This summer, I co-developped a pilot for a TV show, temporary named POWERBALL.
I was in charge of the character design. We had to develop and produce the film at the same time, so it was quite challenging.
Here are two presentation pictures I did with JSM.
and some early design work...
And the film ! The entire crew is listed at the end of the video.
Power Ball Trailer from Alphanim on Vimeo.
About a year ago, I did a fake gritty Sin City-like comic book for the Cartoon Network TV show, The Amazing World of Gumball.
Since the idea was to get the too violent comic censored by Hector's mom, I thought I'd share the uncensored version. Here you can find the actual sequence as you can see it in The Colossus episode :
Captain Punch par Lakun
And here is my work :
First of all, thanks for the nice comments about our little digital comix.
I'm currently trying to find some time to do the next chapter but it's not that easy.
Anyway despite all the good feedbacks, I also read some wrong facts (and some annoying ones) about how we did it. So I decided to do a "work in progess" post.
Balak wrote the story and did the storyboard.
Here is an example of his drawings I received.
That's where I start.
Even a digital comix is made with paper and real pencils !!!!
I'm very picky with my own inking work. I do take extra care in every single line, and if I'm not happy with it, I just redo it.
Here is an example of a panel I redid several times.
The left one is the good one the right one is the failed one.
Can you spot the differences ?
Here is a close up shot of the good one
I use grey markers. I usually photocopy my drawings just in case I mess up the grey shading.
With this panel I had to separate the background from the characters.
I scan my drawing and tweak it with photoshop.
Then I ask my girlfriend who is a webdesign wizard to do the flash interface !
Finally Marc "Tsuka" took care of the website and the promotion of it.
Huge thanks for both of them.
Et voila !
A year ago, Balak did his "digital comix". Like a 21st century's Scott McLoud, he gave some brilliant theories about it.
So I couldn't be more excited to get the chance to work with him (again, remember Aids campaign ?).
He wrote and storyboarded the following, based on my MonkeyGirl character and I just drew it.
My sweet Caroline, did the flash code for you guys to read it comfortably and my other friend Tsuka, did the website and the Iphone friendly version.
It's pretty short as it's more like a test about what could be done, so do not hesitate to let us know what you think about it.
the link :
I've got the pleasure to participate to an exhibition organized by Seb Menard
to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Tim Burton's movie, Edward Scissorhands.
I wanted to use that opportunity to try something else, a new technique, and I thought screeprinting would be perfect.
The ink on a very thick and beautiful paper got a look that no digital printer can achieve, I love it.
anyway here is the result :
A3 (well actually slightly bigger paper 50X35cm) 350gr/m
Screenprint 3 colors
plus red marker.
About a year ago, I challenged myself doing one MonkeyGirl illustration a day, without the use of the computer (but a lil' contrast for the blog purpose only). I initially planned to do 100 but stopped at 40 something... I'm slowly going to try to hit that target again. Maybe not one a day as it's too time consuming for me at the moment, but I'll do my best to keep up a good pace.
Not sure yet the following will be part of that initial collection as I did the colours on a photocopied version of my initial drawing (I like the look of an old B&W copy), but it was a good practice for me to get back on my feet.
So here you go :
Black And White photocopy
And a little bonus, the religious biatch :
Ink and Markers
7 months without posting... new record !
Since I'm back in Paris, it has been hard to keep posting stuffs.
To summarize... I was working on Monster in Paris, a 3D animated feature. It should be released next year.
I also did a few commercials works (Aides Graffiti, Citroën The Dog...).
And alongside my fellow 3Megabits colleagues, we rocked a great art event last June with Live painting, screenprintings, body painting, djs... You can check it out on the 3Megabits blog or look for 3Megabits on Facebook.
Thanks for the nice comments and support.
Lil something I did at work wiv my markers.
Here is my design work for the new Aides campaign "Graffiti".
It was fun as I ended up using a lot of different techniques and mediums. Pencil, markers, ink, paint, digital, stencils and spray cans... to get the right look.
The order is not chronological but it shows the different experiments...
Directed by Yoann Lemoine and produced by Wanda, most of the great animation is from the talented Yves "balak" Bigerel. Compositing and secondary animation by Vincent Venchiarutti and Remi Soyez at Mikros.