Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gather around children, it's story-time!

Rumble in the Jungle

It's still making the festival rounds, but since I'm in the reflecting mood...

It was initially a project which I'd loved, worked and prodded on for almost over a year, and a project I thought I'd never actually finish. Heck, I even lost 50% of the work I'd done halfway through because my computer crashed! I freaked out then, but now I see it as a blessing as I went into the project again with new vigor and new eyes. I wanted to PUSH myself, both artistically and technically as character animator. I've always loved to learn, but was never good at crossing the finishing line though...

My friends sometimes asked me:"If your doing it for yourself, why is it so important to you? You should be working on Obscurum instead". 

But the truth was... I DID make the film for myself. And it later BECAME more important to me then I initially thought. 

In the end, the process has been both wonderful and painful, but one which I learned SO much about myself as a director, animator and mostly as an artist!

Jake Parker's mantra is: "FINISHED, not PERFECT".

This mantra is something I will always keep with me. Rumble in the Jungle became a great little "monster", not perfect... but FINISHED! I will forever cherish the adventure!:)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Color studies

Started doing color studies of the characters in Obscurum. 

They changed a little a long the way as I thought I needed to cut down on some of the details:) If you want to see more work, check out the production blog on TUMBLR

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Time for some Relaxation

Nobody knows how to relax more then Orvill, the owl. Lets all treat ourselves with some kite-flying and some sleep;) 

It's summer after all!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Whats happening?!

After a little hiatus, I wanted to post an update on whats been happening in my life (not that my life is that interesting:D). The biggest news being the start of Season 6 of The Amazing World of Gumball, a show I've been with, on an off, around 4 years. 

Studio Soi is doing the clean up, and FX, and yours truly will be the main FX Artist for the season. I'm really excited and can't wait to see the new episodes! 

Like I've said earlier, I will double down on getting my short film, Obscurum production ready. Meaning, I will be prioritizing the film over other freelance/drawing work for the time being. Although I wont stop posting stuff on the blog, I probably won't be posting every day like I did before. 

So stay tuned, I will keep updating this blog with new stuff, and also follow my progress of my short film at Obscurum.