Sam Ackland - Blended - Curtin Gradshow 2017 - Curtin Gradshow Digital Design Web Graphics Motion Blended


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Sam Ackland

2D Animation | Illustration | Graphic Design

Hey there, I’m Sam.
My ambition in life is to become a specialist in visual storytelling. Since I was a kid, watching Disney films and cartoons on television has inspired me to draw and create animations. It’s my absolute dream to be able to find work in my passion.
I have self-taught and university refined skills producing frame-by-frame traditional animation, and basic visual compositing. I am eager to grow my portfolio and see the world! Translate my experiences into a visual medium to inspire others.
My hobbies comprises: life drawing, skateboarding, and watching cartoons. I would love to make your acquaintance.

Lance Seabitzer

Lance Seabitzer is a character whom I have invented in my own time. Seabitzer is a former navy SEAL discharged for reckless conduct. After losing his position, he starts his own workout gym.
I have recently finished an animation featuring Seabitzer, which is accessible via my website.

Dog Fight

Dog Fight was a digital illustration exercise where we were required to create a character or group of characters, and feature them in an environment engaging in some activity.

Red Concept Art

Another illustration project. Here, we were required to produce a concept artwork for a video game set in the Australian desert. This work was produced using the Procreate app on an iPad Pro.