Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Caricature Artist, ALison Gelbman at www.caricatureexpress.com has one of those personalities that practically "beg" to be animated. I plan on doing a short feature around her character one of these days and it took me months to come up with the perfect character design for her She goes by the moniker, "the Nice caricature artist" but can be pretty nasty sometimes based on mood.
Butchie, my dog, is another character that begs to be animated, and I chose toanimate his PERSONALITy... if that makes sense_ rather than do a literal exaggeration of hi. I like this design because its nice and comfact and i can see myself doing it EASILY something I learned the HARD way working with various animation producers.
Misc crowd scenes needed for the film. These were really great to do as I added friends, various people I sketched on the subway and even myself. This crowd scene was originally drawn for the opening sequenc of the fil where people are lined up in droves for the big funeral. The scene is supposed to end by showing celebs, mistresses,etc. the illos had to be cut from the film as time and money dictated the decision. A shame too, because it took a looong time to draw this.
A couple of Castro's "friends" "welcome" him to Hell...Er... that's J Edgar Hoover in the lovely hat and sun dress...
The funniest thing about the Castro's Funeral series is that Castro didnt die as soon as we expected when I was approached by Howard Tirsky to design and layout the film in 2007. The animation team worked long and tirelessly to come out with the film just as Castro died , and we waited and waited and waited for that to happen, and it never did! We finally HAD to release the film before he died, fearing that some other creative person who beat us to the punch and ruin all of our hard work.
Here are various vinettes of castro
Theres this outrageous scene in the film where castro slides into hell and meets teh Pope(there on a guest pass) and Ronald Reagan. Now THAT was fun to draw, expecially Reagan who I never caricatured before. This is my absolute favorite film of the Snide Tv shorts. It has a wild cast of characters lots of action and zanyness that reminds me of those warner Brothers shorts they used to do when caricaturing celebs.
Speaking of celebs....
How fun is it to draw govenor Awwwnold!? I drew him here with Rosie O donnell, (I added teh hair color later)I also have janet Reno
More background characters that appear in the opening "song" sequence. The shoeshine man who he hands a resume, The White House Butler who serves him Breakfast, George Bush handing Resume to the viewer, which was cut form the final, another shot of the shoeshine man with his box sign and chair. Im really anal when it comes to detail , even in cartoons. In order to give the scene a certain authenticity, I went to The East 42nd street Train Station at Grand Central to observe some shoe shine men in their environment. Its important to me to have this "back story" going on in my head in aorder to draw properly.
These are a few characters that appear in the opening "song" sequence in the George Bush Job Interview Series. We have His wife fixing his tie, The loading dock worker that he hands a resume to, the marine who salutes him as he leaves the white house, and the receptionish who also takes his resume