I Shouldn’t

Two puppets are sat on a park bench. On the left, Gino stares off into the distance. On the right, Bob looks to his left with wonder.

Date: March 12, 2023 ◼︎ Client: CG Nerd ◼︎ Platform: Web/Social ◼︎ Software: Blender, DaVinci Resolve ◼︎ Music: Mushrooms by Komiku


Cardiff Quick Draw rolled around once more and who was I to say no? Quick Draw is a lovely 48 hour animation competition, you’re given a prompt on the first day and you have 48 hours to animate whatever pops into your head. The prompt this time around was mini, which lead to the magnum opus that is I Shouldn’t.

I Shouldn’t is a tale about singing, iced cream, a persuasive iced cream salesman and doing things we probably shouldn’t.

Being a huge fan of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, I thought it would be fun to create a CG imitation of a live action puppet piece. Going down this route, I could keep the rigs really light, the models low-poly and the animation simple, saving much needed time. I had lots of fun putting this together and I’m really happy with how it all turned out. All animated in Blender.

Once the madcap 48 hours were over, I had the pleasure of watching my film, along with all other entries, on the big screen at the Mini Cardiff Animation Festival. It’s always nice to hear the audience reaction to your films, glad to say people laughed in all the right places and had many congratulations post screening.