Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Nelly's Folly

Anosh Irani: Bombay's answer to Charles Dickens.
Been busy doing freelance work for him, which unfortunately I won't be able to post.

This is an obscure Chuck Jones cartoon I've always had a tough time finding. My friend managed to scrape it up for me. Sorry, the audio cracks a few times. Not everyone will thinks it's funny, but I thinks it's gorgeous and endearing without being cloying: something few directors could handle like Chuck.

Monday, April 16, 2007

More Final Fantasy designs

I know, I know, another obsession. These were never the best designs, but I still loved the characters. I still think this would be the best fodder for tv series. The characters are extrememly archetypal, but thats part of why I love them so much. It seems to me whenever western studios try to capture the charm of anime, they miss the point. I don't think it's got anything to do with the eyes or the hair or the "style"; it's the subject matter. There's a certan creativity and fearlessness that goes into there stuff, stuff I think we're too scared to do. I'm sure I'm alone on this, but i would love to animate a foppish, drag-queen villain (bottom, second from the right).

I didn't do as many of the main characters as I planned, but I just got hired to do some freelance concept art (which means I can't post any of it, ARRGGHHH) so I figured I'd finish up whatever I did to night and get it out of my system.

I know I put these up before, but I wanted to show a test I did with Zidane alongside these designs. This time on an actual video so people don't have to link to it. It landed me a job anyway. I think Rob Paulson would be perfect for Zidane...

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Blo Zero

The last and most fomidable member of the Bot-Bot's. He'd most likely be leader of the four if he weren't so easily distracted by his pursuit for women. As red-blooded as he is frost breathed, Zero's hopeless fascination for the opposite sex is not unusual amongst his teamates: it's his sucess with them that makes him stand out.
And yes, I fully concede that his suit isn't that much different from Frozone's. There's nothing new under the sun with these heroes charicatures, so I might as well wear the inpiration on my sleeves.

This one is for my dad: I recently indulged in a book that he recomended, and this is a particular moment in it that he quoted in order to sell me on in. "The Song Of Kahunsha" by Anosh Irani: Bombay's answer to Oliver Twist.

More life drawings. I've been slowly trying to get comfortable with watercolors, so I've been seeing how I can play to get some textured backgrounds. If it's not working, please let me now....

My own animation's been slowing down my blog, so that's why I missed last week. Not to mention my animation at my job (mum's the word).