13 September 2011

Thundercats, Scooby Doo, G.I. Joe

Dear Blog.....  Hi, it's me again.  Did ya miss the way I type upon thee onto the ever so lovely little box you ever so graciously provide?
Well, I missed you and that's enough for me. :)

I wanna write about 2 of my favorite childhood cartoons if that's ok, Blog.

Today as I worked I started watching the new Thundercats series.   And oh my is it AMAZING.  I loved the episode when... Oh, sorry.  Yes, you're right, Blog.  I don't want to spoil it for you when you get around to watching the series.  But let me tell you this....Oh my...the designs by Takahiro Tanaka is mind blowing. The story and the storyboards are incredible, too!
One of my favorite relaunches in a long time.  Thank you iTunes for not promoting it, and making me dig in the Warner Bros. network, on the 2nd page at the very bottom where I accidentally stumbled upon the booty last night, and like a moth to a flame burned by the fire (thank you Janet Jackson for those lyrics of wisdom BTW), I was burning a hole in my credit card buying a season pass for the series like there was no tomorrow.  Well worth it.

I'm diggin everything about it. Love the shout outs to the original music. I think my favorite design so far for the new Thundercats series is Lion-o's pops! MAN, he is a tough mutha!
Snarf, Wily Kit and Wily Kat are amazing. their personalities are ADORABLE and makes you want to take care of them. haha

Next up, Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated.  Those dang meddlin kids!  I am so stoked to be able to work here and there on the new series.  Love the direction and look of the it.  The series has a very nice modern take on the gang and it's eerie as heck!

Well, today I was assigned my 2nd storyboards for the new Scooby Doo Mystery Inc series. My 1st boards aired for their "The Siren's Song" episode.  If you're interested in peeping it you can view it here.

Big thank you to Vic Cook for bringing me in for the previous boards and for giving me another assignment today!

Below is my 2nd boards I have ever done in animation.  I was really nervous to tackle it, but I knew I was in good hands with my director, Kevin Altieri.  Been a fan of his and Clement Sauve (Lead Character Designer) for the series.

I'm terrible at being on model with another artist's designs, but I tried my darndest to get this as close as I could. :)

I really liked the 180 rule.  I've heard of it before, but I never used it until Scooby Doo and G.I.Joe.  But I loved problem solving to make it work.. :) Still have a ton to learn though.

Here's the http://youtu.be/f9FGzDKk-FI if you're interested in checking it out.  My section on the episode was from 7:09-8:35.

Well, Blog... I better get back to work... Gotta show Cintiq who's daddy.


Oscar Martín said...


Simon said...

Amazing job, the storyboard are very great! Congratulation to work on these series.

Casey Crowe said...

Oh man, so cool to see these!