Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pan layout

B/w and one coloured version.


Coloring in Photoshop is great for the simple reason that you can start again how ever many times you want. The multitude of different coloring choices for one layout was driving me insane.

My layout was relatively detailed, so I thought I'd keep the colours very simple here.
The layout doesn't have any specific idea other than being on the waterfront. Still missing an overlay (a ship, inevitably!!) and supposedly some character poses, but I'm really not too sure...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Burlesque life drawing

...was very difficult for me. LDC had a special session. It was like reg. life drawing, but with much more clothes and random music.
The costume was pretty nice but so detailed (TONS of frills, flowers, ribbons) that with my current approach the drawings ended up looking messy. So I was sort of coming to it from the wrong direction. But these are the sketches suitable for posting.











Although towards the end of the session I at least found I was no longer murdering the model's nicely done hair -- as much. When I do clothed life drawing again maybe I should start with the shape of the clothes instead of the body?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Andy & Granny" - 2 character dialogue

...limited animation style. Oh so limited. Missing the background (the kid's chair and a table) among other things -- but I really like the characters I came up with.



Well now, I've been mostly voicing teenage boys in my animations so far. :P (Lee voiced Granny.)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun fan doodles AKA Blessed uneventful day!


Currently enjoying the Aubrey-Maturin novel The Nutmeg of Consolation. Despite the nutty (HAH!) name, it's another thrill of a read.
Therefore, I doodled Jack fighting a Dayak. No offense to my loyal Dayak fanbase; this situation was kill or be killed. Besides, it took place in 18-something-teen. Strictly speaking, it didn't TAKE PLACE ever, because the novel is a work of fiction.
Patrick O'Brian's writing should inspire much better art than this in me... But give it time, please.


Stephen indignant that the bird he took for a swallow was not a swallow after all. Super awesome scene (I am not joking).


(And no, there's no movie resemblance.)


(Variation / WIP.)

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Saturday was wonderful for at least 20 reasons. One thing though, if you want to experience the exact movie equivalent of curling up in front of a cozy fireplace with a hot drink on a rainy day, you might want to check out One Week. If you do have a fireplace of your own then you might not need to see One Week at all. But I don't have a fireplace, so One Week turned out not to be such a shabby deal.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Henceforth, I will be posting my weekly illustrations to OUR CLASS WI BLOG instead of here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

WI: Don in an animated movie


BUNNY!

Personally I don't find this distasteful because everybody who's seen The Nightmare Before Christmas loves that axe guy.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Future City" layout


It's crap, but it's mine. :]

With overlays:

animation dump

Some recent assignments.

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^ Pink Panther swinging on/climbing a rope

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^ Minotaur weightlifter

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^ A monkey (orangutan? Supposedly King Louie from Jungle Book) on monkey bars

Friday, March 6, 2009

That movie's bad :(

Before I start screaming, here is a freelance-job character design. (Um, yeah the coloring of the tail was something that the client dictated. Hey, whatever, as long as I got paid.)



You know how sometimes movies are so bad that it's FUN to watch them? That is what I was expecting Watchmen to be like. So turns out my expectations were too high.

Granted, I only read Watchmen this week, but I was too young to have read it when it was originally published anyway, so I would be a poseur whether I had read it ten years ago or YESTERDAY. The movie can be judged either in relation to the comic or completely on its own terms, and either way it is bad.

Also, I now hate TIME magazine. Novels and graphic novels [or, interchangeably, BOOKS AND COMIC BOOKS] don't belong on the same list together; hate you.

How many graphic novels have you Time people read anyway? 'Cause it seems you forgot about Will Eisner, Rick Veitch et al?! Hate you.

Garth Ennis' comics need to be on screen. (You're correct: this change of subject is nothing but an attempt to get you to read them.)
And when I say that, I obviously don't mean that Garth Ennis "writes comics with movies in mind". He is simply a writer whose artistry would translate much better into the movie world than Watchmen, especially Hitman (art by John McCrea) on the presence of its idiosyncratic, no-nonsense title character alone. If you haven't read Hitman (which is somewhere in my comics top 5, and which I think is better than Watchmen. Feel free to give me your opinion on why you think that's wrong -- I like comments), here is a page of what you're missing.



[A Preacher movie is being planned but I'll believe it's real when I see it in theatres.]

Sunday, March 1, 2009

WI: Caricature of classmate(s)

I'm very sad that I didn't have the time to draw every classmate right now. I can't promise I'll do it later, because you know how it goes, but I'll keep it in mind.
Yes, people in our class have character. But if you were to think it through and ask yourself which one of us IS a character -- well, the first choice is obvious.


I lack confidence (this isn't even a caricature, more like one of those Hummel figurines...), so I'll reveal that it's TIM and his "What's going on over there?"

BONUS CLASSMATE!


I guess the main reason I drew Rosy today is that I like her little hat.

More commentary:
Rosy turned out better because I drew her second. So I should have just kept on drawing. Argh dammit.
I'm newly excited by this squeaky clean, almost monotonous line style and I want to experiment more with it.

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Procrastination report:
My cat is trying to eat my socks with my feet still in 'em! HELP!