Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pixar's doing John Carter of Mars!

I originally only new of it through sci-fi art. About a quarter through reading it as we speak.

It's official though, Pixar is currently working on the screenplay for an adaptation of "John Carter of Mars". It'll definitely be a big change of pace.

Apparently they haven't decided if it'll be animated or live action. The animation nerd in me hopes all animated, just because it'll be such a brave challenge to try and pull it off in that medium. What with this and the live action film Brad Bird's doing, the princess archer thing, and Wall-e coming out in a few weeks, I really think Pixar's trying to push the medium out of the kiddie-safe thing. Naive as that might sound.

If they do this project in animation, I really hope they get Bill Pressing to design the princess. His sexy girls are so cute, charming and have such an appealing flow.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

first 3D animation in a while


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Took me half a week just to get Maya sorted out on my computer; decided it was high time I taught myself 3D again. I roughed out a much more elaborate animation in flash first, but decided I should start with a basic walk and work my way up.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

I start work Thursday, finally. Income, yes!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Discworld characters

Kept trying to do these for a while, but my attempts at watercolor with them failed, and I got fed up. It's a shame the guy got Alzheimer's, he's created some great characters in his lovely little world.
Here's Rincewind (a hapless Wizard cursed with adventure), Twoflower (An incurably optimistic tourist).
The Lancre witches, Nanny Ogg, Granny Weatherwax and Margrat Garlic (With Nanny's evil, highly reproductive cat Greebo).

And the Discworld's resident Death. A surprisingly sympathetic fellow whose "Escort Service" has made him for want of companionship. A cat person. Like me.


And it's terrible how long I am at seeing the really important movies, and only when I visited my family last week did I manage to see JUNO. It was a refreshingly un-melodramatic teen-pregnancy movie. I thought the teenage characters, which fall under stock-types I normally can't stand, were all quite lovable; the smart-ass counter culture girl, the cheerleader, and the sweet, unassuming boy. Kudos to fellow Canadien Ellen Page. Now I've just got to do a piece worthy of Kite-runner