This is our second stop-motion animation set to the music of the Arkham Carolers. Please support both them and the H.P. Lovecraft historical Society by purchasing their fantastic album "An Even Scarier Solstice" in which this song appears. [link]
Done with paper set pieces, and lots of Lego, it's ready just in time for Solstice 2011.
The quality sucks e_e I had to compress it way too much just to be able to post here, but I hope you enjoy this anyway hopefully, it's still understandable
this is basically how I paint skin and hair when I'm not using the watercolor/ultra-fast style or another random style i might create lol, starting the skin with red (i think it gives easy/nice basic volume and it works just like the backscattering logic in 3D, then i just paint the casted shadows with a harder border) and for the hair, I'm also starting with shadows. I used to paint the mid value and then shadows and then highlights, i think this new way is faster for me ^^ it might not be the best option for others though, i know it feels strange at the begining XD
Today we are going to focus on our last muscle group of the back. The Trapezius muscle group makes up about half of the area of the back and is essential for creating strong characters. Watch this anatomy tutorial video to learn how this muscle group works. More Anatomy Tutorial @ Vectology.com [link]
After 6 or 7 weeks... I finally have the permission to post ideo tutorials!
A quick video tutorial explaining how to clean quickly and easily scanned lines
It works for every Photoshop I guess. This example has been done in CS2. I hope this will be understandable enough.
For a better result, don't forget to scan your drawing with a high definition: 300 dpi
Several people asked me how to do this or that, to do tutorials, but I don't really have the time. I realized that it was really easier and FASTER to do video tutorials I'll try to do a series of quick videos like this one. I've prepared a new one about inking
The Viral hit "Ballad of Black Mesa" is a toe tapping, gun toting, tour de-force. Taking cues from works like STOMP, and contemporary advertisement, The Ballad of Black mesa has been featured in numerous publications, including UK PCgamer, and GEE magazine. View article image here: [link]
It's a stop-motion piece done to "The Carol of the Old Ones" performed by the Arkham Carolers and posted on YouTube with the permission of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society (who own the song's copyright).
It took a long time (my son and I). We had nine "actors" animating to four vocal parts. And yes the set pieces are jumping about like mad. I like to think things are improving with each attempt.
Be sure to stick about for the extra after the credits.
"The Statement of Randolph Carter" based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft
DISCLAIMER: FOR SOME BIZARRE REASON DEVIANTART CUTS OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT LINE IN THE FILM AT THE VERY END. I'VE TRIED UPLOADING SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE SAME RESULT. IF YOU WISH TO WATCH THE FILM WITHOUT DA MESSING IT UP, CHECK IT OUT ON YOUTUBE: [link]
Animation- Doug Simon, Becky Bettencourt, Kate McElroy Backgrounds- Doug Simon, Kate McElroy Character Design- Becky Bettencourt Preproduction- Doug Simon, Becky Bettencourt Voices- James Soper Sound Design- Brian Engh ([link]) Music: Eric Wang