I’ve been practicing the Glenn Vilppu Spherical Forms lesson, and for some reason my drawings keep turning into cobblestones and castles.
Archives for 2008
Yep, I’ve joined the Nintendo DS Colors! crowd. A very handy, fun way to doodle. Follow this link to see how I drew my snow man.
I saw a really cool new Disney animated short at Siggraph this year, called Glago’s Guest. That’s right, Disney is back in the business of animated shorts, yay! And from the looks of it, in a big way. GG was fantastic, and I couldn’t wait to share it with my family. Word was, it would [...]
This is what I’ve been up to lately — storyboarding a short film idea I’ve been kicking around in my head for ages. I decided to do this on standard 3×5 index cards initially (they’re almost exactly 16:9 aspect ratio, which is handy), but after scanning them in, I’m starting to do more in Photoshop. [...]
First Ollie Johnston, and now Stan Winston?!? 2008 is turning out to be a sad year in movie history. My favorite Stan Winston film, by far, is Aliens. If you haven’t seen it, please do so now. Are you done? Yes, I was being serious. Please watch Aliens, now. I don’t want to spoil it [...]
A healthy dose of inspiration for hobbyist filmmakers such as myself: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/205
I just found out that Richard Williams’ amazing book, The Animator’s Survival Kit, is going to be released as a 16-DVD box set! This is book is truly one that all animators should read, if not own. If you haven’t already, track it down at your local library or bookstore. My one gripe with the [...]
I think I’m cursed. Every time I draw something that I think is halfway decent, I end up hating it a few days later. Maybe that’s just part of being an artist. Anyway, here are a couple more sketches that are already beginning to make me cringe.
I’ve been trying to maintain a pace of one page per day in my sketchbook lately, in order to improve my drawing skills. (It’s much harder than it sounds!) I started a new book on February 9th, and so far I’ve filled 20 pages — so I’m just about on track. Below are a couple [...]