Thursday, 27 October 2016

CG Artist Toolkit: Animation & Character - Lesson 04 (Richard Williams)

Richard Williams 


Richard Williams is Canadian animator born in 1933 but he spent most of his professional life in United Kingdom. His career includes wide range of creative work from tiny TV commercials to the biggest budget Hollywood animations. Williams is best known for his work on films such as ´The Princess and the Cobbler´ (1993), ´Who Framed roger Rabbit´ (1988) and ´The little Island´ (1959).







Richard Williams is also author of the book ´The Animator´s Survival Kit´. The book includes techniques, tips, tricks, advices and general informations about animation and history of animation as well. He is currently working on a series of animations with lectures from the book.

CG Artist Toolkit: Animation & Character - Lesson 04 (Bill Plympton)

Bill Plympton 

Bill Plympton is an American illustrator, cartoonist and animator born in 1946 in Oregon. He was working for 15 years in New York as an illustrator and cartoonist but he was always fascinated by animation. He created lots of well-known animations and in most of his cartoons and animations the male characters are self-portraits.

The most famous animations are: Idiots and Angels (2008), Your face (1987) and I Married a Strange Person (1997),


Film Stills from Your Face

Your Face is Bill Plympton´s most famous animation. This short animated film consist of man sitting in a chair in front of audience and is singing about his lover face. Strange things are happening to his face as he is singing. His face is deformating and chaging into weird shapes, inflating and spining in a grotesque way. In this short animation could be seen Plympton´s significant markmaking very well. 

Production Designer Research/Rick Heinrichs

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Halloween Life Drawing Session #6





charcoal, pencil, ink, brush, toothbrush and acrylic spray


I really enjoyed this Halloween Life Drawing lesson. I am usually trying to draw in a realistic way at life drawing classes but this time I decided to have more fun and paint in an abstract way with lots of long shadows and unrealistic proportions. I was using also ink and acrylic spray on the top of the charcoal and pencil which I am using usually. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Invisible Cities/Crit Presentation

Mission Statement

In Calvino's book, the city of Tamara is described as city full of signs, where nothing is really what it looks like. Each building and object in this city have some hiden sign which traveler mostly cannot decode. The streets of Tamara are full of signboards, buildings symbolized something else, statues of goddes. It seems to be a little mess but at the same time also mysterious place where every traveler can find something defferent that is closed to him.

The city of Tamara is reminding me of those cities such as London, Prague or Paris that have a hundreds of years of history but today we can only see just signs from their past and we can only guessing what stories those historical buildings are hidding from us. There can be also find a signs and symbols of different cultures, for example restaurants with kinds of international foods.

As I was exploring the city of Tamara I was feeling more and more that this city is so special that traveler cannot discover only its vissual side he has also feel it. This is why I choose to make my final concept arts looks blury and I was concentrating more on the atmosphere of the city.

''...Your gaze scans the streets as if they were written pages: the city says everything you must think, makes you repeat her discourse, and while you believe you are visiting Tamara you are only recording the names with which she defines herself and all her parts...''

This was the main reason why I decided to create for my Interior Establishing Shot The Historical Theater of Tamara. The actors in the theater can make you feel and believe in exactly the same way as Tamara is fooling her visitors.

For my Exterior Establishing Shot and Exterior Low Angle Shot I created the views of the pictures that Tamara is showing to the travelers and some of the pictures are melting down so they uncovering the actual objects under the signs.

The Art of Tamara

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Invisible Cities/Finished Concept Paintings+GIFs Art of



Interior Establishing Shot





Exterior Establishing Shot





Exterior Low Angle Shot

Invisible Cities/Tamra/Interior Shot/Theater of Tamara/Final design


Invisible Citie/Tamara/Interior Shot/Colour keys


For interior shot of Theater of Tamara I will continue with the last colour keys, as I think it matches my two exterior shots the best.

Invisible Cities/Tamara/Interior Thumbnails and Final B&W Design


Invisible Cities/Tamara/Establishing Shot


Invisible Cities/Tamara/Establishing Shot/Colour Keys


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Invisible Cities/Tamara/More Colour Keys for Low Angle Shot


I think that I will probably continue with either number 5 or 7 of these colour keys. As I feel it will express the best cheerful and mysterious feelings of Tamara that I had when I was reading the description about the city.  Also the blue colour on building on the right side could express in the best way this mirror-glass effect that I am trying to achieve.



Friday, 14 October 2016