Friday, December 31, 2010

Character Painting

Here's the character painting that will open the "Goober" short. I inked it on Bristol and then "painted" it in ArtRage. I love the Art Bartsch paintings in the beginning of the TerryToons shorts and wanted something like that right before the title card. I'm no Art Bartsch but this will do for now. I'll probably use ArtRage for painting most of the backgrounds but I'd like to try my hand at using real paint for some. In the meantime, I'm rewriting the beginning to simplify things and looking where I can cut scenes in order to bring down the overall running time. Originally, The short was to be around 7 minutes. I'd like to cut a couple of minutes of it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Goober Sleeve, revisited

So I've decided to revisit a short I started working on a few years ago but abandoned because I was unhappy with my abilities at the time. I don't think I'm any happier now with the way I draw but I've decided to revise the short. I'm going to start with sprucing up the storyboard. The gags are pretty weak so I want to make it funnier. I'll work on the character designs too as I'm not happy with them either. I'm hoping to speed up the tempo and work in some "Tyeresque" animation. I just want to have fun with it as I haven't found drawing all that much fun lately. Hopefully, I'll make some progress in the next few weeks. Here's some of the only footage I animated a few years ago. Not very good, but I'm hoping to improve on it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Owen Fitzgerald Studies

I haven't picked up a pencil in over a week so I thought I'd try my hand at copying some poses by Owen Fitzgerald. Boy am I out of practice. The first page is awful. I probably should have picked something easier to draw to try and get back into the swing of things. I need to practice, practice, practice. But who can resist wanting to draw those great poses of his?

Monday, August 02, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ahhh, a new brush.

Finally got around to picking a up a new brush to ink with. My other ones are quite beat up. I'm happy with the inking on Charlie Chicken but I kind of rushed on Andy. Oh well.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Andy Panda Sketches

Some sketches of Andy Panda, which I have been watching probably too much lately. I inked one in Illustrator and as you can see, I need to work on getting a line to go from thick to thin. I find it even harder when working digitally.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A few studies while watching Chuck Jones cartoons.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pat Mattews Studies

Just freeze framing some Pat Matthews scenes and trying to copy them as best I can.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Old Man

Messing around with Artrage still.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

ArtRage Digital Painting

This is my first try at digital painting using ArtRage. It's a cool program that mimics the look and feel of real paints. I inked the pencils in Illustrator and then colored the lines in Photoshop before importing into ArtRage. It's only a first try and the only thing I'm happy with is the cat's nose. I basically tried to put to use the great info in Sherm Cohen's tutorials that he made for ArtRage and Illustrator.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dialog Roughs

I threw some roughs together in Flash, I still have to revisit it and throw in the inbetweens.

I'm trying to get used to drawing with a tablet directly in Illustrator, mostly I've just been using if for digital inks. Here's some doodles and a drawing that I inked in Illustrator.