Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Heckling Hare

This is one of my favorite frames from any cartoon. "I... I crushed him..."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flash project

I've been working on a project for my Flash class the past couple weeks. Here are some screen shots:

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I'm working on a project for Flash class where my Samoan character, Sen, runs to a rock and jumps into a pond where he's eaten alive by a giant black octopus. I'm maybe half-way done. I've been producing some of my first run cycles and it's been a struggle, but not unbearably so (with a little help from my friend).
Here are some of the pencil, line, and finished color runs I've done (be sure to click the links that lead to a full-screen version to see more detail):

This was always intended to be a silhouette. Click

Pencil test. Click

Line test. Click

Final color. This is a hard angle to animate something running. Sen gets cut off at the end because that's where the bottom of the frame will be. Click

Monday, March 7, 2011

Transformation Fascination

I've always been fascinated with transformations of the bodily kind. Not slow progressions of change but the rapid, violently awful kind. Ever since I was a kid I've found it mesmerizing. I think it has to do with the things I used to watch growing up in the '90s.
One of my first fixations was the show Street Sharks. The concept of being physically transformed into a powerful shark creature that tore through the streets was so cool to me. But my favorite image from the show is the one above with the needles pointing towards the guys. Experimentation, transformation, chemicals, I ate it all up.