Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Few Concept Bits for Negotiated Brief

Here are some concept idea pieces i've done.
I collected papers from the day of the royal wedding so have loads laying around- here I traced over one picking out the fine lines and main detail; a lot like how our rota scope animation will be constructed. We're planning to play around with colours too.
Here I over exposed a scanned photo from the papers wedding review and in doing so lost a lot of minor detail to the faces of William and Kate which I drew back in slightly more characterized.
Above is the tracing over lay seperatly.
Above is a quick sketch with which I wanted to incorporate defining British colours; red, white, blue.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Negotiated Brief Development.

Since this morning my colleague and asscociate Thomas Gameson has explained his negotiated brief idea in detail with me and we're thinking about colaborating and working together. (Because it is such a awesome idea.) He showed me the following video:

I absolutely love this style. We then had the idea after both watching the recent Royal Wedding street party video shot on sight in Falmouth on Marlborough Street to rotoscope/draw/paint/sketch a video in the same style:

Negotiated Brief

For my negotiated brief I want to work on a cut out style animation, learning may be to use 'Toon Boom' and develop my skills as a stop motion artist.

I want my characters to be in the style of Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 – 1901). He was a post impressionist an best known for his bright lively images of the Parisian theatrical world.

I want to do my animating in the style of Terry Gillingham;

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Monday, 7 March 2011

Colour Palette

This is the colour palette for my Post Production backgrounds.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Post Production (under construction)

Here are the first stages of my post production video. The first is a basic key out and overlay on a imported background, the second I changed and played around with the colour balance to make the rose look real against the background and fit in with the sorroundings.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Digital Painting

Here is a still of my digitally painted background so far. I started and I hated it straight away. I still don't like the asthetic but I think I will carry on to see the finished look. It is taking HOURS! I HATE DIGITAL PAINTING!!

Pre Production Backgrounds

Here are some fairground backgrounds I have drawn in graphite to take into photoshop to digitally paint over.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Filming 90 Second Silent Film

On Wednesday we filmed our 90 second silent film. It went really well I'm completely happy with the results. Currently the footage is being edited.

We met around 12pm, changed into costume, the boys slicked over their hair, Tom shaved some handle bars and a tash onto his face, I did cheesey Charlie Chaplin style make up and we started filming. Unfortunately it started raining half way through and we all got soaked- but like true animators, we embraced the misfortune and perused. We filmed all day and up until day light was none.

Problems that arose and how we tackled them- initially it was just the danger of the rain on the camera but we got an umbrella and managed to keep the rain off with Christian camera assisting. Then we realized we didn't have permission to film outside a specific hotel we'd found nearl Gylly Beach but I went in and asked at reception (dressed like a millionare's wife) the addressed me as 'Madam' and told me it was 'perfectly fine.' Also it was a problem when we started loosing light (with nights drawing in by 5) but we managed to squeeze everything in luckily.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Hans Georg Pfannmüller

This is a caricature of 50s German actress Marlene Dietrich by Hans Georg Pfannmüller I really like.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Male Character Design

Another interesting description of a man I found in my book goes as follows;
'A small head with a jockey cap, a skimpy little checked jacket that was made out of air. The man was seven feet tall but very narrow in the shoulders, incredibly thin, and his face, please note, had a jeering look about it.'

To make him look 'jeering' I mad his face and feet pointy. I think there's something subconsciously 'jeering' or provoking about someone with pointed features. As if attention is being directly focused on you. For example one might feel if a question is asked it's being imposed rather than implied.

Alex's Barista/Bar-i-star logo.

This is a logo for Alex's 3rd year production. If you view earlier posts you can see where I got the original ideas from and how i've combined them to produce this. I am very happy with how it looks and like how I changer the cup and steam from the original to a moon and space ship blasting off. As well I changed the wording to 'Bar-i-star' as in star the luna term.

Tim for Alex

This is a rough sketch of the space suit Alex wants me to design for his character Tim.

Hella Concept Art


Hella is a name I got from my book but is not based around the description of the character in the book. Hella, I've decided, is Margirita's Mother.
She is always wearing a different animal and excessive amounts of jewelry.
She loves her daughter but disapproves of almost everything she does although not to a serious degree. She also disapproves highly and foremost of Ivan Nikolayevich who seeks her daughter's hand in marriage. In reality, no one in Hella's eyes is good enough for Margirita let alone a apprentice banker.

Margarita clean up.

This is a clean up of Margarita in felt pen and ink.
Margarita is a kind-hearted yet serious and realistic woman who can easily turn her hand to anything working on the fair ground. She gets extremely offeneded if anyone refers to her as a gypsy. She has won the heart of Ivan Nikolayevich but being only 19 and her 23 she sees him as merely a play thing and any relationship they have she would most likely consider as comical.

Side-kick/Apprentice clean up- Ivan Nikolayevich

This is a cleaned up version of the side-kick/apprentice.
His name is Ivan Nikolayevich Ponyoyov.
Ivan is madly in love with Margarita, but alas her disapproving Mother and he being 4 years her junior at 19 leave his chances of success very low. He wrongly assumes, but would like to think, his appearance of a man slightly his elder might make up for this.

Banker side kick/apprentice.

This is a preliminary drawing of the bankers side kick/apprentice.
Again, i've taken his description from my book and produced a drawing;

'The other one- a broad-shouldered, reddish-haired shaggy young man with a checked cap cocked on the back of his head was wearing a cowboy shirt, crumpled white trousers, and black sneakers.'

Banker clean-up

This is a cleaned up version of the banker character. To draw it I used ink and felt tip. I really like the finish to it.

His name is Mikhail Alexandrovich- like in the book.


These are my first sketches for my final character design for my banker character.
I used a description from my book to draw him;
'One of them- fortyish, wearing a gray Summer suit- was short, dark haired, bald on top, paunchy, and held his proper fedora in his hand; black horn-rimmed glasses of supernatural proportions adorned his well-shaven face.'