Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Raging Bull

I'm still trying to come up with a character for my next project, but I think I may have an idea. I was searching through a bunch of really old stuff of mine, and found a few that had a little bit of the feeling I'm after.
So I tried making some new sketches to sort of feel them out.
The one i like most, oddly enough, is the bull character, which originally was just a doodle in the margins of an old school notebook. I did several sketches of him this afternoon to explore his range of expression and personality.Somehow, a sketch of the squirrel I'm currently animating ended up on this last page, as well as another partial sketch of the caveman artist. I think I have decided that I'm going to use the bull for the crossword animation, so i did a couple quick sketches to figure out the layout of the scene.
meanwhile, I am still busily working on my squirrel animation- i am about 25% done. It's kind of slow going when I spend 10 hour nights at work, and sleep most of the day, not to mention the projects i have with the Fine Arts Festival, working with kids from my church on their dramas, but whenever i get a free moment, I hunker over my desk in the basement and scribble furiously away at the animation. Currently I have about 80 frames with cleaned-up lines.


Josh Lieberman said...

I like where that raging bull is goign, I think you push the character design a little more.

Btw, nice details on the magazine he's holding in that bottom sketch

John Bryson said...

David Lynch is the bomb! twin peaks rocks!