Monday, April 24, 2017

Orvill - Time for Music (cleaned)

So I finally managed to finish off this little piece. Woop woop!

Watch Orvill play for this rock friend. Orvill is one of the characters from my ongoing children's series concept. He's an inquisitive little green owl. I loved working on this piece, maybe too much so as I kinda neglected my Obscurum project for a few days to finish this. But now I'm happy I did:D.

Software: Tvpain & After Effects

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Shut up Mr. Rain!


Rain, rain go away!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Shape study 3




Shape study time again:)

I love doing these, it's quite freeing and allows you to just think about crazy shapes and contrast.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Orvill Loop - Rough

Here is a little loop I've been  working on now for a couple of weeks (on and off). Since it's such a short loop, I tried to go more methodical and go straight pose to pose. I liked it, but can see how "boring" it can get if you want to work on a bigger shot this way.

Still a WIP, so stay tuned for the finished version!:)


Friday, April 14, 2017

Doodle time!






Some character doodles:)

I started reading "The Silver Way", the new character design book from Stephen Silver, and he talks about how important it is to just draw without "thinking", which means to doodle for fun and for the sake of just doodling

It's a great way to stay lose and experiment with shapes:)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Portrait 12





Portrait day again!:) Thought I would try and tackle Sir Ian Mckellen, Gandalf himself! Looking at side-by-side, I'm happy with it, but could tweak his eyes and his lips a bit more.

I also decided to not include the hands and just focus on the face this time:)



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Young Kuno - Obscurum






So I wanted to share some progress pics from my short film, Obscurum

I just finished the character design of a younger version of Kuno (Protagonist). In the story, Kuno gets flashbacks to his past, and I needed to design him when he was a little more innocent and "wet behind the ears".

Make sure to check out the production blog and feel free to follow me on on tumblr :)



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Life drawing 4





It's gesture drawing time again.

I thought I would try some quick 15 sec gestures... in the end I felt it was a bit hard to keep up with the speed, but I felt the sketches started to get a tiny bit better in the end. :)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Portrait 11




A portrait done in Sketchbook pro. Although it doesn't have a the huge brush library as Photoshop, it's a great program for sketches, even for simple cleanup.

Great for quick results:)


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Anatomy

Wanted to do some bird studies:) It's always important to brush up on the fundamentals of anatomy!

Hope everyone's having a great Sunday!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Shape study 2

Here is another shape study (from Stephen Silver's tutorials). I tried to stay true to the shapes as much as possible, which was quite hard actually, specially when it came to the hair. But it kinda turned into this little weird, and interesting result... I think I liked the Square and Triangle shape the best.

Will do more of these in the coming days;) 


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Portrait 10







Portrait time!

This time I thought of doing the good ol' professional himself, Jean Reno. Although I would say he already has a distinct caricature-y face. 

These are quit fun to do, it teaches you how to pinpoint key features in a persons face. Like with Reno, he has a long face, strong jawline, small mouth and a long nose. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Donni




And the little doodled of the day goes to.... Donatello!:D I watched the TMNT series last night and wanted to do another doodle of him, more stylized this time though.

Hope everyone's having a great Monday!:)



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Portrait 9

"There are many vampires in the world today... You only have to think of the film business"
- Christopher Lee

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Life drawing 3






I've started doing lifedrawing again. I usually do it on paper, but I went digital this time. I found it to be a little clunky at first, but I found it got a little better after a little while.

Here are some 60 sec. sketches. More to come soon!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Going full digital




So I'm narrowing down the design of my 2nd character in my shortfilm, Obscurum (follow my production blog). I've found it really exiting to work straight digital, although I love pen on paper, I just found it so much more intuitive at times. You can erase, redraw, and see you mistakes  so much faster. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Shape study1




I was inspired by Stephen Silver again and wanted to do a study of shapes! I love how Silver manages to get so much contrast, line - and shape variation in his character studies! 

I really would recommend this exercise to anyone, and I loved doing this study!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Birdy

Tweet tweet everyone!:D

Hope everyone's having a great Wednesday!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Character design - Obscurum

Sorry, I haven't posted so much recently, but I promise more stuff is coming. I've been quite busy working on my shortfilm, Obscurum. You can follow the production blog here, so I'd thought I would post something related to that here. 

I'm really happy that the project is moving forward, and I will be posting more exiting stuff soon enough!:D



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Meeting you're inspirations

One of the biggest highlights from the festival, was that I got the chance to meet one of my favorite artists, Michael Dudok De Wit. His short-film, "Father & Daughter" was one of the main inspiration for my graduation movie. He was there to screen his acclaimed feature film, "The Red Turtle", and also do a Masterclass. 

As you can imagine, it was like Michael Jackson was at the festival and I thought I wouldn't get to meet him. 

But as luck would have it, he wandered over to my space at a directors dinner on Friday. I tried not to geek out too much and make him uncomfortable since he doesn't like to be in the spotlight too much. Thus I kept my questions to a minimum, and in the end asked him for an autograph which he was kind enough to give me!

I don't get to meet my inspirations too often, but I'm really happy to know that Mr. Dudok De Wit is as much of a humble and kind person as I thought he would be. 

Ps: I'm totally gonna laminate this picture!!


4 Amazing days in Spain!

I am back!

So I haven't posted in a week, but that is due to me getting invited to ANIMAC 2017, the Animation Festival in Lleida Spain. It's a wonderful festival coordinated by a team of lovely volunteers, and directed by Caroline Lopez (Low left pic). 

My short-film, "Rumble in the Jungle", had it's World premiere and was screened there throughout the 4 days in the Open screen, "Short & Sweet 1" category for kids and family. And it was a LOVELY 4 days indeed. The kids came in with their mom & dads and seemed to enjoy my movie (I'm just happy nobody cried), and also the other screenings!

I myself got the chance to see some great short/feature films, met some wonderful artists and was also asked to do a couple of presentations of my film. 

I cannot recommend this festival more highly  and I'll be back there next year for sure!

Viva Animac, until 2018!













Last two pictures are taken by the Photographer, david.delvalfoto




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wendigo

"The myth says that if you ate human flesh, your punishment was to turn into a creature that constantly craved it."

No mythological creature has fascinated me more then the Wendigo. Stemming from the Native Indian mythology, it's deemed an evil spirit, but it also acts as a cautionary tale, where if you consume human flesh, the very person who commits these acts will turn into an unrecognizable monster. 

I just love the sheer unstoppable power of the creature, pretty much resembling a terminator (In nature). 

So here you are;)


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nimble - the good thief





He is Robin Hoods predecessor, in that he steals from the rich and gives to the poor! But all heroes have their Achilles heel, and Nimbles is his love of gambling. He means well but if you propose a deal to Nimble, it would be too hard to refuse. Even if it's for his own life. 

Thus, he lives his life accordingly, on the edge. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Duck hunting


Yassss! Ducks for the win!:D

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Obscurum character design





Hey guys,

I've started re-designing my characters for my short film, Obscurum. This is Kuno. The main character. I recently started a production blog on my tumblr. If you want know more, you can follow my progress there!:)

Have an awesome Thursday guys!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Obscurum - Short film








Hey guys!

I finally had the time to make a production blog on tumblr for my shortfilm, Obscurum. It's a film I've been working on now, and I wanted to share a little of that world with you guys. 

I'll be posting weekly pre-production stuff, such as storyboards, character designs and much more... 

I hope you guys will join me in this journey!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bird studies



I missed doing studies again, so here are some exotic birds for ya!:D

Friday, February 10, 2017

Storyboard panels






I've been helping out a good friend of mine on his tv-series, "Chigalum og Jakten på Den Gyldne Sugerøret", which would translate, "Chigalum, and the Hunt for the Golden Straw". It's a crazy, but funny TV-series concept my friend has been working on for almost 10 years! 

It details the misadventures of a couple of ragtag pirate skeletons and their "trusted" parrot, Hans.

Here are a couple of storyboard panels I've been working on for the last week

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Pet






Dear Santa, 

Please send me a prehistoric dinosaur for Christmas. I promise I'll play with it, feed it, and take good care of it!:D

Yours,
Mui

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Run like the wind

Who loves to run?!

Not me... but I drew a runner!:D Next best thing if you ask me...


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Colored BB

Here is the finished Beatboard. In the end, I had to churn this out quit quickly for the MIFA deadline, so it's not perfect... But I will eventually rework this soon, then Storyboard!





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beatboard and Mifa






So I've been working extensively lately on  my shortfilm, Obscurum. It's one of my goals for this year, to get it at least production ready (even if I have to do everything myself!:D). I'm going to attend Annecy 2017... hopefully... and I'm superhappy to tell you guys that I've decided to register my shortfilm into MIFA this year. The pitch convention for shortfilm, tv-series and transmedia projects. 

The deadline is tomorrow, so I've been working hard these last days to get everything ready. Here is a little sneak peek at what I'm doing right now:)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Peruvian musician

Since this is a gift for a friend, I didn't want to post it on my blog, but I doubt she's watching 😆 

I give you a peruvian musician. I wanted to keep the line-art but still had to clean it up a bit. :) I love Peruvian clothes as well, they are so colorful and beautifully handcrafted. The patterns especially are amazing. 

Hope everyone's having a great Sunday!



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Logo design

I've been meaning to work on a logo for my company, MuiMotion, but because I'm swamped with other work I've never had the time to sit down and start the process. Luckily one of my good friends, Tom Petter Hansen, a designer in Oslo volunteered (having enough browning points from doing some free work for him in the past) and made this awesome design last night!

This isn't the final design (I think I want another color on the typo.), but I'm pretty much happy with it, from the "playful" green owl (inspired by one of my own characters), to the "professional" type. 

I will in the new future, start designing my card and perhaps even some postcards!