Friday, October 05, 2007

I love this guy!

I love the BAR FLY character! These are just some locations of the interior of the bar. It looks empty right now, but the club and the seats will eventually be filled audience characters.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

what's with the hair in this town?

Wouldn't be a French Canadian if he didn't have a MULLET.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Another caricature

Caricatures are not supposed to be flattering. They are supposed to be funny. I actually like this how this one turned out, even though it may not be flattering, it is still appealing. I used to watch YARDLEY JONES on TV, that must have been more than 16 years ago. He taught how to paint and caricature and draw on his show, this was way before the day of digital media, he used good old fashioned water color, paper, ink, pen, and marker. He had this great method of painting his caricatures; he would ink the caricature on a sheet of acetate, much like an animation cel, then he would loosely water color the caricature on water color paper. He would then place the cel over the water color, once it has dried of course, and voila! A caricature in color with a nice black thick clean outline. I was very impressed by this. So essentially that is the look I am going for here with the painted look with a solid black outline, only I did it digitally.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Oliver Domenchini

This character design is a based on a friend of mine, Oliver Domenchini. He is an animator at Oasis. Within hours of emailing this design to the studio, I got a call from the producer asking "The Assistant character looks like Oliver? Is it Oliver?" I had to laugh. I don't think anyone at the studio, including Oliver were expecting him to pop up as a character. Lots of cheats in this rotation too, especially in the arms. He is never going to rotate on the spot holding a cable like this, so it doesn't matter.

Monday, October 01, 2007

forest path

It's a very rough thumbnail, but I think you can make out the rock path and the bits of orange/red along the path are leaves on the ground. I am loving COREL PAINTER!

Painter experiment

I'm experimenting with painter. This is a path through a wooded area of the Wellesley College campus. It's just a little painted thumbnail, no details or refined areas, just playing with color and composition.

Andre - caricature 1

In the end I did all 7 caricatures in 2 styles; the graphic style below, and the more painted style above. I definitely prefer the style above.
I had to do 7 caricatures. My original plan was to do them all in a clean, simple, graphic style like the image above. It was the fastest way to go, and I didn't have a lot of time.

Here's the rough of this caricature. I did about a dozen of them before I settled on this one.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy and Angry lips

Some people designate their lip assignments as HAPPY LIPS A to H, and ANGRY LIPS A to H. I prefer to call the angry set by a double letter; for instance if angry mouth E is needed I would call it EE, not ANGRY E.

waitress lip sync

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