Thursday, February 12, 2015

George Pal composition for groups shots in storyboard and layout

When composing group shots, add variation to the characters placement and body angles to make it more interesting. In this first shot, the group is composed around one central figure. The foreground figure a bit separate. As a side theory, the eye lines are focused on several different places. 

 In this shot the group is again composed nicely, the lines of action are varied, and there is also a single focus for the characters eye lines: they are all focused on the same thing.

In this shot, there is the variation in placement and line of action, plus the same single focal point.

Many of the movies produced by George Pal have this quality, here in "When Worlds Collide" (1951) and also in "War of the Worlds" from 1953. Although Pal did not direct these pictures, his influence as an artist is clearly displayed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ren Hoek layouts

These are from "Robin Hoek" season 1, some of the few I have left.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Art for Presidential Toys

These are some early Jim Smith, John K. sketches, plus a color test. From top: Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama. Designed 2008

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Stunt Cock

Hey kids, this here's my latest work, a children's book for older folks, rated "R" so hide it from the young 'uns. It's the story of a professional stunt rooster falling on hard times, working his way back up. The books will be available soon at an internet near you!

These are the final pencil drawings for the book, with a finished color page, for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Ren & Stimpy Comic Con art

These were done by request at the Comikaze Con last year.

Monday, February 02, 2015

BG design

This is from a Chuck Jones cartoon, I just can't remember which one. If anyone knows I would be grateful.