05 March, 2011

FOR FREDDY: Constuction Worker Roughs

Here you go. when designing them, you might as well show them like this (on an I beam) because they don't move from there. Move shapes and see what looks best with them sitting there. The fat one is the guy who finds the monkey attractive and the short one finds it weird.  I had the short guy eating an egg with chopsticks, you can change that idea if you think of something more random than that. Its an all around funny shot. By the way, the nuns were awesome! you can totally see the nun persona in their face. Try to get that again for these guys. Thanks.


The three builders: Immalyn, Sean and Travis.

Below are the list of characters I am assigning each of you. I have tried to keep the difficulty level, and amount of character evenly spread so that you all get the same amount. If you have any problems with the list you may work that out amongst yourselves, but I need to notified of any changes so that I know what characters I should expect from who. The ones in bold are the designs that HAVE been finalized and are on the blog.

- The Monkey
- The Hot Dog Vendor
- The Hot Dog Customer
- The Hot Dog Cart
- Held Cell baby

- The Scientist (use the one with the lab coat)
- The Two Moms
- The baby carriage
- The vulture

- The 3 Nuns
- The 3 Nuns' Angel Variants (one of the angels is the panda)
- The 2 Construction Workers

Character Build Specifics (anything not listed will need a full build):

The Nuns
A walk cycle where only the feet move are needed, somewhat of a shuffling motion where only the feel move and the upper body keeps still. A front shot of the nuns will also be needed as they will be facing camera screaming.

The Scientist
Front shot, and 3/4 shots will be needed. He will also be lying on his back, so I believe that his legs will need to be straight at one point.

Construction Workers
Only the one that says "I know" will need to be fully built, the other one will only need your typical face animations (blinks, lip sync) and a posable right arm.

I will give you more details as they come to me, but just to give you guys an idea of what you have ahead of you for this week. Create as much as you can in terms of mouth shapes, hands, etc, but try to get the character fully built by Thursday. That way we'll have something to work off of and add to the library as we go along.

I will send you guys final renders as they come out (probably by tonight Saturday March 5th) , but they will also be on the blog. So if you don't want to wait for me, just grab the designs off the blog.

Alright, good luck guys!

- Jason

chewy's designs: vulture, panda, man nun [FINAL]


04 March, 2011


Hey Adrian,

Here are the list of characters that are in the short:

2 Female Nuns
(and their variants)
1 Male Nun (and his panda variant)
2 Moms
1 Monkey Baby in Carriage
2 Random Guys (are they being changed to construction workers for sure?)
Hot Dog vendor w/ hot dog stand
Hot Dog Customer

The ones in bold are the only ones that have been finalized. I need you to tell me which finalized designs we're going with, so that I can show Freddy and have him touch up on them. Just talk to me, and I will make it happen. But you have to let me know which one is the final render that you would like.

Salehin finished the Hot Dog vendor, and customer, along with the hot dog cart. Its posted both on the blog and facebook site. Are we using those??If not what are your suggestions??

Sonya also said that you looked at her 'moms', and you also approved of them already, does that mean I can just hand it off to Freddy to finalize??

Chewy designed the male nun, and the vulture. It is also on the facebook/blog. Are we going with those?? As well as the angel variants??

Cat was supposed to be the one to design the two random guys. Should I tell her to re-design them into construction workers, and then pass it off to Freddy right away?? Or would you like to have a look at them first???

If you can get back to me ASAP I can hand off the information to the right people by tonight (Friday March 4th).

-- Jason

P.S. Freddy is slammed with work, so he will only be re-designing/finalizing and not designing from scratch.

03 March, 2011

nuns final



house style

Here is a clean I did for one basic house according to the color guild
we can maybe using this as our style guild

No texture is added yet...I will download the brush and try add some texture to it later


water colour brushes for layoutsssss

this is a rough i did for BG...
I think we should have 2 universal far background to keep all the layout piece consistent.
one uphill view and one downhill view...

here is just some idea of what it should look like
final version will be textured color and no outlines at all.

02 March, 2011

BG style

As per our "meeting", we are trying to go somewhere between these styles....
- no outlines
- very wonky perspective
(Pretty much what Elena has already posted, but wonkier!)

Min will be doing an establishing outdoor shot with the lab as the focal point and we will work around his style.

Adam will post his watercolour brushes that we will ALL USE for ALL LAYOUTS to keep consistency.

final monkey design

colour ideas

so, what do you think? i had this idea that all secondary characters could be dressed in these brown tones... i thought it would be cool... but then this would mean the monkey couldn't be brown. I was actually thinking of making him a cream colour, but i don't know how everyone would feel about that. if you want a brown monkey, then there can't be brown for the characters... they'll probably be more cool colours, like blue/greens/purples and stuff.

28 February, 2011

People needed for Wednesdays session

Will the following people please show up for Wednesdays session:

Gemal, Mikki, Travis, Laura, Aaron, Chewy, Cat, Sonya, Sahelin, Elena, Immalyn, Min, Sean, Travis, Joe, Freddy and Adam.
Jason and Craig, can you please help notify these people by email, because i have a feeling most of us aren't checking the blog religiously.



Updated Shedule

This is What we are aiming for:

Before Wednesday:

Builders should have Male and Female hand libraries completed.

On Wednesday When we meet up: 

*Stlye and colour are finalized.

*Main Backgrounds are to be cleaned and starting to be painted.  Characters Cleaned and Coloured. Freddy and Adam Will be working as Directors in this Process.

*Lieca Will be made downstairs.

*Characters will be handed off to the Builders who will start Building One By One (when a character designer completes a character, it will be handed off right away to a builder before a new character is made. (all characters should be Built by next thursdays Class).

*After Lieca is completed, it will be put on the blog and the new backgrounds will start being made (To be completed by Thursday's class).


*Sounds will be inserted into Lieca, new sounds not supplied will have to be downloaded or found.

*Soundtrack Will be in the making

Thusdays Class:

*Animation Parts will be assigned to everyone and Scene set up will be incharge of getting evoeryone's materials in their folder on the hard drive.

After that we can all animate away till the end of the year!

Please Comment if you notice any flaws with this.

new pages

just thought i'd post/////

27 February, 2011

Leica Editors, check email


I've sent the storyboard panels to Gemal, Mikki, Travis, and Laura.
Have I missed any editors? ---If I missed you, contact me, or get the boards off someone on the leica team.

Good luck! =D