Bat Character turntable from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

 Bat character I´ve been working on for fun and practice, tried putting wings on him but didn't like it, thought he looked better without them,  I gave him a slight membrane along the arms on both sides, hinting  where the wings would have grown from but were lost due to evolution and a lack of need.With the feet I wanted to make them like hoofs but still having toes, keeping pressure at the center toes, kind of like how they turned out. Hope some of you like it,cheers to all.


 Personagem morcego que tenho usado pra me divertir e praticar, tentei colocar asas nele, mas não gostei, ficou melhor sem mesmo, Então fiz uma membrana descendo pelos braços na frente e atrás pra dar a impressão de onde cresceriam as asas mas foram perdidas pela evolução por falta de necessidade. Os pés Eu fiz para parecer cascos, mas mantendo os dedos, com a pressão nos dedos centrais, gostei deles. Espero que alguns gostem, Abraço a todos!

Copyrights (c) 2010 - Márcio Trigo / Siddhartha Ahearne / Editora Mirabolante

 Based on the play by Molière, this is a children's book adaptation by MárcioTrigo, written in Portuguese, published by Editora Mirabolante and myself as the illustrator. The deadline for the book´s release was a bit tight so I took a simple approach with the style of the backgrounds. I have posted here 8 images(including the cover) of the 15 done in total for the book, which is being released this week throughout Brazil.The 17th Century look and the Humorous script made this project a lot of fun to work on.
 Médico à força
 Baseado na Peça de molière, este Livro infantil é uma adaptação por MárcioTrigo, publicado pela Editora Mirabolante e Eu como o ilustrador.O prazo de entrega foi meio curto então fiz o fundo dos desenhos mais simples.Postei aqui 8 imagens(incluindo a capa), das 15 que fiz ao todo para o livro, que lança esta semana na maior parte do Brasil. O visual século 17 e o roteiro bem humorado fez com que este projeto fosse bem divertido de se trabalhar.

Based on the play by Molière, this is a children's book adaptation by Márcio Trigo, written in Portuguese, published by Editora Mirabolante and myself as the illustrator.
The picture above was the one that got the style approved; the deadline was a bit tight so I took a simple approach with the style of the backgrounds. I’m currently waiting for the green light from the Publisher to post the illustrations, should be sometime mid June, till then hope you enjoy this preview.

A modern version of the characters.

Hello all,

Red Dragon done for fun, no reference at all was used in this piece, wanted to do a toony dragon, the expression doesn't help the look,but the proportions kind of work.


This Picture was done for a couple of dear friends of mine, who finally tied the knot this past weekend. An individual picture of each one was put on the toilet doors during the wedding, the couple was used for the guest book, and a framed version will be given as gift as soon as they make it back from the Honeymoon.
The illustration was done in TVPaint with some touch ups in Photoshop.


Personal work, started off with zspheres, just wanted to do a creature I hadn´t seen before, ended up with this crazy mix of a horse, triceratops, iguana ,man and fish.  I liked the design , though it´s got some really large feet. Creature done in Zbrush, XSI and Photoshop.

(Jan - 2013)

Switch bs tailslide to kickflip out from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Animation done for my skateboard brand "Skate to Extinction".

9/11 IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS.(Sep-2011)

I was invited to participate in this project created by "Aniboom" in memorial of 9/11. Many artists from around the globe have contributed on this special project.
When thinking about the idea I wanted to pay homage to the "Firemen" (therefore the hydrant in the scene) and also to all the people that lost loved ones in the tragedy. I did it as if it had been done by a child, to keep an innocent feel about it, because of the subjects touchy nature.
The little boy symbolizes the people who lost loved ones, looking at the ever imponant twin towers.
The hydrant symbolizes the Firemen, who are always there in situations of help for City citizens in general. The rain symbolizes the tragedy itself and the Sun rays at the end would be Heaven.


The Jestors Karaoke Machine from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

This was my entry for the June "11 second club" monthly competition, the audio is great, came up with this idea but couldn't quite get it  finished as I wanted in time, it was good enough to make it into the top ten and it went for 7th place out of 191 entries.
Below are the characters sketches I did before animating.


Esta cena foi feita para o campeonato de Junho do "11 second club", o audio é muito bom, tive esta ideia mas não consegui terminar como queria no prazo, foi bom o suficiente para ficar entre os 10 melhores, terminou em sétimo lugar de 191 cenas.
Abaixo estão os desenhos dos personagens feitos antes da animar.


Aliens Arguing from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.
Voice 1: What is wrong with you?

Voice 2: What do you mean what´s wrong with me,
What´s wrong with YOU?!

Voice 1: No, what´s wrong with youuuu!?

Voice 2: No, what´s wrong with YOU!
You´re projecting!

Voice 1: DROP IT!

Voice 2: you DROP it!

Alien Walkcycle from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Alien Runcycle from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Aliens modelled,rigged and animated with Softimage XSI.
All texturing, displacement and normal maps done in Zbrush.


Dinosaurs chasing kids from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Dinosaurs chasing kids through warehouse.
Dinos find kids and roar.
swarm of termites attack Dinos.

Mermaid dives from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.
 Mermaid dives, watches the boat move away,
then comes swimming past the camera trough a shoal of fish.
bit of a blunder in final composition. (see-through fish)

Flyby pickup from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.
Digital doubles.

Scenes animated by me in Lightwave.
Rigging by Marcos Piolla
Shade & Render by Alexandre Areal in 3DS MAX
Project: Holiday camp II (mini-series)
TV Globo CGP - All Rights reserved



These scenes were part on another, feature length, end of year special,
called "The Princess and the Vagabond".
The digital rat was done at the Visual effects department,
at "CGP-Central Globo Produções" TVGLOBO all rights reserved.
Alexandre "Thunndro" Areal was Head of the project and also the project's
Marcos Piolla modeled Voltaire in Lightwave and rigged it in Softimage.
Thunndro did the render passes from the base colours to the furr in
Softimage`s Mental Ray and composed the 3D passes in After Effects. He
also did all the textures and lighting and colour correction, most of the
compositing and managed the final output. He did most of the scene props
and digital BGs.
Animators were Myself(who had the biggest load on animation), Marcelo
Merola, Pedro Vicente, Paula Gouvea, Jan Habib and Alexandre Martins, who
also Animated at the end of the project and helped in the compositing.

Rat_ Laughter from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Rat seq_G from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Rat seq_F from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Rat_seq E from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Rat_seq A from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.


Scenes here were part of a mini-series called "Deu a Louca no Tempo"
(Time has gone nuts).
Done for TVGLOBO, Brasil, all rights reserved.

T-Rex looking Around from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

T- Rex bites from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

T- Rex steps forward from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

T-Rex chase from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Lightwave Basemesh by Marcos Piolla
Zbrush Sculpt and Texture by Sid Ahearne
Final Shade/Render and additional Texture by Alexandre Areal



The Scenes here were part of an end of year TV Special called
"Uma Noite no Castelo" (A Night in the Castle)
done for TV Globo (all rights reserved).

Dragon diving from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.
Dragon Getting roped from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.
Dragon spitting fire from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.
Dragon spitting fire ( Lightwave viewport ) from Sid Ahearne on Vimeo.

Lightwave Basemesh and Rig by Marcos Piolla, Zbrush Sculpt and Texture By Sid Ahearne and final Shade/Render (3DS MAX) by Alexandre Areal .

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Sid Ahearne
Son of a Writer/Teacher and an Architect/Carpenter, lucky to have parents who encouraged art, at age 19 started out at "Walt Disney Animation Australia", always been passionate about character/creature art in general. Today I live in sunny Brazil and work as a freelance animator and illustrator.