Wednesday, July 30, 2014

seq10_sh02_ogre runs profile

seq10_sh02_ogre runs profile from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

what coloring all day does to a person.

the good ol' hourglass gets turned upside-down regularly, but at the end of each hour, I get up to walk around, pick something out of the refrigerator, stretch, etc., get the blood circulating again, before sitting down to attack the next bunch of drawings.

depending on the image, it takes about 15 minutes per image. tracebacks are a godsend (just copy and paste, and save), and often it is possible to cut pieces of color and repaste them into place, although I try to avoid a synthetic look, redrawing cross-hatching as much as possible.

anyway, animation probably isn't very healthy - maybe stop-motion is better? but it is kind of meditative. the shorter shots give one a feeling of accomplishment, but at this point, most of those are done, and it's the big, 50-97 drawing shots that await!

hooray!  : D

it is great to have the chance of being able to spend time doing this.

layout for seq13_sh01

here's the pencil layout for seq13_sh01, for reference.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


ogre contemplating a lonely world, or maybe just the whichness of the why. because you can always stare up at the stars when you need a reminder that your problems are miniscule in comparison to the mystery of the universe...

anyway, sequence 07 is now fully colored(!).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014