Here is a sneak peak into my animation this semester. I got my team and my story, this weekend is just about finishing that storyboard/animatic and doing the final edits before we get down to the dirty work.
I'm in charge of boarding the beginning scenes so this is part of that beginning sequence before the good stuff starts to happen....
don't want to say what the story is (at least not yet) but I'm pretty
excited about it and can't wait to see the final result. My team will
most definitely ROCK this assignment!
hi lmu animation kids (or whoever still checks this blog [web-drifting blog ghosts?]),
My name is Brian Engh and I'm a dude who went to LMU and now I work as a freelance artist/animator. I am currently working with a paleontologist and some other LMU animation alums and former staff on putting together a small spec documentary about reconstructing dinosaurs through animation that will be pitched to several major networks that offer science related programming (Nat Geo, Discovery, Science Channel, PBS etc). The documentary will culminate in a short animated scene depicting a moment in the life of a prehistoric animal, in this case a dinosaur from portugal named Miragaia. You can check out our first pass storyboard, some dinosaur sketches and our mission statement on our production blog here:
As the project develops we will be updating the blog with relevant materials. As we get some animation on the page we will most certainly need help with cleanup, coloring and basic compositing, so anyone who's interested in getting some hands on experience with an interesting traditional 2d/false 3d/after effects hybrid workflow, or anyone who thinks it would be fun help clean up a bunch of dinosaur drawings should read our mission statement and check out the storyboard on our blog and get in touch with me. historian(at)dontmesswithdinosaurs(dot)com
I hope you're all having fun making cartoon movies in college!!!
I haven't posted here in a century so I thought now was better than ever especially since I just got my first Wacom tablet a month ago...
And this is the result of summer cartoon watching....and two seasons of Batman Beyond :)
But there's also photoshop and non-fanart tablet practice. I realize there's something about me and drawing kids. I think I just feel more comfortable drawing them in crazy things like tube socks and weird expressions. Or they're easier......I'll go with the former.
Also with this new purchase I'll finally be able to start that art blog, so I'll be doing that on blogger as well. Hope everyone is having a great summer!
So this is one of my homework assignments for Rad Sechrist's story class at CDA.
My character's name is Kael but he doesn't remember who he is because of an enchanted mask that accidentally got stuck on his face. All he knows is that he was some sort of assassin. The girl in the shot, Angelie, is a wannabe wizard who ends up tagging along with him. I'm thinking maybe she was the one who accidentally got the mask stuck on his face. I dunno. Still a WIP of course. Hope you like. :D
PS. This blog is getting no love! People should post more!
This started as a doodle, but then I decided it sucked so I actually broke out the anatomy book and really worked the design. The result is, I think, pretty awesome!
This guy is from "Katana Gunslinger" issue 01. The basic concept is that a dude is infected by some alien organism that gives him super strength and causes him to lose all his skin (hey, I didn't write it...). I figured it'd look rad if it caused bone mutations, too.
In case you never saw the comics I drew for my friend, this is the original version of this monster. I think the newer drawing is a little cooler.
I finally get to join the majority of y'all as alumni! Hope everyone is doing well in the big scary world. Thought to post up my finished thesis film on my personal blog, and well it's not fun to post on just one site--I obviously need to barf it on the internet. Though apparently sam and spencer beat me to the punch, on well. Try to enjoy it anyway!
Hey I got a big old chunk of roughs from my thesis (actually some has been cleaned up) Any who...I just was wondering for some feed back since things are going well and have time and I could fix potential problems. Feed back critics whatever. Let me know what you think!
I've never been any good with action shots but I figured I'd give it a try tonight. It's half inspired by Young Justice (the show, stuff I've seen at WB, superheroes in general, etc) as well as Jay's drawing on DeviantART: "Superman Punching Ground"
I wanted to post my Black Canary drawing too but my external's being stupid and won't show up. >:|
Any hoo... I could really use some tips on how to make this better and other action shots in the future!!
So here is the source of my idea for my 120 animation. It's my character Toni doing what she does best, telling a story for her little brother (and possibly some stuffed animals) to enjoy. I'm thinking about doing a combination of cells and paper for this one, but I have to solidify the actual 30 second sequence first to make sure that I will or wont (as well as empty out part of my savings to buy cells, anyone know where I can get a sizable number of cells for cheaper than 75 cents a pop?).
Also, ignore the ghost that appeared due to scanning diffi(laziness)culties
Been a while since i put anything from my thesis on here, so figured Id jsut show a few screenshots.
Inside the main characters old apartment: Hes been imprisoned for years and escapes to find the world he once knew completely torn apart. These pictures show the version of his apartment as he remembers it, and then a picture of its current ruined state.
Heres a screen from the opening prison scene that the main character is escaping from.
they probably didn't have feathers - there are a few small skin impressions of t. rex scales. that said, their ancestors had feathers so its entirely possible that t. rex had feathers on parts of its body for display. It is also possible that baby tyrannosaurs had a downy covering to keep their little bodies warm (little bodies have a harder time keeping a consistent temperature).
do you want another (better) t. rex?!?! try clicking on this one! its like magic! two dinosaurs for only one click!
There's a lot of ninja talk goin' on, so I thought I'd contribute this to the discussion. This is a short film that an LMU graduate from a few years before me is working on in his spare time:
The animator's name is Peter Brandt. You should all go check out his youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/pdbrandt
I think his work is pretty inspiring. Not only is his animation really well done, but his action sequences are meticulously detailed, and well conceived. From what I can tell he gets good ideas and then elaborates on them to such a degree that his work brings to mind the mantra of John Hammond from Jurassic Park, "We spare no expense!"
I really dont know why I put these things together. The other day I got to do some life drawing of a cowboy. He was a good model, and it was a lot of fun. All of these are three minute poses. (Except the bonus dinosaur, he took ten seconds. I timed it.)
This morning I warmed up by drawing some cute girls. They took about 15 minutes each. Always a good way to get started. Anyway, when I was done, I felt like putting them together.
I have had a character floating around in my head for a while named StarShine. She doesnt have a story, kinda just more a bout a look. Anyway, here she is at 3 different points in life. I think the two youngest are a bit tooooo similar, but I had fun anyway.
Also, JJ has somewhat inspired me and I will be making a point of posting to my blog every day this year. I wont put them all on here, that would be annoying, but if you'd like to follow along, my blog is http://tokemyoak.blogspot.com/
Old 2010 Christmas doodle request that was supposed to be finished but instead got abandoned. I thought I'd finish it this weekend but never got around to actually completing it and then the Laker game distracted me.
Hey guys! I went people watching with my friends Christie, Jen, and Rafael and it was a BLAST! Here's a "best of" from my pages today.
Check the blogs of Christie, Jen and Rafael, cause they'll hopefully be posting their work from today and you've gotta see it. They're all super skilled! We're going to go drawing again next weekend. Anyone interested?