Some loose character design practice... very inspired by Jesse Aclin's soldier characters...(link) and my faves are always the Mongols. Imagine back in the day, this guy was the F-22 of warfare. If you've never listened to the Hardcore History podcast about the Khans, I highly recommend.
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Motorcity Rough Animation from Adam Temple on Vimeo.
I'm about to start working with Titmouse again, and I haven't really had the chance to share work I did last year on Motorcity, so here's a compilation of some of the scenes I animated. I did rough animation in Flash, and it was really fun working with some of these characters.
Korra Kung Fu Test from Adam Temple on Vimeo.
Another piece of animation I did just last week was this bit of kung fu-tumbling. It was a test for Nick's Legend of Korra.
here. Try as I might, I couldn't find a more dynamic pose, so I settled on this. Hey Kevin! Let me draw under you! :)
Hayao Miyazaki - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Bill Waterson - Calvin and Hobbes
Glen Keane - All his Disney characters and animation
Juanjo Guarnido - Blacksad
Emmanuel Klotz, boards, Albert Pereira-Lazaro directed - Lascars
Toshihiro Kawamoto, designed, Shinichiro Watanabe, directed: - Cowboy Bebop
Enrico Marini - Scorpion
Belladona - Pierre Alary
And last, but obviously more likely most than least - Milt Kahl, the grandmaster of the Nine Old Men, who animated and designed so much of the first golden age of Disney films - his sensibilities were imprinted on me since I learned to hold a pencil.
There's so much great art out there, these things are so unfair. Anyway, that's it. If you haven't seen all of these for yourself - get a move on!
Satellite Soda is holding their annual daily-draw-february marathon. I'm going to try to post a drawing everyday. I'm holding off on continuing Can of Worms so that I'll have time, so sorry to anyone that cared! Come join in the fun! I sketched this up as more warm-up for this epic event!
Go here to get a copy of Brigada;
I start with a thumbnail for composition, then I refine that in red a little before I print. I then ink the panel; with quill generally, (I love quills), and scan it back into Photoshop. I tend to prefer paper for inking as apposed to my cintiq because I can't zoom, and I otherwise have no self control. Once I get the panel scanned you simply increase the value of Reds in Hue and Saturation in PS, and you've got clean linework. I also use a handy little filter from Flaming Pear, called Ghost - that takes out the white, and my linework is then truly isolated. I paint under that layer, usually in grey, and I adjust the hues with adjustment layers. In this case I'd also color the line to match whatever hue that was...add finishing touches like pupils and shine here and there....(eyes are finicky, so zoom is good) and viola. A panel.
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