Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hibernation Time!

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Marle, Crono, Lucca, Robo, Ayla, Frog, Magus, and Schala

There are less than 500 copies left of the Chronotorious CD. If you scroll through the news section on the Bad Dudes site, you might see a thumbnail of the finished piece I did for it.
Order here--->
I've been really busy this summer. I started a new job, storyboarding. Which is funny because my old classmates remember how much I sucked at in college. It's alot of fun, alot of work, and I'm learning a ton of new things!
My time right now is pretty much divided between that and helping good friends with two different weddings! (The first was just last weekend, it was lovely! Congrats you two! Soon there will be many Valoda babies.) The next is one is on Halloween, which will also be extremely awesome!
There are also two personal projects I need to focus on, so it might not be until Winter when I can post again. Fanart for now, because it is not related to anything I can't post.

The following artwork is from "Secret of Mana". It's now downloadable for the Wii. It's the first RPG I ever played, and I still love it. Up to three people can play at the same time. When game magazines started printing screenshots of Chrono Trigger, I thought it was the sequel to Mana, since two of the main characters look really similar to Chrono and Marle.
Also, there was a game magazine that was having an awesome contest back in the day. The prize was an animation cel from the animated commercial. I didn't win, does anybody remember that? Was anyone lucky enough to get one? Here is the commercial in German, it was in English too. Did anybody out there get to work on it?

This was for an Autumn Society show back in August. It has a round frame with little metal flowers.

The rest isn't fanart.

Back in July, I went with friends and had fondue for the first time! Yummy!

Here are two silhouettes of the projects I'm working on. One is a book, and the illustrations need to be finished before winter. Both have been on the blog before, one of them was on accident. Ha ha, hoo boy.....

The other character is from a seven minute animatic I pitched last fall, for a shorts program. I couldn't find work, and my friends were very supportive with me pitching. The characters were from way back in 2005, that I'd been working on for awhile. I didn't expect to make it that far, and even though it didn't make it thru, I'm still going to try to finish it by next summer. My friends have been very helpful, so we are going to try to finish it together.
This was animated on a friend's cintiq just as a test, using Flash. There is some cel shading even, but it didn't help the stiff and clunky animation. :P Making the animatic was good, it helped me get story boarding work, since I had to board out the short myself. So thank you again guys! :) Also old tired Dell computer, didn't know you had it in you!

Also, Skippy is still as helpful as ever.

Oh! Before I forget, the "Transformers Animated: The Allspark Almanac" came out. It is a massive book full of ruff and clean character, prop, and bg designs from the show. There aren't alot of books on specific animated shows in English, and this might be useful for anyone interested in animated television production. Also, Skippy is in it! You can buy the book at Amazon.