Thursday, February 18, 2010

Being Busy...

...As I generally am these days. Here is a test/ complete shot that helps to define the look of my film. The only thing that might/will change will be the unsteadiness of the pastel-water as it drips. I'm going to try experimenting with pastel-pencils to keep within the original lines and intentions of the animation. It frustrates me how much it flickers, because the rough animation is actually smooth, but once I played with the pastels and got them everywhere, that was the end of it.

I'm liking where it is heading for the moment, and I'm starting to be glad I didn't decide to go with the flat, more generic cell shading I was thinking of.

Pastel Shot Test (completed shot for GW) from Vanessa Buldowski on Vimeo.

Here are some samples of my backgrounds, too.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Monkey pass 01 from Vanessa Buldowski on Vimeo.

the first pass on my little monkey dude.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dear my blog,

Do you miss me? I miss you. I miss posting things in your easy to use interface. I miss inflicting the world with my animations and animation-related finds. We'll start hanging out again really soon. Don't you worry.

Here's a teaser

Monkey flash from Vanessa Buldowski on Vimeo.

Also. Everyone (or nearly so) knows that I've been tossing back and forth doing a webcomic for a while. I'm still tossing it around. Maybe you'll see some work of it up soon.

I've got a couple ideas on reserve in my brain. My huge comic still isn't ready to air, though. So...I think I'll use this web-comic idea as a testing ground/learning ground for the bigger piece. Check back on that larger comic in like...twenty years.

Meet the Monkey King.

Well? Go on. Say hello.

Edit approx. 2 minutes after posting:
-Lawlz. He's defying gravity with his pose.

BBC OLYMPICS ©2008 Passion Pictures from Stephane coedel on Vimeo.

(this is one of my favorite monkey-king takes. Jamie Hewlett meets Sun Wukong.)