Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to Steal like an Artist - Supreme advice

This is the most inspiring thing I’ve read in a very long time.

How to Steal like an Artist (and 9 other things nobody told me)

Animation - Batman on Sidekicks

Batman scolds Robin for talking so damn much!

Originally made for the 11 Second Club, though it may or may not make it for being a copyrighted character (not reading the rules suck) But now that I'm done I guess I can go back to sketching and finishing a few illustrations and starting on my book (that sounds soooo professional)

Also, Adobe and me, never again buddy. I'm jumping on the Toon Boom wagon.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What the hell, Cartoon Network?!

I dont usually like posting random stuff here, but I think this deserves some attention. So Cartoon Network has decided not to renew one of my favorite shows, Sym-Bionic Titan. Apparently an insider at CN said this:

"Genddy's moved on to Sony Pictures Animation. Titan got competitive ratings with other action shows, but what shut it down was it didn't have enough toys connected to it. If you don't have the, the studios don't want to renew for another season."

Fantastic. I read the list of new shows coming in here, some are decent, others are just so goddamn awful. From what I've read around online, they moved the show from its original Friday slot so Adult Swim could expand and show more Family Guy. Cause that's exactly what we need, more Family Guy. It's like the treatment that Firefly got from Fox, never gave them enough of a spotlight, and kept moving it around without warning. I feel the show would've probably done better in the Adult Swim block maybe? I mean, who said that cartoons for adults all have to be comedy (mostly terrible comedy nowadays)

Anyway, I dont know if these things work, they usually dont, but there's a facebook group trying to save the show and an online petition. Again, these things never work, but I guess it can't hurt to try?

Friday, March 25, 2011

sketching + another Batman WIP

More sketching. Yay

I tried doing one of those film studies I've seen other people do. I would say, this pretty much counts as failure. I rushed it, there's so many mistakes that I see now, but I think I'll learn from this and make the next one better.

A zelda WIP for a drawing jam at CGHub, I might not make it though, deadline in two days.

Probably the last WIP before the final is done. The deadline is also pretty soon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Challenge WIP #3

Pretty frustrated now. I can't seem to keep control of my lines, and I feel the replacement pose for the "chatty katty" part is bland and not very appealing.

Tangled mural painting (aka taking a break from the damn animation)

I'm extremely frustrated with my current animation. I feel like I'm making some pretty newbie-ish mistakes, and Flash doesnt help. Once I'm done with it, I'm switching to TVPaint >:[ I'll tackle it tomorrow, in the meantime, this made my day.

The mural from Rapunzel's room. Niiiiiiiice....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

another sketch dump

hnn, yea, another one...

I started doing a quick life study, and then, well, it turned into Disney's Hercules :x

Quick study of two characters for a short story I want to illustrate.
I cant draw birds for shit :/

There's something really cool about drawing with a pen. It kinda forces you to try and get it right the first time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Batman WIP 2

About 35% done I'd say. After I'm done drawing Batman, tweeking things that arent working, I'll go through clean up, and then lip sync. I feel like the Youtube player literally eats up certain frames or something. It doesnt skip on the regular video file :/

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oldie - Cliff Jumper animation

I really liked this one. I feel it deserves more love than it usually gets.

Tonight's quickie

I need better non-sexually sounding titles. BTW, Dreamworks face!

Just practicing my rendering time and values. The ears seem off, ugh. It takes longer, but I feel I have more control of painting when I start with grayscale. I'll color test this later.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Drawing Inspiration

"A wino, resigned and stuck in his ways, finds mysterious sketches on the park bench that he visits every day. As these pictures stir his thoughts, he begins to notice the world around him and to reflect upon his own place within it. He meets a young boy whose innocent encouragement helps to release him from his self destructive social withdrawal and unlocks a part of his character that had been long forgotten."

Break the habits.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

another dump

the last few that I managed to scan. These are all just life studies.

Batman thumbnail sketch for the animation WIP below.

Friday, March 4, 2011

11 Second Club March Challenge update

I'm working on the challenge for March. Blocked my major poses and some inbetweening. though I feel youtube kinda messed it up. the timing doesnt look right, some frames seem missing. oh well.

Young Sinbad studies

some WIP characters for a comic my brother and I are making. Hopefully I can start drawing some time soon and have some pages ready for Comic Con. Aiming for a more animated look, but I'm trying hard NOT to cross that 'American' anime/manga line.

major dump pt1

Been working on a lot of things, trying to keep my life studies on, on another comic project, and trying to get an animation done. I'm gonna split this, dont wanna overload this post with too many pictures.

A little Frazetta study

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My summer summed up

It took me a bit of work to track down the artist who made this, but I found her! Oh, and apparently, I couldnt tag this on facebook as "Every other bitch whose name starts with the letter 'M'".

This panel alone is more than enough. Check out the complete strip on her Deviantart account.

Nuff' Said.