Monday, November 20, 2006

another pitch concept

Here are a couple of images I drew for a group pitch to Nelvana studios last year. We worked out a story about a group of kids in space with mech-like suits of armour but everyone we showed it to said it would be too complex and expensive to create a series (in 2d or 3d). The target audience was supposed to be kids 8-12 so the designs arn't too intense or agressive, but it was pitched as an action show so I tried to keep things fun and cool-looking.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

flying tank car thing

Here is a cool model I made for the 2d show Grossology. It gets rendered out in a toon shader for the show with two tone colours and black outlines, which is why I made the stripes out of 3d geometry. It does not get used too much in the show, which is a shame because it has a cool design and I rigged the wings, treads and the rear suspension. I even made one of the characters in 3d, just for fun.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some more concept work

A few more pages of design work for Nelvana, dating back to the Spring of 2006. We would meet in groups and get information about the shows and characters, and then have a week or two to come up with some sketched and designs. We would meet again and eveyone would show thier drawings and discuss what worked and what didn't. It was a fun process, though I am not sure if any of the properties will ever get made into television series or how these designs effected the final versions of the characters.

Character designs for Nelvana

Nelvana will have pitch sessions from time to time where employees can submitt ideas for short films or series. They also have design sessions where we develop properties already owned by the studio. Here are some sketches I did for shows that where in the early stage of development and looking for direction in terms of character design and style.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Comic Layout Pictures 2

Here is the layout for the landing sequence, which I did before the drawings in my last post. I think the newer ship design is better, but the long and narrow one works better for these compositions. Alexi.

Comic Layout Pictures

Here are designs for a comic book sequence I've been thinking about for a while. I need a to land on a platform which extends over a vast cliff. I've been trying a few different designs foe the palace as well as the ship, but it's getting there. Alexi

Animal characters

Some characters I've been developing. I had an idea for a short about a group of animals that live the lone tree in the centre of a small park in the middle of a city. I havn't written any stories yet, I was first trying to establish the characters personality through thier designs. I dropped the bug characters because they look way too much A Bug's Life designs, but the ones I inked and colored seem like a fun group.