Thursday, April 28, 2011

SP1: Dragon Run 2

As much as I'd love to do a full 30 sec animation with this guy..I don't think I have enough time so I'm just gunna perfect one of his runs.

SP 1: Beatnik animation test

The animation I'm working on for my Senior Project 1. Any feedback would be awesome!

Monday, April 25, 2011

SP1: Piece 3

Started some pre-production on my first lip sync I'll be doing for my senior project classes. I have a little audio of a man saying 'I don't get paid enough for this' so I wanted to do an animator trapped behind stacks of paper and working away.

Pretty happy with his design just need to decide if I like his head big or proportional.

SP1: Wizard clean-up

Cleaned up my Wizard and Witch in Flash

Pretty happy with how they look. Hopefully they move smoother than my dragon

Saturday, April 23, 2011

For Granny

My Granny has been in the hospital lately with liver disease and I drew her up a little cartoon of little me and her with some of her cats. This is the sketch. I did a nice inked version but didn't get a chance to scan it. I was hoping to colour it but we were running late to go visit her as it was.

The last week has been really rough but we're feeling optimistic.

I was four off on the amount of cats but I just wanted to get in the ones that I remember the most (who are now passed) The two my Granny is petting are Missy and Puss Puss, the one rubbing against her leg is Purr Purr. The fat one I'm petting that is sitting up is Mikey Mikey Motercycie and the cat peeking out from behind the sofa is Booger. The rest are just generic because I couldn't remember anyone else.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SP: Dragon Animatic

Animatic for the Fat Dragon animation I'm working on

Friday, April 15, 2011

Doodles: 4-15-2011

From doodles from today and earlier this week.


Pokemon is far too much fun for how old I am but I do not care.

Supergirl and a Gentleman Raptor

I always forget how much I adore the Riddler until I see him in something and I get super excited. I even had a Riddler canes a child, how do I forget these things? And Two-Face is just there.

Barbara Gordon is the best Batgirl ever. It's a fact.

Eddie just doesn't appreciate my cunning intellect.
-Edit- Deez Nutz not Dez Nutz. Jeez. No wonder I couldn't solve it.

SP: Piece 2 Pre-Pro

Pre-Production designs for my Senior Project 1 class yet again but this time for my second piece.

This will be another cut-animation but this time about a little wizard who turns a frog into a cute witch.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

SP1: Storyboards

Storyboards for the first piece I'm going to be doing for my Senior Project 1 class.

I'm aiming for a 30 second animation and so far I have 18 storyboards..I may edit the story to be a tad short but I will be doing this as a cut-out animation so it might not be as much work as it seems

1- Pan down showing the sky and a dragon flying by and stop at the little fat dragon sitting and watching.

2- Fat Dragon looks at his tiny wings with a sigh.

3- Fat Dragon Gets determined

4- And runs off camera

5- Dragon is running across a field as fast as he can

6- Dragon squats down and jumps up

7- Slow motion of the Dragon 'flying' and being very happy

8 - Pull back to reveal he isn't moving and is only barely above the ground.

9 - Dragon looks down, realizing he isn't flying before falling on his face

10 - Close up as the Dragon starts sniffling

11- Dragon starts to cry and as he is crying, little sparks of fire start to come from his snout.

12 - As the dragon is crying, he starts to breath a lot of fire that pushes him back up to his feet.

13- Dragon realizes

14 - Dragon plots

15 - Dragon takes a deep breath, building up a breath of fire

16 - Dragon breathes as much fire as he can

17 - The fire jets the dragon off the ground and out of the frame

18 - The dragon is seen 'flying' in the background with a huge plume of fire pushing him through the air

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SP 1: Dragon Run

Take two at a Dragon run, this time it is more of a gallop than a prance.

SP 1: Dragon prance

Moving around my dragon puppet to see how clean of movement I can get out of him. May end up re-building him.

SP 1: Dragon inked

Inked up my dragon in a sitting and standing pose. He is broken up into pieces so I can puppet him. I'm gunna goober around with him and make sure he can move smoothly as a cut-out character.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Manliest unicorn in the world.

or Tom Selick as a unicorn as he has come to be known.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Senior Project: Piece 1

For my senior projects 1 and 2 classes, I've got to make 9 animated pieces in total to put in my portfolio.

Some sketches for my first piece. The concept is a little fat dragon that really want to fly but can't. This is going to be done as a cut-out flash animation! I'm gunna try and get a puppet version of him made soon and post it here

Silk concepts

Playing around with a concept for an all-ages comic book about a little girl named Molly who saves a spider from being crushed. That spider turns out to be a sorcerer that is a apart of a rebellion against a black widow that has taken over all the upper families of Aracnid (all the big ol spiders) and is planning to destroy all of bug kind so only spiders reign supreme. The sorcerer spider, a writing spider called Writer, turns her spider-size to show the other insects of the rebellion that there are people in the world that don't want to see insects get hurt.

This is my sketch of Molly