Looks like it's been almost a year since I last updated! Truth is I've been very busy. I had the chance of working on awesome animation projects that will be in theatres next year if everything goes as planned. I unfortunately can't show any of the work yet, but meanwhile I tried to not let down my personal projects… which I did a little. -__- Gotta choose your battles!
For those who are wondering what happened to that Sky Roamer one shot comic, it's doing good and I should finish it beginning of 2015. (more to be posted soon!)
I also started writing another project which will be the one I hop on afterward. Here are a few preliminary sketches.
I used to think Wikipedia click dependency was the most evil thing on the internet, but I discovered Pinterest recently. And it's dangerous the number of hours you can spend clicking on the marvellous stuff you find there. I found a very nice folk costume board which gave me this inspiration. I am in the process of colouring it but thought I should post the line art anyway. :)
An old comic project I decided to finish once and for all. This is a first draft after a storyboard. Please imagine the wind, rain and thunder as the FX will be added later ;) Should be a 30 to 40 pages long story. More to come!
Recently a St-Lawrence beluga lost his way and ended up around Montreal. It is most unlikely, since belugas live in salty water. No attempt was made to help him out (it was a HE, and thus didn't matter for the health of the St-Lawrence beluga population). He stayed there for at least a good week and people could sometimes see him popping out near the Vieux Port. He eventually disappeared. Probably got sick from the ugly water around Montreal and died. (I would NEVER bath around there!!).
I was quite sad for him. So I ended drawing a beluga receiving a hand from a friendly little gal to find his way back home.
I finished it a month ago. I don't why I didn't post it up to now. It's about time now!
I used to go watch the Beluga at my grand-ma's place when I was younger. I was shocked to learn recently that there only is around 100 of them left.
I am still working on that animation. Here is a finished first version of it. A nice animator from Montreal city gave me great advices on how to improve it, so you should see another version soon. Feel free to comment! Desynchronizing when she settles, fixing the dragging hair and feathers, adding some betweens, and some other things.
Also, first clean up work in TV Paint! Gosh I love this software!! So glad I bought this thing.
I brought with me a peg bar and some animation paper when I left home to the coffee shop. I love my work station at home, but I needed to change the scenery a little bit.
Don't ask me what is what and why she has some sort of ghostly tail instead of legs. I was just doodling around and flipping stuff and didn't really planned anything. It was a really enjoyable experience and will do it again.
I inbetweened it with Flash just to have a quick idea of the timing. I haven't decided yet how I will clean up everything.
If you have any comment or suggestion, feel free to tell. At this stage, it's easy to improve stuff.
I am still trying to figure out the right butt curve for this little lady here. I'd like to practice my animation skills on one of my own design for a change ;) So once her design is settled, you might see her moving around sometimes.
The other sketches are juste random ones I thought deserved to be shown here. Enjoy!!
Here is part of my sketchbook 2012. Maybe you noticed there was almost no sketchbook entry for 2011. 2011 has bee a tough year for me and I had to take a break of many things to heal my mind. Now I feel like I am rediscovering the pleasure of drawing for myself, which didn't happen for a long time.
But this is past now. It feels like I'm healed and I am filling pages and pages of sketchbook again! More to come soon. :)
Hi! I've been gone for several months. It's habit of me. And this time the reason is I was involved in the animation of the French feature film Magasin des Suicides (Suicide Shop). It was a great experience. A long 6 months of hard work, lot's of new things learned. I can't show any of my work before the theatrical release (16th of May), but here's a short trailer. One of my animation is featured there, the hands typing on the cash machine. :) So short! But more to show in May 2012!!