Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Adaptation & Professional Practice Part B - Updated Crowley

I will be working to make the design more blocky to refer back to my inspirations from backwater gospel, Also Alterations to the lines around the body and face.
The model should be something similar to this, but keeping the backwater vibe running through

Monday, 9 March 2015

Maya Dynamics - Directional Emitter

Maya Dynamics - Omni Emitter

Maya Dynamics - Particle Grids

I have encountered problems with this tutorial, Following Alans instructions carefully but the rendering will not lighten the scene even with the correct layers visible. Also the actual particles won't budge and Ive redone the tutorial three times resetting all my settings to try to get a different response.

Ive saved my progress on this tutorial and will update this post when I return to it.

Film Review - The Triplets Of Belleville (2003)

Written and directed by Sylvain Chomet, The Triplets Of Belleville is an animation comedy released in 2003. The film is Chomets first feature film and was an international co-production among companies in France, The United Kingdom, Belgium and Canada. There is little dialogue to the production with the story telling done through the use of song and pantomime.

The animation is derived from french culture and follows the story of a boy named 'Champion' who dreams to win the Tour de France, the journey is wacky, grotesque and its plot is hidden beneath the exploits on screen by the absurd doings of the characters. The humour is quite dark in places and the animation looks to surprise at every turn, becoming quite surreal in places you would expect realism. With almost everything being exaggerated in some form, it keeps the animation fresh in the audiences mind and that being said keeps them glued to the screen.

I would recommend this film to those who enjoy watching humorous grotesque animations, a flair for the theatrical or into the wacky day to days of people who rival the personas of some cult classics such as 'Wacky Racers'.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Good Omens - The Marvel Way

From the guide it shows you how the cubes and cylinders become one to form the complete form of the character. Subdividing these cubes and cylinders also indicate where certain additions will be added once more detail has been put onto the character. Using straight lines also outlines the perspective and direction the characters body is facing. 

A quick orthographic of Mr Fantastic also gives depth to the design and you can definitely tell from the shapes what parts of the body stick outwards and where the figure cuts in. The lines get darker to show where the figure cuts in on certain parts of the body.

The poses are quite dynamic and they experiment with the flexibility to the characters they are used upon. The drawing starts from the most simplest designs with thin shallow lines and then build up into structures and then the final design. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Good Omens Art Style Re-think

I have looked at a number of different styles and I have tried working in them. The most of which was the adaptation of styles from Backwater Gospel and the TellTale game series. It was at this point that I drew the following image.

Alan and I discussed this outcome and decided it would be fruitful to look into drawing straight blockier character lines, more like a superhero comic series. So I was prompted to look at 'How to draw like Marvel'. It details everything someone would need incite to before creating the more well known poses and physiques we recognise from Marvel. 
Ill be making a blog post soon just following how I drew some of the tasks. I know full well the Good Omens novel doesn't have a link to superhero's but its the decisive straight bold lines that invoke me towards it. 

Adaptation & Professional Practice Part B - Casting Aziraphale and Crowley


I looked through a wide variety of highly recognisable male actors to produce the spark I need to casting Crowley and placing his character. I wanted a charming smooth talking actor that can flip into becoming quite serious and if needed to be quite evil in nature. Here are the names for the actors from top left to bottom right
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Zachary Quinto
  • Keanu Reeves
  • David Tennant
  • Robert Downey Jnr
  • Ian Sommerholder
  • Johnny Depp
  • Russell Crowe


I wanted to direct the angel role to an actor who looks clean cut, formative and can be perceived as upper class from the way they speak. Aziraphale is also described to be an eccentric Librarian, a collector of items and because of this I have chosen specifically these characters. I feel that when I look at them they fit the role I personally wish to assign, also the characters they play in some films seems to fit the criteria for the role perfectly. I have chosen to look at;

  • David Denham
  • Harrison Ford
  • Alex Pettyfer
  • Martin Freeman
  • Paul Bethany
  • Jude Law
  • Leonardio Di Caprio
  • Joseph Gorden-Levitt