Monday, 15 October 2012

Characters for OLC

Here's some of the character design stuff I've been doing for One Little Cloud. It's a really fun project and rolling along nicely. If you get a chance, swing by their site ( and hit them up on Twitter to show your support!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

One Little Cloud

I'm going to be posting some concept work from a great new company I'm involved with soon called One Little Cloud. They are on a mission to create exciting and fun digital toys for kids on iOS and Android and it's been a blast so far! Their website is, I'm sure there will be some cool stuff on there in the coming weeks.

Monday, 6 August 2012


I got a chance to finish the final hair details on this sculpt earlier today and thought it was worth posting up. It was definitely fun to work on this guy :) 

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Evolution of a Character

Working a character through from paper into a final sculpt. If anybody's interested, let me know and I can break down each stage of the process in more detail.

Initial concept

Tie down

Exploring expressions

3-point turn

Digital maquette

Friday, 20 July 2012

Portfolio Site

My portfolio site is now up and running. I shall be adding to it in the next couple of weeks, with some fun stuff I've been working on. This character came from my recent Wimbledon watching activities! 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012


I did some work for the folks over at JibJab a while back, and now it's been released. Getting the chance to take my designs all the way through the production pipeline was really fun. There's also a brief interview with me over at their blog for anyone who wants to check it out. Here's the link

Sunday, 24 June 2012

More animals......

I must draw more animal designs, because they're so much fun to do. The Housego family went to the zoo the other week, and the giraffes are always up there as my favorites. After the monkeys of course!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Great Expectations..........

I know I'm a bit late on the whole Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday thing, but thought it would be nice to post a little bit of my colour work as it seems to be pretty absent on this blog. I love Dickens' characters because they are so clear and fit neatly into archetypes, yet so specific at the same time. Something that as a character designer I am always striving to achieve.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Snow in April!

From a short film I worked on. I thought it was appropriate for the weather we've been having! Will post more from this project in the next couple of days.

Monday, 6 February 2012


After a bit of a break I've returned! Hopefully I'll be able update this blog more regularly. To kick off here's a little bit of animation I worked on a little while ago. It's super rough, especially the big guy, but communicates the main things I was after. Might be of interest to a few of you out there.

Pirates Rough Test from Neil Housego on Vimeo.