Sunday, June 24, 2007

nockFORCE short #1

HIT IT! I hope you like it :)


also, NOCKFORCE.COM site launched!

BONUS childish background from the episode!


A lot of people complimented this pan from the opening so here it is in all it's glory:


Here's some more promotional artwork wot I done lately:


I can't believe I am saying this but I actually enjoy how flash makes my brushstrokes look sometimes. Just for fun here's the rough:

Monday, June 18, 2007

nockFORCE OPENING ANIMATION!

Good News! The opening animation for nockFORCE is complete!



I slaved over a hot Macromedia Flash for the last few weeks and that was the result! hope you enjoy it and show it to all your friends!

The first short episode should be done by this time next week!

Also updated blackdotstudios (new layout and demo reel)

AND it's my birthday today!

Good News!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

drinkin

a lil piece of rough animation from the opening sequence im doin:






my favorite thing about rough animation in flash is that i can copypasta in the cases where I just used to do tracebacks. of course that doesnt really help when doing cleanup, but whatever.

this is the last piece of the puzzle! hopefully it'll be complete this weekend

EDIT: it doesnt really play at 30 fps wtf! oh well hopefully you can still enjoy it... in slow motion

Friday, June 08, 2007

progress!

shot's all done!


Funny how just adding a background makes everything look so different.

Someone emailed me about this film I did today and that reminded me that I never posted it here. I present to you George and Ted!



People always thought the "confession" scenes were unfinished... but they were supposed to be like that. My idea was that when cartoon characters aren't "on" and entertaining the cameras, they look all rough and sketchy. But I guess that didnt come across. I should have just colored it. :\

Thursday, June 07, 2007

almost there



Getting closer! nockFORCE episode 1 is taking a while to finish, mostly because of the elaborate title sequence. Here's some backgrounds from the episode:


I've been using photos for background reference. I really didn't know how to draw a good building so I had to go out and take pictures of them. I ended up having to re-draw a lot of my backgrounds based on those photos. Buildings are interesting because there's a lot of weird structural things on them that you don't notice. Or at least... I didnt notice them because my method for drawing buildings was to just stack up a bunch of cubes and hope it works.



I never noticed little touches like those things above the windows and such. I should ask my brother the architect what they're called. It looks better anyway I think!

I'll have more updates soon!

PS check out the nockforce.com "Under Construction" image ;D