7.14.2006

Nola Illustrated - Sketchy Goodness

8 comments:

herself said...

damn, and you can draw gud too?! Blast you art school graduate.

mefull said...

I love the facial expression.

Looks like Jenny is fixin’ up some scarf wrapped Nola sushi.

Darkstrider said...

Very nice! Charcoal and eraser I assume? I do the same thing sometimes, but in soft pencil and with an electric eraser... makes for a very bold look. Wow, is her scarf really that long? Or i guess it's more of a conceptual drawing.

Hey, if anybody is interested, Jeffrey and I have been having a smashing good discussion about the movie The Devil's Backbone under an old post: Why I love Horror. It's about to frop off the bottom of the page.... thought I'd post the link here in case anybody wants to get in on it or just give it a read.

sven said...

Oh! That's wonderful! I love the scarf stretching back to the end of the pier... Took me a minute to realize what I was looking at. Then: *click*

Ubatuber said...

Yep, charcoal and eraser, my favorite....I especially like charcoal and eraser on plaster, tho this is paper...it is conceptual but I do want this image in the film as close as possible...probably the first scene I came up with....Nola reaches the end of the pier, Jenny leaps from the water onto the underneath of the pier, Nola sees Jenny peeking at her through a missing board, and runs scared...but wait! she's not going anywhere! pan back or up to show this image...then she starts getting reeled in...dont worry, this isnt how she gets done in, the scarf comes off, spins her like a top knocking her down, and thats when we see Jenny climbing up over the end of the pier...I want to try doing sort of glimpses of Jenny as Nolas spinning/falling, like we're seeing her 'rise' from Nolas POV...then Nola stops rolling, still on the pier...she follows (with her eyes) the unraveled scarf which is stretched down to the end of the pier...and there's Jenny, on all fours...staring....and then the HISS and all hell breaks loose...I still dont know how Im going to do some of these shots...the more I think about it the more I think I should make the lake a pool of shadows...hide it in darkness basically, and rely on sound effects as much as possible)...

Needless to say, her scarf IS very long...the new one is almost 3 feet :)

Darkstrider said...

I've got 2 ideas...

1) Go to SMA and ask "How do U animate water?????"

2) Check out some of the crazy stuff those zany Czechs have done to represent water on some of the clips on my site. Then p[onder a while and maybe look up Moire Patterns.... there are books you can buy that have pre-printed sheets you lay over one another and move them slowly *(or frame by frame) and they create these crazy patterns that look an awful lot like some of those Trnka clips. I'll try to list the clips wiuth water in them in a little bit.

Darkstrider said...

Ok, the only ones I can find are Archangel Gabriel and Mrs Goose (but that looks like real water, and it's not animated) and Prince Bajaja clip 2. That's the kind of stuff I'm talking about. He didn't just use printed acetate sheets of Moire patterns obviously, but I think you could create something a little similar that way.

Darkstrider said...

Oops... just looked at the Archangel Gabriel clip, it's definitely animated. Not sure what it is.... hair gel or something? Replacement cycle of cast clear resin? Who knows.