Saturday, December 11, 2010

Home to Van Brunt St.

 A recent illustration of the view of my apartment I get to see every morning and evening from the bust stop.
It's a little dull, I had a hard time making it interesting, compositionally, but there it is.  I had The Night Window by Edward Hopper in mind as I worked on it, which no coincidence since a copy of it is hanging in my living room.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Integrity Health Animation

I recently finished an animation for Integrity Health in conjunction with the fine folks at Princeton Partners.  You can watch here.

Here are a few stills:

Some production art:
storyboard sketch of the above still.


An abandoned concept.  I have to admit, wrestling would have been fun to animate.

From Sketch to Final:
The storyboard sketch.
The first pass.  I thought all lines and hard blacks would be a stark, simple approach.
I was thinking simple, and got the idea of black figures, like Greek amphoras, but realized the characters needed to be easily identifiable from one another, so I added color to their wardrobe.  This made them all look like they were in black face.  Terrible idea.
Simple color always is the way to go, but... couldn't be all dudes.
Looking forward to the next one...

Ceiva Animation.

I had the pleasure of help editing and animating some text for Ceiva with Jim's Journal's Scott Dikkers.  Watch it here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Conversation - Alternate Ending

A school editing project.  I removed all of the sound and replaced it.

The Conversation - Alternate Ending from Brett Underhill on Vimeo.