Wednesday, May 9, 2007

10 down.....

Do you know where you were ten years ago? Neither do I. Well, not really. I know that I just finished college and could not have been happier. I always hated school, even if I was drawing for my credits. So, I got my diploma ( which I never had to use ) and started looking for work. And looking back at it all now, I'm amazed that I'm still doing what I love to do. It hasn't always been a blast, or easy. But, nothing is. I've been lucky to have worked with some awesome people, on some highly creative projects and for some great studios. Thanks to all. Extra special thanks to my family and friends.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Style baby, style. Example 1.

Everyone knows what they want. It's just really hard sometimes to convey that information to others. Especially when it comes to the look for an animated show or short. It's all part of the process. Now, I know. For anyone who works in the animation/illustration industry this is old news. But, for those who don't... here's a little show and tell. Some directors or producers know exactly what they want. Some, even design the entire look of a show themselves. That's great! But what if, you know what you want, but you can't draw? You go out and get someone who can. But, it doesn't stop there. Just because someone can draw, doesn't mean that the job is done. It's still a matter of trial and error. Without getting into the specifics, here are some different takes on an idea. Same two characters, different styles. This one was too cartoony.