Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Storyboards and comic strips










These are some short storyboards and comic strips I've done in the last few years, for different purposes...the first was part of an exam at college, where I had to visualize a dream I had into scenes, the second has been inspired by a trip to a festival I've done few years ago, the third is just a funny storyboard about a squirrel...(I love squirrels!), the forth was for a comic concept work I got involved in some time ago, and the last is a caricature of me and a certain period of my life at the time where I was studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
A lot of memories... ^__^

Original storyboard for task project







This is the original storyboard for the task project we worked on over this year at college. I liked the story as it was on these panels much better, this was the spirit and the atmosphere I wanted the story to have in forst place... but it was far too long and complex to carry out in animation, so I had to revise the story and simplify everything, shortening the whole thing...as you can see in the final version of the animatic. But I really want to make an animation based on this original storyboard, and I think it will be awesome!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Illustrations






These are some illustrations I've done for the publishing firm I was working for, except for the last one, which is a still image from my final film at the animation course at Central Saint Martins. I colored these ones on photoshop, because that's how the publishing firm required them for their publications. I'm personally more keen on coloring illustrations by hand, but coloring them digitally can be handy as well, and by using the tablet at the same time it really feels like you're painting...and the results can be equally great.

Illustrations







These are some illustrations I've done recently, for the publishing firm I was working for as a freelance illustrator...exactly before the beginning of this Animation course. The firm publishes children books, that's why the illustrations had to be very sweet and childlike. But I did enjoy doing these kind of artworks, it's been an extremely useful and enriching experience workwise. The first two illustrations are water-colored, the other two are colored by pencils and the last one is colored with china ink.

Illustrations








These are some illustrations I've done mostly recently, except for the girl and the dragon and the medieval fair scene...which are older works. Some are water-colored, the fair scene is all colored by pencil, the girl and the dragon are colored with china ink and the emporium magicus picture is half water-colored and half colored on photoshop.

Life drawings










These are some life drawings I worked on over the last year...what else can i say?
Life drawings are veeeery important in order to produce good animations!!! So we had to do loads of life drawings before and during the course, to improve our knowledge of the anatomy and body movements, in roder to be able to reproduce them in our characters movements.......great fun! ;)

Animals life drawings




Monday, 28 July 2008

Portraits







These are some of the portraits I've done over this last year, except for the last one, which is not exactly a portrait, and it'a bit older...it comes from a self-portrait I've done, but it's a modified version of it. It's supposed to represent me turning into a squirrel, or just a "crossbreed" between me and a squirrel, or how I imagine such a fusion would look like at least. Although it might just look like an alien creature, I like the result! :)

Final Project Animatic

video This is the animatic I made for my final project here at college this year. I named the final animation "the knight and the dragon", cause that's exactly what it is about. This is the original storyboard I produced for the animation, and it was as asual much longer and complex in terms of the story, which would have required a much longer period of time to make it clear and effective. So I decided to cut a good few scenes at the moment of making the final animation based on this storyboard. It still gives the general idea,but it's much more simplified. But I'm planning to reuse all the panels I've eliminated from this original animatic and extend the animation in its formal lenght, which I think will make the story more interesting to watch.

Task project animatic

video This is the animatic of the task project we worked on over the year at college. I didn't get to finish the animation yet, but the storyboard explains pretty well the whole story and its funny mishaps! The story was originally longer and more complex, but more fun in my opinion! But I had to simplify it in order to make the animation easier to carry out...