Thursday, March 27, 2008


For painting class we had to do an interior, and it had to be in a graphic sort of style with no lineart. Which, in my opinion doesn't look as good and takes significantly longer than making it painterly and realistic, but hey, we live in a Flash world, and Flash doesn't like painterly and realistic. Whatever, c'est la vie. Who needs creative decisions when we can let technology tell us what to do instead.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Pen Is Mightier

As legend has it, our storyboarding teacher John Williamson once animated a scene in "The Iron Giant" using a sharpie marker. I thought I'd try ball point first.

Nothing special, just an itch that needed scratching.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Quick Sketches

These are a couple characters from my storyboarding assignment (the Western thing I think I mentioned before).

So, the awesome Charlie Bonifacio did a guest lecture at school last week which was amazingly awesome and oh so inspiring. One of the points he discussed was to do warm up quick sketches. Basically just put a pencil to the paper and see what comes out. You'll often find that a character you're working on comes to life all on its own. I decided I like drawing in ballpoint pen, so I used that to do some quick sketches of one of the characters from my storyboarding assignment. It was a character that I wasn't really interested in, but drawing after drawing he became more real and alive to me (I guess that sounds kind of corny...). After this page was filled, I had a sudden urge to animate him. So I did.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Rough Muzzle Sync

This is the muzzle-sync assignment. Same as before, but with a character with a muzzle. I will be finishing the other character in a little while, until then it's just a held drawing. Also, the two are talking to a third character that is so lightly roughed in at the moment it is difficult to see. So there will probably be several versions of this popping up in the coming months. The audio is from "Jesus Christ Superstar."