Ah yes...Every year in early November our life drawing class takes a little field trip down to the Toronto Exhibition grounds to spend a day at the Royal Winter Fair...Basically it’s a giant livestock show with a pizza pizza stand...not sure what's so "royal" about it...the "winter" and "fair" part are pretty accurate though. If you can get past the smell, the mobs of grade school kids, and using milk crates as chairs/ drawing surfaces...it's actually a pretty good time, and everyone in the animation program usually looks forward to it. It's a good opportunity to draw a nice variety of animals up close and personal. Anyways, we had to come up with two pages of sketches for our class and this is what I came up with this year.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
This is the design of Death that we decided on for our group film, Evil Stevil Jumps Again. The designs presented here were drawn by me and are a mixture of conceptual designs done by me, Rory Madge, and Matt Lau. Some minor tweaking might still take place.
The whole idea behind Death in our film is that he's not what you would expect from the classic depiction of Death. Our Death is overly emotional and basically a wimp. He lives with Evil Stevil, and the two have an old married couple sort of relationship...Death filling the role of the wife.
Evil Stevil is a dare devil who lives with Death every day of his life...metaphorically and literally...deep, I know. Death has spent so much of his time trying to catch Evil Stevil in one of his stunts, but was never able to. Eventually, as the saying goes, "If you can't beat em, join em". Death did exactly that, and moved in with Evil Stevil. Death comes home to ES at the end of his 9 to 5 job escorting people to the after life, where the two bicker and argue about meaningless crap. Death watches his soap operas while Evil Stevil continues to obsess over his 50 year plan to create and perform the most spectacular jump the world has ever seen. Hilarity ensues.