Monday, February 26, 2007

Gruff overload

Since the last intrepid adventure, our hero has been to tackle the yoga monster after his hard-drive side kick had spluttered to a stop after emitting an alarming noise. He returns with an almost identical first picture (but no sky, did you notice? My, what imagination this guy has!) and a 'sparse' second picture. Call the president.

(edit: Added three more mouth watering images, yeehawww)

Billy Goats Gruff version 3 the spaghetti western

This is a mix of charcoal pen and then Illustrator for the colours. Billy goats is now a Western... sort of. I think I prefer the lines of the previous version, but this has more life to it. The next thing to do is find a way to combine the best elements of both somehow. Dash garn it.

Monday, February 19, 2007


It all turns up at once:

There is this incredible animation
and I found that because my uncle had told me about this amazing short film which was nominated for an Oscar, have a look at the trailer.
I've also found Anime Studio which I'm playing with before the trial runs out...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Billy Goats Gruff version 2

Another go at Billy goats gruff. I did the whole sequence, but the writing wasn't all that good. Here is another go using rhyme. I've also redone the goat a bit. Each Gruff will be different eventually.

And this is the same image with overlayed textures and other fancyshmancy.

Which is 'better'...

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Billy Goats Gruff

I passed my first semester. Hoorah. I now have 6(+) weeks to do my diploma project which is to be aimed at a particular age group of human larvae. I don't really go along with this whole 'pitch it to an audience' thing. If it's good, people will buy it is what I like to believe, although people don't seem to be buying Shaun Tan's work. What's wrong with all of you? His new book "The Arrival" is out now and it's amazing.

Above is a a sort of rough for the first page of BGG, just to see how things fit on the page. It may end up looking something like this or completely different, I haven't decided yet. You may notice that I've adapted the text a little.