DIGITAL PUPPET: BOB © SAM MAHER
A few years ago i decided to start converting some of my drawings into digital pieces for use in my own creative technology tests. 
Bob was a quick sketch, he has become the poster-boy for my research ever since. 
He is also one of a cast of 7 characters featured in a series in development ICONOCLASH.  

Digital Puppetry
Performance Animation 
Motion Capture
I don't often make videos in my kitchen but when I do...
I discovered this ridiculously fun way to speed up animating characters with Adobe Character Animation. 
BOB is an old favourite character I use to develop scenes, he's part of my 'Stereotype' collection; and within 60 minutes of dropping him in Photoshop, Digital Puppet BOB was talking back to me. 
We went to RAW Artists Canberra in November 2016 at Belconnen Arts Centre, BOB danced with some fine young ladies, was voiced by diverse audience members and manipulated by all ages.

Other Projects

RIFFS + RANTS Branding
Branding and logo developed for a small music and arts studio, school and shop in regional NSW Riffs and Rants... sticker now augments with Layar
2012
Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design
COAT OF ARMS
Introducing the characters of the Australian Coat of Arms...
2012
Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration
LOVE at Altenburg
My aim for this group show was to engage with my potential new audience, get some feedback at targeted events, and to test technology requirements and feasibility of interactive entertainment and illustration reaching mass adoption in locations compromised by poor connectivity.
2016
Illustration, interactive design, works on paper,
Canberra Guide Video
How does the the Canberra Guide app work? Here's how!
2013
Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Writing
AAA TVC
National TVC for the Australian Automobile Association. Produced with Screencraft Media commissioned by Cre8ive.
2013
Advertising, Creative Direction, Film
ACTTAB TVC
The Mark Agency commissioned me to produce a 30 sec TVC for ACTTAB to announce their New Online Betting facility.
2013
Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Writing
ICONOCLASH
ICONOCLASH is a series in development. The series consists of short-form animated content pieces, that will be assembled fit-for-purpose, for broadcast, narrowcast, social, online and mobile, digital out of home, augmented reality and interactive print applications.
2017
Character Design, Digital Art, Animation,
ROYAL BALLET
Illustration studies and sketches for a children's picture book with alas no story yet!
2012
Character Design, Drawing, Illustration
TILLY CHARACTER DOLLS
Knitted and crochet dolls from 100% new wool (new reclaimed and end of line tapestry wools) with vintage lace and embroidered doily dresses. Each one unique and handmade in Australia.
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Toy Design
WINIFRED
Sam Maher offers you a sneak peak of an old story she's revisiting with illustrations... introducing 'Winifred'
2012
Drawing, Illustration, Writing
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