Monday, October 27, 2008

APE sketchbooks

Guess who just got another Digital camera. Lets hope I can hold on to this one for more then a bloody month. Anyway, Just got my sketchbooks put together for APE
this upcoming weekend in San Fransisco; it'll be my first trip there.
Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy! I looked through this art book publishers site to compare prices, and I saw lots of books that looked like simple fold-in-halfs like mine for 8 to 5 dollars, so my plan is to sell mine for 4 dollars since I'm a rookie and I didn't get my booklets put together proffesionally, so there are more then a few imperfections. Thanks to the currency exchange I'll be able to make up the cost of making them if I sell most of them. Here's hoping. Of course this'll be my first time at a con, so I have no idea what to expect.... At any rate I'm going to try and squeeze the most out of the other days I'll be spending in San Fran. On week of sightseeing, frivilous spending and, hopefully, a bit of interesting stories for none of the relatives....

Hurray Studio B. They took everyone from a show I worked on there Go-Carting. Lotsa fun. I can see the appeal. Guess who's team came in last...

Due to all the preparations, not much in the way of actual new art was produced. More's the pity. But I wanted to try this; see what'd happen if I just through out a quick sequence of crude story sketches, and see if I should make a habit of it. Anybody get it?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Now we wait....

Well, with any luck the application made it in on Wednesday, cause the deadlines in two days. Now I've just been making the odd new character design to add to my new sketchbook for the APE convention in San Fran at the start of November. My friend and superior Shelly Wan was generous enough to spare room at her and her friend Mindy's table for this rookie's booklets. Thanks Shelly and Mindy.

These sketches are based again on the Geisha story.

As much as I've been trying to move away from the structureless designs, I just couldn't see these guys working any other way. The villain's ninja assassins. These thugs probably wouldn't work in 3D I don't think, they'd have to cheat all the time to sort of "melt" into one big shape or black drifting cloud, with their eyes popping out. And before anyone bothers pointing it out, I realized their exactly the same in concept as the villain's cronies from UPA's only feature film "Gay Purr-ee", which I saw before designing these, and no doubt I subconsciously got the idea. Stone me if you wish.

And, yet again, a cheap bit of fanart; here's the original nightwatch from Pratchett's

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Finished demo.

Welp, here's what i just sent to Disney. I ended up working straight till 7:00 a.m. tidying up lots of the separate frames in photoshop and fixing the odd off arc I noticed. No doubt I'll notice some new ones, even though it'll be in California in a matter of weeks. Assuming it makes it through the gauntlet that is iternational mail on time.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

new animation

More animation in it's intermediate stages. Any feedback would be very helpful.