Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Took a short little break from boarding to do some really quick color studies - layouts are based on observational location sketches I did, and Matt cleaned up. Quick doodle of the mime for character placement and rough color study. The first pass was just colour, and the second with a slight overlay to unify the overall colour scheme.
Yeah, so colour isn't my forte necessarily. I mean finding it is fun, playing with it is fun, but applying it... well that's more of an issue. I've been kinda just goofing around and hope it works. I'm semi ok with how this turned out. I actually looks pretty cool without lines i think.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
These are some mime gestures I whipped up. It's been tough working on his design because as soon as we come accross something we like we tend to get bored of it two minutes later. However, I sketched up a newer version earlier today. I actually think this one may last a while. I'll do some more and post them all soon. Also, there are other characters in this film other than just this mime... time to get cracking on some bratty kids, a cute little girl, and a bunch of other bg people.
Come back soon!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is a layout test and character colour test I was working on. Yesterday Randeep and I had a heated conversation as to the direction we wish to take the the layout designs. In the end we both wanted something more relaxed, as if from a children's book. I'm kind of liking what's going on in these designs. I'll try to explore them more.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
OK! So here is some concept art I've done recently. Randeep Katari and I (Matthew Kalinauskas) are setting out on an epic adventure to do an animated film... and we've just started... a month ago. In September we both started and pitched each other a few ideas. I had one about a Yeti and Randeep had one about an old married farm couple who are mad at each other. We also came up with a story together. It was all about looking beyond, being brave, and chasing the moment... lame.
So we each did a set of storyboards for our two stories (the lame one was left at the talking stage). When we finished we decided that we had each successfully created stories that were not good. So we went back to the drawing board... literally.
Randeep suggested we try thinking about mimes. There was a long awkward silent conversation consisting mostly of eye gestures and nostril flaring to follow. After the silence was broken by Randeep's brother, we got to using our words. It was fun! And we came up with a pretty cool story about a mime, a bratty kid, pigeons, a crowd, mime judges, New York City, and other things. So Randeep did a thumb-nail story pass at it. We then reviewed it and realized it needed work. Quite a bit of it... but in a good way. We are both really excited for it! We've come up with something we feel to be a very special and simple story. I hope you enjoy this blog about the making of this film. I hope we don't forget about it ourselves. If you've made it this far in the reading, congratulations, you have my respect.
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