Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sir Darl

A sketch I did of one of my favorite professors, Darl Larsen. I drew this during a class he taught: Post Apocalyptic Film and Literature. It was a fantastic class.

More Backgrounds!

Here is a sample of more backgrounds for my film. I really liked how the night fog scenes turned out. Really fun to play with the surreal lighting. Spooky and fun... Now I get to move on to animating. I will be busy doing that for the next 3 or 4 weeks.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This one still needs some work. The values need some reworking.

I am making an animated short this semester about a creature terrorizing an 1800's merchant ship crew. It is based very much on the chapter of Dracula in which he travels from Tramsalvannia to england and kills the crew along the way, though the creature is not Dracula. I am a big fan of period horror, and feel there is far to little of it. Anyway, I have been working hard on getting all the backgrounds done so that I can jump right into animating. This is a small selection of some of the backgrounds I have finished. I have purposely made the perspective slightly off to subtly create unease and tension. Several of them also have elements that will be animated in Aftereffects.

I hope you like them Jeremy!