Friday, July 29, 2005

Stranger With...Rats?

I did some sketches of Amy Sedaris as Jerry Blank from Strangers with Candy as research for my thesis (Suzette!). Thought these were kinda funny. SIGGRAPH TOMORROW!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Precious Moments

This is the type of thing Ian and I do in our spare time. This started out as a quick attempt at a short stop motion film together, but we ended up just taking some pictures of the puppet in the set we made. So I did a little paint over with it and I kinda like the feel. Thanks to Ian on this one too.

Also, I am going to Siggraph in four days! Good lord I'm excited! :D

Monday, July 25, 2005

The End of 2D Disney

So. It finally happened. Amid Amidi over at Cartoon Brew just posted an interesting bit of info about the DisneyToon studios in Australia. They will be closing upon the completion of their current film, "Cinderella 3." That last little bit right there is what makes me feel better about the decision to close the studio. CINDERELLA 3? For God's sake people.
I am just as upset as the next animator to know that hand drawn Disney animation will no longer be done anywhere on the globe, but I think we all saw it coming. Now it's up to some gifted animator (I'm looking in your direction, Sylvain Chomet) to create a beautiful amazing 2D film that rakes in cash like nobody's business, thus convincing executives somewhere that the 2D market is still viable. And when that day comes, all the old guys (and gals) will be brought out of retirement to teach traditional techniques to a bunch of people that don't know how to draw. I can't wait.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Thesis Character Designs

I wouldn't normally post stuff this early on in the process, but I'm looking for some feedback on these designs. This is for my upcoming thesis project and I'd like to know what people think. Good? Bad? Try a different direction? Please comment on these folks.

Here are the original designs for Pierre (a suave cockroach) and Suzette (a fat clumsy rat). After trying out other designs I seem to have come full circle...

A little too Disney?
I like the fat one but Pierre needs to contrast with Suzette, so I don't think that's gonna work out.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Illustration Friday: Metropolitan

I finished it with a few hours to spare! To spare on doing more work...

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Illustration Friday: Sport

So. Five minutes til midnight...I made it! Ha! here's Alice playing some croooooquet! I had a million other things to do and I was about to go to bed, but I got a second wind.