Friday, May 12, 2006


Here is some artwork done for a music video for a band called HURT. I came on board to lead the animation and just bring on whatever ideas I had.

Here are some of the earliest designs, before I arrived, done by Jeff Timmins (who has just started his own blog).

Jeff is a great designer and draws completely the opposite of me. He uses hard pencils and loves rendering. I generally use softer leads or thick nibbed/brush pens and attempt to be economical when it comes to line.

This is what the character turned out to looked like after it was put through the paces of animation and a bit of both of our styles mixed in.

It was alot of fun trying to retain Jeff's ink and nib quality in the animation and abandon a traditional cleanup line. Things started to get a little messier the more comfortable we got and later on we even started splattering ink on the animation drawings.

Here are some ruff and clean-up drawings shot on an Animation Lunchbox.
The studio is not set up to do a lot of hand drawn animation, so we were lucky to even wrangle this together.

The video was a mix of hand-drawn animation and stop-motion(animated by Mike Gatty) with some excellent CG work and compositing, thanks to Cuppa Coffee's awesome Broadcast Department.

Here is the Rapture man puppet, with the head sculpted by the multi-talented Jeff Timmins.

Lastly, here are some finished frames from the video. The final look of the video is largely due to the extremely talented director, Mike Spicer, who I have not mentioned yet. Thanks Cuppa! This was a joy to work on.


Blogger Lubomir said...

Justin, this video looks awesome! Good work man.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Hey Justin, I just found this blog through Lubo's, there's lots of great stuff here. This video is looking pretty nice.

2:05 AM  
Blogger St John Street said...

thanks 4 the dropin and stay cool!!!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

These are AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing them!

4:53 PM  
Blogger ~ Lu said...

Hey Jus! This looks great! Love it!

How are you?!?!?! Lets go for dinner, hahaha... booo.

Say hi to Ian and the guys!
Luv, Lu

7:05 PM  
Blogger lorraine_alvarez said...

Justin! Love your blog!

3:13 AM  
Blogger Stephen Studios said...

This is cook weird and interesting! Great stuff!


5:18 PM  
Blogger justin said...

hey everyone,

Thanks for all the great comments. Haven't talked to some of you in ages.

Just got back from visiting the folks on the other side of the country. Now it's time to get back to it.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Mugattu 夢査白 said...

hey man.. i'm seeing some nice stuff here. the first pic of your puppet in this post looks like you've brought vincent schiavelli back from the dead via voodoo... pretty sweet. the video itself would be interesting to see.
(i go to skoo w/jose)

2:10 AM  
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