Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lumin Characters

In my efforts to begin to build a character design portfolio of sorts, I've been developing characters for my idea for a show about a planet of aliens that are engineers.

These guys are all standard Lumins, furry, peaceful engineers.

This guy is dressed for combat. Some Lumins join the military and shave off their fur.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Passer Passer - Background Characters

Here are some more background characters from the Conversations scene. These guys will all be walking by the screen quickly, so I wanted the designs to be simple and not distracting. Hopefully they are, and still interesting enough to take a look at on their own.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Passer Passer - Paint Brush Experiments

Working with Photoshop brushes once again. The cafe scene is largely influenced by a scene in Disney's Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom. I've finally found a couple brush combos that I'm starting to like, but it's not quiiiite there yet. I've been watching a lot of Samurai Jack recently and dry brush gauche approach to the background designs is pretty amazing. So I'm hoping I can eventually get it closer to that.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Passer Passer - More Compositing Work

I'm experimenting with the multiply and overlay layers to get a look that resembles my audio. Since all recordings were taken on the streets, no sound is completely clean and background noise bleeds into everything. So it made sense to me that characters would blend into one another and the background.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Passer Passer - More Coloring

Still laying down those colors all over the place. Here are a couple stills from scenes in progress.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Passer Passer - Coloring!

This week I'm back at work full force on my thesis film. I've been running through each scene adding color. Here is a pile of people.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Shape Dance - Updates

I've been taking a break from thesis and putting some final final touches on Shape Dance before Amy and I submit it to First Frame, the annual USC student showcase.