Saturday, November 21, 2015

2 Figures in Opposition (Action and Reaction)

The sketch below was part of an in class exercise I gave to study cause and effect, or action and reaction, between two figures. A boxing photo was used for reference, but I took liberties to enhance the line of action, and augment the poses. Of course a little splatter effect doesn't hurt. 

Another study from the same class depicting rugby players. (You can see the students sketch beneath my draw-over.) I rotated the players head upward to make him look at the ball. This helped sell the idea that the ball was jarred lose by the impact.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Back at Mouse House

It's been over 9 months now since returning to these familiar confines. The place is riding high following a string of hit movies -- Tangled, Frozen and BH6. In spite of the success, no one appears to be taking anything for granted. All are working hard and digging deep to keep the magic alive.

It's quite a different story at my former employer's, however. Massive layoffs, canceled productions, closed operations, all spell tough times ahead for DreamWorks. Much needed creative leadership changes have been made, but it will probably take them a few years to turn things around. I hope they do. A thriving animation industry needs competing studios to inspire excellence and innovation. Not to mention affording options to animation artists when looking for a home. To that end, I wish them well.

I hope to be posting again soon.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TURBO: Turbo Perseveres (2011) Part 2 of 2

It's from this point that I managed to keep the camera close to the ground at Turbo's eye-level for that emotional connection. I tried to maintain his point-of-view throughout.