Friday, April 26, 2013

the art of EPIC

The art of Epic is finally in print! There were a lot of hours put into the creation of the art for this film. I've been fortunate enough to work with these amazing artists over the past few years, and to even been asked to contribute some of my ideas to the making of this film. More to come on my contributions to the project, but first check out the book!
One of my drawings from the book: Ronin, head of the Leafmen.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Epic Trailer

After working on Ice 4, I was asked to contribute artwork and animation to this project. It was an incredible experience. Everyone involved with this film did outstanding work. It will be yet another leap forward for Blue Sky Studios. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fun and Unfinished

"A vision's just a vision
If it's only in your head.
If no one get's to see it,
It's as good as dead.
It has to come to light!"
George from "Sunday in the Park with George"

In the spirit of a vision halfway out of the shadows...  This one is from 2009, an unfinished idea.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, July 29, 2011

Rough Animation

I've been drawing and animating more than I ever have in my entire career, but you wouldn't know it but following this blog.

I've been producing a lot of work, but since it's all work for projects that haven't been released yet, I officially have nothing to talk about.

But I did take the day to work on something entirely my own, which is a rare thing. Something simple and fun, which is harder than you'd think it would be.

This is a first pass at rough animation. In this video, you'll see me working off my thumbnails and getting everything out there to see. Some of the ideas I like, some I know I'm going to abandon. I'm looking for clarity and over all pacing, not so much the perfectly drawn pose, that will come in later tests.

So what you're seeing is pretty unvarnished stuff, there's a lot I dislike about this test, but I see a few parts that I like. Those few things are what will make me go forward with the test and hopefully finish it.

CellPhone from bj crawford on Vimeo.