Friday, 28 December 2007
Hi. I hope everyone out there in Internet land had a great Christmas break. Enjoyable and relaxing I hope.
I went to see Enchanted a few days ago and I really enjoyed it. I was worried that it would be Disney doing a Shrek on itself, but you didn't get that feeling at all. The animation, especially the hand-drawn, was stunning, the songs were great and you left with a big smile.
Telly on Christmas day here wasn't so great. Not to spoil it for any American Doctor Who fans out there, but the Christmas special wasn't terrific. I got a couple of really cool books for Christmas though. The new Nicktoons and Pixar book are really terrific, full of information and pictures. I got a character designing book by Tom Bancroft which is really useful (http://tombancroft.blogspot.com/, also visit http://www.chrissandersart.com/www/blog.php) and purchase the book "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators". This is really handy and I am trying to go through it from start to finish to improve my drawing like Chris Bailey suggested. Here's some early work below.
I also worked on a storyboard. I liked the way it and the character's turned out. I think I might re-do it again and increase the Charlie Brown quality of the character. Basically, they're hungry, pass a turkey in a shop, only costs a pound, excited, don't have enough money, depressed, little guy notices help wanted sign in shop window. It's supposed to be quite simple and quiet.
Well, there is only one week left till Ravensbourne starts again, and I will probably just practice some more before I go back.
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Friday, 14 December 2007
The basic plot, these two pester a poor man with their free door to door dental service. It's a loose plot I admit, but one that could be padded with more gags.
I did want to attempt to make a real complicated rig walk in Maya. I couldn't find anything complicated enough on the Internet so I modelled and rigged it myself. What's more complex than this? I don't think it turned out that well. The model is awful, but I'm not a modeller, and something about the walk cycle just doesn't seem right. I think I bit off more than I could chew.
Friday, 7 December 2007
Monday, 3 December 2007
This is Tag throughout the ages. It's a homage to the great picture of Mickey Mouse throughout the ages.
These are some rough character designs for a short idea I had called "Door to Door Dentist". The title kind of speaks for itself.
These are Baby Boo Boo illustrations in the style of E.H.Shepard. I really wanted these pictures to look cute, and I thought the cutest thing was the E.H.Shepard illustrations of Winnie the Pooh. I don't know if I will keep this look, it is just an experiment.
This is just something I drew. I don't know what it is.
I was watching some old episodes of the Powerpuff Girls and realised how violent it was. The Girls would punch monster's eyes and goo would come out, or blast through monster's chest or just beat people to a pulp. That's what made it great, hence I have tried to recreate this with Doodleboy.
Finally, here is a drawing of a pretty girl. I like drawing pretty girls and I draw her quite a bit. She doesn't have a name, but kinda picture a mixture between Kim Possible and Orihime Inoue.
Well, Here some new Fan Art I have done over the past term, in my spare time of course. I can 100% guarantee that none of these are copied. Hope you like them.
First up is Spidey. I like drawing Spidey, as he is different from the other superheroes as he is skinny and you can push his body into wild contorting poses. This makes him real fun to draw. The only pain is all the detail his costume requires.
Here's a small picture of Bloo and Mac. Not really much to say about it.
I call this picture "I shall now hide in my pants". I love this show.
Kim, Ron and Rufus. Kim's head can be a little bit difficult to draw, to get those eyes and that upper lip mouth looking good is tricky.
I love drawing Goofy and Donald. Personally I fell Goofy is underrated as a cartoon star. He is the best character to work with for pure animation, his cartoons are hilarious and he has had possibly the biggest career of the Disney stars.
Mickey and Bugs. I really like this picture, even though I am not quite sure what they are looking at.