Thursday, 29 May 2014

Exhibition - SUPERNATURE

I have been very busy lately working on 2 big animation/ game jobs, more on this soon.
But also, I am curating an exhibition in Bristol, UK. Please come along it's in the Glass Walk, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BX from the 31st of May until the 29th of June.
There will be over 20 artists and makers from all the around the UK working along the theme of nature...

Get more info on the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/bristolcontemporaryart/events
or here
http://www.bristolcontemporaryart.com/supernature-exhibition.html

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

TGI FRIDAYS - Social Media

So here are the last 3 from the series of 5 illustrations I did for a TGI Fridays UK social media promo called '100 works of art for 100 cocktails'. 
It was really fun job with a very fast turnaround - 3 and half days for all 5 illustrations from concept to delivery!



Friday, 20 December 2013

A Productions Christmas Card

And here is this year's christmas card I designed for A Productions! 
Idea by Mr Paul Hill.... inside the card it says:
"Um... we may have overstated the word 'fun''

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Skwigly Online Magazine Advent Calendar

Here is an illustration I did for Skwigly Online Magazine's annual advent calendar.
If you have never heard of it and you have an interest in illustration or animation you should check it out. Great articles and podcasts and industry news! 
You can see my picture in situ here!

The illustration was inspired by news stories of dodgy, badly put together Santa's grottos that pop up every Christmas around the UK - to the disappointment of many children!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

TGI Fridays

Here are a couple of illustration from a series of 5 I did for an online TGI Fridays campaign called '100 cocktails as 100 works of art' with Telegraph Hill. It was quite a free brief, I chose a cocktail from a long list and had to come up with a visual to illustrate its characteristics.

This one has been made into a poster to put on the Ladie's loo doors! Will try and smuggle into the loos and get a picture soon!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Property Larder




































 A painting I did last year, although I had the idea in a sketchbook for 2 or 3 years - only just got round to scanning it properly!

Monday, 29 July 2013

RSPB film with SEED animation

RSPB Change from Leah Heming on Vimeo.

A short film made by Seed Animation for the charity RSPB.
I was commissioned to do all the designs and typography on this project.
I used RSPB's corporate colours and a kept a limited colour palette for the design.
You can watch the shortened version here: youtube.com/watch?v=sttiky0dXPc


Here are a few stills:

 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Bristol, Bristol...

I haven't posted anything for ages! So here are a couple of paintings I did last year around an ongoing theme of my home-town's fantastic transport system...























You can purchase prints of these very soon here:
http://www.bristolcontemporaryart.com/leah-ellen-heming.html

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Liver Song

A little animation made with Upstart Thunder - she did the animation, I did the designs.
The short features a dancing liver to the voice of the late Graham Chapman who tells us why livers are so important. 
Made for 'A Liar's Autobiography Animate Chapman Competition'.  Enjoy!

The Liver Song from Leah Heming on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Animation Artwoks at the Loco Film Festival

So it's the Loco Comedy film festival in London this weekend (24th-27th of Jan 2013)!
There will a preview of 'A Liar's Autobiography' a discussion panel and an exhibition of the original artworks for the animation! Here is a sneak peek of a design I did for King Arthur next to the original crest from the 'Holy Grail' costume!



Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Bristol Old Vic Poster

























A poster I designed for a children's play at the Bristol Old Vic. It got made into flyers, leaflets and program pages!
The original illustration had a purple background (see below) but they decided to change it to a lighter blue to tie into the Christmas period - I think it works nicely!


Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Liar's Autobiography - Poster!

























The poster has just been released! A few of our designs are featured hehe...

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A Liar's Autobiography - official trailer!

So here is the trailer for the 'A Liar's Autobiography' on which I worked on last autumn.
I art directed the song section of the film with Director Jane Davies from A for Animation - it was soooo much fun!
And I am very chuffed that they used our design as the title image!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Goodbye JSA!

After 6 and a bit years of fun and hard work, I am sad to be leaving Jamaica Street Studios and all my great friends and colleagues. I will miss the views, the gossip, Katie and Kim's Kitchen, the beautiful Tom Plant and all the oddities that Stokes Croft has to offer.
I am not going too far out of my comfort zone though, as I am setting up my new studio down the road in Old Market alongside the kind and talented animators of A Productions.
I will still be freelancing and doing business as normal, the only difference will be heating in the winter and an endless supply of cake! Wahey!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Knitting Hero!














This is an editorial I did a couple of months back for Knit Today magazine.
I was commissioned to design a logo and a superhero character for a knitting competition.
This was a really fun job as I got to design some typography and characters.
I experimented with making brushes on Photoshop and am quite pleased with the textured results.


 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A Liar's Autobiography crew screening

Wahey! Last night I went with Mr Paul Hill from A for Animation to the  
Graham Chapman A Liar's Autobiography crew screening. 
Paul was compositor and I was art director and designer 
on the 'sit on my face' song section of the stereoscopic 3D animated film!
Sadly Director Jane Davies couldn't make it as she was getting a tan in France...

There were about 300 people and we got 
free sweets and popcorn!












I packed some smart shoes to posh for the night
but realised I had brought 2 different right shoes.
I wore them anyway.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jamaica Street Artists Open Studios 2012!
















Friday 8th of June 6-9pm and Sat 9th  11-6pm and Sun 10th 11-4pm.    
It's that time of year again!
Come on down to our Open Studios, bid on some 
original art at our auction and come have some fun!
You can see over 45 artists and illustrators' work 
(including some special guest Argentinian artists) 
as well as glimpse at the inside of our beautiful listed building!
Check out the website for more info: 
http://www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk/

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Bristol Booze Cruise























New painting for our Jamaica Street Artists Open Studio Auction!
You can place you early bids here.
Check out our website for the event details: 
 http://www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk/

Monday, 12 March 2012

Animations for health website


Above 'high blood pressure', below 'stop smoking'

Here are some designs I did for the short animations with A Productions for MV Studios which was for the My Health Tips website (with the voice of Terry Jones!!!).
The pile of dead animal meat was later changed to a burger.

- You can see the 'high blood pressure' animated short here:http://vimeo.com/37741057
- You can see the 'stop smoking' animated short here: http://vimeo.com/37743248

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas!!!


Merry Christmas everyone!
This is a design I made for this year's christmas cards - hope you like it!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A Productions Xmas card!


A little festive commission for A Productions!
Great job to do as I love designing 50's style type
and the greeting card has also come out really
nicely in print - so am quite
pleased with this one.
The copy was written
by Mr Paul Hill!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Filming Driver Dan's Story Train!


Here is a picture of me, queen Suzanne and the rest of the
Driver Dan Story Train crew from A Productions and our fab
mini actors at a film shoot in a green screen studio.
At the end of the story book section of each episode we get kids
to imitate actions that the characters do in the story. We film them
in the green screen studio then composite the footage so that the kids
look like they are playing in the illustrations!
I love going to green screen days, a day out the office, fun times
getting the kids to act out silly things and lots and lots of cake!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

SNEEKY PEEK - 'A Liar's Autobiography'


Here are some sneeky peek stills from the 3D sterescopic animated
feature film 'A Liar's Autobiography' that I have been working on
with director Jane Davies and A for Animation!

Due for release in Spring 2012 and produced by Bill & Ben Productions,
the film is about the late Graham Chapman, member of the
Monty Python....


Inspired by 70's colours and decor, I was lucky enough to be asked
to art direct and design the song section of the film.
I hand drew and painted all the backgrounds and characters of
this section (about 150 characters and about 20 different backgrounds)!

And these are the kinds of things you can expect to see in the film!
Especially our bit - its particularly rude!!!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

New LOGO and new film project


It's been a very busy year, with lots of exciting projects.
The latest poo-in-your-pants exciting project I just completed was with A for Animation and Bill & Ben Productions where I was offered the AMAZING job of art directing and designing backgrounds and characters for
the song section 'Sit On My Face' in the animated feature film 'A Liar's Autobiography' about the late Graham Chapman from Monty Python. The film is due to be released on the big screen in Spring 2012.
For this section of the film, I worked in close collaboration with the fantastic director and animator Jane Davies, the brilliant compositer Paul Hill, the wonderfully funky Peter Northcott (also compositor and motion graphics king) and the witty animator extraordinaire Chris Bowles (very good at animating pigeons)....
Watch this space for stills of the project, but for now I leave you with a revised 70's look logo I designed for A for Animation to match the style of our part of the film.

You can find out much more about the film here:
http://www.projectchapman3d.com/
http://aforanimation.blogspot.com/