More animation clean ups over director Genndy Tartakovsky’s drawings.
Clean ups I’d done over director Genndy Tartakovsky’s animation drawings, for Genndy’s HOTEL T cartoon short.
Turnaround I drew of Dracula for the Hotel T end credits.
Someone asked to see if I’d drawn Mavis in the Hotel T end credits style. I actually did! I think this was for licensing, or something…
Some designs from that FARM LEAGUE.
DC Nation Farm League (Clip) (by comicsalliance)
Did people watch this?
Was it funny?
Did it air, even?
Why is no one responding?
Why does everyone hate me?
The opening scene of “Eyes on the Stars” follows 9-year-old Ron McNair as he walks from his home in Lake City, South Carolina’s black neighborhood to the white only “public” library. The artwork above is based on the reference photos we gathered on our research trip. The rough and final storyboard art is by Stephen DeStefano and the background painting is by Bill Wray.
The scene takes only about 20 seconds, but we wanted to give the feeling that this was a long journey and involved some courage and fearlessness on Ron’s part. To communicate a greater passage of time, the colors shift from sunrise to daylight. We used the railroad tracks to create a foreboding environment that would illustrate Ron’s bravery as he passes boldly through. Finally, as Ron reaches the library where he is not allowed, he passes a stop sign, which serves as a visual cue that he is not supposed to go beyond this point.
Visiting Lake City, SC and talking with Ron’s brother Carl was a key part of coming up with these ideas. For instance, we wouldn’t have known that there were railroad tracks that separated the black and white sections of town. As a result, the story opens on a rich scene with real-life details that serve as metaphors for the racial divide Ron McNair had to overcome and help introduce his courageous, pioneering character.
Unused design. Swiping hard from Soglow and Mary Petty here.
Been cooking up SpongeBob comics for 2013. Keep your eye out for some tasty treats.