Friday, April 30, 2010

The Missionary

Here's the early development work I did on a short I'm working on with a very small team.


The story is about a man on an urgent mission while having to deal with being chased by death itself.

Someone I know

The plus side of drawing yourself is, you get to fudge the things you don't like seeing in the mirror.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

doodles

this may look odd, but its for a walkcycle and it will be awesome !

Sunday, April 25, 2010

prep stuff from the storyboard

here's a few scrap images that i used to doodle out certain ideas for the board test.
An early idea was to have a slapstick comedy epic of the boyscout running in panic cause the cat was clinging onto his head.
None will say these are great drawings but what I like about prep drawings and thumbnails is that they really are the soul of your idea. Your idea comes from somewhere beyond yourself and you just kinda try to put it onto any sort of hard media before the idea goes away. Its not always pretty, usually too messy, which is why the next part is to sift through whatever you just vomited onto the page and figure out how to get people to see what you saw in your head.
So, enjoy my vomit drawings .....


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Story Board Test 2

Here's the last part of the storyboards




Story Board Test

Here follows a storyboard test I did couple of weeks ago while applying for an internship.

The original test was to get a interesting story out of a rather tame premise:
-Use any or all of the four predetermined characters:
  Old lady/granny, a boyscout, a dog and the cat.
-The cat is in the tree, get the cat down safely.
-Make it funny, entertaining... appealing drawings....etc etc
-Oh and get it done in 60 panels max.

I did not want to turn it into a Tex Avery cartoon, you can't outdo Tex Avery at his own game.
My approach was to be a bit more serious, "How would these characters react to something that they were not expecting, something completely out of the blue?"

                                                





It's been a long time.....

Hello to my very few listeners, make that very very few...
It's been a long time since I posted anything here.
I love animation, its outrageously tricky to get a grip on, but I've never felt this sort of thrill while grappling with anything this hard.
Life is a strange idea, living it often a battle between experiencing and expression.
I love the idea of expressing life through an abstract idea as pencil marks or pixel counts into a result that is an immersive experience.
This blog was intended to be a place that I could visit to look at my own work a bit more objectively.
Hopefully I'll get to scan in some of the things I've worked on in the recent past.
Hope you'll stick with me.
Thanks again!