Thursday, 8 December 2011

Operation BAA!!!!!: More Turnarounds and another GANTO:Renaissance announcement...

Greetings and salutations Peep Peeps, it is I once again bringing you the latest developments of BAA and another competition announcement regarding GANTO:Renaissance! :D

First up the BAA comp. The good news is I've finally finished the character turnarounds for the newer characters...

Al Sheeprina (Al Pasheepo's wife)
Werelvis, the King of Wolves...
And disgustingly obese slob!
Maiyundonna the Queen of Wolves.

To hurry things up I decided not to colour in the turnarounds this time in order to save time because truthfully I really do need to get cracking! Must finish the Storyboards ASAP and begin animating now! My next Blog update for BAA should be the actual animation tests this time so watch this space...

Now onto the news regarding GANTO:Renaissance. I've discovered another competition regarding this, the prize being an opportunity to create a Stop-Motion short and meeting one of the legendary animators Ray Harryhausen. But wait what has this got to do with GANTO:Renaissance? Well since I'm aiming to make it into a Stop-Motion film I figured this would be a great time start making a Teaser Trailer for it which will feature Jonathan, the loveable, fat-arsed, free spirited Clown! 

There he is! :D

Awwwwww bless! Who doesn't love Jonathan?

This should be able to help me to get more people interested in this project since afterall, it's the publicity which is really needed. Plus it'll also give me a good chance to start practicing with this medium. The only thing I need to do to enter is to create a Storyboard for this and that's it! Both BAA and this latest comps' Deadlines are in Feb and since Storyboards are very easy things to do, BAA takes my main priority due to the animation requirements and fast! Don't worry I'm still entering the Ray Harryhausen comp (I'd have to be dumb not to). While we're on the subject of GANTO:Renaissance I still haven't asked my former Classmates for help yet. :( Really do need to build up the courage to ask them.

And before I bring this Blog to a close I've started feeling a little down again which is why I'm Re-Posting this as a reminder to myself to NOT give up and carry on with my dreams.

Well, that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Salvador's House Party: More sneaky peaks and minor BAA Update! :)

Hey Peeps! It is I once again bringing you...Well actually this isn't really going to be a long Post to be honest, just going to give you all a couple of sneak peaks of Salvador's House Party and just a really small Update regarding BAA. Why? Because I'm nice like that. :)

I have to say the more I work on Salvador's House Party, the more I'm seriously considering including them into my Comic idea, personally I think they'd fit in quite nicely actually. :)
First up is the drunken Vampire Cat from moi's dreams (with the added fish tails for feet). I also took the liberty of experimenting with a blood stained type background.
It's Salvador! Who unintentionally ended up looking like a Vampire colour wise. :/ Please believe me when I say that this was NOT intentional I swear! But saying that methinks he looks quite good this way. :)
And here's the cross-dressing Bodyguard with extremely dangerous saws for knickers (eeeeep)! Don't mess with this Elephanty/Swany guy eh?

Now onto the BAA Comp. Truthfully I've been quite busy recently, in fact I've only just finished being a  Runner at The Mill recently so haven't really done as much as I'd like for Al Pasheepo & Gang. :( Neverless I REFUSE give up! I will make it dammit! Even if I miss the bloody Deadline, at least I'd have tried. Hopefully my next Update will be about BAA again so fingers crossed Peeps and watch this space...

Well that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula

Monday, 21 November 2011

It's Doodle Time: Sergeant Nutty Concept in just 3½ Hours! O_o

Hey Peeps! It is I once again bringing you more entertainment from my Doodle Time series. :)

Peeps allow me to introduce you all to Sergeant Nutty! A weird looking, extremely screwed up creature whose a Leader of his Army Recruits and "vants to taketh over ze vorld'! He may be all smiles but he's nothing but a...Well, a crazy bully with serious issues really. Villain wise he's actually pretty clueless and crap.
So what plans do I have for Sergeant Nutty and what sort of role would he play in the future? Truthfully none, not right now anyway. In fact I've only just dreamt up his character last night due to this...
As could see from what I've circled, the Deadline was today at 12 Noon. So what's the problem you ask? I only just discovered this part last night at 02:15 AM! O_o In fact the one day I decided not look at that Website, this Advertisement popped up! At first I was gutted, I was all "Why?! Oh why, oh why didn't I see this earlier?! Now all hope as been lost and I'm never, ever going to be successful!" Then suddenly I snapped myself out of it and thought, "Wait a damn minute! I've still got some hours to go til the deadline! Is it shorter than I'd like it to be? Yes, but is it more than enough to create a rough concept art? Hell yeah! I'll do what ever I can in this short space of time and even if I don't make it on time, at least I tried!"

Of course I knew I didn't have enough time to animate (unfortunately) but knew I had enough time to illustrate roughly. Usually with my illustrations I'd like to take my time so they could look fantastic but in this case I had rush it quickly! Spent 2 hours all together designing Nutty as quickly as possible, then decided to go to bed and wake up earlier to finish the rest of the Doodles BUT I then slept longer than expected and only had 1½ to finish the rest before the deadline struck! O_o Thanks to moi's adrenaline rush I was able to send them 5 minutes before 12! :D (Whew!)

Have to say I'm quite proud of myself actually, for once I stood up to my Negative thoughts! :D Just goes to show how much difference Positivity can make. I'll be honest, while the Doodles don't look too bad, however, if I had more time I think Sergeant  Nutty could've looked better, in fact I know he could've looked better BUT when you consider how much time I had to rush him I think I did pretty good job. :) Even if I don't get accepted, at least I tried and that my wonderful Peep Peeps is the Key. Ideally I'd rather be in an Animation Industry by now but hey, we all got to start somewhere. All in all positivity for the WIN!!!!! :D

Well, that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Operation BAA!!!!!: Introducing Al Sheeprina, Werelvis & Maiyundonna! :D

Howdy Peeps! It is I once again bringing you the latest Update of the BAA Comp. :)

This time I'll be introducing you all to 3 brand new characters who'll be joining Al Pasheepo in this psychopathic...err I mean "magically"short. So without further ado ladies and gentleman please feast your eyes and meet...
Al Sheeprina, the wife of Al Pasheepo! And as you can see she too has a miserable looking face and loves to smoke a cigarette, such a perfect couple eh? Oh and you guys may not know this but did you know that Al Pasheepo and Al Sheeprina are the King and Queen of Sheeps? No? Well now you do! :p Wouldn't think it would you? Anyways just so you guys know she along with her hubby will also be the main protagonist of this short so watch this space.

And now boys & girls let moi introduce you all to...
Werelvis (Uh-huh-huh)! This overly obese tool is the King of all Wolves and the main antagonist of this short. But is he acting alone???????
I guess not! Meet his wife Maiyundonna, the Queen and slut of all Wolves! By the way did you guys know "Maiyun" means "Wolf"in Cheyenne? Get it? I found I another way to be clever with word names. Har, har, har, I'm like sooooooooooooo funny(!) Tch, in all seriousness just had to find another way to name her in order for it to make sense (well, for me anyway).
Not a character just a rough concept art for a Chessboard I plan on also using in this short. I have to say it isn't bad when you consider this is my first time of actually drawing this on Photoshop instead of my usual "old fashioned"way. However, I can't help but feel this Chessboard design looks too soft to be in my short, especially when you consider how sharp Al Pasheepo & and gang look compared to this. Personally I think I'll need to make it sharper and shinier next time. Saying that at least it was good practice to improve my Wacom skills. :) So what do you guys think of all this? As always constructive criticisms welcomed. :)

Well that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula

Monday, 7 November 2011

Operation BAA!!!!!: Al Pasheepo Walk Cycle Test and an announcement...

What's up Peeps?! It is I once again bringing you the latest developments for the BAA Comp. :)

First of all I am now have an Account on CG-HUB woohoo! :D Well actually I've been signed up since June but have only recently uploaded my illustration work onto it so please do check it out and follow moi if possible. Also if anyone else has an Account please do let me know thanks. :)

Secondly as you may have noticed from the Title I've slightly changed Al Pasheepino to Al Pasheepo. Why you ask? Well as the Anonymous User kindly pointed out the name was too long and suggested to rename the latter. To be honest I liked that idea and plus it sounds a lot more closer the Al Pacino name so thanks for that Anonymous. :) 

Now although I've been working on the Storyboard, I tend to have this really bad habit of wanting to do everything animation now, now, NOW! I tried resisting myself but I couldn't help it, I just had to do an animation test. Also I've never done that many walk cycles in any of my animation work so figured this would also be the best time to practice it for a bit too.
And VIOLA!!!!! Here's the result! :D I have to say I'm quite impressed with this walk cycle considering I rarely do it. Obviously I still need more practice but it's a good start. :) Also bare in mind this is just an animation test, I don't plan to use it in my final piece. I've also taken the liberty uploading the "work in progress" of the first frame. Observe...
Interesting when you see the work in progress isn't it? I can only speak for myself but if you want great movement in your animation then it's always best to start from a skeleton form. Does it take longer? Yes but is it worth? Completely, especially when you get fantastic animation results bringing your character to life. :)

Now onto Storyboards, I've done more but because I've slightly changed the idea I'm going to have to do them again so here's just one frame.
I'm also planning on using a couple of Wolves as well so here below is a rough concept...
And before I bring this latest Update to a close here's a quick announcement...

For GANTO: Renaissance I'm actually planning on making a couple of "Behind The Scenes" Video Diary and will more than likely start Uploading them unto Youtube (and possibly Vimeo as well) and to help get into practice I'm seriously considering starting to do them with the BAA Comp/Al Pasheepo film. I'm not really sure yet but we'll see. :)

Well that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula

Friday, 28 October 2011

It's Doodle Time: Bloody Clichés! >:( And minor BAA Update/Treat...

Aloha Peeps! It is I once again bringing you more Doodles from the vortex of my brain to entertain you all. ;)

In this latest addition I'd like to discuss my views on clichés. You can not escape clichés, they're all around us in life, especially in films and television shows. Sometimes they could be good for the storyline and sometimes they could be bad. Either way I'm not going to lie, the vast majority of clichés REALLY annoy me! So much so I end up either rolling my eyes at them thinking to myself "not this cheesy shite again" or just simply take the piss out of them, the latter being what I prefer (and what I'm about to do in this update). In fact I'd even go as far and say that taking the piss actually helps me enjoy the films/television shows more oddly enough. Like I said, there are loads of clichés which annoy me but these are the four I've decided to discuss (and since it's near Halloween I've decided to include a couple of monsters within them too):

1. The "give me the diamond" cliché

Well, the item of value is not always necessary a diamond but I've decided to use this as an example. The hero is put into a difficult dilemma after the villain has held his friends (who are usually the mentor and the love interest) hostages and frightens to kill them if the hero doesn't give him what he wants; leaving the hero to make an extremely tough decision. Observe...
Idiotically gives him the diamond despite his friends' protests...
Oh my God I didn't see that one coming(!) Ugh! >:( OK, the psycho villain spends the entire film killing everyone just to get what he wants and the moron hero honestly believed he'd have a change of heart now just for two people? Puh-Lease! Moving on...

2. The "I'm way ahead of you" cliché

God I how I hate this one. It's a case of one character coming up with a great idea with the other character trying to claim he already had that idea all along with their stupid "I'm way ahead of you" speech which is clearly bull. If that was the case why didn't they do it or hell even mention it sooner? In my humble opinion, it's just a case of a character trying to sound smarter than he is, what's even sadder is that I'm the only one who ever seems to question it. Observe...
Err...Nooooooooooo! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! NO!!!!! Triple no! You sir were clearly NOT "way ahead" of him! If you were soooooo ahead of him, this is how it should've been; observe...
There, MUCH better! :D You certainly were way ahead of him, well done. Moving on...

3. The from hate to lurve cliché

Everyone knows about this silly cliché and yes I really hate it too. When two heroic characters meet for the very first time and are forced to work together, they HATE each others guts to the point where they just want to murder one another. But as the story progresses in a very short space of time they are now suddenly in LURVE and just can't bare to be away from one another. Observe...
One hour later...
O_o...................................................I'm not even going to dignify this pure stupidity with a response! >:( Moving on...

4. The sidekick dies a heroic death cliché

And last but not least this Gem. In some stories and especially if the creator wants to give more of an impact to his/her audience, a character has to die who is usually the hero's sidekick and the death itself is always an heroic one proving to everyone (and the hero) they are not so much a weak loser afterall. Now of course if the character is to die than the creator has to make sure we give a shite otherwise what's the point? But what are the clues that a certain character/sidekick is going to die? Observe...
Now tell me Peeps what is wrong with this picture? Want moi to tell you? The Sidekick has just committed the most biggest, ultimate, sinful curse of all in storytelling history...HE'S JUST SPOKEN ABOUT HIS FAMILY!!!!! O_o As soon as the hero's sidekick mentions one word of his family you know that he is F***ED!!!!! O_o
Oh so sad, poor Pertwee! :'( But hey if it makes the hero and Pertwee's family feel any better at least now they can name the unborn child after Pertwee out of respect. Moral of the story kids? Never, EVER mention your family or else you will die, die DIE! R.I.P. good ol' dear Pertwee.

There you have it. These are just the four clichés I decided to talk about and of course there are many more. If anyone has any clichés in mind which annoy them the most and would like me to put my own interpretation of it, please don't be shy to let them me know and I'll make them out of your requests. ;)

And before I bring this latest Post to a close here's a brief Update for the BAA Comp. I'm currently on the storyboarding process right now which I will post up on this Blog at a later date. But before I go here's a small treat. If anyone saw this lovely comment from an Anonymous user, this person thought my Sheep is kinda sexy which I think is pretty amusing. :D So Anonymous, whoever you are and if you're reading this latest entry, this is for you...
Just my way of saying thanks for your support and suggestions, I really appreciate it. :) I hope you continue visiting and enjoying my Blog. ;)

Well that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Operation BAA!!!!!: Al Pasheepino's Revenge (Project Title & Concept Art)

Hey Peeps! It is I once again bringing you the latest development of our brand new friend Al Pasheepino just like I promised. :)

As most of you should know by now from my previous Update I am entering the BAA Competition and have already come up with an idea for it involving my newest creation Al Pasheepino. Due to BAA's strange voting system I'm aiming to try and get this finished as soon as possible but at the same time I'd like it to be good so don't really want to rush it either. Currently I'm still at my Pre-Production stage hence I'm trying to get to know the character of Al Pasheepino better as you will see below with moi's concept art for him....
Yup, couldn't resist doing a Poster for this haha! :D Current project title is "Al Pasheepino's Revenge", of course that doesn't necessarily mean this title will be the final deal but so far I kind of like it. :) Oh yeah and I've also decided make his wool black because in my opinion he just looks better with it to be honest.
As usual, experimenting with his facial expressions which should be able to help me use as reference to bring him to life. ;)
Now experimenting with a couple of his body poses...With guns.
Without guns.
Guns are back.
And yes more guns. Not looking very PC at the mo is it?! O_o But don't worry folks it's really not as bad as it looks! I'm planning on using "Tom & Jerry" type violence and NOT blood, guts and gore violence.

I've got the story planned but I need someone to check my Treatment for it and so far no one's stepping up on the plate for me. :( Hopefully I'll find someone soon but for now I guess the next steps for me are the Storyboards.

And before I bring this latest Update to a close I'm just going to re-post my "To Do List". Why you ask? Well to be honest it's to help kick myself up the backside really. Since leaving UNI I've been feeling quite down and lonely, both feelings being the very last things I wanted. So what do I do everytime I feel down? I keep reminding myself what I want to do with my life and to try and be positive hence you may have noticed why I'm Updating my Blog a lot more than before. It's the only thing keeping me going at the mo.  
I don't want to feel like this anymore! :( If I am to achieve my goals then I need to keep kicking myself up the backside to get there. Whew! Sorry for this sudden change of tone but needed to get that of my chest.  So yeah, everytime I'm feeling down, expect moi to keep re-posting this as a reminder to keep going and not give up. :)

Well, that's all for now folks and until next time...

See ya later Navigators! :D

Noor "Red Eye" Mula