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Sep 21, 2008

Deer in the Headlights - Thumbnails

If you click on one of the thin little strips to the left of this text, you will find some really tall images consisting of all my thumbnail sketches for my latest story, Deer in the Headlights: A Lightning Bug Story. Over 300 boards this time around, which, I believe, is a new record for me. Not sure if this is a longer story or if I'm just putting more acting into my boards. I suppose I'll find out when I start recording the dialogue and putting together the animatic. But first, I must complete the actual story boards! Sounds time-consuming, but fun. I will, of course, be doing them totally digitally using my Cintiq (still justifying that pricetag!).

Be sure to skim over the thumbnails and let me know what you think!

Sep 6, 2008

Deer in the Headlights - Color Studies

My work continues on Deer in the Headlights: A Lightning Bug Story!  I've got the first draft of the script complete, and the first act is already thumbnailed.  I'm also working on finalizing the character designs (at least to the point where I can use them in my boards) and the sets.  Below is something new for me.  I decided to do a few "color/lighting studies" to help visualize the story.  I used Corel Painter (soft pastels) and, naturally, my Cintiq.

I think they turned out alright for a first go at such a thing.  What do you think?

Sep 1, 2008

The Secret Life of the American Teenager's Hair

I know we've all been watching the summer smash-hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. And we all know the real star of the show...Amy, the main character's, hair! How do they get it to part like that?!? Simply a marvel. So, like any good animator would, I had to do some exploratory sketches to try to discover the secret life of the american teenager's hair. Below is a collage of what I found...


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