Monday, June 30, 2008

More Goodies

I've been busy working away updating my demo reel, adding more traditional art and drawings to my website, and working on a short Flash animation. You can check out my updated demo reel over at my website here . . .

http://www.jakekalsbeek.com/index.html


You can see some of my new drawings here (although if you've been following my blog most of these won't be new to you) . . .

http://www.jakekalsbeek.com/images/sketches.html

Hopefully I'll post the Flash short up here soon and I'll talk more about it then.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Aardman Goodness

This has been around for awhile but it is still amazingly good animation.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

louie 31 - 32 - 33

The next exciting chapter in Louie's adventure!


Read the story so far here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jump Exercise 3

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I got him in spline mode now. I need to start polishing the more subtle things now. I posted it up on the AM alumni forum and I'm sure I'll get some awesome feed back to help me take this to the next level.

Louie 28-29-30

Another busy week. I didn't finish my third panel until Sunday. Sorry for the late posting.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

KING KONG!

I just rented Peter Jackson's King Kong from Netflix. The entire T-Rex sequence is simply amazing. What could be better than a giant monkey wrestling three Tyrannosaurus-Rexs? Not once during that sequence do I thinking hey this sequence is probably 75% computer generated. Awesome. Possibly the best computer generated movie sequence of all time. Ok maybe that's an exaggeration or maybe it's not. Either way it is crazy good animation.

Jump Exercise 2

Here's another pass of the jump exercise I'm working on. I'm still in the blocking stage and it's almost all on 4s. I next up I'll block out the face.



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----update 6-11 I got the first pass on the face in there now.----

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Louie 25-26-27

I can always use more time for comics. There just isn't enough time in the day for them. You can really see what I was talking about in my last Louie post represented here in panels 26 and 27. I got the proportions right in panel 25 but check out the size of Louie's head in 26 and 27. BeeGee's head is supposed to be slightly bigger than Louie's head. The way it is drawn now it looks like BeeGee is standing slightly behind Louie. Live and learn. I'm correcting a lot of these sort of mistakes latter on. Louie is an experiment for me and I'm learning tons. It is amazing what I'm learning right now about the power of spotting blacks and texture!


Read the story so far here.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Jump Exercise

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I haven't been able to post any animation up here for awhile so I'm kind of excited to get back to animating for myself. I got a couple of little projects in the works so you can look forward to seeing more in the near future. Here's the first blocking pass for my latest animation exercise.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Louie 22-23-24

My youngest brother was in town this week and then I got sick over the weekend. I missed my mountain bike race but I still managed to get three pages done. Louie's story is starting to get interesting!


Read the story so far here.