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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kick-Ass



I'm a big fan of the comic. But To be honest I thought they were kidding when they said they were making a movie of this. But it looks fun so why not. Check out the trailer

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

For Bison it was Tuesday

Yup I know Street fighter is probably the worst movie ever made but I have to say this M Bison line kills me every time. :P



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

See You Around Green Guys

Well, the rights to TMNT has been sold To Nickelodeon (Viacom). I feel like a proud second uncle watching his nephews go off to an opportunity of a life time. It's a little bitter sweet to see them go but I'm just glad I had my time to put maybe a little bit of my mark on a property I loved so much as a child. I definitely think Nickelodeon will do a great things with the property.
I don't know what this means for Turtles Forever but The current series produced by 4Kids and Mirage Studios will continue to air on CW4Kids Saturdays until Aug. 31, 2010.

Read the full story here
http://news.toonzone.net/articles/31520/nick-acquires-rights-for-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-new-tv-series-and-movie#

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pyrats

An amazing piece of animation made by some very talented animation students way back in in 2005.

snow-bo


A fun little film by Vera Brosgol & Jenn Kluska.

http://verabee.com/snowbo.html

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Cat Piano

I just had the pleasure of seeing The Cat Piano. It's a really great animated short I sagest if you haven't seen it you should. Check out the video below.

The Cat Piano from PRA on Vimeo.



For more Info about The Cat Piano and other projects by PDA the studio that created the film. Check out the links below.
http://catpianofilm.com/
http://www.thepra.com.au/

Friday, September 25, 2009

Turtles Forever Coming Theaters


This piece was done for a canceled Fathom event. It was worked on by all of the art staff and done in a crunch. we essentially finished this in 2 days. I wound up staying till 2am doing the composite you see here. Though this version was not what was finally used, I still thought you guys should see it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Turtles Forever Poster



Hey guys its been a wile, I had this post in my draft section for a wile now just waiting for the right time to post. I would of posted this earlier but I had no Idea that the poster had been released. In fact I found it on line by accident on none other than Peter Laird's Blog.

Sorry I haven't updated this blog in a wile But I have been very busy with our current Project, A little something called Turtles Forever. Turtles Forever is our first Direct to DVD feature length movie. The DTDVD Follows the current TMNT as they confront a foe so huge it takes more than just one team of turtles to defeat it.
In posts to come I will be doing some behind the scenes segments that will give you an idea of the insane amount of work that went in to the creation of Turtles Forever. And with out further a due here's the first post :)

So let me set this up. The makings of this piece started way back in December around the time of the NY Comic con. We were hitting the tail end of pre-production and Lloyd Goldfine our supervising producer and director was worried that there might not be enough budget to pay for a poster. So I initially volunteered to do this piece for absolutely no extra pay. It was to be done on my own off time. It was due around the time of Sandiago comic con.
The day of our Turtle retrospective at NYCC I had about 3 Ideas for the poster. Lloyd and I agreed we wanted to keep the poster a bit mysterious not giving away two much of the final story of the film. Here are a couple of my original thumbnails.

This one Is what I call My Star Wars TMNT poster. Its very inspired by Drew Struzan's work and I planned to do it in a very painterly style. Something like my Ninja tribunal cover.

This second on is essentially what became the final poster. My inspiration for this was originally the Transformers the movie cover, but later it evolved in to something more. Originally I planned to have silhouettes of Bebop and Rocksteady in the for ground on the left an right. But that was later changed because I didn't want to clutter up the image with more characters.

The process was a bit slow going at the time. I had a couple of my personal pieces in the works like the piece I submitted to the Udons Darkstalkers Tribute book. We also had some additional color models requested by Dong Woo (Our animation company). A lot of which were keeping me at work late nights.
A couple months passed and Lloyd needed to show Mirage what we planned for the poster. Here is a cleaned up version with grays and such.
When that was approved I started the final. I planned to do the whole thing in separate parts so that the 4kids graphics department could edit the image when needed or use elements of it as promotional materiel. Here are some of the element separated.

Here we have the new Turtle copter with April and Casey and the old turtle blimp. This probably took me the longest out of any element in this poster. Drawing vehicles always takes me a lot of time. also April and Casey are on separate layers.

Here we have the 80's Turtles. I had a lot of fun drawing these guys. I have to say I haven't drawn them since i was a kid. Me and a buddy from elementary school used to always draw and trade drawings of these guys. Believe it or not it was a little hard to keep these guys on model but once i got it I was able to replicate it over and over. It's kind of subtle but if you look at the line art you will notice the line art has a slight brownish tint. That is something we in the color department came up with. All the characters from the 80's show have this line treatment in the film. To give them a slightly older feel. I will go in to more detail in a later post.

Next we have Tokka and Rahzar, yup they are in the movie :). the reason they are here is I didn't want to have two much 80's characters or 03 characters.

Finally we have the 03 turtles. you will notice they aren't the Back to the sewers versions of the turtles with eyes. The FF turtles were going to be used for BTTS but for property unity they were redesigned to reflect the current movie. These are slightly adjusted versions of the Fast Forward turtles. the main adjustment being their outfits and the rendering of the shadows. I will go in to a little more detail in a later post.

And here is the Final Image I submitted with out text


I finished this piece before Comic con an the first sneek screening for the Film unfortunately final text and such were not finished in time for printing. This image in the end was a massive undertaking I pulled more all nighters than I should of but I'm really happy with the final product. Even though I didn't get paid for this I consider this the least i could do for a property that has given me so much in my carrier. Happy 25th!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Moon Show




This is my design for 牛. The custom built toy I bilt for the New Moon Show. the theme of the show is interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac. So if your I you in NYC drop by.

The show is Opening Friday April 10th 2009
6 - 9pm
Exhibition runs through May 10th 200

go to http://www.myplasticheartnyc.com/index.html for more info

Chers

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Thief and the Cobbler


Today I had the Pleasure of seeing The Thief and the Cobbler by Canadian animator Richard Williams. This is quite possibly the greatest animated movie ever made. Probably the smoothest an most ground braking animation I have ever seen to date. Unfortunately it was never finished. This Independent animated film had been and out of production for over two decades. Williams worked on the film for some 26 years beginning the work in the late 60's. In 1990 Williams signed a deal with Warner Brothers to finance and distribute the film. The film wasn't completed in time. and Warner Brothers pulled out with only 15 minutes of the film left to be finished. There are versions of the film that were completed But they are were not the original vision of Williams.
The link I have here is a reconstruction of the film. It is a combination of the many existing cuts and work prints of the film, bringing it closer to its original form. The Video reconstruction is by Garrett Gilchrist. Check it out. (Side note) jest let each clip play it will automatically go to the next sequence in the film.

The Thief and the Cobbler

Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't Panic SF4 Poster contest


Hey guys,
I am part of a contest on Don't Panic. I was hoping to snag some votes and I would really like your help. You do have to register to vote, I would really appreciate the support.(there is a quick sign up if you scroll down to “New Users can quick register here”.)
I am registered as E-Mann and Have the Guile Image you see above. You can vote one time per day and on multiple pieces. So you can share the love :)

Vote here GUILE

Here are a couple of my buddy's give them some love too

CubeeCraft: Blanka Cubee
skech212: Akuma
Nexxorcist:Crimson Viper
Jamespeay5: Dhalsim

Any votes would be really appreciated. thanks a lot

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

BAD DOG: Gift Art

Yeah, it's been a wile since I posted something here. This time I have a piece of gift art I did for Joe Kelly.
I met Joe a couple times when the staff of TMNT would have get togethers. Anyway wile at the NYCC I ran in to him at his table I the artists ally. He recognized me from the couple times we met. I always liked Jo's work, ever since his run on Dead Pool and I love I Kill Giants. So I figured I'd pick up his new Book bad dog. To my surprise he gave it to me and personalized it. It was a really fun read, so I figured in my spare time I draw him up a Thank you image.

Here is the first sketch I did in my sketch book . It's really tiny about 4 by 8. It was drawn with a 0.3 led. I actually planned to ink it but I decided because its pretty tight I'd just clean it up.Here is the Final sketch I cleaned up in Corel Painter.

I flat colored it in Photoshop and did the final color in Sai
. Anyway hope you guys like it. And make sure to Check out Bad Dog from Image Comics.

BAD DOG © Joe Kelly & Diego Greco

Monday, February 9, 2009

TMNT: Comic Con Panel

Here is youtube footage of the TMNT Retrospective that we did at the NY Comic con.

PART 1


PART 2

PART 3








I would like to thank the fans of the show for coming in and showing there support and listening to us yammer on about it .

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Patch Wolverine


Just a little something I did wile on the train home. I decided to add some grays today. By the why doesn't Wolverine Smoke any more it's not like he had to quit it up he has a healing factor.


Wolverine © Marvel Comics