Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I have a new addiction called Guitar hero. I've tried to play real guitar and thought it was really difficult to maneuver my fingers on the strings. When my niece stayed over for the summer, she brought this game over and I was hooked. It became an all out battle between she and I on the Wii for top score. When I began to get the true hang of it, I began to crush her in points (I'm really competitive) I started talking trash and for some reason I yelled out "I GOT NO STRINGS TO HOLD ME DOWN!" Later on I realized that this was a song from Pinocchio, so I quickly did a rough sketch which ultimately turned into today's Throwback Thursday.
This song is pretty fun to play....
(Not me btw)
OH! I forgot to drop this little bit of animated knowledge on ya about the Guitar Hero 3 game. There is some really cool 2D animation throughout the career mode of the game done by a great animation studio out west called Titmouse. The head of this outfit is a great animator I've had the pleasure of chatting with off and on by the name of Chris Prynoski. You might be familiar with his work if you've seen things like MTV Downtown, the opening credits of Afro Samurai, The opening animation of Avatar on Nick and Adult Swim's Metalocalypse. He's bean around in the animation biz for a while and I love his work. Peep the clip below....
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I've always loved the work of Ralph Bakshi. I came across this video of him at SD comic con over on Cartoon Brew. It's a MUST SEE. Bakshi tells it like it is, blunt and to the point. Make your own film.
Go out and get this book while your at it.