Thursday, 26 February 2015

Final Film Production!

That's right folks... I've actually posted twice this millenium. I hope you were sitting down when you found that out.

 Basically I'm going to be updating (hopefully) once a week with the progress i've made in this film as well as any other projects i'm working on/ films or companies i'm interested in.

I'm kind of not focusing on one single aspect of my film at the moment and chipping away at little tasks instead, but essentially the plan is to finalize a proper good animatic and my backgrounds by the end of next week. Here's hoping my legendary procrastination skills don't kick in.

 

Here is the first background i've completed for the film. Only 40 odd more to do! Excuse me while I go and cry in a corner. 

I'm still not used to tablet drawing but it's slowly been replacing my traditional drawing in this film. At least for the first couple of scenes. I'm quite proud of this considering it's completely digital.




This is a turnaround ive done for my friend on the Game Art Course in our University. He's going to model it in Maya and then i'm going to import the still image of the final model into After Effects and use the puppet warp tool to move it around in a couple of scenes in my film as a background character. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this is going to look.

  

This is a simple walk cycle i've done to test out some effects that I might use in the film. I've drawn it traditionally so I can trace over it in a couple of different media, such as chalk, pastels, watercolours and other effects



 
These are some of the adverts i'm working on for the background of my futuristic scene. Which will be modeled by my friend on the BA Computer Animation course in my uni. You can find his awesome shit here: http://www.dincorta.com/uni-stuff

Here are some of his tests that he's done.



                                                 Mmm yeah that's some good computer magic...



This is my character turnaround for most of the film. He'll change styles considerably throughout but the essential shape will be the same.

Also, new youtube channel! It's a bit poo at the moment but i'm sure it'll be thoroughly fabulous to your eyes soon: https://www.youtube.com/user/TadDaviees


Look out for more posts soon on this demented little corner of the internet :D

Monday, 2 February 2015

Massive 2015 dump.

Dodgy title, sorry bout that kids.

So this is what i've squeezed out for my 2015 update. Sorry for not updating for a few months then dropping a huge one out of the blue. I've been meaning to do this for a while so it's a load off my mind to finally do this. Hope you don't think it's too crap or anything.



So this is what I finally ended up designing for my business card. I foolishly printed off a hundred of them so apologies if I enthusiastically throw one at your face. Although i'm tempted to keep them and make a really creepy suit.


 I got rid of the number in case one of my many rabid fans tracks me down. Waddya gonna do.





I was quite happy with how they turned out. I feel like they give a decent impression of what to expect from me. Although apparently the monster on the back is green, which is bit annoying.




This was pretty much the first thing i came up with when everyone was brainstorming their initial film ideas. I had the good foresight to not plan my film in any possible way until the project came about, so I had massive difficulty sticking to one idea. This was a nice little one about the miner's in the booming coal industry in the valleys. As the son of a miner, i've heard no end to the stories of the horrors and trials that even children had to endure, so it was an obvious choice.



This was a cute 'un. It was pretty much just me drawing my dog and a few cats in various degrees of annoyance. It could have been a nice cute family friendly adventure with probably a few poo jokes in for good measure. Alas, I grew tired of the cuteness and quickly moved onto this beauty...


  

Well this blog went downhill very fast didn't it? I think the black box really frames the drawing nicely. I was pretty much just looking into demonology and cool demons that could be interpreted into a stupid drawing. If you're nice enough and you promise not to report me for indecency and being a weirdo i'll show you the rest of them one day.


This idea was pretty much just demons harassing a poor monk, but instead of the horrible torturous deeds that they are known for they'd act more like school bullies, pranking and giving him wedgies. 


More cool stuff! wowzers.





I did most of these drawings in Italy when I was meant to be drawing landscapes and have deep thoughts about pasta or some shit. Oh well.
 
 

As you can see my film is going to be a lovely lighthearted affair filled with wonder and joy.
 

 Here's my final turnaround for my character. And yes. I am aware it's pretty much me. Unfortunately it was the only way my film was going to work the way I wanted it to, so you'll have to suffer with seeing my lovely mug throughout most of the film. You lucky shits.




And that's it for now! Hopefully there'll be a few more previews of my film before the end of the uni year! If there isn't and you're unhappy with the amount of updates that I do on this blog, please file a complaint to my totally real secretary.