Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
People are getting fired up about the Schoolies Competition! We've been deluged with questions, so here's some more information for you eager beavers:
Dunbarton is a regular town with regular people who live regular lives, that is, until you go to the other side of the river, where the peaceful small town atmosphere melds into the nightmarish refuge of ghouls, ghosts and vampires. Both sides of the river are at an uneasy truce, and most people get on with their lives without hassling the other side.
Unfortunately, there is only one high school shared between the two districts, which means the students are constantly at odds with each other. Our group of friends is just one small group in a larger school; and they find support in each other where outsiders are concerned.
What It's All About
SCHOOLIES is an 11-minute comedy/horror animated series aimed at pre-teens through to young adults. It uses both comedy and horror analogies to mirror and parody the lives of teenagers.
SCHOOLIES focuses on a group of 'monsterous' friends who deal with the trials and tribulations of high school in a town divided down the middle, with regular people on one side of the river and Halloween monsters living on the other.
You can find descriptions and model sheets for the main characters here.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I have 4 Schoolies T Shirts on order to give Away, to those that can produce the best work in the following Categories
1: Best Monster Student Design - Will also be the 6th monster in the Schoolies Class group (After the 4 Main Characters and Ophidia)
2: Best 'Normal' Student Design - 5 Normal Students will be needed for the class.
3: Best Schoolies Wallpaper / Halloween / Christmas Card - featuring any of the main Characters, this can be an animated (as it can be sent via Email!)
4: Best Premise for Schoolies Episode (a Paragraph outline)
I will of course judge the Competition, Any Submissions should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with "SCHOOLIES COMP" in the title by the 9th of October 2009, So Hop to it!
Art Style Guidelines can be found Here! Remember Simplicity and nice straight or neat curves, dont make your characters too wide.
Background information can be found Here
Sunday, September 13, 2009
For the record, I put fangs on her to establish her race, but colour prevents it from showing and I didn't bother lifting a finger to sort that part out... but it's there.
Originally I had a hulking, stupid, nose picking student in mind for the Cyclops persona, but somehow it turned into this. So instead it's a cranky music teacher weilding a drumstick.
Kinda decided on creating a much more deformed character in the ways of their monster persona, I threw a hand gesture in there to explain how the wings very much act the same as a hand would; the masquerade of hair made working on colour a nusance in its own right.
Then I figured I'd mold a murlock student. I think colour worked out best here, except with the eyes; initially the iris and pupil were all black and they just looked like huge puppy dog eyes. Story: He's asking why all the water in the pool has been drained.
Hope everywan likes. I found it quite entertaining to design images from a guide over complete scratch of my own style; it's kind of like a 'Create your avatar!' website or something, except you get tonnes more freedom. Not that I dont enjoy drawing in my own style though.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hey All, as a comparison, here's my rework of Dans Self Portrait! Dan drew a bang-up version but I had a few problems with proportion and complexity.
Note: The Build, the Simplification of Lines, I would like to tweak the clothing colours, but couldnt work out something that looks better than Dan did.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009