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09-08-2009, 03:23 PM
Here's some more work I did for a personal project; some environment layouts + some characterdesigns.
Layouts storyideas (in no particular order):
Giant that is looking for clothes that fit him:
Some handy critters:
Feedback very welcome!
Thanx for looking,
09-08-2009, 04:39 PM
Really amazing stuff, as someone who has aspirations of writing and drawing a childrens book, I can say that I'm very impressed with your work. I love your characters and your art is perfect for a childrens book. How far off are you from finishing your book?
09-08-2009, 06:20 PM
the "handy" characters are particularly awesome :)
09-09-2009, 03:01 PM
Paladis: erhm, y ou're looking at it :P I'm a visual development artist, but not really a writer....so I basically set up this framework, and take it from there. I do want to dive into storytelling and writing, so it's a nice learning project :) I'm also planning on putting together a little artbook thingie, which'll probably feature some of this stuff aswell:)
Gloomy: thanx, they're my favorites aswel! :)
09-09-2009, 04:10 PM
O :) then it's perfect. I really think you got something there. I'm hoping to be able to both write and draw my story. But this is something i just came up with a few months ago...actually...about 6-8 months ago, man where does the time go. I have a long way to go, someday I'll get there :)
09-09-2009, 04:32 PM
Those are some magnificent comps there!
I love it.
09-13-2009, 06:07 AM
Paladis: My method is to come up with a basic outline of the story first, and then just start sketching, looking for cool compositions and character ideas. It also helps to pick a story you like, and incorperate elements from that aswell. The girl in the picture is a leftover of re-designs I did for Dorothy for the Wizard of Oz (another personal project), and the whole 'venturing into another world'is something I grabbed from Alice in Wonderland. :)
Good luck with your project!
MilkMan: As for layouts and visual developement, check the blog of Hans Bacher, I learned alot from this guys Blog and his book 'DreamWorlds'. He's a key disney visualdevelopement guy, having worked on beauty and th beast, mulan, etc. link : http://one1more2time3.wordpress.com/
09-13-2009, 06:15 AM
I forgot: this is the Hans Bacher book I mentioned, best book on layout ever: http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Worlds-Production-Design-Animation/dp/0240520939/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252840420&sr=8-1http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51goao%2B2fJL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg
09-13-2009, 08:30 AM
Some really amazing stuff here. Love the Hand Critters. Super creative.
I think the first giant would be my favourite. He's got that crafty, wizened look about him.
09-13-2009, 11:40 AM
These are great. And so nice of you to share that blog :]
It's really cool and interesting to see how you do your little layouts and stuff. Thank you much for sharing!
09-13-2009, 11:45 AM
WOW! This is just wonderful stuff. It just screams of a child's imagination.
09-13-2009, 12:49 PM
Thanks the encouragment Rhemrev, great links and blog. My favorite WB short of all time is:
Can't wait to see more of your art and concepts here on the boards :)
09-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Thanx guys, much appreciated!
09-25-2009, 06:52 AM
This is an awesome piece of work. I also took a quick look at the blogspot and that just stunned me. You are a true artist. I love the sequential story of that little girl. GREAT GREAT GREAT!
09-25-2009, 03:02 PM
Loved your stuff really original and well executed.
09-30-2009, 01:57 AM
You are inspirational dude.
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