Monday, November 05, 2007

Korea notes 2 - combining curves and angles to look stylish and natural


23 comments:

Emmett said...

You have to admit, that's one thing to admire about student films. We can't send our stuff out to Korea.

Nice work, Mr. K. I never realized that the Korean crews did that. To think of what could have been without them.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Dat dem dair nature-lines are prepossessing, Johnn-y. Dank ye fer sowin' us cunt-tree folk. Imma varre ape-i-shi-eh-dive fer 'em foony uns. Akin, mooch obliged!

-Huckabee Hunny

p.s. bzzzzzz

Kali Fontecchio said...

p.p.s. - bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tony said...

These are actually pretty interesting. Keep posting more.

Nsixqatsi said...

these are so hilarious.

Ryan G. said...

God, I can only imagine the frustration dealing with these guys.

Bruce said...

I heard when you got the 'finished' drawings back from overseas, you would go and place a piece of paper on the drawing, then redraw it. This must had flustered you to no end, for sure.

Could you please confirm this, John?

Also, thanks for the history lesson on WHY we should follow what the director tells us what to do. Also, these notes were rather fascinating to look at.

Thanks again, from an inspiring animator/ artist

Bruce

JohnK said...

>>Nice work, Mr. K. I never realized that the Korean crews did that. To think of what could have been without them.<<


Well they do it here too, until you reject it for the 40th time.

That drawing of BooBoo with all the corners on it is the style now at the kiddie cartoon studios.

And the puffy rounded one is the style for primetime "adult" cartoons.

2 sides of the same dull thinking.

/\/\ikeB said...

straights against curves 'rule' comes to mind.

ZSL said...

The 'too round' BooBoo on the right looks bloated. Like he's retaining water from some obscure illness. All the more reason the round corners were important.

Mr. Semaj said...

Are these notes you made with Ripping Friends, or notes you're using for your new studio?

Bitter Animator said...

I worked on a production once that sent all the inbetweens overseas. No matter what notes you gave, what was on the charts, what extra drawings you put in, every line in the inbetweens would end up exactly half way between the lines on the keys.

As you can imagine, it made for some hilarious drawings but not so much for great animation. The best ones were when they completely bent solid objects. For example, if you were drawing a crank moving around in a circle and did three key drawings, when you got it back you'd have a metal crank moving in a triangle shape.

Drove me nuts. When I complained, I was told by the producers to bear in mind that these people were (and I quote) "monkeys". Couldn't possibly be more offensive. Why hire a studio you consider populated by "monkeys"?

Anyway, just venting now. Hey, Mr.K - given that you write your cartoons (visually) and yet have a well-documented contempt for poor animation writers, what are your thoughts on the WGA strike?

Jeff Read said...

Actually, Angular Boo-boo still has more guts than Fairly Oddparents by a mile.

Judy said...

yes, yes, please keep sending more. Very helpful. Thanks! Judy

Roberto said...

Nice post, John. I now have an idea why it's important to use staights vs. curves.

This sounds worse than that assembly line system you mentioned.

PCUnfunny said...

John, did you draw the angles then smooth them out ?

MikeSnj said...

Very informative and helpful.

Ken said...

Johnny!
Some say Flash cartoons are becoming the "fast-food," of the 2000's and that consumers are not worried about the quality, but the quad. And once again the network "suits will be in control of TV animation, and the dark age will so follow. Cartoons like "Foster's... Monsters" etc are made fast and cheap. Do you feel this way?
Ken

Lee said...

The comparisons and corrections are very informative! Thank you for posting these John!

xyling said...

This makes me think about a friend who was having a doll prototype made overseas and sent instructional design sketches indicating the doll's head movements by superimposing two positions in one drawing.

The prototype they sent back had two heads.

C. A. M. Thompson said...

These examples are way too reminiscent of Drawn Together.

Drawn Together has some good artists working on it but the way it gets finished in Korea is very unattractive.

NateBear said...

can-openers vs balloon animals

Ryan said...

Have you ever done a post on budgets?