Thursday, April 17, 2014

story moments

Back to work on the story moments. This time I arrange these in order.

another test of styling

here is another one I did recently. I want to see how it looks with 2d character rendering in watercolor-ish background. It's fun to do the characters this way, first I've never done it before, second, it reminds me again how much I love the approach of 2d animation. I just love the way it looks! Because of the style, it always took me extra hrs. to polish the background(even this one is not 100% done). I'll have a fulling painting soon, very excited.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

painting test

Before I start doing the cinematic moment painting, I wan to do some painting test. I want my background to have a watercolor painting-feel. Since I'm doing everything on photoshop, I'm trying to make it as far away from digital-look as possible. I focus on the technique than make pretty layout, so I wasn't thinking about the composition when I did these(I should)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mika,Papa's hands and feet

keep drawing, drawing and drawing. I need to get used to draw these characters. the next step should be the final design. here's the detail of each character's hand and feet(will need to be simplified more after)

Friday, March 28, 2014

cinematic moments

I keep telling myself do not dig-in the characters design too much at the first place. Has to look at the project as a big picture, taking care everything equally first, and then back to the character more. Here's some cinematic moments I did(not following the storyline)

character explorations: Ocelot and piranha

Ocelot! is pretty much like an indoor cat. it's size isn't as big as people thought.
I'm so glad my cat can finally do some help for me. I took pictures and do a lot of sketches. also, get back to the fundamental, study the anatomy again.

then I play the shape and adding the design


I nail down the design quicker than I thought.

thanks to EA, I had experience designing fish. so I get this guy's design down pretty quick too.

Plant design

what kind of plants living in amazon rainforest? hundreds of them! I want to choose more interesting looking plants for my project. so I picked some and do it with my design approach.