27 September 2008

Character design

The growing down of a character:

Still needs work though. I might have made her a little too young.

26 September 2008

Concept- Island

Internet troubles = less posts.

Also I've been busy, so the only thing I have worth showing you right now is this early layout:

Since blogger isn't letting this image load larger when you click on it and I'm not a techie, here are some details of it:

Of course, I haven't just been working on this...more to come soon!

13 September 2008


Finally, some stuff about thesis. I don't have a title for it yet, but I'm working on it. Here is a third round of character designs. Don't mind the anatomy of the dog too much, it's going to "work" when I have more than 5 minutes to draw if for a model sheet. Here is one of the "backgrounds" I submitted as well. This is going to be part of a larger pan, but right now all we're looking at is some digital coloring over the linework of a Flash scribble from the animatic.
This is another background. It's an early layout, so I guarantee that this whole design will change, but it's going to be a kite builder's workshop.

With any luck, I'll be updating this at least once a week with material. It helps keep me accountable, as well as keeping my work presentable. No one wants to put up ugly looking drawings on the internet for the world to see.

My advisor is Howard Beckerman, a living piece of animation history. I'm honored to have him on board with me. (There will definitely be posts about him in the future.) The storyboards and animatic are still undergoing revisions, but parts of them will show up here in time. For now it's back to work, not just with thesis but freelance as well.

Questions, comments, arguments--go for it. Cheers.

02 September 2008

Still busy

Still settling in for the school year. Once that all settles down, I'm going to be tackling thesis and freelance. More to come soon!