Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kids in winter jackets

These are some of the development sketches I did for story board class. Inspiration!

Friday, November 26, 2010

just ran across this

found this while i was browsing some blogs, a good story starter...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mr. Erik D. Martin

Here's the link to his blog :)

This was on the Paperwalker site. Wings For Roger video is pretty cute and the design is pretty fun.

Story Starters..

WTF is he poking!?!?!?

Another idea I had for a story starter was...Brothers, Video Games, Jealousy

Friday, November 19, 2010

Free to Fly

I just saw this (longish) short on deviantart. The animation is not that impressive, but the story is kind of interesting, I think. I mostly like the concept of the kids imagining their toys are alive and also the topic of dealing with peer pressure and growing up is a fair conflict for a kid, I think. Anyway, see what you think :]

In the spirit of the fall season and Harry Potter...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Summer Sketches

Here are some character designs I did over the summer. Thought I would post them for inspiration :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Out of Sight.

I just found/saw this little gem.  Wonderfully simple story and beautiful animation.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Virginie Izoulet

I came across this dude's blog a few days ago. It's kind of a fun style.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cool texture

Hey guys :]

Just thought I'd share something I found over on Zbrush Central. I think it's a really interesting style... using zbrush to do some normal mapping, we could even make the characters look like hand-made which might be an interesting effect. Kinda like clay-mation :D It would certainly be unique, I think! Anyway, just thought I'd post it cause I think it's pretty cool whether we use it or not :]

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Hi everyone!

Aside from making the story, in the meantime we should consider watching some videos online (tutorials) to learn how to rig. This is a demo of a guy's rig:

This one is pretty cool too!:

Let's make sure to be ready for next year and do something really good! So if you guys have any tutorial out there let everyone know so we can learn from people.

Also it doesn't have to be all rigging...Rendering, lights, modeling and other tutorials would be useful. Let's get ready to get better before the big show!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This is another way of mixing 2d and 3d. The 3d is the "real world" and the 2d is the "story world". Just posting other examples of mixing these nicely!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Love this

I don't know if y'all have seen this. Its kinda creepy but cute. And I really like the character design and the look of it.

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Finnish Music Video

Here's the Finnish Music Video I told you about. Enjoy!