Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fancy Pants CG Stuff

This is kind of old, but I figured it’s worth tossing up on here.
This was my very first attempt at animating with Maya (this is just a quick playblast to give you an idea)...I love to draw, and there really is no substitute in my eyes, but I have to admit, I had a lot of fun with this.

It’s kind of interesting…you can tell by the style of animation that I’m typically a 2D guy…pose-to-pose sort of stuff…I love strong poses…Love character layout and really milking some comedic acting out of them…I find that sometimes CG animation becomes too wishy washy…clear definitive poses get lost in a sea of over acting within a pose until everything just blends together…Presto was my fav bit of CG I’ve ever seen and that was more of a pose-to-pose sort of animation style too….Same with Horton…and I just saw a preview for “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” which seemed to have a very bold and cartoony pose-to-pose style of animation too….I tend to prefer that sort of thing.

But anyways, I enjoyed using Maya and once my thesis film is done, I’ll def be tinkering with it some more over the summer.

By the way…I just did the animation…the character model and rig are courtesy of my prof……his name is Rosco…the alien, not my prof...

and of course...the dialogue track is from Dumb and Dumber.

PS…3 more weeks til The Patsy Pals

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

4 Weeks Left


This is it people...In less than a month, The Patsy Pals will reach completion.
A first edit of the film is due April 9th...ONE DAY before my birthday.
I'm tellin you...after the amount of work I've put into this thing, seeing it finished will be the best B-day present of my life.

Wish me luck in this last big push.

*takes a sip of rockstar*

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yearbook


At the end of every year, Sheridan releases a "flipbook" yearbook in which everyone in the program can submit a page of doodles. I've never submitted a page, but figured since this is my last year...no better time than now.

I gave it a bit of a scrap-booky look to keep it interesting. Threw on some of my fav doodles from the past year.

*EASTER EGG*
The page of text under everything in the bottom right hand corner is one of the pages from the original script for The Patsy Pals.
Figured I'd give it a little nostalgic value.

Lookin forward to gettin a copy and seeing everyone else's stuff.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nudists


I was recently introduced to some awesome freebee drawing software called "Open Canvas" It's with out a doubt the best digital drawing tool I've ever used. So simple and intuitive.

The theme? RETRO NUDISTS!

Why you ask? because I haven't done any life drawing at all this semester and I needed some good practice.

I have a theoy that the more unique and unconventional the body...the more beautiful the drawing will be. Kind of a contradiction...but for some reason people with bodies that don't fit into society's definition of "beauty" are a lot more interesting to draw.

I may be biased, but this rule seems to only apply to women lol.

Anyways...the results were beautifully grotesque, and again...I really enjoyed drawing with this software...if you dont have it...DOWNLOAD IT...it's free...it's simple to use....Open Canvas.



Stink lines....I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sandbags


Hey there bloggers. Evidently I'm still alive.

Just been working harder than ever on the film / school / an awesome freelance gig.
I wish I could show some of the freelance stuff I've been working on. I'm currently designing the characters for a show that Cookie Jar Entertainment has in development. Unfortunately that's as much detail as I can give.

It's been a great opportunity and experience. They've been a pleasure to work with and have really allowed me to have a lot of freedom and fun with these designs.

And of course...The Patsy Pals....I'm on the home stretch of the film...basically 2 months left til completion. So far so good. but I'll let you be the judge once it's all done.

Up top is just another teaser. One of thousands of drawrins.
And below is just some colour design I did ages ago.