Friday, October 02, 2009

digital sketch

I've said it a million times, I need a Cintiq. Sketching with a Wacom tablet is not easy. I have to have my free hand on the "x" undo key constantly, and every line I make takes at least 3 tries to get it half way decent. Luckily this is only a sketch, I couldn't do a refined picture without a Cintiq, not with the brush tool anyway. I have been doing my refined work mostly with the line tool and using the handlebars to make the line perfect, but it take much longer that way.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Living Dead

I was thinking I would add shade on the zombie hands, give a two-tone look....but nah! I'll leave it like this and move on to something else.

Zombie hand BG

The final BG.
Laying on flat colors. Most of coloring is done in photoshop, so at this point I am not worried about tones and values.

I started very rough, moving around the tombstones to get them in a good composition that works with the animation; at this point the tombstones are just blocks. Once everything was in place, then I put the rough details on the tombstones and crosses.

Clean animation, without color.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My favorite holiday

I love Halloween! For a horror movie junkie it's like Christmas, only all evil and scary. So I'll be playing with horror themed animation and art for the next month. This is a work in progress.