Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I need a layout/BG Designer to design scene setups for me


See the posts below on composition to see what I am looking for. Composition, 1 through 9

I'll tell you more about it later.

This will be the key guy to work with me to plan out each George Liquor cartoon.

Preferred Qualifications:
Good draftsmanship Solid perspective Can do cartoony (old school) styles and can adapt styles easily Like funny cartoons (of the past)

****Has wide knowledge of the way things look in their variety of forms:
In other words, you are constantly adding to your repertoire of types of trees, different kinds of houses, streets, buildings, interiors, eras etc.

You don't just draw the same couple of animation trees, and the basic modern cartoon house. You are extremely interested in the world around you, like to do research and can translate a lot of knowledge into caricature.




Preferably has layout and/or storyboard experience.

25 comments:

Sven Hoek said...

I have never wished I could draw more than right NOW! What an opportunity. Why did I choose music, why, why, why....

David said...

Yet another job I would love too have! Man, just to make coffee for you guys would be a dreamjob, anything to see you work and learn from that! If you have any internship positions available please let me know!

ellingson said...

I'd love to make layouts and backgrounds for you. Here's some of my artwork:
joshuaellingson.com
and on Flickr:
flickr.com/photos/josh1


I work fast and mostly in vector art.
Thanks!

-Joshua Ellingson

Gabriele_Gabba said...

Hey John,

I'd love to work for you like.. NOW. BUT and i do hate butts, i live on the otherside of the world and i'm finishing a short film this year. I really want to intern with you sometime, if not i'll have to invade your studio someday. Hehe.. just kidding.. OR AM I? Good luck with that position and anyone that answers the call.

Sven Hoek said...

Oh yeah, I agree with David, any job you have (voice-over, music, moving furniture, scraping magic nose goblins) anything would be great. I would come work for you too just to learn by osmosis.

Rafael Nazario said...

Hey, John, are you still looking for a background artist? If so, let me know. I'm a graduate animation student with some experience in 2D and 3D backgrounds. Feel free to check out my blog http://rafaelnazario.blogspot.com/

You can contact me via e-mail at rafael.d.nazario@hotmail.com

Great blog, by the way. It's really help us for the few of us who still prefer to do 2D animation. Thanks.

Stone said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sputnikspitz/

Willing to learn.

David said...

Here are some of the BG's I made on my last project:

click!

Not as good as you need I'm afraid, but I thought I'd give it a shot......

Colter said...

I long to draw backgrounds like this. Maybe some day!

ZSL said...

I'm pretty much an amateur, but I've made these:

http://mytoons.com/artwork/list/3365

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

I'm still way too stupid to do this kind of stuff.

Are Jim, Eddie and Mike F going to work on this? Mike's Butcher Shop comic has my favorite George Liquor drawings ever, and Jim Smith seems to be the king of manly backgrounds.

DIEGO DE ROSE said...

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Fuzzhound Lluis said...

G'day John.
Sounds really cool what yr doing!! I'd love to work with you! I mostly do all my work on paper and I am very passionate about old illustration and things of that sort, I have never worked on animation before but I would love to! hehe anyway bummer is I'm in Australia, take alook at what I do there is not much background work on my blogspot, but I'm confident I can do it, I have never gone to college but I began painting wanting to be a french impressionist!!! hehehe!.
I don't know how to add links here... but you can go to http://lluisfuzzhound.blogspot.com/ to take a look!
thanks for all the inspiration! and hope all goes well!

mcarter said...

Hello everybody. I have some cartoony lookin' layout stuff on my online portfolio at mauricecarter.com
Please tell me the good and the bad of it if you have the time. Thanks.

PCUnfunny said...

John I am shooting for the storyboard job !

baldin said...

Hey John, just made some coffee so I can work on the new George expressions tonight... by the way, maybe it's kinda dumb to say it, but have you heard of this video called 2girls 1 cup? It's a really revolting video that got popular on the net, where 2 girls eat shit/vomit/etc, and people film their friend's reactions to it, and post it on youtube...
You can check out some reactions here: http://br.youtube.com/results?search_query=2+girls+1+cup+reactions&search_type=

I think it would be hilarious to see George Liquor reacting to the video! Anyway, just a tought.

Cheers.

Bob said...

Say John, awhile back you talked about the orphan works act and I emailed the illustrators partnership and they just sent me to check this website out

http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/issues/alert/?alertid=11303956

this website explains how artists can help stop congress from passing this bill by just spending 2 minutes to write about why this law is unfair and why it should not be released.
On a side note, I'm a landscape painter and I was wondering if that qualifies as a background designer. I'm going to post my paintings this friday so I will add a link to that.

Mitch L said...

Wow man, I downloaded all the sheets and I got allot to read. I am gonna print them out and read them in the train.

Thnks for the chance to learn all this!

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

Thanks for another manual to add to my collection, John.

It's funny, I read them at work and then go home and try to implement what I learned ( I can't get away with drawing at work unless it's during lunch ).

It's almost as though your manuals would get me fired from one job and hired for another ( hopefully you ).

I'll post something soon.

- trevor.

Jason Miskimins said...

I'm still doing George sketches and I'm finally starting to loosen up with my drawing. They are pretty messy, but I guess they should be at first. George sketches

I have been going back and reading the old posts from 2006 and trying to comprehend as much as I can. Thanks for posting all this great information. Hopefully it's not too late for me to rediscover why I began drawing in the first place.

B Beach said...

I love your blog and would love to do backgrounds for you! I have experience doing 2D backgrounds but I'd like to learn a lot more. Thanks.

http://bbeachouse.blogspot.com/

Captain Napalm said...

John, I'm assuming you had the cojones to come clean to Milt about....let's say, BORROWING one of his characters? Remember "Jasper"? Heh heh....

Captain Napalm said...

>Hey John, just made some coffee so I can work on the new George expressions tonight... by the way, maybe it's kinda dumb to say it, but have you heard of this video called 2girls 1 cup? It's a really revolting video that got popular on the net, where 2 girls eat shit/vomit/etc, and people film their friend's reactions to it, and post it on youtube...
You can check out some reactions here: http://br.youtube.com/results?search_query=2+girls+1+cup+reactions&search_type=

I think it would be hilarious to see George Liquor reacting to the video! Anyway, just a tought.

Cheers.<

Oh man, that is perfect...I can see it in my mind right now - it's gotta include that little music cue that happens when Mr. Horse is about to say "Tell ya what, though.....you got any rubber walrus protectors?" What is that? You know, the delay/reverb-processed strings that go "eeeeeeYEyEyEyeyeyeye...." The "crazy alien sting", I call it. One of my favorite running bits on R&S.

Mark McDonnell said...

Hey man,

A buddy of mine refered me to you about this post. I did not really know who you were until I saw a bit of your other posts. Such great work and what an impressive stance and body of work John. You're one talented SOB!!!!

Please take a look at some of the previous layout work that I can show up to this point:

http://markmcdonnell-bg.blogspot.com/

There is also some char work, however . . .what a playful yet amazingly powerful character design style you have. Very very Impressive!!!

http://markmcdonnell-char.blogspot.com/

Best to you and your production,

MAC

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