Saturday, June 21, 2008

A wonderful day in the neighborhood.

Here's most of what I've done in the last...two weeks? It hasn't been that long. I've actually been pretty productive lately! I'll try and organize this somewhat.

First off, I've gotten better at Photoshop coloring! I'm so happy. I think I've figured out the general right amount of working on something until it makes me happy. I finished a lot of this picture in one night, and then left it for another day before I went back to it. The difference a day makes! I ended up messing around on sort of un-perfecting a lot of the little things, like giving the jacket and skin some more colors and working the boots a bit more. I think it speaks of better times to come :D. The Vespa was super duper referenced, with a few design tweaks, etc.

This is all from a rough idea I've been kicking around. I've done some animation for it, which will hopefully show up here too. It's a test run cycle, but here head's a little bobby for the effect I want. Otherwise, I'm proud of it. I would've uploaded a longer version, but wireless isn't powerful enough for that.

And here she is climbing a building. This was mostly a color test, and to mess around with a real composition for once. That's my fake (but real perspective-wise) city in the background. Technically, I would like them lower in the picture, because they throw off her composition a bit.

And here's a rough little storyboard I started for the whole sequence I'm planning. These aren't final. I need to fix her face in the fourth panel, and the giant monsters she's supposed to fight after the last panel need to be designed. (That's a foot, by the way. It makes sense with the next panel.)

Here's some weird stuff. I'm trying to loosen up a bit stylistically for my cartoony Nickelodeon portfolio. Don't know how that's going really. These were quick things in Photoshop just to do something.

And in case you haven't seen this at my DA page or the animajor blog, here's my masterpiece. My blog layout keeps changing because I need to design it for real. I can do the CSS for it, but it's just a system I'm not familiar with yet. I've spent some time trying to figure out the coding, but Blogger is very loose with it's restrictions and it's throwing me off. There are things that you need and things that you don't need, and I have to figure the difference out. I've got to build my webpage again and get a domain name before I can do anything else with this really.

Next time I'll post my recent stuff from my sketchbook. It needs a lot more cleanup before I can do anything, though, and I don't want this post to be too long.