Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The last stretch

Well it's been really quiet on this blog for the last month or so. Things have been pretty hectic the last couple of weeks here, as everyone in the studio scrambles to prepare for the hand-in.

Cleanup and colouring went by really quickly and we've just finished compositing (more of which you can see over at Sarah's blog ). The film is now in the final render stage with the music and sound almost complete.

For now the main focus is to get the Making-off finish
ed and to be ready for the Degree Show. We'll be putting the finished movie up here when it's finished and to help you know how the final film might look, here's an early screenshot.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Stuff from the Vault and an update on Production

Hey Everybody

Joe here to post a much needed blog post with an update on how the production is going.

For the last three months we've been animating and with only half a month left to go on our schedule, we're a good 3/4 of the way there. Brian has been animating like crazy and has finished the majority of the Scarecrow's scenes, while Amy and I have been busy with the Crows. Sarah
has been helping us out with colouring as well as compositing and we have few other people helping us in cleanup.

I thought I'd put up a few images of our development as well as some title images by Brian's friend Dale who is doing graphics for us.

Character Sheet

Final Colours

These images were originally drawn over the summer of last semester, and were an attempt to practice at the newer character model for the Scarecrow as well as practice different poses and hand gestures.

Final colur test

As for the Crow pictures, these were part of the final designs for the characters, of course there were a few tweaks to their design here and there but they largely remained unchanged.


Credits Background

The Production schedule

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The Farm Pictures and where the environment came from

Hey folks sorry about not posting on the blog for a while just been busy hope you have been enjoying the year so far. Now people have been wondering where Mawkis Backfire is set. Well the most common answer is america south america. Infact it isnt, it is set in Angus Scotland just a few miles behind where i live. So these pictures shows the farm layout and the environment that the film is set. Obviously this farm is moe upto date but i like to keep it old and traditional farm style.

so enjoy folks

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

colour background number 1...

First of my backgrounds coloured..two more to follow :)

Amy :)

Friday, 3 December 2010

Wacky Wacky Scarecrows.

Hey folks Brian here again, just to let you guys know because of the bloomin snow none of us can get alot of work done. Eddie and jos are doin their Dissertations so come on root for them. anyways here are more wacky scarecrow piccies for you guys to look at.

Second background by Brian

Hey folks Brian here again, here is another background completed for you guys to look at. I have been experimenting with different textures and brushes, so this is my second attempt at one haha. hope you guys like it.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Mawkin Mawkin Mawkin and...Ren and Stimpy how did they get there

Woooaaahh Mawkin jus seen that there are hardly any posts on the blog come on folks get on here :P :D:D
If you saw that shoadow in the night you would be falling to pieces lol this is a concept for the big shadow scene. Yeah this scene is gonna be creepy as hell enjoy.

Here is a closeup of Mawkin laying eggs, basically getting scared lol

Mawkins on the move folks on the hunt for crows.

Oops Mawkin fell down stupid scarecrow haha :P

Quick sketch of Mawkin in the toolbox trying to grab the pose for this shot.

Here is a run pose for mawkin, really trying to push his line of action here. Just to let you know this was a very quick sketch only 5 minutes im really trying to push my speed when i draw.

Oh yeah well see i was inspired by Ren and Stimpy for this pose. This is what will happen if Mawkin gets the crows we do not want this atall. Do we folks!!!

Ahh heres joes one of the two crew. I really want to try and gel with his style people can see it in Mawkins im trying to encourage Joe to push his drawings further though :D.

Haha yeah i though i would draw Ren treating Stimpy like a Dog. If you look at his collar it says "eediot" lol.

This is a quick drawing or Ren by myself. I love his pose these inspered me to do my own for Mawkins facial expressions.