I recently was commissioned by Cody Pearce to create concepts for an animation pitch called Xeno-Control - here are three of the main characters.
Rex: At 109 years old, Rex has spent most of his life scraping by on a meager salary, so he values any money that comes his way. He fought in the Vennar War, where he encountered many wild and dangerous aliens - this gave him the idea to start Xeno-Control.
Trixie: Trixie attends college where she studies xenobiology. She is an alien activist, advocating that all aliens be treated as equals. She is one of the youngest people to get her pilot’s license. Outspoken and incredibly sarcastic, she’s almost always smiling no matter how bad things get.
Ozgood: Ozgood’s true age is unknown - with all of his physical and mental improvements he considers himself post-human. He made his fortune from weapons manufacturing during the Vennar War.
I’ll be posting some environments from the project next week!
“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, because they have to go through these range of emotions, but you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly.”
Hope you have all enjoyed it! Now which is your favourite? :)
It has been an exciting collaboration with Jane! Her photographs are so beautiful and stylized. It was a privilege to work with them :)
Some of you might remember my previous photo project ‘Paris and the unknown' with Justin Rang. I made a series of animation on B&W film photos. This project with Jane sets me another great challenge…coloured photos!!! I must say colours are always more difficult to deal with than B&W. I don’t know why. No clue. You might disagree with me but give it a try at home. Find a photo that you think is absolutely awful, turn it into B&W and…you might just discovered another master piece! haha.
Anyway. I haven’t really altered the colour of the photos except No.7 ‘Home’. I added 15% warmth on the whole layer so the image doesn’t look too ‘cold’ as its titled ‘home’. I tried to make my creatures blend in naturally with these photos.
I aim to create fun, playful and joyful things, nothing too deep that you have to read my caption to understand…I think that we have enough stress in our life, don’t we? I hope that when you look at my work, all you can think of is ‘yeah fun’, ‘cool’ , ‘oh cute’ and none like ’ omg I dont understand that let’s have a 5 hours discussion about it’.
Lastly, THANK YOU for all your support tumblr buddies and my special friend who have always been supporting me! (you know who you are) :) any questions or feed backs WELCOME! I’d love to hear them!