Wednesday, July 22, 2009

mild mannered disguise

I have just begun working on the next episode, which is episode 2. The script is ready. I just needed one new design, Super Stud in his mild mannered guise. So here it is. Now I can get on with the storyboard.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

last scene for this episode

I am working on the last scene of this episode. Originally the episode ended with a close up of Super Stud saying his dialog. But it felt like the episode ended really flat. Anthony Reece, the voice of Super Stud and Toilet Puck did some great ad-lib in this scene, it definitely does not end flat anymore. So I had to change the scene from the boring close up to something interesting to match the energy of the voice acting . The shot above is what I came up with. Super Stud picks up Toilet Puck and pokes him.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

gross finger

Who knows where that's been?! This is a scene I added at the last minute. There is no animation in the scene, just this still shot. There are at least four still shots in this episode. I love when they do that in cartoons. Ren & Stimpy used it alot, Sponge Bob uses it, so does The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flap Jack. The painted still shot has many uses. Humor is the main reason. But also to achieve a gross look that flat colors can not effectively convey. I also find it's the best way to achieve a P.O.V. shot from another character's perspective.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

dirty mirror

Another screenshot with a dirty looking background.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

right back at it


It's been one month since I finished the first episode of TOILET PUCK. I entered it into an Animation Festival, sent it to one network, one studio, and just put it on you-tube a couple days ago. Now it's time to get to the next episode. This is shot from episode 11. No, episodes 2 to 10 are not done yet. I'm jumping straight into episode 11. The more episodes I can get done, the easier it will be to pitch this project. Anyway, if you look at all the posts labeled "episode 11" you will see that I need to add textures and graffiti to the backgrounds. I started working on episode 11 before episode 01. It was during the making of the first episode that I came up with this look for the BG's. So now I need to go back and add graffiti and textures to all the BG's in episode 11.