Monday, October 18, 2010

Quasi Update

Hello everyone... I think there are like 5 of you now...

Sorry I haven't been doing much lately, but I have been busy with a full time job and freelance job on top of it. I would love to share the work I have been doing for this freelance job, but unfortunately it is NDA and so you will have to wait until production is finished and the short is released for the first time.

I can tell you that it is for an animation company, it's for a short film and the art department and storyboard department consists of yours truly. Yep, that means I have done all the developmental character and set sketches, gesture drawings, expressions, initial color studies AND the storyboards. Let me just say that Storyboard Pro, by Toon Boom is an excellent tool! While storyboarding you can keep an animatic in mind, plan accordingly, draw right into the program or import images, keep track of time while you go along and so on. Fabulous! Drawing tools can be a little slow, but another plus is that the program is vector based so it holds up under any resolution! Yay!

I finally finished up the boards tonight after a week of hard work and now I have to complete the final full color paintings of the sets and characters. Really pretty concepts pieces (which probably means redrawing a few things here and there in order to make sure it still looks pretty and all the perspective is on the up and up LOL)

So until this job is completed, I rarely have time to post anything new. My first plan of work once I can once again listen to my own muse is taking up Mike Buffington's 1,000 head drawing challenge. Oh... it will happen. So keep your eyes peeled for my progress postings on that one.

Then... a story or two... what will it be? ;)

Stay tuned...