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.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Shepherd Style Tests

So this week the CG artists on our team have been working on deconstructing Santiago Montiel's style and figuring out how we want to render our backgrounds. Here's my contribution.

Slowly learning a little about line and lighting, it's a good time! :)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Viborg Animation Festival

So after a long wait, VAF is finally upon us and we can show the commercials we made a few months ago during the commercial project!

Here is the short I directed. We wanted to mix 2D animation and live action footage in Viborg to reprsent the festival coming to town, and I think we succeeded despite our lack of experience in live action.

This wouldn't have been possible without a fantastic team, so I want to thank Martin Baadsgaard, Max Jarl Christiansen, Louise Gregersen, Marylou Mao, Sabine Pedersen and Pernille Kjær for their hard work during those five very intense weeks!

Finally, our lovely lead character designer, Pernille Kjær, was contracted afterwards to make some posters for the festival!

Overall it was quite the experience! It was really different to work with a client producing an advert in this way, but it seems we were successful in the end.

If you'd like to see more of Pernille's work, she has a Tumblr here:

Until next time!