Wednesday, January 21, 2009

1 Second of Cartoon Violence

Just a taste.

This is 1 second out of 135 for my independent film (cartoon), The Patsy Pals.

This scene is just a test and lacks a final composite...no BG...no elbow grease...just the raw 31 frames of character animation.

I'll do my best to update my blog as often as I can between now and April...but right now I'm in the depths of production on this thing. Finishing The Patsy Pals, an finishing it WELL is my priority. I shant disappoint. I'm about a third of the way done so far. So far, so good.

I'll post more teasers...scouts honour.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Two-Zero-Zero-Niner

I'm back from my unproductive Christmas break.
Happy New Year!...2009 eh?....kind of sad...it's really the end of an era...not for another 991 years will human kind be able to wear those novelty new years glasses where your eyes look through the zeros. Sad really...I'd hate to be the owner of that quality product...
"Well guys, it's been a damn good 9 years of novelty new years glasses...we're gonna have to shut down for a while...but we'll re-group in the year 3000. Godspeed"


Anyways...enough of my hilariously topical anecdotes...and on to some drawrin.
So rarely do I work in this style...I think it's called...reality? haha
But anyways, this was a portrait that was requested by a friend. Sharpie, graphite, and a Bic ball point. I like that it's a little gritty and loose. Even though I'm an animator slash cartoonist through and through, it feels good to mix it up once in a while.


Back to my usual methods, this was flatter-ture I did for my parents as a Christmas gift.
Mammy Linda on the left and Big Daddy Dominic on the right.
They really loved it which was a relief. There's really no excuse to botch a caricature of people you've seen almost every day of your life.
They compliment each other nicely in caricature form though. My Mom's all jaw and my Dad's all forehead. PS, Thanks guys for my freakishly large jaw and forehead. I'm def the mutant spawn of these two individuals.

And finally, here's my fav life drawing from last semester. A lot more cartoony than usgh, but this model was really askin for it haha.
Last semester also marked the end of my life drawing classes at Sheridan. This semester is basically all about getting the independent film done.
Wish me and the Patsy Pals luck.