Friday, 31 August 2012

Storyboard images for Scene One

Gary watches his television intently.

 Gary looks around angrily for any flies.

He glances towards his table at his bug spray.

POV shot of the bug spray, a callback to episode one.

Gary closes his eyes and begins to sleep.

Suddenly a barking begins from outside Gary's house.

He turns towards the window and growls.

This is the first scene in "Dog Daze," which I will be starting work on soon. Originally, I had intended the scene to begin with a voice-over from Gary as he read a book (A Tale of Two Cities), which was then interrupted by the barking of the dog. However, this was against my original idea of the character being mute, and therefore, I decided to cut it. I will begin working on this scene after I have colored the establishing shot, and sorted the camera on said shot.

Development of Gary's house.

Creating Gary's house took quite a deal of patience, but I think it was worth it in the end. I will most likely make a few small edits before the entire animation is completed, but this is effectively it. Next, I will begin to work on colouring the scene, for which I will create another post, to show my research and final output. 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Establishing shot of Gary's house

This rough sketch shows is the final angle that I have selected for the establishing shot of Gary's house. This is an improvement on the previous shot, which was face on and felt far less dynamic. I may change the look of the house slightly, when inking it digitally, in order to give it a 'less human' look.

My main influences for this look were the homes of the main characters in both "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." These shows are a different sort of animated show from the "Grumpy Gary" shorts but I found their establishing shots to be pretty effective.

"Dog Daze" opening sequence

This is the opening sequence that I have decided on for the latest "Grumpy Gary" cartoon. I will no doubt tweak with it before I am finished the episode.

"Dog Daze" title card colour schemes

After a rather long hiatus, I am finally back and working on this project. It feels exceedingly good to have goals once again and I have immediately slipped back into my rhythm. Using Toonboom again after three months was far easier than I thought, and I was instantly familiarised by the tools.

The following images are the different colour schemes that I considered for the background of the title card. The bottom right image is the colour I chose in the end: