Violence in the Extreme

Date: August 9, 2020 ◼︎ Client: CG Nerd ◼︎ Platform: Web/Social ◼︎ Software: Blender, DaVinci Resolve ◼︎ Music: Good Vibes by JBlanked


As an excuse to try out the Grease Pencil 2D animation tools in Blender, me and some Blender friends from around the world started a fun little competition called “Grease Off” on Twitter. For one week, Monday to Friday, we’d create an animation using Grease Pencil based on the word or phrase of the day. This is extremely hard, given that most of us involved have day jobs animating, each day would mean working on our Grease Off entry after an already full day’s worth of work.

This was my entry for the final day of Grease Off 2020, the phrase of the day being Violence in the Extreme. I’m an advocate of story over style, so for this entry I wanted to put my money where my mouth is and put telling a story first and foremost. I’m a big fan of Fancy Soup, their really gritty short monologues using very basic animation felt like a perfect animation style for telling a story within a very limited amount of time.

I had a lot of fun creating this animation, learnt a lot about working with Grease Pencil and even managed to hone my voice acting skills a tad 🙂

Me, having a smoke while telling a tale