10.10.08

Strings

The topic on Illustration Friday this week is strings! Beloved strings!
So, how could i not "cheat" and show a few stills from my animation Lucille (about a girl in a guitar shop)?

I always like seeing other people's process, so here's a few before and after shots, comparing the original rough storyboard to the final animation.







There's something in the immediacy of a rough sketch that sometimes can't be recreated. I like the rocker's face in that last storyboard sketch more than the final shot. It's much more menacing! But I ended up going for a more deadpan look. (It went better with the actor's performance)

Any Melbournians reading this? You can see this animation on the big screen at Fed Square this Thursday (the 16th), with my other film Crooked and all the other films nominated for ATOM awards this year. They're on 7:30 to 9pm, and it's FREE. See you there!

happy weekend! :)

18 comments:

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh i luv the progress here its so cute! and im intrigued at the story too..

Connie said...

I'm so glad you shared these; they're great! And I love 'sugary', which I'd missed.

Michael said...

yeh i like the sketch rockers face better. haha... thursday huh, i just might have to check out your stuff at Fed Square. Thats pretty cool, congrats on the atom award

小喬 said...

nice blog!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These are absolutely fabu! I really like your illustration style. Very, very, nice.

feffi said...

i like your blog and your work. go on. it's nice; all the best

Reg said...

thanks for showing us the process! very interesting! nice illustrations, too. did you know "tali" also means string in Filipino? :)

Kevin Spear said...

It is fun to see the sketch and the finished result. Both have their unique angle, don't they. Good work.

Kevin Spear

Teri C said...

That was so interesting! Thanks for the tour. I love to see how other people 'think'.

Josh (musarter) said...

Nice series. I like seeing the initial sketches. Good stuff

Dot said...

i love the combinations of the roughs and finished ones! nice job.

ArtSparker said...

Reminds me Once. Great characters.

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic, really fantastic work.
It´s a pleasure see your work!
Congratulations and regards!

O Temporário

Ellen said...

These are fantastic! Glad I stopped by!

Michael O'Connell said...

love to see the process… and congrats on the nomination… very nice…

Eric Barclay said...

This is really cool! Love seeing the progression from sketch to final. Great work!

Xavier Salomó said...

Nice job... "Comme d'habbitude" ; )

Ana said...

Thanks for your message on my blog. I really like your illustrations too. Greetings from the UK. Ana