Our Manchester based Background Artist Kirsten Shiel and Character Designer Finbar Coyle have set up their own weekly sketch meetup called Cake and Doodle which, as you can guess, involves delicious treats and doodling, two of our very favourite things!
The Cake and Doodle gang meet every Wednesday in a café to sketch and share their work over a coffee and some cake with a new topic set by Finbar and Kirsten every two weeks.
This session's topic was Lord of the Rings! Here's the reference sheet they created to help inspire them:
Cake and Doodle sketch from Animator Saeed Rezvani:
Cake and Doodle sketch from Scene Set-Up Artist Stefanos Chrysanthou: