A quick little trailer I worked on some months back for an upcoming book by Dan Krall. I helped out Joel Trussel breaking up the elements in photoshop and making the little animated cycles. Check out Joel's amazing work HERE. As a side note I just found out he won the music video award at the Ottawa Animation Festival!
I've been fleshing out a story idea over the course of some weeks (continuation of previous post) and its looking like something I really want to do, but it needs time to breath and would be closer to the 5-10 minute mark. In other words, not fourth year film material. I'll have to stick with a previous idea that fits the time frame for this year. Who knows if this will resurface in the future... can you spot charlie brown?
Yet another dry spell on the blog. Gotta start updating more often! Speaking of dry, I'm living in L.A. until the end of August on an internship. Things are going great, and I can't help but be inspired by the landscape and general dryness. I've always had a thing for deserts (whether they be of snow or sand)... but I've really gotta get out of the concrete and into some more immersive nature. I'm getting all sorts of story ideas that I may just have to take seriously. Something is definitely taking form in my brain.
Went to the auto show for a life-drawing trip and drew me some autos. Strange to be in the middle of car culture and hearing people talk about cars. Structural drawing and perspective seems to be a fairly natural thing for me so it ended up being a lot more enjoyable than i thought. If I had more time to spend on this I'd probably extrapolate more caricatures from some of the sketches. Thats about it, don't particularly care for cars or having them other than for their convenience. The only car I've ever wanted was a Volkswagen van. Hopefully that will motivate me to get a license... eventually.
Gaishas be happenin. This one is meanish and ghostlyish.
Quick caricature of my buddy Gyimah Gariba (Check his stuuuff). He uses the lasso tool in Photoshop extensively, so the joke may be a little lost on the majority of the population... Anyway, thanks to that I've incorporated the lasso tool a bit more when I'm working and it helps get clean edges without having to work too hard. Its sort of the equivalent of using tape on canvas to get clean lines.