Saturday, August 25, 2012

Animatic: "Monkey & Robot's Flying Circus"

From...2010? Rough (30 sec-1 min panels) pass for the 3rd Act. this marks my first use of Toonboom Storyboard Pro's animatic system. It was beyond user-friendly, and beyond fast.

Monkey and Robot are chased to the top of the atrium, where Monkey has a final encounter with the mad scientist responsible for his genius-level intellect. The moment brings up memories of all his fellow monkeys who were reduced to "failed experiments".

Story: Mars Elliot and Ken Gray
Storyboard Segment: Brian Sydnor

Friday, August 24, 2012

Workshop Assignments

Disney Animation vet, Tom Bancroft, has an online character design workshop that involves drawing assignments. I'm happy to support this cause and try to add something every go around. I keep missing the live show (day jobs and all that...), BUT I'm really happy with what the "deadline/ live critique-pressure" is helping me crank out. In the end I have few regrets, and hopefully I'll be able to see it live one day.

(Dimensional, dynamic action pose)

(Weight/ Pose of a character lifting something heavy)