Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tim Burton's Barrel

Felt very inspired to draw Barrel from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. I remember when it first came out back in the early 90's, being the first fully stop-motion movie ever made. So innovating and wonderful to watch, and it still is! :)

Just felt so good the moment it bust out of the lead and onto paper. All while listening to KoRn's version of Kidnap the Sandy Claws. Definitely look to try and color this for sure. :) I'll see what will come next. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

International Animation

I was able to go to the 9th Annual International Animation Day at the High Museum tonight. I didn't get to stay the entire night, but I enjoyed the animation films that were shown tonight. Here are a couple I really think you guys should check out:

Yulia and Logorama were both created in France, and I was very impressed with the storytelling and characters. For graphic designers, you guys will really enjoy Logorama! Keep a tab of how many logos you can spot in this project. Good luck. LOL There's lots of cursing in Logorama, just a warning.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

100 Yard Dash

Recently saw this music video, it's been a while since the last time I saw it.

I really like this project, the cinematography is superb with the different shots and editing. Also the typography and other motion graphic elements fit in nicely (smoke, light shining).

Monday, October 25, 2010

Heath @ Critique

With Heath's permission, I'm posting sketches I did during Laura's critique...of Heath of course.

Can't forget drawing his pimp cup of Starbucks. :D

Hope you enjoy the sketches! :)

Liking it So Far, Still Pushing

Not too set on the colors, but I'm still working on the color scheme. I have the entire figure done the way I want, but for right now, I won't show that. But I like the concept I have for this so far, and it's keeping me sane. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Music Takes Me Up

It was some time last year when I saw this music video for Mr. Scruff's Music Take Me Up. A fun music video mixing with live action, animation, and motion graphics. Have a fun weekend! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Toy Story Kinetic Typography

Saw this a few months ago, and to this day, I'm truly amazed by the work and craftsmanship for this composition! I wanted to do this scene myself...but after I saw it the first time, I said screw it. LOL :D It was too darn awesome to try and out do. It is an awesome project, taking on a classic animation scene.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2011 Lexus IS Commercial

Since the first time seeing this commercial, and to this day, I am amazed by the creativity and hard work they displayed. The concept they had for showcasing the vehicle's abilities, along the lines of the structure and power of drums, makes sense. Not to mention the theme of precision, as they mentioned in their tagline.

I played drums for almost a decade, and being precise is extremely important for the drummer's role. Every hit, every second, every move not only has to be tight and crisp, but calculated. At the exact moment. And taking that concept with drums to go with their product, makes the advertising all the more interesting. Especially that the vehicle had to display that in the commercial along with the drums. Very tricky, time consuming, and patience. And the labor was not in vain.

Also, they included a behind the scenes for making the commercial. I always enjoy seeing how awesome people create awesome concepts and how they execute. Enjoy!