Friday, October 13, 2017

Sc1 ruff

I started reading "Invisible Ink" by Brian McDonald, a book about writing.  I revised this story after reading the book because it was too muddy. Too many things were going on.  The worst part of this process is that I have already animated half of the story.  Trying to keep the parts while making the story flow better is not the easiest task. There are ideas I have to cut out because they don't fit the armature of the story.  It still needs some work but it has to be done before Christmas.  Finished but not perfect is better than never finished. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Figure drawing

I forgot I still enjoy drawing figures 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Night Street of Snack

I actually did a couple versions of lighting scenario for this scene and I'm posting this one because it got finished first. The final painting for the daytime painting (colorkey from last week) will be posted next week

Updates: This is the first night lighting I did. It didn't feel right.

So I put it aside and made a second one which is closer to the mood I'm aiming for.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Street of Snack

This is based on a sketch I did in 2016 at Ximending. In fact, that sketch has inspired the development of the project Two Sides of A Coin.  I took the sketch, not knowing what it's going to be, made a layout out of it. At the time I thought "Let's try Tekkonkinreet style." It ended up being a piece I'm particularly proud of and it has so much potential I knew I need to take it further. 

colorkey test

This is the sketch. A view sitting at the top floor of KFC

Friday, May 12, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Alley

I already have in mind what this scene is going to look like. At least half of the frame is going to be in the dark, creating a focus right below the fluorescent lights. Fluorescent light is a cool light which enhances the feeling of isolation.   

lighting process

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Alley Line drawing

I want the scene to feel lonely and a bit pathetic as the main character washes the dishes after business hours. The designs are referenced from Taiwanese's traditional market. Usually the markets are located in the alleyways or narrow streets so cars won't be able to enter. They are dark and a bit dirty and sometimes smell fishy (literally) because all the foods are layout in the open air at room temperature. (I don't know about the seafood but vegetables are usually fresh, kind of like farmers market) People who do buy food regularly at traditional market always visit early. 

The roofs are covered with metal sheets so the rain won't pour down during the regular afternoon thunderstorm.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin, Storybeat #1

Storybeat: Night. This is where the story started. On one rainy night, two young adults, one from lower working class and the other from wealthy framily were both headed toward the Theatre street. At the intersection, they had an accident.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Night

A little background of location. This is based on Ximending a shopping district in Taipei around 1970-90's. The district has quite an interesting history.  People still come here to find entertainment, movies, record store, street food, clothing and more now but it's best known for its Theater street. When you walked onto the street you would see large movie posters painted by hand and glued on the building wall for advertisement.

Neon lights were popular at the time and that became an iconic Ximending night view.  Most theaters screened domestic film and there was no age restriction like we have now. Children would sneak into the over-packed theater after school and enjoy free entertainment. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Phone Pencil Test # 2 and 3

Well. I'm planning to finish all the pencil test by this July. I'm about %50 there.  back to work 

Monday, November 21, 2016

CTN expo 2016

Thanks everyone for coming to visit our table during CTN this past weekend!
It has been a wonderful experience (and hectic behind the scene) 

Thursday, October 20, 2016