Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dan Dos Santos on humor

Dan Dos Santos (who is a brilliant artist) just started up a blog with some other power artists. His thoughts:

Sex and violence? No problem! I've done a lot of that in my covers. But capturing humor was something that never came up, and quite honestly, scared me a little. This wasn't slapstick or something else that could be brashly depicted. It was a subtle campiness that pervaded the book, and really brought a lightheartedness to an otherwise intense story. Capturing this flavor was something I had little experience in, but I knew it was essential if this were to be a good cover.

After struggling for a while with the initial sketches, I ended up finding inspiration in movies like 'Army of Darkness' and 'Men in Black'. It occurred to me when watching these movies that I never actually feared for the safety of the heroes. I knew they would succeed, no matter how ludicrous and over-the-top their situation was. Why did I know that? Because they knew it. And therein lay the solution to my problem... stupidity. Nothing says 'campy' quite like an imbecilic lack of fear in the face of obvious danger. The more danger there is, the more fun it is.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chloe Moretz acting

1:40 & 5:50
wish I could act as well as her

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gobelins live action

What do Gobelin's kids do when they aren't making kick ass animated shorts?

They make kick ass live action/animated shorts.

TODOR & PETRU from CRCR on Vimeo.

This film was produced by five students from Gobelins school of image (BASTIE Remi, Nicolas Dehghani, Jonathan DJOB Nkondo, Nicholas and Jeremy PEGON WORST) as part of a traineeship at "WIZZ Design.

lol, love the Gorilla Safe glasses

*found on lineboil

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Idea Generator

Coworker showed me this site seventh sanctum another one of those idea generator places. Pretty large though, with a lot of different topics, and I think I saw some code to make your own, which might be handy for coming up with a scenario to hang a dialog test on.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Quick Sketch tool

Nude & clothed dynamic models, 30sec 60sec 2min 5min 10min little web page thing

awesome thing provided by pixellovely

much better than the other one that's mainly cg renders of ecorche's and shorter time

* found by Jennifer Oliver

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Samurai Jack

haven't actually watched any Jack (don't have a tv, or the time) but loving how bold and simple the visuals are.

* found by Jennifer Oliver