Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Model sheet


This is the main model theory sheet for Kowalski,(see below). 1992
Notice the weight and strong construction, the forced perspective is noticeable in the head - we are looking up and in the feet we are looking down. Take note of the perspective in the eyes - the near eye is larger and also in the legs, near and far, all principles of construction and perspective.

28 comments:

RooniMan said...

Nice.

Nubian Greene said...

possible to post more these?

Would be great to study...

Jim Smith said...

I wish I had more. There may be something like this but I have to look in the crypt.

Sam L. said...

Hey Jim, how much did Nickeloden cut out of Fake Dad? I read somewhere that it was suppose to be a full episode.

Jim Smith said...

I never saw it, it was too painful at the time but now maybe I could dig seeing it.

James said...

This is a cool character. I wish that the episode itself was a little better. In my opinion, its just an average episode.

He actually kinda reminds me of this one Chuck Jone's character, but fatter. I can't put my finger on it.

Jim Smith said...

Kowalski was definitely inspired by the Crusher from Bunny Hugged and the boxer from Rabbit Punch. Chuck Jones was my hero for many years and those cartoons still inspire awe and worship. You can see the amount of life drawing done by Jones and his crew, though I am not sure who the main animator was for those big guys.

Jim Smith said...

For more manly cartooning, check out Drip-A-long Daffy with Nasty Canasta. I've watched that cartoon bejillions of times and am still in awe of that character. He hardly moves but when he does it's killer.

Jim Smith said...

In Rabbit Punch the big guy is called the champ, great name!

Jim Smith said...

Also notice how the background paintings in "Rabbit Punch and Bunny Hugged" are very sparse, expertly executed, and see the exits are defined against a black bg as if to say "Bugs has no way out". The bgs are magnificent, just enough detail to move the story along, but very well rendered.

Jim Smith said...

Injun Joe in "Wagon Heels" is a great character also. That cartoon inspired me more than any for Chestaclese.

Zoran Taylor said...

Geez, what's in the Kool-Aid tonight? I always thought Fake Dad was one of the funniest episodes ever made.

Jim Smith said...

Zoran I feel you, that episode could have been funnier but had one huge problem - it was finished by someone who didn't know what to do with it. The storyboard had all the humor and then the whole thing was taken over by uncaring people who shoved it through.

ryan said...

Hey Jim, have you seen the episode?

Zoran Taylor said...

All I remember is the good stuff. I never knew how much of it was done by Games, I always assumed it was like Sven Hoek, i.e. so close to completion that nothing could ruin it (not even Bob Camp clog dancing and playing an accordion).

So to clarify - Spumco only got the storyboard finished and Games executed it from layout onward? Also, who's doing Ren's voice? I vaguely remember it sounding a bit like Billy, but uncharacteristically doing an almost John-level job of it. (I don't assume you can answer all of this, Jim, I was just curious if anyone could tell me.)

Jim Smith said...

Ryan I saw a little bit of it but got emotional and turned it off. Now that I'm more mature maybe I can handle it. The little I saw looked like they didn't get it so I had to quit watching.

Jim Smith said...

Zoran, Sven Hoek was actually finished at Spumco. I was working on the post production with John and the post crew.

Jim Smith said...

Zoran, most of the layout was done at Spumco, they took over right before layout was finished if memory serves.

Jim Smith said...

The voices were done at Spumco so that was John as Ren unless they had it redone. John would know for sure.

Sam L. said...

It is most definitely John K. as Ren in Fake Dad

Zoran Taylor said...

Billy's Ren was more high-pitched, and Ren gets very high-pitched when he's ordering Kowalski to drop his pants, so I guess that's why I got that impression.

Sam L. said...

It be great if you did a post about what changed in the ren/stimpy episodes you were involved with.

Shaun said...

As disappointed as some people obviously were with 'fake dad', I'm with Zoran.
Fake dad is one of my favorites. I'm sure Jim, John and Spumco wanted there to more in it but the end result wass still hilarious.
I don't see any reason the viewer should dislike that episode.

Allyn said...

such an amazing character, love that episode!

Zoran Taylor said...

RE: Sven Hoek - I recall John saying on the DVD's audio commentary that he was disappointed with the music, which he apparently didn't have control over in that case.

Jim Smith said...

I loved this episode just for the situation and the character of Kowalski, a good foil for Ren and them.

Shaun said...

"*gasp* My favorite friend!"

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