A character design assignment based on a rejected pitch for a show our class and Andy Suriano came up with. It’s about lemur and a crocodile who are roommates and sell vacuums and call themselves the suck brothers.
In my interpretation, their goal is to be the coolest though they’re pretty pathetic in their lame attempts, however, one day a seal to a portal into the underworld breaks in their shop and demons curse their vaccums. hilarity and coolness ensue eventually.
So I completely scrapped my film idea on tuesday of this week. You gotta know when you’re over complicating things and notice the signs early on. Never stick to a bad idea because you feel attached to it. that’s just lazy. Meltdown aside, I’m kinda happy I did. I got to come up with a completely fresh idea. and some of the previous ideas transferred over and seemed to fit. and though i doubt myself along the way it’s lessening. we expect a lot from ourselves sometimes in a faster amount of time than reasonable because we compare ourselves to an idea of other people who seem to do “better”.
it becomes silly the more you think about it.
a redo of my last assignment which was supposed to be crowds but ended up being too detailed. so i went back and made it a little more simple.
I bring to you the exclusive release of diamond cat only at calarts. Some of the tracks include the hits such as slime vision, gargoyle garbage can and jazz smoke (pause).
monsters for character design! i did mine based on japanese folklore. you’ve got your frog guy with a water bubble on his head containing all his powers, a geisha who deceives lustful men and a chunky dude made of flesh.
our next assignment is to redo these using the individual critiques we got. so i can already see the flaws. but in a week i’ll post a stronger version of this and you can see the difference.
Here are my redesigns for the andy suriano’s fantastic four assignment. i got really into it and kinda spent a really obscene amount of time on it (getting the linework down was redic ((but that just might be because i also struggled with the designs))). i re-imagined them as scruffy 12-14 year olds kinda like how i handled my x-men series. i developed a whole story for them. and i really wanted to highlight certain scenes that would happen if there were to be an actual cartoon/comic. but i also had to animate a fat man’s head turning and other assignments to do. and i did spend a large amount of time just trying to get down a good design. here’s what one of the first versions looked like:
just another example of how you should never go with your first versions of anything. you do not want to end up with a reptilian popeye in your professional portfolio. always draw or think of more ideas so that you have a pile to pick from instead of what you had on you at the moment.
Cats for Rik Maki’s class.
not my regular comic, but i was asked to do an illustration to be featured on a website and they never ended up posting it. so i decided to.
They finally posted it up! Along with my first (hopefully of many) interview here.
this is my buddy’s favorite pokemon and i gave it to him as a gift. he’s leaving for japan and i hope it will make his small living space a little livelier.
watching the mars rover landing live was awesome. if not only to see this nasa dude’s sheer joy.
high five to humanity
“Yes, you’re fat. And I have no tits. Let’s be honest. That’s the only way I’ll continue to stay with you.”
—Parker Posey in my favorite show probably of all time.
do yourself a favor and check out Louie, please.
Here’s a witchy woman to enjoy for your friday 13th.
Check out Sigur Ros’ new music video. i’ve never watched a short that made me feel so strongly about it. there was a point where i thought it was going to be too artsy fartsy for me to get, but watch it all the way through.