28 October 2016

Vector experiment

When I was a kid, my cousin and I would make comic strips using the Fischer price toys we had as even younger kids as characters. It was weird and we still do little things with it now and then.

In any case the originals were obviously done before computers so they were drawn on typewriter paper and the text was typed out then glued on the images. Colour comics were coloured with pencils, watercolours... water I had around. Maybe were black and white so I used the new Super Vectorizer 2 to convert one of the pages then coloured using Affinity designer... sort of using some ideas I stole from Mike Luce who had a little live drawing show I would tune in to when he did it. He make sit look so easy... it's NOT!

You learn a lot more doing a project than playing. I think so anyway.  The vectorization was not as clear as I would like but since Illustrator CS5 isn't so stable anymore and CS6 tracing sort of sucks, this will be part of my Adobe replacement plan.

I did make me want to do more.

18 October 2016

Music of Erich Zann at film Indiefest San Francisco

I can't seem to stop posting this week! The first animation in my Lovecraft series will be presented as part of the Another Hole in the Head section of Indiefest in San Francisco. If anyone is in the area, go and tell me how it went!

Showing In
Shorts - At the Movies of Madness
New People CinemaTue, Nov 1 9:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Nomi Apruzzese
Running Time:4 min.
Year of Release:2016

17 October 2016

Look Kool - the TV show I work on - nominated for an Emmy

Cannes/Mipcom, October 17, 2016 - Nominations for the International Emmy®Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a press conference at Mipcom. There are 28 nominees in 7 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release.

Nominations span 13 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

"Nothing in television is more important than what children watch everyday and the Academy is proud to be the preeminent platform for remarkable and notable kids programming," said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We congratulate the 2016 Nominees."

The International Emmy® Kids Awards at Miptv presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, Miptv, Shaw Rocket Fund, TV Kids and WDR.

Winners will receive their award in Cannes, France on Tuesday April 4, 2017.

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment

Novel Entertainment
United Kingdom

Look Kool
Apartment 11 Productions Inc.  / TVOKids

Tem Crianca na Cozinha (Guess Who's Cooking?)
Gloob / Samba Filmes

Ultras Sorte Kageshow (Baking in the Dark)
Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Barn Cat drawing

this is he fastest drawing I have done in along time, maybe because I kept it really loose and the focused the details on the head and let the rest be more fluid. I didn't add any additional shading with greys or chalk or anything and just kept ti to pure line work with a little bit of stippling.