Well here we are. Hard to believe tomorrow is already March. In case you haven't already caught on, I'v been dedicating myself to daily posts for 2010 ending each month with a self portrait or caricature of some fashion.
I really want to thank those of you who have been checking in constantly, as well a special thanks to those who have dropped me a line. It's encouraging.
Please feel free to shoot me a high or hello anytime. Here's to March!
So I sketched this up in my free time at work and really want to try it out as a digital painting. I can't say that I'll have a finished product posted any time soon as I really want to spend some time on this one, but I do feel it's a safe bet to say we'll see this pick again.
In case it's a bit hard to place, as it is a very rough sketch; I have King Kong here, in the foreground to the right, squaring off against a T Rex.
So these are thumbnails. For those whom don't know, storyboards often begin this rough. Mine change all the time, but it's an minimal commitment way for me to figure out how a scene will come together. Even though the detail is clearly way less quality than a finished story panel will look, I probably put twice the effort and thought into figuring these out.
Just thought it would be fun to share for those interested in my process.
So as I mentioned, I'v been working on some new ideas for storyboards and I came up with this great original idea.
Or so I thought.
My idea developed into this scenario where this character is in the movie theatre drinks way too much soda and then desperately needs to use the restroom. I thought of a few fun obstacles to place between him and his goal; out of order restrooms, lines, awkward interactions, ect...
Well the further my original idea evolved, the more this creeping feeling of familiarity took hold of me. Then it hit me! I was recreating an episode of the Animaniacs (an amazingly cool show that still holds up btw). The more I tried to evolve MY take on the gag, the more I realized how much I couldn't get Wakko's adventure out of my head.
So I'v decided to move on. Here's a sneak peak at what it began to look like.
You ever just have one of those days? If you're a fellow creative person I'm sure you can relate. You know, when those creative juices just aren't flowing for you like you'd like them to?
Well, today was one of those days for me. I worked on way more than this, but really only feel like sharing this shot. It' might end up being my establishing shot in my next set of boards. Of coarse that is if I don't go back and redo it at a later date.
So though I'v started work on my new boards (and I know I said I'd be posting them) most of today was spent in traffic school. So even though I have some completed roughs, I thought I might instead be leaving you with a caricature of our instructor.
So here we go. I might be taking a break from these paintings momentarily. It's high time I got down and dirty on a set of story boards I'v been developing. I'm thinking I'll probably just post a few key frames or sequences till I get them all complete.
I'm hard pressed to remember the last time I was this exhausted. The past couple of weeks have been great, but tiring. So today's post is simply a rough sketch. Tomorrow I'll provide the final product. I'v had an idea for a digital painting style I'll be trying out on this wolverine sketch. Hopefully it all works out in the end. Guess we'll see tomorrow.
Here's to a new week full of possibilities and opportunity! Cheers!