So I'm narrowing down the design of my 2nd character in my shortfilm, Obscurum (follow my production blog). I've found it really exiting to work straight digital, although I love pen on paper, I just found it so much more intuitive at times. You can erase, redraw, and see you mistakes so much faster.
I was inspired by Stephen Silver again and wanted to do a study of shapes! I love how Silver manages to get so much contrast, line - and shape variation in his character studies! I really would recommend this exercise to anyone, and I loved doing this study!
Sorry, I haven't posted so much recently, but I promise more stuff is coming. I've been quite busy working on my shortfilm, Obscurum. You can follow the production blog here, so I'd thought I would post something related to that here. I'm really happy that the project is moving forward, and I will be posting more exiting stuff soon enough!:D
One of the biggest highlights from the festival, was that I got the chance to meet one of my favorite artists, Michael Dudok De Wit. His short-film, "Father & Daughter" was one of the main inspiration for my graduation movie. He was there to screen his acclaimed feature film, "The Red Turtle", and also do a Masterclass.
As you can imagine, it was like Michael Jackson was at the festival and I thought I wouldn't get to meet him.
But as luck would have it, he wandered over to my space at a directors dinner on Friday. I tried not to geek out too much and make him uncomfortable since he doesn't like to be in the spotlight too much. Thus I kept my questions to a minimum, and in the end asked him for an autograph which he was kind enough to give me!
I don't get to meet my inspirations too often, but I'm really happy to know that Mr. Dudok De Wit is as much of a humble and kind person as I thought he would be.
So I haven't posted in a week, but that is due to me getting invited to ANIMAC 2017, the Animation Festival in Lleida Spain. It's a wonderful festival coordinated by a team of lovely volunteers, and directed by Caroline Lopez (Low left pic).
My short-film, "Rumble in the Jungle", had it's World premiere and was screened there throughout the 4 days in the Open screen, "Short & Sweet 1" category for kids and family. And it was a LOVELY 4 days indeed. The kids came in with their mom & dads and seemed to enjoy my movie (I'm just happy nobody cried), and also the other screenings!
I myself got the chance to see some great short/feature films, met some wonderful artists and was also asked to do a couple of presentations of my film.
I cannot recommend this festival more highly and I'll be back there next year for sure!
Viva Animac, until 2018!
Last two pictures are taken by the Photographer, david.delvalfoto