Monday, February 27, 2012

Graphic Novel: Characters

So for inspirational design we have a graphic novel anthology we are making as a class. I'm planning on doing paper cut outs for my final design. I have my ideas sketched out and my characters designed. I decided to go a little odd this time.
I have 4 characters to fit the theme of strange companions.

 Here's my four main characters. Kwait the flower, Hipopotam "Tam" the hippo, Ryba the anglerfish, and Automat "mat" the robot.

I had to alternatives of Tam in a flapper dress and evil version of kwait designed too. Then I got into the water colors.
Therefore I got distracted and made the following piece.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Common Ground: Shot 1

So we are into the actual animation of our Jr. project now. Mike  did the animation and I worked with the camera rig. We have a pan up that we use a Kessler gear cineslider for. We have also used a focus shift and a roll up of the camera so it looks pretty spiffy. This is our first shot of the entire film  and it introduces the entire thing to the audience, so it has to be amazing. So far we have shot the A roll and will be shooting B roll tomorrow. We are using A and B roll since we also incorporated a fade in of the title, which is made of punch out letters from dafont. The author of this font is Tobias Sommer.

Anyways I'd like to add some more behind the scenes photos from the start of Spring semester until now.
working on butch's jacket

banjo pig still sticking around (not actually a part of the film)

Allen is basically done

Matt Nelson = Allan?

A better Beard

Banjo Pig still jamming

Diann loves Butch!

The front steps

getting closer

the underground

working on lighting  Mike Shick and Keifer

the apartment

ready to shoot
So actually starting to shoot makes the whole project become so exciting once again. Can't wait to share the final product.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Illustration Friday: Fluid

So this week my class did Illustration Friday and the theme was fluid.
I decided with the theme I should try doing watercolor. This is my first water color attempt. Actually I used gouache and just watered it down to work more like a watercolor, and some water color pencils too.

Check out Diann Malcom's too she painted along with me.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Behind the Scenes at Common Ground : J-Term

So I took most of J-term to just work on my Jr. Project, which is now titled Common Ground. Me and my friend Matt made the puppets, while I me and Mike worked on the set.
Matt took most of these pictures with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 I took, if any are blurry that was probably me.
Well anyways here is an inside look of Common Ground.