Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mr. Werner and The Beggin' Tree

So I've got a pretty good idea of what I'm doing with Mike. I might give him a tiny clown hat or draw a soup can on his head. A burger bun? Maybe Mike has a preference of what bum treat he wants on his head. Since my last post, I've added a nail hammered and bent into my head. It adds a lot.

For the scene stuff, I thought I should start sketching things out like points of interest that may show up in the animation. I have the "F.U. towers" in there in the city scape. Notice the big window on the top floor is a finger nail. The trash barrel in which the bum fairy will pop out of, and of course...the Beggin' Tree. No dumpin' near the tree folks.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Greg bum

I'm trying to nail down the characters for our animation project. Here's a "me" page out of my sketchbook. Not sure if I look like more of a hobo in real life but I think I may go into depression when I start working on the body. Shay said I can't draw on lined paper anymore so I've moved back into my sketchbook. I feel more legit now Shay thanks!

In my previous post I didn't mention that Shay has been working all year on "The Hulk" animation for our song...The Hulk. My caricature of myself is a nod to Shay's version of me.

I'm going to go through a lot of sharpies when I start his page because of all the hair. And no my nipples are not quite that large.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Band O' Bums! Character exploration

I'm having a blast making fun of myself and my band mates. My handsome band buddies and I met in art college and have been playing music as "The Hardstuff" for years. Well, now is a good a time as any to put animation to the music...which was our original idea years ago. A vehicle for our twisted art.

So I'm working on creating us as bums (not a far stretch really) for a Broadway/Tom Waits style song I wrote on the piano which I cannot release because, well I don't want some joker ripping it off, and it's not properly recorded yet.

Mike's the bald one with the shiner. Shay's the fuzzy mad muppet and I'm the shaved ape. Oh and the guy crapping on in the chicken bucket will eventually be me. But my ass looks way better than that I think...maybe I need to refer to some "photo reference"!

Also a new take on the Bum Fairy.

More on the way!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"The Bum Fairy"

Stinkerbelle, Bum-belina, the "Homeless Helper, Cigar-Bum Fairy" (like sugar-plum fairy) whatever. Nope just Bum Fairy. Because bums don't get fancy...not even hobo pixies.

I'm going to maybe try some different things when coloring this page. Let's see how it goes.

I don't think we'll go with this character for our animation but he/she will be fun to color!

Oh and in case you didn't know, you can click on any pic and get the full size for most of this stuff.