Monday, March 31, 2008

Entertain me !

The great thing about blogging is it forces you to look at your work again. Something it's hard to do in the work a day world of animation. Some of it works , some of it doesn't but it's just nice to see what you were thinking at a given time in your life. Most of these are recent or within the last year or two. Sorry ,I'm a bit burned out on scanning.

Trust me Mr Soxs ....

Space Rangers. Done before my cintiq it was just a scribble based on some stereotypical Flash Gordon idea.

"Now hand over the X Beam ranger or your life is over".


Ahhh , more cow. Ok this is a bit hard to understand as it was rough comic for a freind who loves cows. Trying to get cows some respect. Very loose scribbles.

Swim . Just some early PS playing with simple reflections and color.

My first CG bg test attempts . The program has a very simple light systems so I tried to keep everything as flat as possible to match the drawings I was going to use. The type was done in Elephont .

Another CG bg . This was playing with the morphing tools to create beaches and such. I was going to go in later and do a huge projected set of toners for the sand so this is just a crappy repeated texture for now.

A test sketch for a company logo.

A singer design for another project.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bones from the yard.

Hi everybody ! Hope everything is ok . This is just more junk from the archives. The pic below is a test from a project . The design of the girl is actually one I had done for another project as a secondary character that I really liked and thought would maker a good main character. The story is about a cat who is in love with a human.

Occasionally you meet other beginning artists who are struggling with design work. One was trying to do a Batman design so I roughed this out for them.

One of the girls on my web group just loves cows. She was a away for a while but missed everyone so I did this cartoon for her.

Someone gave me this card for a "gentlemen's " club. The art on the card was really primitive ( and one part was exaggerated beyond all reasonable human ability for a woman's back to support something that heavy , guys ) . I told the person it was not really anatomical but I thought the basic pose was interesting so I did my own version of it.

A love Anarchy graphic I designed for another project.

Long before Pixars Cars I had my own version of an anthropomorphic car film ,

A female rock singer design.

A car scribble.

A drawing of the two prop girls on LTBIA . Strangley both named Lisa.

I used this for an icon for a while.

A melodramatic appeal to the moderator Roxanne on my women's group.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Horton Hears a Who !

And flying monkeys too !

As some of you may know I did the Anime sequence (yes, now infamous as you either love it or hate it ) in Horton Hears A Who . Ricardo Curtis , owner of HOUSE OF COOL gave me a shout and asked me if I was interested in doing a sequence for Horton . Hmmm, work for Ricardo, one of my favorite people on the planet ? Gee , I just don't know ????? Of course silly ! And it was a lot of fun :) All the key clean up on the Anime sequence were done by the most talented and elegant woman I have ever known , Lieve Miesson . The mystical Michel Gagne did the main FX with Joey Mildenburger . Oh how I suffer !

Now just to add this , what I liked about the doing sequence was the cutting and anime stereotypes (the boards are what you see ). I'll make no stance to defend it within the Dr Suess context as I loved doing it and though I haven't seen the final it was a bold move by Blue Sky to do something unusual. The movie is doing really well and I am just delighted for them . Upon first seeing the lieca reel (b&w) that contained just a bit of the Horton 3D I was really impressed how beautifully Horton moved. Facially and physically. Quadrupeds are a bitch and they made it seem effortless. I couldn't put anything up till now because of non disclosure. The link below is for one of the flying monkey tests but until I see it I wont know what ended up in the film. Thangs change that way in film .