Thursday, December 17, 2009

Scene Planning For TV 6: Beginning Clean up and Tightening Details

I started to tighten up Ernie and add little stylistic crap in small doses. I don't do that until the whole layout is figured out - and the other layouts that use the same setups.

The stylistic stuff is only about 2% of the picture. The rest is story, character, function and guts.

Style means nothing if the picture already doesn't make sense or have a reason to exist.

6 comments:

Luis María Benítez said...

The best cartoons are yours, undoubtedly. I was thirteen when I discovered Ren & Stimpy, translated in Spanish (I'm from Argentina). Now I'm 28, but I've always been interested to see what you've been doing and a few days ago found this blog. I'll be starting to study animation in a few months - You're definitively my inspiration. I deeply admire this loose way of drawing and there's so much character and life on those faces you draw. Best regards!

Gabriele_Gabba said...

This is really cool stuff John, i love seeing the process unfold. Do your layouts become the main keys in the animation?

Michael said...

"guts" like not scared to draw something outlandish or "guts" like all the intense attention to detail and not selling out to brainwashed over-consuming corn-fed domesticated cows?

John said...

Very useful stuff as always John - got my latest stuff here and here if you'd like to see!

Isaac said...
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Racattack Force said...

Is it just me, or is he looking at his finger rather than Slab's fist?