Friday, September 26, 2008

More ice cream man

Boy, I've been spending a lot of time at the lab...

I'm playing around with the houses and cacti for my film. I can't seem to break away from that same old boxy look for the houses. I want to try approaching the design from a different direction. Maybe next post.

Sketches of Isabella, one of the kids.

And now off-topic...the mice in my apartment are such ballsy little bastards. I would be sitting in the living room and they'd come right out in the middle of kitchen and stare me down. It's a never-ending battle.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The drawing game

My pals and I have been playing The Drawing Game. Not too creative a name, but good to keep it simple.

1) Each person gets a piece of paper and writes a sentence on it. Pass it to the next person.
2) Read the sentence and draw a picture to it. Fold over the sentence and pass it on.
3) Look at the picture and write a sentence to it. Fold over the picture and pass it on.
4) And so on and so forth.

It's fun to see what comes out of the game when the sentences and drawings get more complex or abstract with each passing. We've been playing four people at a time. I like to compare the two sets of drawings and sentences and see what was each person's thought process. Hilarity ensues. Here were some I liked:

Two almost identical setups. Different explanations.

This one was great! Funny how both drawers depicted the same action of a woman pointing as the plant shoots. This one started from bottom to top.

The drawings are basically the same, but different attitudes are conveyed due to what sentence was given.

This was a good one. Translation went way off but it made for a strange but beautiful drawing at the end. Oh, that ghost!

One where it all went to shit.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sketchbook dump

I'm so excited for fall!

I used to have these daydreams in high school where I would see giant black figures walking in fields. I didn't really know where these daydreams were going, but they looked kind of creepy and cool.
In my apartment, the toilet and the bathtub are built in separate rooms. I get tired of people asking me how I shower after they take a dump in my toilet so this is my answer.

I think I'm gonna try to do more short comics. Just little funny things that happen around me.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ice cream man

School's started and I'm all geared up to get my advanced film rolling. I've got preliminary storyboards done, and now it's time to cut it down and rearrange them to fit the time limit. I'll post some boards here sometime. Here's some art I did earlier this year for Ice Cream Man.

Prick's suburban landscape.

Early designs of Ice Cream Man and testing some colors.

His mild-mannered alter ego. And the neighborhood kids. He's got a rounder, softer look now.

I'm excited for this year. My goal is to roughly finish this film by graduation, along with my intermediate film from last year. I've learned that making an animated film is no walk in the park, so I'm determined to thoroughly manage my time for the next two semesters and really discipline myself to get something done that I can be proud of.