Thursday, January 24, 2013

But where be the rum?!

Ahoy, matey!

Take a gander through yer lookin' glass, and see! Yon there be another one o' them pirate ships!
Seems like I can never escape the pirate motif...haha, but then again, why would I want to?

This art is a sampling of pirate ships that I designed on behalf of Graham Oyoung, who is busy creating a wonderful animated thesis film for his final year at USC. The film stars father, son, and a homemade pirate ship consisting of household items!

His thesis is coming along really well--his story is clever and cute at the same time, he's got an excellent board artist on his team, and he's put together a great animatic of what's to come.
Check out his animatic here!

It was an absolute pleasure working with Graham, and I'm so excited to see how the final film turns out, ship and all!

...and because this is a film about a child, there will, sadly, be no rum. Yarrr!

Here's the silhouette we worked off of (trying to combine household objects into something shipshape), and a construction sketch showing the shapes fitting together:

And a final drawing:

And this last sketch is one of several alternate designs, in which we explored different types of attitudes for the boat to have...this one was "whimsical, endearing, slow". Something about the droopiness of the sails and the momentum of the boat almost seeming to go backward...haha!

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