August 27, 2013

Violince

Very nice preview for Violince, a turbo media (digital comic) with animation, by Nicolas Debray (animation supervisor on The Illusionist, and The Day of the Crows).


"The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray" by Steve Baker

August 21, 2013

Laser Boy

Film de Cube - Ecole la Poudrière by Jérémie Balais

Pose Drawing SparkBook: Put Life Into Your Drawings



More about the hardcover options here.

About the Sparkbook:

Master storytellers at studios like Disney/Pixar and comic book greats like Will Eisner have all understood a fundamental principle: "Show, don't tell". In other words, it's more entertaining for an audience to *see* what a character is thinking or feeling rather than to have the character express it with dialogue. Remember the "married life" sequence in Up that made everyone in the audience cry? Not a single word was spoken for several minutes, and yet we were all deeply moved.


If you can master the skill of using drawings to communicate thoughts and feelings, you'll go a long way towards becoming a successful storytelling artist. That's what connects with an audience. It makes your characters relatable and causes us to care.

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Cedric (author & Illustrator) plans to create a super-charged sketchbook designed to help you capture that "spark of life" as you draw. It's more than a sketchbook, it's a SparkBook!

INSIGHTS & INSTRUCTION
Sprinkled throughout the book will be 32 pages of information and examples to inspire you. Think of them as acting lessons for your drawings. Things may change and evolve as I write but for now I'm planning to cover the following topics:

• Acting For Artists: Making Drawings That Entertain
• Understanding Facial Expressions
• Acting With The Entire Body
• Thumbnails: Small Drawings That Make A Big Difference
• How Personality And Emotions Affect Behavior
• Pantomime: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
• Resources For Further Study


BOOK SPECS:
Size: 7in. x 10in.
240 pages (120 sheets)
Metal wire-o double loop binding
Paperback cover (Hardcover upgrade if stretch goal is met.)

Each challenge will be printed in light-gray type to minimize any distractions as you draw.

The book will be printed on real sketchbook paper, but because the paper has to run through a printing press it will be flattened out and the "tooth" of the paper will be lost. However, it should still be able to withstand more abuse (erasing, wet media, etc.) than typical book paper would.


Sample of its contents - 100 sketchbook ideas.

Make sure to donate a few dollars and spread the word, it's a great resource for comic artists and storyboard artists.

See the kickstarter page here.

August 19, 2013

Bee and PuppyCat - by Natasha Allegri



BOOBIES

Fifty Titmouse artists unite for a divine purpose: to animate boobies (produced for Youtube channel RugBurn, but removed by Youtube, and now on Vimeo).



Animators:
Allison Craig / Allison Fra / Alyx Jolivet / Angelo Hat / Anneli Stassler / Barry Kelly / Brian Kaufman / Chase Conlet / Chris Prynoski / Cody Walzel / Dave Gerhard / David Hernston / David Riley / Dik Pose / Doug Vito / Georgio Renna / Griffith Kimmins / Henrique Jardim / Howard Chen / Israel Sanchez / Jeremy Polgar / John Gutierrez / Johny Koester / Josh Howell / Jon Schnepp / Justin Ridge / Justin Voltz / Kat Ruzics / Maha Tabikh / Marina Gardner / Mark Taihei / Mike Maloney / Mike Roush / Nathan Aexander Rico / Parker Simmons / Phylicia Fuentes / Rachel Gitlevich / Robbie Robertson / Ryan Deluca / Ryan Magno / Sachio Cook / Sam Marlow / Samatha Gray / Stephanie Simpson / Tammy Chang / Todd Favela / Trevor Klueg / Victoria Lau / Zoë Moss

"Clarence" created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network

Sneak peak from upcoming mini-series:

Lilo &Stitch Pencil Tests by Rune Bennicke

August 09, 2013

August 05, 2013

Pose Drawing Sparkbook - on Kickstarter



A supercharged sketchbook designed to help you add the "spark" of life and personality to your characters. Includes ebook and lots of isights, samples, instructional materials and most importantly ideas for how to pose your characters, great for storyboard artists and animators! See the full deal here.


Grab your free download of 100 sketchbook ideas from the bonus section in the back of the book from here.

Sprinkled throughout the book will be a total 32 pages of information and examples to inspire you. Think of them as acting lessons for your drawings. Things may change and evolve as I write but for now I'm planning to cover the following topics:

• Acting For Artists - Making Drawings That Entertain
• Understanding Facial Expressions
• Acting With The Entire Body
• Thumbnails: Small Drawings That Make A Big Difference
• How Personality And Emotions Affect Behavior
• Pantomime: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
• Resources For Further Study

See his blog here.

Make sure to check out the kickstarter page for all the info, looks like a great product, check it out here.

"Koshin" by Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Cannabis Works) for PES (Peace Eco Smile)

Attack of the 50-Foot Hero