04 septiembre 2014

Illustration timelapse

In this video you can see the steps I follow to create an illustration. From the sketch to the final color. 5 hours of work condensed in 15 minutes.

12 julio 2014

Animation Paper needs you!

Let’s revive hand drawn animation! Let’s get the fun and ease back into 2D! 

Animation Paper is a specialized software application in development. Designed for the experienced and professional animator. Fast and powerful - yet simple, intuitive and effortless to work with. Work rough, quickly test ideas, then clean it up. Animation Paper will be a ton of fun! Enabling new and life long students of animation to train, learn and master the art of animation.

A crowfunding campaign has just began on Indiegogo

The person back Animation Paper is Niels Krogh Mortensen, an experimented danish character animator, graphic artist, creative software developer, game designer, animation producer and director. Two decades ago together with his friend and programmer Jakob Frandsen created the predecessor of Animation Paper, called Plastic Animation Paper. He now want to take the proven values of PAP, and with the help of you and the rest of the community, recreate it as a modern and awesome app for Mac and Windows.

You can see a preview of its functionalities HERE.

21 junio 2014

Dog and Butterfly

Via Cartoon Brew-ED

Disney Supervising Animator Wayne Unten has completed his amazing digital watercolor test:

Short and beautiful animation. Inspired by a visit to the Tyrus Wong exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum in August 2013. All the artwork was created using TVPaint 10.5 and Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

Behind the scenes work-in-progress can be found here.

01 junio 2014

Illustrated children's book

A long time has passed since I published the last post, but I raise from the ashes again,  like the Phoenix. In all this time some interesting things had come, a Storyboard Masterclass (with Sherm Cohen ) and new ideas and projects that have appeared.

One of this projects, which I am dedicating most of my free time, is my first illustrated children's book. Is a pedagogical book aimed at children between 4 and 10 years. I explain in a simply and clearly way a disease that affects a part of the population and it is difficult to understand sometimes, adults too. In my family we also have a person affected with this disease.

At the moment I can not give more details, but the book will be published early next year in Norway and a little later in digital version for the rest of the world.

I am very excited about this project, and sacrificing my social life for it ... but you know, it's what you have if you are and illustrator or animator.  :) And after the book...well, we talked about creating an App with the same story, with animations and games, but that is another project and I'll talk about it in a few months.

The way I work is as follows. I sketch in the traditional way, paper and pencil, scanner, I clean the line with Illustrator and then coloring in Photoshop.