Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Girl & Tiger

This is a preproduction sketch for a project I am working on at the moment.
The main characters will be a Siberian tiger and a Russian girl. I originally set the story in India, but for varies reasons I changed my mind.
The girl will be younger than the one pictured here, and a Siberian tiger is much bulkier than this one. But stylistically I am striving for something along "these lines".
Rough animation with hints of color, either done with color pencils or with a CG watercolor look. Of course there will be layouts, but the line work should be reduced to an essence.
My friend Myka is helping me with story development, and maybe because he has no studio experience, his ideas are fresh and exciting.
At the moment I am in the middle of a test scene, once I finish it to my liking,
I will post it on this blog.



42 comments:

  1. As much as I love seeing the treasures from times past that you are posting from your collection I must say that this announcement really excites my interest (continuing the Art of hand-drawn animation in the present day).

    So glad to read that you are working on a film of your own. The drawing is lovely . I hope the film looks just like that. Looking forward to seeing it !

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  2. Wow, this looks beautiful Andreas, I'm really excited to see how it progresses!

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  3. Best of luck on your new project, Andreas. Can't wait to see your test scene! :)

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  4. It looks beautiful! Can't wait to see more about it! :)

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  5. Keep Going! I dig it! The premise and sketch is intriguing.

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  6. Very interesting!Can't wait to see the development.:O)

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  7. Bringing back the traditional look; way to go! Best wishes from a fellow cast memeber!

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  8. Looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it.

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  9. I love the tiger, and I can't wait to see the test scene. Very exciting news. Good luck!

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  10. I am so looking forward to seeing this!!

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  11. Simply beautiful. This one sounds like a masterpiece. I can't wait!

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  12. beautiful! and i completely agree with the comment above. It sure does sounds like a masterpiece.
    Suddenly i got so excited, i want to see this finished along with all those pencil tests :D

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  13. Oh wow I'm eager to see how this will turn out. Best of luck on your project

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  14. Can't wait to see the test scenes.It sounds like a great story and the look is beautiful.

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  15. Can't wait to see the final film. Please keep posting your progress.

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  17. I am thrilled to see you are working on a film - it sounds great and of course the drawing is beautiful.

    Can't wait to see more.

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  18. Oh awesome!!! I'm from Russia, so I'm SUPER-excited to see!!! Please keep it up, Andreas! Thank you ~

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  19. Looks like now is your chance to see how Paul Jouve can influence your big cats!
    So excited to see this and looking forward to a test scene

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  20. It looks wonderful! I love the way you draw cats. I hope you continue to post updates!

    In terms of story, how do deal with ideas, in particular avoiding things that have already been done? When I was working on something myself it just seemed that everything I thought of could be compared to something else.

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  21. Mr. Deja! This happened a long time ago, back in '02. I met you at a Sleeping Beauty screening. I asked you for a Lilo sketch but you didn't have time for it. So I wrote you a letter. Then by chance I bumped into you at a Spirited Away screening. You said you got my letter and promised to mail me that sketch. But I never got it! Do you think you can send one? Please?

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  22. looks great Andreas! can't wait to see it :)

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  23. James, I DID mail you a sketch. Give me your email.

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  24. If you would like an assistant I am free and available. I would love to learn from one of the greatest ;) haha. Looks great, and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress towards the final product.

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  25. Andreas I know you are a busy man but I have a question. I am an animation student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and I was wondering if one day you could take a look at my drawings. I plan on applying for the Disney training program. Gesture drawing are hard for me. Any feedback would be nice. Anyway thank you and your one of my favorite animators and I hope to meet you one day.

    P.s I'm very excited for Lion King 3D cant wait!

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  26. I can't wait to see the test, the picture is beautiful.

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  27. Thanks for posting this Andreas. I can't wait to see it. I can tells it's very personal and has great heart to it. Amazingly enough I actually did a sketch with a similar concept the day before you posted this. Anything with the interaction between animal and person is pretty touching to me so I find that as something personal to me as well.

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  28. I'm embarrassed I forgot this before, but will you discuss some of the artists you're looking at specifically for this film? I'm just curious of course.

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  29. Andreas: Your blog is a daily inspiration to keep drawing, despite how terrible I consider my efforts(at the moment, anyway!).

    I'm an odd bird who got inspired to learn to draw later in life (age 45!), but yet every time I feel frustrated and want to walk away from it, I can't. I dig in my heels and keep trying. I've practically thrown away hundreds of pieces of drawing paper in my efforts, and I've checked out half the local library's art section!

    Teaching yourself to draw is tougher than I first thought. I'm pursuing this as a hobby, since I have a family and work full-time. Would you recommend taking art classes with an instructor skilled in drawing? Any input you (or anyone else here) can provide, I'd be grateful. Thanks! :)

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  30. Me too, can't wait to see your personal film, Andreas and I hope it won't take a long time.
    All the best with it.

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  31. Woo, this sounds so exciting! :) I personally love tigers more than any other creatures, and especially Siberian tigers are close to my heart.

    In fact, last Spring I made my thesis about animating big cats and had a tiger character as an example. I studied the most common movements (walk, trot, gallop and some others) in the thesis. Unfortunately it's only in Finnish at the moment, but hopefully I will translate the best parts of it and put it online in English soon.. Maybe it will be helpful for other animators too..

    Good luck with this project! I can't wait to see more! :)

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  32. Andreas, you did?! All this time... gdog_91108(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Can't wait to see something of your own. The sketch looks great.

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  34. you are very kind Andreas...great to know that you are working on your own project and posting pre production stuff....thanks again

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  35. Wooooo your doin a film cant wait to see it :), i love the drawing ^^ gud luck with the film :D

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