Thursday, November 23, 2006

What's more Thanksgiving than?...

A big dragon-y, dinosaur-y, crazy creature? I would have made the wings bigger, but I ran out of room on the sheet of animation paper. Like many of my drawings, this one just started and I didn't know where it would go. It ended up here. I want to try to put it up in full color soon. I just had to put something up. We've all been letting skribbl carry the burden of keeping this blog alive too much lately. Of course a lot of people on this blog are working hard on the upcoming movies. It's slowed down for me at the holidays, so I had no excuse. Whee, drawing is fun!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Drawing on Paper!!

I did this at work while I was taking a break from drawing on the Cintiq. I sketched it fast with an ordinary #2 pencil and inked it quikly with a Copic brush marker. I did these as kind of a preparation for the "Afterworks 3" story I'm going to do. I'm trying to nail down Chippy's design. I hope I can get Chippy to look consistantly this good in the story.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Gouache Experimentation

Work has been S-L-O-W. So slow that I got the chance to clean up my room, dust off the gouache and play a little. I haven't painted in three years so I'm a starting out simple. Mmmm. Love the smell of gouache. (it tastes good too!)

In both cases I started with plain illustration board and no preconcieved ideas. Just laying down the paint and seeing what happened.

EDIT: I just added another one but noticed that he has dangly bits. Oops. They're supposed to be those things that stick out on power transformers. Oh well.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Shameless plug...

Hey folks, a quick plug here for a really cool Christmas video coming out this year. As you can see it's called "The Very First Noel". It's a half hour special about the journey of the three Wisemen's journey to see the baby Jesus. This project has been a long time labor of love for some friends of many of us here at Storyboredom. They developed this at their own company, YCB Animation, and then were able to get it finished this year through a company called Reel FX in Texas. It's a really beautiful looking and charming telling of the story of the three Wisemen's journey. Plus it'll be a great Christmas present at $10. Again, I know This is a Shameless PLUG, but if any of you out there know Yarrow and Carrie Cheney, the creators, you know they are really good people and you'll want to support them. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Seward Street Rises from the Grave

My barmy and former neighbor Jim Hull has starting blogging again after a long hiatus. Go here to view more of his insightful rants from an animator's perspective.

(BTW this photo is of Dr. Jim Hull not Jim Hull animator. I don't have a pic of Jim Hull animator.)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

After Screening Caricatures

Roundtable meetings are the best place to caricature. You just tilt back your pad and pretend you're writing down notes.