Tuesday, February 25, 2014

First Pass Color Script

Using the current animatic I put a color script together.  I wanted the film to take place through the duration of a day; beginning early morning and ending at golden hour.

The basis for most of my color choices is from andre's Red coat.

 When he is happy or jolly it is an intense red, when he is sad, dejected, it is normally cast in shadow.  When he decides to throw the big ram towards the little ram, almost all color is taken from his coat.

Also pay attention to the lighting.  Andre is sometimes completely flat, other times he has volume.

It's pretty out of control right now, but it's a start.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Camera and french baguette

Map + aggressive notes from Andre's mom

something like this? And I figured he could like have a note from his mom paperclipped to his map, or it falls out when he opens it, or something: 

Random Prop Design

Spring Boots Color and Texture Reference

Rambo Model Sheet update and Expression Sheet

Updated Ram Model Sheet


Friday, February 21, 2014

Rock'em Sock'ems

Lemming Turnaround

BackPack Model

Tree model sheets

Color Script


Lighting and Color in Animation Films

Lighting and color can enhance a scene or a film through various color palettes, tones, contrast, and hues. Is it a horror film? Is it a comedy? Is it dramatic? What kind of colors match these genres? What colors are audiences attracted to? Does the color and light detract or enhance the plot? These are questions to think about when lighting a scene or a film. This technique is called color scripting, the color schema varies to coincide with emotional beats and story arcs in a film.

Check out the beautiful color script in Pixar’s Finding Nemo and notice how the colors become muted coinciding with the darker emotional beats of the story and becomes brighter with the happier moments.

This is an excellent example of Sony Animation’s A Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs color script. The color schema changes throughout the story arcs of the film.

An example of Pixar’s Ratatouille color script. Notice the pastel, sepia tones, and natural lighting reminiscent of Degas, Monet and the impressionist movement that really defines Paris at that time.

Pixar’s Up color script conveys the usage of time elapsing and how the color changes between the “Real World” and Paradise Falls.
See more beautiful and inspirational color scripts in Pixar’s book, The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniv.: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation.

Skeleton Base Design

The idea is that the skeletons all follow this same general design with minor adjustments to change size and length of bones for different skeletons.  See Esquelefan, or example:
These can also have a simple rig applied (no weight paints necessary) for posing.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tree Model Sheets-Amani

Great References for Baby Ram

The facebook account also has a lot of good reference photos and videos.


Just realized I didn't actually put this one up on the blog. Note to modelers: the canisters are completely cylindrical, so you could hypothetically just revolve a curve to get a NURBS surface. Alternatively, mirror the crap out of this thing; I know there's some crookedness in my drawing so it would be good to pick one side and model off of that.