Monday, September 29, 2008

:: countach ::

yet another project that i'll announce and possibly never complete! a music video for the title track from the new cassettes album due out next month!

countach!!! give it a listen!

here's some sketches i did working out one of the antagonists in the video. A CORPORATE REPTILIAN!

[corporate reptilian neocons take cabs!]

you might want to read up on your David Icke...whee hee hee!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

:: anarchomation ::

now that i got that out of my system...

you guys might remember "the megabrain"? the little online animation studygroup i tried to get going last year? well it was too much for me to keep going when pale force kicked in again and kind of dissipated, but i'd reallly like to get something like that going again.

except this time, it's personal!

i propose a regular [frequency to be determined] animator meetup in NYC where we essentially run our own class/studygroup. have regular "lessons," draw from cartoons, do figure, whatever we need. screw paying for college again!

i've got a lot to learn. if anyone wants to join me let me know. let's bust some heads.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

:: preston blair loves the ladies ::

Click here for a bigger one!

and yes preston blair, you're still the man.

trying my best to figure out a way to do this exercise from the original preston blair book in flash. the brush tool can be a mite unforgiving, but it's serving it's purpose. maybe when i get it done i can do a nice cleanup of it...even though i HATE cleanups...

here's a link to the original blair book!

ASIFA hosted 1940's Preston Blair.

Anyone know how i can add a play button to this stuff so it doesn't bog the page down so much? [i want to be able to upload the one with the reference images in it too!]

*edit* - Thanks to Al Pardo for helping me with this play button business!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

:: the longest walk ::

still working on this! the head might have some back and forth and the nose will move...and eyes won't be static. the tail isn't done being colored in either. i think i might just keep adding on to this and make him do different things and go into different walks too...which will hopefully not take me's the cleanup i swear!

though I'VE BEEN WATCHING PEOPLE, and the head doesn't seem to rotate during a walk, it stays relatively fixed, based on whatever they're looking at...BUT barely anyone looks straight ahead for a super long time, they look down, they look over their shoulder, they check out stuff going on around them...the rest of the body can maintain the same gate but the head tends to follow the eyes. i think the head rotation would only really happen if someone is dancing a bit like in a 30's double bounce walk, otherwise it's a little disorienting, it's like you're looking back and forth constantly.

here's another process to show how it's come along: