Friday, March 27, 2009

more shaman - going for a creepy toady look. Not keen on the guy on the left, I like the guy on the right, will probably add a massive thing of feathers behind his head. Yeah.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jorinda - thinking about poses and movement...

...and Jorindel - just heads

Monday, March 23, 2009

a couple of colour-testing thumbnails;

Sunday, March 22, 2009

some of the fruits of a Jorinda and Jorindel brainstorming session;

the Shaman

the pixie's lair with MILLIONS OF BIRDCAGES, plus some parrots and Quetzalcoatl


Monday, March 16, 2009

Welcome to my blog! This will be used primarily to publish concept art for the next brilliant ABS production; Jorinda and Jorindel, based on the Grimm Brothers story of the same name. I'll also put up some observational work, lifedrawing and anything else I want feedback on.

ABS is a team made up of myself, Brad Nielsen and Sara Fonseca. We're set to take over the world in a few years' time, but until then, we are second-year students of Animation at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

The original Grimm Brothers tale was fairly mild and straightforward -
Boy and girl go into the forest,
fairy turns girl into bird,
boy goes off to cry,
boy dreams about a magical flower that fixes everything,
boy finds flower, rescues girl, defeats fairy, etc, the end.

We've adapted it into a much darker story, set in a mesoamerican tribe around the year 1500. I'll post up the adapted story later, but here are some of the first thoughts I had about the fairy and how she operates. See you later! :D

The fairy transforms girls into birds - we think she should do this in a very graphic and gory way

toying with the idea that the fairy - here in jaguar form - is taken bowls of chocolate as tribute

Saturday, March 14, 2009

art dump for posterity
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