Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Here's a shot of my slightly-redesigned first scene, still including only 3/4 of the total characters. I still need to create the puppet for the dancing girl, but that'll probably be something I do over the weekend.

So, there's not much to be said for today other than I'm working on my project at a slow-but-steady pace. I talked to the professor last class and he did inform me that it would be a wiser choice to at least change the character designs in some way so as to avoid any type of plagerism-based lawsuit by Kiraz, and I have to admit it is the right decision. Unfortunately, that means that most of the work I've done so far was kind of for naught, but at the same time the fixes aren't too terribly large. Body types are pretty generic, so I think I can get away with using Kiraz-style bodies and just trying to come up with new heads and faces for the characters and I should be all right. I'll post more work later this morning when I've made some changes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

So I've got my backgrounds finished for my final. Now I'm working on generating the characters/puppets I'm going to be using. I've got 3/4 of the characters needed for the first scene. So far, it's looking a little something like this:

Here are some more videos of in-class Flash stuff. Nothing too impressive, but hey, it's an update.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Here are a few videos of the Flash work I've been doing in class. Nothing too special, but we're supposed to post 'em.

So, there's really not much to say today. I haven't really done any work on my project since last class. A few sketches here and there of the characters, but nothing has been scanned for posting. I'll try to get them up soon, though. I'm definitely trying to decide how close to the Kiraz designs I should stay, or if I should alter them in any real way. Personally, I think they look great and are just the right style for a Flash animation, so I guess it really boils down to artistic integrity of sorts. Anyway, that's pretty much all I've got to say on it right now. I'll be sure to get those sketchbook pages up soon so I can get some feedback.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Idea!

So, I've got a new idea for a project. There's an artist I mentioned in one of my previous blogs named Kiraz, and I've fallen in love with one of his illustrations (see below). It's a bit of a short comic that chronicles a couples' misadventure one New Years' Eve. I was thinking I might just try to animate this. No real dialogue to speak of, but I think it'd be an interesting study in facial expressions and character animation. The background music would be "Linus & Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So I've finally decided on a project. It will be short and sweet. I've been doing a line of comic strips for a while now in which my character (who is me) approaches random women and gets burned by it. I think that this might not be a bad idea for a short. It would involve me when I worked at Target dealing with the issues of approaching customers who are trying to buy personal items. It would be very one-character-one-environment, except for the fact that there will be two characters, lol: myself and a woman. We will be in the condom aisle, while she is purchasing some personal hygiene products. No one in retail ever wants to help anyone in that aisle because it's just awkward as hell, but a customer is a customer and you have to. So in the short, I'll cautiously approach and ask if I can help her find something, and she will proceed to flip out and call me a pervert. I don't want to go into much more detail than that because I don't want to ruin any of the punchlines, but that's the overall jist of it.