Leon's Cubes: January 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

BlackJack: Animatic & Maquette

Arr, sailors! Grab 'yer grog and weigh in, we're talking about Pirate Beavers here. I've granted BlackJack an animatic for his own story made of adventure, treasure maps and... well, you'll see.

Also, I finished his maquette! Jeez, he should be a fearful pirate, but he's so damn cute! :3 Expect a mass toy production. Or maybe not.

This was quite fun to make, and I must say it doesn't look like an unholy blob at all. And yes, the protein shake was delicious. Dark moments when I tried to glue him to the base, having his legs cracking off under the weight of his awesomeness - "Oh, now he got two peg legs" (Cit.) - But as I say, live and learn. Here are some work in progress shots:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Manly Maquette Tutorial

I've been creating the maquette for my character design assigment those days, and even if I was quite scared not having any proper experience with sculpting, I must say the entire thing is so damn fun and the time just flew while making a mess with plastiline. Actually, I've got so good at it that I made a tutorial about it - a tutorial about manly maquettes. Click on the image for a larger version. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jeremy & Brain

I started working on webcomic just to get my toughts stop for a bit. It's called "Jeremy & Brain" and it's about a boy who can apparently talk to his brain, and all the tricks and mental masturbation that the latter pulls on the poor guy. You can read it on its own blog.
In case you've been wondering, nope, the comic is not about me. Well... maybe just a little, but let's be honest here - It's about every one of us!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

BlackJack: The Pirate Beaver

I just love beavers. I can't do much about that - it may be because of their smart expression, or my childhood spent among friends who were obsessed by them (true story). That's why this character came to life almost by himself, and thanks to some nice homemade by poppa italian food, my brain gave birth to BlackJack!

BlackJack is a pirate beaver that travels the sea in order to find the most precious wood on Earth. He just loves chewing up wood. And he got a wooden leg. And travel on a wooden ship. You can imagine which consequences are born beacuse of that. Oh, and he loves apple cider, too.