First of all, my rep, Matthew Silver, has got a new site! Check out me and my friends.
Now below is a piece of animation you'll find on the site. It is not complete. Truthfully Danny and I were working on it when the massive client animation project (remember me talking about that way back when? I still haven't gotten the final word about posting it yet, sorry) so all that to say, it's really one of our first passes at this method of animation. We've since worked on two more large client animation projects and we're looking forward to going back and revisiting this. I mean, it's nearly a year old. You'll see the problems, no doubt, just understand it's a work in progress. I show you this the strictest of confidences.
I've been on the fence about posting the incomplete piece but I look at my blog this way --
It's basically a workbench. It's a table I set up in the middle of the internet and anyone can come over and take a peek at the work that's going on with me both professionally and personally. I show paintings in stages, why not show animation in stages. I think it's the progression of things that I enjoy seeing on other people's blogs.
So with all that packed in mind, here's the first pass at The Mountain King :
Oh yeah! And Danny McNight, Portland Studios animator has got a blog now! Read it and weep.
All these last few posts feel like the calm before the storm to me. They've all been small, minor updates -- but -- in the next few weeks I've got several series of posts; a July feature (a two week long series on a theme) Alice oil work, series of posts about my Flight 7 story, the massive animation project (whenever I get permission for it, incidentally it was for Prudential) and of course all the new work for San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
It's a busy next couple months. Pull up a chair.