Wednesday, September 24, 2008
You've seen the cartoon, you've seen the comic, now see the inbetween! Also, it ends out that the storyboard just kind of ENDS mid page, so I'm not sure what you're supposed to do in that situation. I put two color treatments because I'm fairly proud of them, as I don't really do good backgrounds too often, and I think these ones are cute.
Monday, September 22, 2008
this is the site this is posted on
WELL, I worked long and hard on this. And I was so happy to be done that I didn't even want to think about touch up, but looking at it now there are a few things that could be done to make it look al little nicer, and I wish I didn't start off with the stiff looking explanation sequence, but I thought it would fit the character to not really move a lot. Still. A minute's worth of animation in two weeks isn't anything to sneeze at. I like working fast and I pay for it sometimes, but it definitely reminded me that my chosen field is the one I love.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Well I suppose it's MY fault that I forgot to embed my cartoon in my blog, but I guess that's next! I was incredibly surprised that I actually had ALL the drawings for Spry done already. I went in to Sophie with the panel layout to her ship, the fact that she sat in an egg shaped seat, and the idea that even though it's the future, she still has to pull a handle and crank a lever in her ship. I did ALL those drawings in the span of a couple days. The only drawings I did for Spry finishing up his portfolio were his menagerie of cohorts and his turn around, which I find a bit easier to do in a graphical editing suite than on paper and pencil. If you have a reference. The Pencil and paper turn around I did on the couch of a friends house was a bit wonky, possibly because a dog was attacking me.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I came up with the idea for this character from a series of conversations I've had with female friends, and my own experiences as far as boredom and loneliness go. She's actually, both visually and personality-wise, a combination of a lot of people I know. Her whole story sort of unfolded around a series of conversations with people, which I feel is the best way to flesh out a character. I had sort of a weak personality for her, a bored police pilot, and a couple friends who interviewed me on the character sort of helped her evolve into more of a person trapped in a job they didn't quite want.
She's named after a dog, my cousin and a b-movie star, if you're wondering.
Friday, September 19, 2008
This, friends is not for a temporary portfolio. This is the real deal, and I'm so happy to be making real strides on getting this done. It's a long time coming, and I have giant CHUNKS of stuff that I've done since then. I mean, I could fill an entire BOOK with observational drawings. A good sized one too. I wouldn't, but I could. All I have left to do is do my Johnny sheets, which are dangerously close to being done anyway. Then just compiling some observational drawing, some life drawing, animal life drawing, and scanning in a storyboard. And then a GIANT weight will have been lifted from my chest. The rest of next week, after getting the portfolio done, will be editing my website, which is in DIRE need of a face-lift. The last portfolio got me a job, but I don't like my current site layout, which was much nicer last time I was employed.
The works not over, it never is, but being this close to victory makes me feel really accomplished. I don't think I could have gotten it done without being home alone, though.
Also, for those curious, the model number of this robot MKS-1025 is named after my mom. Mostly so I don't forget her birthday.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I've been a little late on these, and many other things, including the fact that I'm finally closing in on a FINISHED PORTFOLIO. This one might be less characters than the last one, which is fine, seeing as I think my previous portfolio is a little long in the tooth. I also think I'm going to add in more animal life drawings, though I'd prefer to take another trip to the zoo before deciding that.
After I get done with Space Mutiny, one of the worst movies of all time, I've decided that I'd further my education a little more briskly doing better pictures, and animated pictures. Therefore, after Space Mutiny, instead of doing Parts: The Clonus Horror (aka THE ISLAND) which was originally planned, I am going to be doing a handful of my favorite Looney Tunes cartoons, possibly a little popeye, and maybe a Disney feature. Then Sleeper or Manhattan.