Sunday, August 17, 2008

run cycle, disney's 2D and my abomination

Just a run cycle I did while I was tired of doing poses for a bigger 3D animation. Studied Presto a lot to see how fast a run I could get away with.... Any criticism or advice would be

Here's my version of Tiana and Naveen from Disney's upcoming new 2D movie (hurray). I always pictured her with really sharp, elegant african cheekbones....

And I sketched these guys, probably mostly to try and compensate for how thoroughly girly the previous endeavor was....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"The Tour"

Yet again, a watercolor attempt fails and I'm reduced to doing a peice over digitally (arrrghh).

This scene depicts the narrator of Kimi's tale, showing an ancient castle to a group of western tourists in Kyoto. She will ultimately draw them to Gion, and indirectly assist the preservation of her ancestor's art form.

Hoshi is a history nerd, with overgrown feet, a lisp, and a degree of clumsiness ill-fit for someone who insists on wearing heels. Still, she has a way with words that overpowers her gawky appearance, and a knack for introducing and drawing in international visitors to Japanese culture.

And here's the front of a birthday card for one of my old classmates . A sweet, level headed fellow. At least this watercolor turned out. The large, surrounding negative space was for signatures from other party attendants, which was well-used.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Kimi's poses

Finally finished these poses for Kimi. It's irritating when you finish a bunch of poses, then you go back through some photo reference (Geisha dancing, in this instance) and do much crisper gestures (bottom right) from those after you've just gone through a bunch. Oh well, on my next pass. I've also been doing some 3D animation too, hopefully I'll have something worth putting up eventually.

Just wanted to put these quick gestures up because I thought the one of my dad fishing was quite accurate; I swear if he ever shaved his mustache it would probably be a sign of an approaching apocalypse.

This was done in a few hours, which is why the painting is so slapped-together....