Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The cover artist is Jeff Remmer. He incorporated some of Ellis' comments in this final piece and said that his creative effort really did need that kind of critique. Overall, I believe that, fractured though the composition may be, it captures some of the irreverent spirit that Gun Nose represents. And what the hey ... it's done.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sketches during the two hour long documentary on the extras disk for Lilo and Stitch. It had so many art discussions and talks and studies, I went straight to Amazon and bought my own copy.
Straightened the angle of the cuff. Made the hands less wandering in form. Smaller hand parts here and there. Made the trigger finger go around the trigger. Made the bikini babes bigger, breaking out , overlapping. Moved the nose out over the mouth filtrum a bit. Reduced wrinking on the suit, shot a straighter line down the arm.
Also diminished the drop shadow between mask and flesh.
The biggest thing I'd change about what I did in careless fast mode. Bikini girl on the right, have her just as big, but move her to the right and break out of the circle even more and have the hand not lie under the nose. I'd also drop the art element of the bullet bandoleer as I have done.
Maybe bring the size of the word balloon and the type down just a wild hair.
I like this quite a bit by the way. I like it more than anyone since I got in close to it and thought about it. Great illsutration bits. Nice composition. I like the credits array too,
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
After several months of no new Cork (just before Comic-Con to be exact), here is... well, a new Cork. I've actually completed two new ones and I'll release the next one in a few days. Hope you enjoy it. Just as a reminder, we last left off with Vlad scooting to a stop in front of the
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tom. Sorry. I'll make up for it by sharing an important part of the knowledge of how I animated this.
You guys doing your boards may appreciate this if you don't already know it.
I got it from a Derek Thompson Gnomon DVD called Conceptual Storyboarding.
How to use layer comps to let you do animatics or storyboards with single PSD layered files.
I think the attachment is all the tutorial reference you need for your own experiments.
A layer comp is just you deciding what you want to SHOW in a PSD, multi-layer file at any one time. Allowing you to animate elements over the same background. Then export those comps any way you want them. Jpgs , a PDF, whatever the options are under that script menu.
Hope you find this fun. Made me want to do a short subject with one PSD when i first saw it.
So I have a five pieces in this show called the "Super Big Micro Galley Show" at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra. It all started from a show we've been having at Disney. All of the pieces are no bigger than 6x6 inches thus the name "Micro Gallery." The opening is tonight and runs until January 4th. I'll post pics from the pics later tonight. I think Ellis and Scott will be showing up. Right guys???
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Hey guys, check out the stop motion Christmas special I worked on for the NBC show Community. It airs tonight, Thursday, December 9th at 8/7c. The episode is called "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" and the basic idea is that one of the characters becomes delusional and wakes up one day to discover his entire world is stop motion animated like an old Christmas special. Here are some clips:
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
'Space Battleship Yamato' Tops Japan Box Office
The latest "Harry Potter" film drops down to the second spot.
TOKYO -- The new live-action Space Battleship Yamato has cruised to the top of the box office, sinking Harry Potter down to the No. 2 spot with a take of almost 1 billion yen ($12 million) in the first five days since its Dec. 1 release.
The big screen version of the classic 1974 anime stars Takuya Kimura and has already been sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, France and Germany, with negotiations in progress for a U.S. release.
New vid at the bottom