Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Sad Sad Project Duncan Update

So here is my update....namely a number of backgrounds. To re-hash, I will be (hopefully) finishing a bunch of the assets (backgrounds, character expressions, drawings, etc.) and then putting them all back together in a much fancier version of the animatic from Project Ron Saks. they are.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ocho Hombres

El Hombre is another assignment from Character Design class; we had to create a co-star to go with our last character (see Dutch below), I chose a guy to go with "Gaucho Dutch". He is "El Hombre" and he is either Pancho to Dutch's Don Qixote or perhaps the Jaba to Dutch's Han Solo. Haven't decided. Anyhoo... here he is, in eight color variations.

Some Faces

Since the last time I posted was before Thanksgiving and I'm basically just working on stuff for final projects I figured I'd throw some sketches up here to keep the content rolling.

These are just some quick color pencil drawings of people on campus.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nine plus one Dutches

These are from a pair of assignments in my character design class - first came the character, then came a ton of different costumes for said character. His name is Dutch.

The original (I was definitely inspired by the Derp Derp blog for this drawing):

 And nine more...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project Duncan Update

 So, I settled on a look for my final iteration of the "Tom V Squirrel" animatic. It's not quite black and white but it's definitely not full color either. I've also been cutting some things down, namely the long walk through the woods at the intro. I am also considering one last change to the hunter character, a before and after is included below.

Monday, November 14, 2011


This is her first appearance but it will not be her last! She is based off my lovely wife, Jenny.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Escape from Crow City

This is the animatic for my final project in my Animation One class at CCAD. Actually pretty excited about it as I'm starting to get a grasp on Storyboard Pro. Yay.

Project Duncan Proposal

Okay, so after the long fight of finishing a rough animatic for my animated short, "Tom v Squirrel", I very much considered using this project to try something different. However, after some time to consider (and Charlotte's advice) I have decided instead to push the animatic to the next phase for project Duncan. In short, the proposal is simple: clean up, beautify and refine.

Below I have included a Gantt Chart for how I intend to break down my workflow.

After working in Storyboard Pro - and frankly struggling mightily for a few weeks - I found the way I like in the program, namely drawing the images in Photoshop, saving them as .png files with translucent backgrounds and importing them into Storyboard Pro. Then I can have a look I like while using all the bells and whistles of the storyboarding program.

Here I have included some stills from my Animation 1 animatic where I used the aforementioned method. I'm much happier with the aesthetic of the project and think I could use it to create a portfolio-worthy animatic out of Tom v Squirrel. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Project Ron Saks = done

So....continuing from last week's entry, I stuck it out and actually finished a VERY ROUGH version of the animatic. But it's done, so without further ado....

And here is the link to the pdf:

Birds Ya'll

Just did these for a cafe sketch assignment. Thought I would post them here as well. I drew them in pencil and colored them in Photoshop.