Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Making of Samurai Jack

A short segment on Andy's favorite cartoon show. Possibly one of the most aesthetically appealing cartoons ever.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Character Guide Template

Here's the basic character template I'm going to use for the Grave Robber. Design is not yet final, a little more tweaking on the proportions and outfit, but the overall look will be pretty much intact: skull mask, large jaw, hunched back, pot belly, etc. Next step is to pick three solid characters from my ideation, give several poses, and maybe exaggerated some actions.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Grave Robber Ideation

Ben and I are currently collaborating on a project. Here's the ideation for one of our characters. I was planning to animate them in 2d, that's why I did line ideations instead of silhouettes. But I'll have to wait for the final design to make any decisions. Bellow are some of the earliest concepts for the Grave Robber.
Eventually tried to come up with a final design:
But it looked very similar to Jack Skellington, so back to the drawing board again:
You can probably tell there's a Halloween theme involved. We haven't really come up with a solid story yet. We're just gonna approach it the "western" style, come-up with a bunch of characters and build stories around them...Ben's going to model the characters in maya, maybe animate some simple stuff, but basically just a fun exercise for us.