The original was completely in watercolor, but the scan turned out terribly! I wound up getting completely frustrated, and decided to paint over everything in Photoshop. Anyone have any tips for scanning pieces on watercolor paper? Or perhaps it's better just to take photos...
Friday, August 1, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was invited by Barnes & Noble to give a talk on comics at their Get Pop-Cultured event. What an honor! See Kazu Kibuishi's amazing cover there? Amulet: Prince of the Elves was my very first job in the industry. I discussed what it was like working with a team of artists on the Amulet series and how that eventually led to my first published piece in the anthology, Explorer: The Lost Islands.
We talked all about story outlines, pencils, colors and last minute edits. I was a little worried about rambling on for too long , but the kids were soaking up everything like sponges. Some even started asking some super specific, nitty gritty industry questions. How awesome! It's always nice to know your audience is just as enthusiastic about a particular topic as you.
After a while, we handed out sheets with random scribbles on them for a character creation exercise. I wish I had taken pictures of what everyone came up with. There were some very creative kids in this group, I was completely blown away by everyone's talent!
To be honest, this was my first time giving a talk of this sort by myself, so I was a incredibly nervous. However, everyone was so sweet and attentive... whatever stomach butterflies I had faded away instantly. :D
Thank you so much, everyone who attended! It was great hanging out with all of you!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Moon Animate Make-Up is finally live! Over 250 animators collaborated to recreate an episode of Sailor Moon, each shot in their own personal style. This project was so much fun to work on and it's so exciting to see the final product.
Excellent work team! XD
Sunday, July 6, 2014
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In case you haven't heard, a ton of fans are getting together to create a full episode of Sailor Moon! We were each assigned a separate shot to animate in our own style, and so far, it's looking pretty amazing. Above is a comparison between the original shot and my re-interpretation, complete with custom moon flare!!
I've been a huge Moonie ever since I was a little kid. We're talking wayyy back in the day when the show only aired at 4 o'clock in the morning, right before Bananas In Pyjamas. (God, that show was horrifying!) Anyway, being a part of this project has been a ton of fun. I'll be sure to let you guys know when the completed episode is out. In the meantime, be sure to check out everyone else's shots over at Moon Animate, Make UP!