Saturday, 7 May 2011


Hi All,

I've been working on these flying bikes and trying to get a decent 2D design. They had to look like they were created from parts cobbled together from standard motorbikes so I didn't want anything too futuristic. The three bikes were roughly modelled in Animation:Master first as this will aid in the 2D animation especially. The first two were designed and modelled by my great friend George Laban. George is a brilliant animator having animated a whole early series of Postman Pat entirely on his own! I worked with him for 10 years on Bob The Builder. The third bike here was designed and modelled by me.

Once I had a view of the bike I liked I loaded the image into Anime Studio Pro and traced all the elements.

This is the result. Granny's bike, Horace's bike and Melodee's bike. Oh, and the dog flies as pillion on Melodee's too!

That's all for this time. I will have some animation to show you in the next post. Thanks for following.

All text and images (c) 2011 Dale Hemenway


  1. Nice designs Dale! I particularly like the inclusion of the treble clefs underneath the pink one :)

  2. Very creative and futuristic. You can definitely tell which one would be Granny's bike. LOL

  3. very fancy, looks great Dale.
    : D Red one's my fave

  4. Great stuff Dale. The red bike is my fave for sure.