Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mickey Mouse - Test Animation

At Disney Consumer Products we've been shown how to draw Mickey and his friends once each week by Jeff Shelly. Mickey's surprisingly hard to draw because of the balance between design and draftsmenship needed. Most of which is achieved through a lot of drawing time with him. I've been tinkering around with this scene, finding different ways to make Mickey snooze, yet retain his likeliness. It's summer! so having a lazy summer laid back demeanor felt appropriate.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Mother's Day Rooster + Experimentation

So every Mother's Day I typically like to custom-make my mother's card. It would be a pretty half-folded bristol card with a beautiful rooster drawing on the front and very meaningful writing inside. Previous years have been a pastel, impressionistic rooster, a watercolor version, and comic-looking drawings with frightened dogs. This year I realized I had an extra frame and was really inspired by the graphic japanese drawings that my Mom likes too. Lo and behold, I drew this for her :)


Explored some different ideas with thumbnails. The Japanese style sorta came as an accident when wanting to make the rooster dynamic. Getting rid of the farm and background really helped par the idea down.

60% completion : Was sorta debating on watercoloring, but still strong as black/white

This is an experimentation for a animated piece that would have been a lot of fun to complete. The idea was to have the video feel like a comic book while still having decent animation and looking sorta modern. I have permission to show this is a self-promotion and this content belongs to it's respective owner. Enjoy!