storyboard and character design

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Happy HalloweeeEEEEeeeen!

So I got to make this year’s Halloween Google Doodle and I thought I’d share some production art for it!

It was a long, crazy project (longest doodle we’ve ever made!), but I wanted to take the chance to tell a story I thought might resonate or maybe even help someone. After all, nothing is scarier than emotion.

Thank you to everyone who helped out along the way in making the video (Melissa Crowton, Cynthia Cheng, Sophie Diao, Helene Leroux) and everyone crazy enough to let me make a story for the homepage. 

JINX HAS SO MANY FRIENDS NOW!!!

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The part I worked on for the @tazanimated project 2017 with some friends.

Magnus, Taako and Merle animated by Darragh Herlihy - http://twitter.com/darragherlihy
Comp by Helga Kristjana Bjarnadóttir - http://twitter.com/helgadrawsstuff
Additional coloring: Donna McAvoy & Sonia Naqvi - Soniadoodles.tumblr.com/

Storyboard, character designs, backgrounds and Magic Brian animation by me: Sandra N. Andersen - Drulidoodles.tumblr.com - twitter.com/Drulidoodles

Animator Showcase: Glen Keane

For this week, I wanted to showcase some of the many examples of a legendary animator who you may recognize some of his work at Disney during the 80s - 90s.

The legendary Glen Keane!

Glen Keane has done a wide variety of character animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios and here is a showcase of the many works he has done!

The Rescuers (1977)

Character Animation for Penny

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Supervising Animator for The Bear

The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

Animator / Storyboard Artist

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

Supervising Animator for Professor Ratigan

Oliver & Company (1988)

Supervising Animator for Fagin, Georgette, Sykes & Jenny

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Character Designer / Supervising Animator for Ariel

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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Storyboard Artist / Supervising Animator / Character Designer for Maruhute

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Supervising Animator for The Beast

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The transformation sequence is my absolute favourite scenes that Glen Keane ever did!

Aladdin (1992)

Supervising Animator for Aladdin

Originally posted by all-things-disney-gifs


Pocahontas (1995)

Supervising Animator / Character Designer for Pocahontas

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Tarzan (1999)

Supervising Animator for Tarzan

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Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

Treasure Planet (2002)

Supervising Animator for Long John Silver

Originally posted by ghastlyshilo

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Tangled (2010)

Animation Supervisor / Character Designer for Rapunzel

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Duet (2014)

Director / Animator

In a Heartbeat FAQ

When will the film be released?
Sometime this summer!

Is the film done?
Yep!

Then why not post it now?
We’re submitting the film to film festivals, and some of them have rules about putting the film online. We just want to make sure we have enough time to run it through the festival circuit, but we are eager to share it with you as soon as we can!!

How much will it cost to watch it?
Free!

Where will you upload it?
Vimeo and/or Youtube - but don’t worry, we’ll post about it here, and on our facebook!

Can I share it once it’s online?
Yes! BUT - please do not share by downloading and reuploading the film to your facebook/tumblr/instagram/youtube/etc. That’s stealing. To share it, copy and paste the link (that we will provide!) or use the reblog button on Tumblr or the share button on Facebook! Thank you!

Where can I watch the trailer?
Here!

How long is the film?
A whopping 4 minutes and 5 seconds :)

Can you make it longer?
No, this is a student film made by two people - Beth and Esteban were solely responsible for all of the visual aspects of the film, including storyboards, character design, character and set modeling, texturing, rigging, camera layout, animation, set dressing, lighting, rendering, and compositing. That’s a lot of work for two people! Plus, as a thesis film for our college program, there was a required time limit.

Will there be a sequel?
Slow down! We haven’t even released it yet!

Will it have subtitles/will it be dubbed in my language?
There is no dialogue, so there won’t be any need for subtitles or dubbing.

What are the characters’ names?
Sherwin (red hair) and Jonathan (dark hair). And sometimes we call the Heart Shirley :)

How old are they?
Around 13 or 14

Did you change Jonathan’s ethnicity?
Yes! While we were designing the characters, our only consideration was that Jonathan’s eyes be (dreamy) blue. But when we got into production, we made a few adjustments so that Jonathan was mixed Latino. Esteban was born and raised in Mexico, and we wanted to give an extra personal touch to the character.

Can I draw fanart of the characters?
Sure! We’d love to see it if you don’t mind sharing it with us!

Are you still accepting Kickstarter donations?
No, our Kickstarter campaign ended in December. However, if you would like to donate for festival submission fees, we have put a donate button in the sidebar of our tumblr page! There are no rewards attached to these donations, though, so don’t feel obligated!!

Will the Kickstarter rewards still be available to buy?
It’s pretty likely that we’ll open an online store to buy t-shirts and prints, so we’ll let you know if/when that’s available! Thank you for your interest!

Thank you for your support! If you have any other questions, please let us know! <3

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So earlier this week we made a presentation about this game concept I’ve been working on for the past two weeks! I am very glad and proud to say at the end of the day we were chosen, along 6 other games, to work on our game with a team of 7 people for all of next year!!

Here is the last current version of the design for the playable character, Abuchi, and her animal companion, as well as a sum up of the design evolution!
Then you have some of my favourite panels from a “storyboard’ I drew for you gameplay situation example o/

This was an early animation assignment in school - we had to do a panning shot. This was a test of the Stickeen character for my John Muir animation. 

 I posted an older version of this way back, but now I’ve cleaned up the scans and recompiled it with a quick background. I messed up the registration and timing a little though.  Ah well. And the volumes are all over the place, but I still kind of like the feeling of it.

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Here are some characters for a storyboarding project I’m doing this semester! 

While exploring an abandoned palace for treasure, a young thief meets a princess looking for her brother, who got separated from her while they were exploring the palace. They have to find the princess’ brother while avoiding the ghoulish beasts that lurk the palace grounds.