concept art

SHE, ME AND SASHIMI (2014)

A three part love story set inside a sushi train restaurant.

 Original logo design

Original logo design

 Secondary logo design

Secondary logo design

 Final book cover design

Final book cover design

 Front panorama as a prologue to the three stories

Front panorama as a prologue to the three stories

 Back panorama as an epilogue to the three stories

Back panorama as an epilogue to the three stories

Part 1: sASHIMI

A "shut-in" octopus tentacle must find the courage to leave his safe plastic bubble in order to win the love of a piece of Shrimp tale. 
(in 8 bit animation)

Conceived, written and storyboarded by Bradley Slabe
Edited by Andrew Goldsmith
Character design and illustrations by Andrew Ontario

 Introductory page for Part 1

Introductory page for Part 1

 Early character designs for Grip and Flip

Early character designs for Grip and Flip

 Final character designs for Grip and Flip

Final character designs for Grip and Flip

 Illustrated still : Grip bounces a Tobiko ball to himself a la " The Great Escape"

Illustrated still : Grip bounces a Tobiko ball to himself a la "The Great Escape"

 Illustrated still: Grip tries to understand his own insecurities about his suction cups.

Illustrated still: Grip tries to understand his own insecurities about his suction cups.

 Grip and Flip finally together.

Grip and Flip finally together.


Part 2: amigurumi

When his thread is caught on a needle, a knitted dinosaur doll must completely unravel himself in order to save his beloved.
(in stop animation)

Conceived, written and storyboarded by Bradley Slabe
Edited and photography by Andrew Goldsmith
Character design and illustrations by Samuel Lewis
Crochet artistry by Julie Ramsden

  Introductory page for Part 2

Introductory page for Part 2

 Early character designs for Knotjria

Early character designs for Knotjria

 Early character designs for Knitsune

Early character designs for Knitsune

 Character turnarounds for Knotjira and Knitsune

Character turnarounds for Knotjira and Knitsune

 Back 

Back 

 Side

Side

 Front

Front


Part 3: bonsai

An ageing evergreen Bonsai Tree learns that his life-long love is deciduous. Then Winter arrives.
(in paper cut out animation)

Conceived, written and storyboarded by Bradley Slabe
Edited and photography by Andrew Goldsmith
Character design and illustrations by Jayden Dowler

  Introductory page for Part 3

Introductory page for Part 3

 Character designs of Chester and Maple, who've grown old together inside the same Kinsugi Pot.

Character designs of Chester and Maple, who've grown old together inside the same Kinsugi Pot.

 Early paper style test

Early paper style test

 Final design and completed still of Chester and Maple

Final design and completed still of Chester and Maple


YELLOW (2010)

A lonely cactus falls involve with the first thing that's paid him attention in years: a yellow balloon.

Written, directed and storyboarded by Bradley Slabe
Character design, concept art and models by Bradley Slabe

 Poster design and tagline

Poster design and tagline

 Character designs for Spike and Poppy

Character designs for Spike and Poppy

 Character turnaround for Spike (including eyepatch from poking himself in the eye with a prickle)

Character turnaround for Spike (including eyepatch from poking himself in the eye with a prickle)

 Front

Front

 Side

Side

 Back

Back

 Completed models for Spike and Poppy including mojave desert base - made from Super Sculpy

Completed models for Spike and Poppy including mojave desert base - made from Super Sculpy

 Early character designs

Early character designs

 Character design for desert oasis palm tree (male)

Character design for desert oasis palm tree (male)

 Character design for desert oasis palm tree (female)

Character design for desert oasis palm tree (female)


TV1: GET ON BOARD

All characters from a variety of shows catch the same train to work express to one station: TV1 (Foxtel)

Conceived, written and storyboarded by Bradley Slabe
Co-directed by Nick Donkin and Bradley Slabe
Animation and production design by Nick Donkin
Produced by TV1

 TV1's 2012 Calendar celebrating Get On Board TV Spot

TV1's 2012 Calendar celebrating Get On Board TV Spot

 January: Happy Days

January: Happy Days

 March: The Office (US)

March: The Office (US)

 June: Get Smart

June: Get Smart

 August: I Dream of Jeannie

August: I Dream of Jeannie

 October: Numbers

October: Numbers

 December: 30 Rock

December: 30 Rock

 February: Law & Order SVU

February: Law & Order SVU

 April: Frasier

April: Frasier

 July: The Brady Bunch

July: The Brady Bunch

 September: Mon

September: Mon

 November: NCIS

November: NCIS

 Calendar Back Cover

Calendar Back Cover


MAGIC MIRROR

The story of the famous magic mirror behind Snow White before it fell into the hands of the wicked queen (and became afraid of telling the truth).

Adapted by Bradley Slabe
Character designs and models by Bradley Slabe
Based on characters in The Snow Queen by the Grimm Brothers

 Character turnaround for Jacque, the lying mirror (including back wound from when he angered someone by telling the truth)

Character turnaround for Jacque, the lying mirror (including back wound from when he angered someone by telling the truth)

 Side

Side

 Back

Back

 Front

Front


SHORT (2005)

After having his lemonade stall destroyed by thugs, a little creature marches his way through a big city where big monsters act like big bullies. But when you're short, the only thing you can reach is a dead-end.

Written, directed and animated by Bradley Slabe
Character design, concept art and models by Bradley Slabe

 Poster design

Poster design

 Early character design

Early character design

 Completed character made from plasticine armature wire

Completed character made from plasticine armature wire

 Extra parts for close-ups

Extra parts for close-ups

 Set

Set


JUDITH AND JEMIMA (2010)

Two albatrosses soar across the animal kingdom, trying to get their same-sex marriage petition signed.

Conceived and written by Bradley Slabe
Character designs by Bradley Slabe

 Judith

Judith

 Paul the Penguin priest

Paul the Penguin priest

 Tony the smug Plankton

Tony the smug Plankton

 Jemima

Jemima

 Rex the conservative Gorilla

Rex the conservative Gorilla

 Trevor the closeted Tortoise

Trevor the closeted Tortoise

 Dusty the transvestite Rhino

Dusty the transvestite Rhino