Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Hooper - Revisited!



I did this for a recent portfolio application.  Took the Hooper's design and made it into a poster, harkening back to the 1950s-style advertisements.  Since it was so much fun to work on, I may consider doing posters for other characters in the same series (though each would be stylized in probably a different genre, depending on the character).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Avast! 'Tis Air Pirates Ye See!



Here's a piece I did for a portfolio application.  The point was to make something in the same vein as the old-school Mario / Kirby characters.  I was always a fan of "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island", so I looked at a bunch of the designs in that game for inspiration.  The main character is a young, rocket boot -wearing swashbuckler; he has just taken some loot from his arch-nemesis, the skull-masked pirate captain below.  I'm working on some additional character concepts (bad guys, bosses, etc.) that I'll post here in the future, or should I say, fut-arrrr me mateys!

OK, please don't beat me up for that last pun.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wayfarers...Part 2!



Here's the finalized version of the duo I posted earlier.  Thanks to the advice of two friends of mine, I realized that (in the original) the guy's right forearm looked a little funky and his legs were too short.  Along with fixing those things, I've thrown some color (and a tad of texture) into the piece.  Enjoy!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

"I Snore" - Lip Sync, Blocking 2


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Above is the Blocking 2 pass (still in progress) of an animation I'm working on for my reel. The quote is spoken by Charles (David Ogden Stiers) from the TV show "M*A*S*H". I'll post the final piece once I get the chance. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wayfarers of the Sea and Woods



Here's a sketch of two of the main characters in a story that's been floating around in my mind for many years now.  Perhaps one day I'll write it!  The image is just of the line drawings.  After I tweak a few problem areas here and there, I'll post the colored version up soon.  

For a bit of background about the pair (though not to give too much away), the young man and woman are best friends from a harbor town.  He's just returned from a right-of-passage voyage.  She helps her father keep watch over the surrounding woods nearby.