Sunday, October 24, 2010

Infamous present-tation

For that awesome cool wedding we went to yesterday, me and my brothers got our friends a nice gift. But it's in our nature to make people work for their rewards. When they get through our elaborate pranckaging, it'll all be worth it. For the card, we decided to not even bother signing it. Instead I drew a quick doodle of my brothers and I. I think they'll recognize who's responsible. lol

I'll probably colour this up and make it a staple from now on.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Castle reference

For my Action Analysis I have my character in a medieval training ground. Finding pictures that detail castle brick work had been almost impossible. The best sources I found were model reconstructions, made for table top games. I was fortunate enough to visit Casa Loma today, for a dear friend's wedding. His wedding was fabulous, I wish I was cool and handsome enough to be married in a castle like him. :D

Now that I finally found some good reference, I'll be able to redo that layout below, with more fancy designs. Yeah! But I figured for anyone else that has come into my situation, it'd be best to share around the reference.

Epic upshots are the best way to show castles.
I was looking for that design that edges the tops. Being the most recognizable feature of castles.

Archways and brickwork.

A stone wall was nothing like I expected. Sure there's rocks, but then they line it with concrete in between, and make a design out of that.

To show you what I mean. notice the gaps between the concrete and the rocks. It's forming it's own design.

This light looks likes an armored breastplate that's been modified.

Trophy mantle. lol

Door knockers. I touched them :)

More cool light fixtures. I like the cast iron swirly motifs.

I finally understand curtains, and how to make them look cool.

They have a cool fountain in their courtyard. I should of went down to take a better picture.

For all of you that made it to the bottom of this. Mini cannon. SO COOL. It was sitting at the foot of a bed. The best way to ward off bed intruders. lol

Layout and Stop mo 3

Rough Layout for Action analysis. Put in both parts of the pan as separate composites, because the composition for the final shot changes with the overlay.

More stop mo. Maybe I have Hoop Dreams:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stop mo 2

Another stop motion test. Still not allowed to involve the characters legs, so I did a baseball toss from the hips up.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Design development 3

The gang is finally all here.
So we were supposed to do beat boards to describe our film for presentation. I figured I've been doing everything digitally now a days, I wanted to make sure I could still draw, lol. So I boarded out as many panels as I felt would get the attitudes of the story across. What I have are not quite beats, not quite storyboards, but all good fun.
The pages are formatted into acts, cause iunno...

Act 1: Pride comes before the fall.
Act 2: Learning to accept others guidance.
Act 3: You're more awesome than you know.
Why did a I put little blurbs beside the acts? Well, why are you reading them... look at the pictures.

2 other new posts below, Enjoy!

Design development 3 continued...

Another layout concept for the film. I wanted the Ibex to be in a very bright, rundown piece of the jungle. I put a rockface behind him, cause he feel's kinda goaty to me.

The initial design sketch for the Ibex. I'm a little irked by how many people like this guy over the others.
Fun fact: Design time for each character. Cub: 2 days, Chameleon: 2 weeks, Mother/Orora: 3 days, Ibex : 2 minutes. lol

A face chart for Orora. I have to do one for all the characters, but these sketches looked nice. Both leopards, and the chameleon deliver dialogue, as of right now, so their designs had to be capable, and believable of that.

This is a triple post day, btw. The one below is just as new as these first 2. I just formatted them for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Cafe sketches and more

I want to start adding my cafe sketches into this blog again, so here are some drawings from as of school starting. I want to have a page like this every other week or so.

This blog also needs one of those cool banners. I was trying to think of something that represented me as gentle. So while on the subway, I drew myself as a plushie. Then decided young me would love said plushie, for it is cool. I will fix up, and digi paint this sketch soon enough.

We also broke out some figures for stop mo class. I like animating to dialogue, so just imagine her saying "Talk to the hand, cause the face ain't listening". lol

Monday, October 4, 2010

Design developement 2

I've been designing for group film pitch.

Added the little cub's mom today into the lineup.
The Ibex below is just a rough concept. I like the idea of him being really old, and a bunch of young doe's around to laugh when the cub fails.

I thought I should put out there that designs don't just come from 1 drawing. This is an actual sheet I made myself after scribbling for a couple hours. I took all the drawings that had an element or 2 that I liked, and put them on one page to self-reference more easily.
An old design for the chameleon. I had an extra slot for this post, so why not toss it in.
The only other project this year is the Action Analysis Animation!!!
I actually designed like 5 or 6 concepts, with their own little story, maybe I'll scan em in, and post em later. What I settled on was just designing myself into a squire, and swinging a big sword. So there's me, and my medieval made-up father.
And here's the story reel. Hope it works. Caused me so much grief to put up, lol. Lost it's widescreeniness.