Monday, October 29, 2007

Parasite's Delight ~ an introduction

After months of planning and preparation, I think it is time I posted a couple of items related to my thesis. The working title is Parasite's Delight. It is about a lone parasite, Pitti, who must learn to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. I have posted a few images of Pitti before, but nothing along the lines of the story. I figured I finally post the animatic I have been working with. It is currently undergoing some changes (as all films do). The story seems to be coming together nicely, and I am currently working on getting the visuals nailed down.


I should be able to get a couple of images down here soon as well. video

Monday, October 8, 2007

The World is my Critic ~ First Entry


I thought I might try something, just to keep this blog going.

I recently checked out Dan Pinto's blog, and even though he's a student, he's managed to post a drawing up there practically everyday. I'm only acquainted with Dan through a friend, but I'm very impressed. This gave me an idea.

I will post a drawing up here as often as possible...any drawing, no matter how I feel about it. And I urge whoever reads this blog (no matter how few) to give me some pointers on how to better the drawing. Since I am still a student, criticism is really valuable. I will see how often I can keep this idea going.


The drawing here I did very quickly from a paused frame. The character is (I think) called Oily Cat, from Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse series in the late 1980's (I am starting to discovering it, as well as old Terrytoons). I really like this pose, as the character looks like a performer, yet with a very earnest and appealing expression.

Every time I copy an existing cartoon, I analyze my hands (in a manner of speaking) to see what lines and shapes feel comfortable, and eventually I learn something about how I can better my own animation drawing. And mind you, I do not mean for these drawings to look exactly like the original.