Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dapper Deadman

I just realised, my previous post's title is ironic. I intended it to be a reference to a line from Dr. Facilier's song, but 'The Other Side' also happens to be a Vietnam War comic I'm reading at the moment as well.

Well anyways; art. India ink, Staedtler pens, and a Pentel Ink Brush. Unfortunately I chose shit paper for the job...

Monday, February 15, 2010

THE OOOOTTTHHER SIIIIIDDDE!!

Watched Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart today. Exceptional stuff, as is per norm with Ghibli. Dream sequences were incredibly inspiring, too. Although its a damn shame I watched its spin-off, The Cat Returns first. All this week Film4 are showing Ghibli films early in the morning. Plan on watching Porco Rosso and My Neighbour Totoro...

Also got around to seeing The Princess and the Frog last week. I was more than delighted to experience a return to traditional animation in Disney, and they were on top-form with this. Great musical numbers, lovely classical animation and character designs, and brilliant voice-acting too. Some suprisingly dark elements (well, dark compared to Disney's usual formula).
Dr. Facilier was such a fucking badass and stole the show for me. I mean, you can't top a black voodoo doctor voiced by Keith Davids!!! Up there with Hades and Captain Hook as best Disney villains, without doubt! Actually, just typing this is inspiring me to draw some Facilier fanart. Hmm...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pizza Time


Another crazy crossover request from 4chan, this time featuring Spongebob delivering Krusty Krab Pizza and Nathan Copeland, a boss character from the upcoming No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.

Don't ask me what the context of this situation is!

In other nuacht, fair play to all the Irish Academy Award nominees (all of whom graduated from my college :P). It'll be a right boost for this country's tiny animation industry if one of the films gets an award. Meaning a job for me after college! It shames me to say I haven't seen either Granny O' Grimm or Secret of Kells, but I will get around to it... eventually.

Speaking of Irish animation, I recently stumbled upon a fella called Eamon O' Neill's stuff while researching Japanese animation maestros Studio 4c. He's a recent graduate of IADT, and his work is absolutely amazing; reminiscent of afforementioned studio's style with lovely fluid animation and grainy backgrounds. Linkage; http://www.eamonnoneill.ie/
His life drawing studies are beautiful as well!

Ohh, and apparently the Chinese spambots are back. Bollocks.