Saturday, June 16, 2007

Character Evolution

I was looking through some old papers this morning and came across the early designs (c.1995) for my character "The Chemical Kid". Originally this character was for another short film idea that I never made- he was a small parasitic twin that was attached to another character. These sketches were done by my buddy Mike Murnane and show how we honed in on the character though several revisions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome puppet, man!

Hey, while I'm here, I wanted to apologize for the apparent tone of my comment regarding your matte boxes in the trailer for your film. It was not my intention to infer that you didn't know what you were doing. My only thought was to help you by pointing out a minor detail that you might have missed. Most monitors are pretty high contrast, and that makes it very difficult to composite something because, well, how many different shades of "black" are there?

On the other hand, if you did not take my comment the wrong way, then please disregard this one, as there's no sense in overplaining something that is already understood.

Thanks, and good luck with your film! It looks awesome so far.


4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I forgot my email so that you have a way to respond to this.

- Me again

4:45 PM  
Blogger jriggity said...

always so cool to see evolution of character!!

thanks for sharing!


2:45 PM  
Blogger Sven Bonnichsen said...

What a beautiful photo of the ugly kid!

I've been doing a compare/contrast of foam latex vs. silicone lately -- the pic is really helpful in terms of helping me crystalize what can be done with each medium... Thanks!

(Did I already mention how damn gorgeous that puppet is? DAMN.)

7:48 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Thanks Sven!

Silicone is amazing stuff- but I still love foam!

8:20 AM  

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