Ok sorry about the delay but I was a bit paranoid that someone would steal my idea that I didn’t want to show it until now.
Anyway, here it is for the ones who haven’t seen it yet.
While working on the layout I realised that some areas still needed a bit more definition so back to the drawing boards.
As promised, here are some concept art for the design of my character Thirsty, a cartoony looking vampire. I have modeled and alpha version of him in wax already but I will probably change the proportions and use a different material. I started using a dark red wax but it is too dark and most of the detail won’t show up properly. I did try some Super Sculpey I had laying around but it was too dry and brittle. I also tried some Chavant clay but it was too sticky for my liking. I will go to Tiranti tomorrow and see what they have on offer….. not that I trust them much anymore but well let’s see.
Here are my concept art, 2 hours of brainstorming with my TabletPC and Sketchbook pro.
And here is the unfinished alpha version of the sculpt.
I should be getting in Class5 “Short preproduction” next week and I set my goals quite high. Here is a test I did in preparation using Caran d’Ache pastels on Canson 170g…. well that was more ArtRage2 on my Tablet pc but I won’t be taken seriously if I say so.
You might recognise the inspiration from some tiny company in california.
While checking Youtube, I was copying some of the Story Boredom’s caricatures today and realised that it would be better to do my own ones.
That one is not really a caricature but a simple painting I did just to get better at it. It’s a very intuitive drawing, I didn’t really use the Glen Vilppu checklist. I just wanted to test some Sketchbooks brushes.
I don’t have much time right now but I am gonna talk about video editing very soon using as an example one of those 30 seconds Mac/PC Apple campaign and specifically the one called “Better results”. Why that one? well because the girl is hot and it makes my blog more attractive ;-)
Close your eyes, think about any of those ads and ask yourself: “how many shot do they use for such and advert?” Just like many things, a good editing is a simple and seamless one. This is what this post is about. How can you make a 30s commercial that has a good pace without being too snappy or too flat?
How yeah the last slide is not part of the ad but I thought it would be a good idea to put it there just to balance things up a bit ;-)
I couldn’t find sleep this morning and after a very early wake up 4am started drawing on my tabletPC. By the way, Sketchbook rocks. First because the sketching feeling is amaaazzzziiingg even with a 7 years old wacom UltraPad pen and second because the CPU use on my HP 4200 is a stable 20% which is great for the battery life when you are having a coffee at Starbucks.
Because of the wide array of customizable brushes Photoshop CS2 is excellent but the CPU use goes up to 100% which triggers the CPU fan too frequently for my liking.