Greetings-- Well, after a week like last week i ought to be posting more often! I am kinda waiting on a job right now so until then i've continued work on my short!! This design is pretty much finaled, it's been a year in the making. I pulled out some of the first sketches i ever did of him and he was amazingly very similar to this, then i second guessed it and went in a direction that just plain had less appeal. Then i came to this...funny how your instinct tends to be best, spontaneousness is difficult to capture. I think that's why everyone loves Glen Keans stuff, very spontaneous stuff. Sorta gutteral...
I've been doing some quick expression, very rough ones that need to be refined big time but i thought it'd be fun to post'em. That muzzle is going to be a blast to play with.... real fun shapes.
Ya know, the toughest thing about this design is the ears. I like the way that they're sorta graphic but you can still turn them. They are difficult to get right though, lotsa erasing and replacing them to get they accurate angle. It's a booger when you start off a shot them in the wrong spot and you start to turn it and you realize the ear is sliding. Ohhh, it's in the wrong spot, or wrong angle. It'll be a fun challenge technically.
The design is sorta Milt Kahl/Warners/alotta me. I am just realizing how far things can be pushed. I am making it a discipline to force myself to push farther than i might instinctually go. Walt Stanchfield talked about this ALL THE TIME in getsure drawing. His work packets are gold. Jim Hull at Seward Street is going to be putting some together i think.
Ahh, and the test shot for the film you ask. It's almost done. I am just finishing the last few ties downs and inbetweens. I am very happy with it-- I'll post it once it's done. until the infamous "face tutorial" that i've gabbed about for a week enjoy these!