Monday, 10 November 2014

Storyboards and Sketches

So I thought I might show some (not too spoilery) rough storyboards that I've been making as part of The Shepherd, as well as some of the sketches I've been doing on the side so as to not go nuts.

This is usually how I start my storyboards, as very quick rough sketches on paper with printed panels (drawing a tonne of panels gets annoying very quickly). As you can see they are just meant to get the basic idea down so I have enough room to add or remove frames as I work out where to put the camera, how sounds will factor into it and if there will be any particular camera moves. Working this small and fast helps me to avoid being precious with my panels and gives me the space to experiment a lot. After I've figured it out I'll go into TVPaint and redraw the sequence at a higher level of detail for use in the animatic.

This first sequence is from the opening of the film, where we introduce the girl and her plight, as well as the Shepherd.




Secondly, I've been doing a little bit of drawing at home for fun so I have something else to do and think about than The Shepherd. First I have a character design for an Elvish Wizard that I did on a whim one night, and then some fanart for a character called Tracer from Blizzard's new game, Overwatch.



That's all for now! Back to storyboarding.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Shepherd Logos

Oh man it's been a long time!

Mostly I've been busy storyboarding these past weeks (and those storyboards are secret), so I don't have an awful lot of work to show right now, but I do have some gun sketches from class and a first pass at designing a logo for The Shepherd!




Hopefully I'll have something more significant to show soon, it's just a slow month in terms of finished work.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Alien Sketches!

So we've been pretty busy making The Shepherd a reality! Sadly for me that mostly means talking a lot, so I've not as many drawings to show lately as I might have liked. That said, I have some alien sketches that I made, and a look test put together by some of our artists!


The alien has been an interesting design challenge, and I can assure you the final result is less cute than my own examples. ;)

Finally we have our first look test, put together by Benjamin Bach Nielsen (painting the background) and Emilie Stabell (editing) with the help of some of our animators. Really cool!


These are exciting times! I can't wait to make more. But for now, back to talking about story.

Monday, 29 September 2014

The Green Gribbly

My girlfriend is always going on about invisible gribblies, so I took the liberty of drawing one a few days ago.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Fan Art

So here's a little drawing I made earlier this week during a lecture, then polished up digitally at home.



Blog Revamp

So part of the third year involves preparing ourselves for the future, including improving our online presence and preparing a portfolio for application to internships.

That means this blog is going to undergo some changes while I try to figure out how to present myself and my work in a more professional way, starting today! So in you see some weird stuff happening on the blog that's the reason why.

Until next time!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Character Sketches

Pre production is crazy-time! Here are some sketches. :)




It's been fun to work with something a little more simple and appealing than my usual style.