Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Comic-Con 2011 Souvenirs

Under normal circumstances my blog is exclusively for my personal art, but this is a very unusual circumstance. I seldom splurge, and I've never been much of a collector.

However, at Comic-Con this year I was at the Van Eaton gallery booth and I fell in love with two production originals by two of my favorite animators: a razor-sharp drawing by Milt Kahl of Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty, and a pose from the opening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit drawn by Richard Williams and touched up by assistants with shadow placement in blue line.

"No carrots!"
"Aye aye, sir! Okey dokey!"
Not coming out of the plastic until handled with gloves and framed!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Palm Springs Rough Animation

I assembled my complete animation work from the Palm Springs noir short that I directed at MAKE last year. Many shots I took all the way to final cleanup, and the others I blocked in and charted so that my assistant animators could finish them. These are my raw static Photoshop animation sequences, devoid of any post-production whatsoever and set in order to the final audio track. The cars I modelled with NURBS and animated in Maya.


And here is the final piece for a comparison: