Aug 24, 2008

Deer in the Headlights: A Lightning Bug Story

I'm very pleased to announce that my next short-story animatic will be Deer in the Headlights: A Lightning Bug Story! I've been working on development sketches for over a month now, and I've finally got the story where I want it. Next up is the script, then thumbnails of the story boards, then the actual boards, voice track, etc. Still plenty more to work on/out, but here is your first look at the deer and the lightning bug characters.

Exciting stuff! Stay tuned for more, and be sure to let me know what you think!

Aug 16, 2008

The Other Bikini Cowgirl

Here's my second go at the brush-nib pen, vectorize in Illustrator, color in Photoshop method of drawing. This one turned out much better than the previous, most notably in the background. I spent a good hour on the background alone and had some fun with textures using my Cintiq. Can't wait for the next one!

Aug 7, 2008

The Bikini Cowgirl

I'm working out a new drawing technique. Over the weekend I was doodling (read: flipping through the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit calendar and drawing whatever I happened to see). I took a few of my pencil sketches and tried using my Brush-tip marker/pen for, pretty much, the first time. I enjoyed the results and will definitely be using it more in the future. So, I scanned in my scantily-clad ladies into the computer, and began coloring them in Photoshop. Unfortunately, I wasn't getting the results I wanted, as the line work was being lost, and I wanted to keep that hard-edged cartoon look. So, I started reading about Illustrator (a program I have, have had, but never used or learned how to use--fyi, I didn't know what I was missing) and was able to vectorize my drawing first, then color it in Photoshop. Below is the result.
I definitely plan on producing more work with this method and learning much more about Illustrator. Why didn't anyone tell me about this thing?!?