Friday, January 09, 2009

main cast sketch...updated

I made a discovery while cleaning this pic; I want to keep the main character, Bango, with a black outline. All the other characters in the series have colored outlines and lines that are knocked out. Bango is supposed to be lost in a strange world, the only one of his kind, and keeping him as the only one with a black outline helps to convey that even more.

A shot of the main cast of good guys helping up the main character.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Cleaned and colored it. I got rid of her eye lashes. With her new, more girlish body, it wasn't necessary to give her eye lashes to make sure nobody confused her to be a boy.

A few pose sketches. I think she could be fun to animate.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


One more little change in the pic above; I fixed her neck and where her arms attach to her body, and got rid of the lines there. Not sure about her colors yet.

I thought she looked too young. So I made a few minor changes to her body.

disgruntled 2

Just a quicky for today.

Toon Boom Studio 4 learning process...part 6

Rigging and anchor points; this is where my biggest mistakes were in the blink I did. There is still much more to figure out regarding anchor points, but I am beginning to understand it. One thing I probably should have done was draw my character in the middle of the field guide, not off in a corner the way I did.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Toon Boom Studio 4 learning process...part 5

Another shot of the Toon Boom interface. I am getting quite comfortable drawing with this program. A Cintiq would really make a huge difference. Without a Cintiq I can not use the brush tool with any proficiency. I am limited to the line tool for now. I am learning quickly about switching from "camera" view to "drawing" view, and learning what my earlier mistakes were when I tried to create a "new drawing" or "cel". There is still so much more to learn! I hit a key by accident this afternoon and it made my drawings lose the dark outline and all the colors to be very muted. I have no idea what key I hit or what it did or how to undo it. I ended up just closing the program and opening it again, and the view was back to normal. Speaking of the keyboard; it takes a few solid hours just to get the keyboard shortcuts made to your own specifications, but it is very important. There is nothing worse than hitting a key and having something unexpected happen because the keyboard shortcut is something other than what you thought it was.