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Doc Whitaker
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
Hello there person! Welcome to my page. Full of bits and stuff as well as other bits and stuff.

Animation is my main thing, but I also partake in web design and some good ol' sketching/painting of the digital kind when the urge takes me.

Currently residing in Australia, where I will soak up the sun before moving back to Europe.


Smokey Ghost Guy
Had a lot of fun drawing this ghost dude. A nice simple design also means you get to have a lot of fun with it
This life drawing was either a 2 or 5 minute one. I really like how it came out, although it wasn't really the style I was going for.
Bird Animation Test (rough inbetween)
Here's where I'll leave the bird animation at. The purpose of this test was to find out how far I could go without reference and what I need to improve (both animation in general and birds specifically).

I've started to find my spacing again, but timing wise still playing it very safe and kept it on 2's. This kind of resulted in the motion playing out slower than I wanted, although I still like the motion of the initial launch. And as far as birds go it definitely looks better when some of the feather detail is put in. I'll experiment with that in some more test animations to come.

Made using Krita!
Bouncy Acrobat Boy
Just a little animation warm-up. Took a bit over an hour. I'm hoping that small little tests like this will speed up my animating in general~

Made with Krita!
Owlf: Animation Storyboard
This is the storyboard for the actual animation I was supposed to make. The Owlf spots it's prey, jumps down from it's perch, runs to the cliff and then launches into flight. This animation would likely be shorter than 20 seconds, but the amount of motion and detail that was planned would require a lot of work which I ultimately wasn't able to complete by the project's deadline. I continued to work on it for a few months after it had been submitted, but even now I have only got a solid amount of work done on shots 5 and 7.

For my last unit of uni I was able to decide on a field of study for myself, so I decided to do an animation of an owl and wolf hybrid animal (shortened to Owlf) so I could work on my 2D animation and animal drawing skills at the same time. I passed the unit but unfortunately didn't finish the full animation in time, with only a few shots of the storyboard being half finished. What I had was some of my best work though, so I always planned to finish it as one of my premiere portfolio pieces. Although it's been 2 years since I last worked on it I still planning on finishing it properly, but for now I'll upload what I've got.


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Bagam-The-Animator Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I love your sack animations. Firm grasp of animation principles.
PSYSpace Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Been a while since I did one of those exercises, but hopefully I'll get back to it sometime. Love your stuff btw
Bagam-The-Animator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional Filmographer
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2017
lol..... in the next days i will be having access checks for a animation school....there will be some flour sack animation .
so as i was on your site and was looking through your flour sack animations to get some understanding of the physics... i randomly saw that u are based in german- berlin, guess what,  me 2 XD
PSYSpace Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Haha really? I knew you were in Germany, but had no idea that you were in Berlin :P

Yeah I've been here since the end of last year, but I only changed that description recently. Gonna be working at an English speaking camp in Freusberg for a few weeks, which is a good gig when your German is too awful to get a normal job (hehe)

What animation school is it, btw?
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
sounds nice, for a eond i thought u were german ...but i remember u from being from somewhere else , where you from ? 
its the film university babelsberg in potsdam . 
PSYSpace Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I'm from Australia, as much as I'd prefer to be born within the EU instead :/

Sounds cool though. I miss the excitement of uni a bit, and I think now that I would have been better off if I'd waited before doing a degree or the like.

Hope you got in, by the way. And if you did then best of luck with the studies Thumbs Up 
Tellurian84 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!
PSYSpace Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional Filmographer
You're most welcome :)
Tanita-sama Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Professional Filmographer

Thanks for :+devwatch: :tighthug: :iconppchuplz:

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