Can You Sit Still project V

Characters

Dr Bear

Some of the shapes I tried before. I went with the top one. The bun was easy to make because he is just a ball with ears but the bear, he had to have a nice circular shape.

Why I made my doctor a bear

Bear Duggee. It’s a great character design. It’s design is really simple which I find very useful for this project, it’s lovable, adorable and cute I don’t think I need to explain why.

A bear has to be fat and all the kids know this fact!

Winnie the Pooh, universally loved little bear. It’s cute, it’s a little bit stupid but caring and very believable

But the colours come from this one, my favourite… Russian Winnie the Pooh (personally, I think he is much funnier)

The rest of the inspirations

Frere-des-Ours

Another bear which I think of in regards to animation is Koda from My Brother Bear – cute lovable, nice with good colours.

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A standard teddy bear – I dont know any kid that would not want to have one

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and a doctor bear, I know it is popular in some countries to use teddy bears in the doctors outfit to help children go through medical treatment.

Bun the Bunny

Ill bunny

Healthy cute bunny

The main inspiration for this character was none other than my bun, Pinat.

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His personality is really bipolar. Usually, he is a nice, cute little bunny and all the stuff and fluff, but from time to time he tries to conquer the wold with his razor-sharp teeth….

When he is in his berserk mode, he makes loads of weird growling noises and he is pretty shaky.

Other inspirations

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Idea of the sharp contours for the angry bun came from here

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this one is just cute and I like the colours

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…basically, a ball with ears! This is what I was looking for!

In the end I decided not to give my bun any limbs, I find him much prettier without them.

Here is proof that bunnies want to be a ball

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Radiographer

Radiographer’s shape was pretty easy to create, I just slightly transformed Dr Bear’s body. In the beginning I wanted it to be more like Akita Inu

but when I made the body ginger I realized it looks more like a fox

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I didn’t want the radiographer to be a fox because even though I love them, most of the childrens stories are about foxes that are cheeky. I thought that it has to be a dog because people trust them (after all they call dogs, mans best friend). I wanted to use Akita Inu, just because I like them but if I couldn’t use that, I wondered about other trusted breeds. I thought of two, Golden Retriever and Labrador. Quite lucky as they look so similar. So this is where the main colour came from. I decided to add darker spots because I had a feeling that just one beige colour wouldn’t look very good, also the tail would blend in with the body.

Dog dressed as a Doctor or vet - isolated over white background

Backgrounds

Doctor’s roomroom background

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MRI scanner top + drawMRI TOP

The inspiration for Dr Bear’s room came from my idea of how a typical doctor’s cabinet would look like. It needs dark, wooden furniture and dyplomas on the wall. I actually had a version with pictures on the wall but it looked too messy so I decided to get rid of them.

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The colours came from my family doctor’s office in Poland. I always thought that it looks extremely friendly as for the fact that it was a DOCTOR’S cabinet….

I decided on a floral pattern on the walls because all of the characters in my animation are animals, and most of it is happenning in this room. I wanted it to be friendly and I wanted to make the illusion that it’s completely normal to have animal doctors and staff(stuff). The red lines on the floor are supposed to simulate flower roots but actually they really make me think of the top coat on a cactus ice cream…. it is one of my favourite things….

MRI scanner

I wanted it to be simple, clear and clean looking. To intensify the feeling of importancy of the place and all the rules you need to follow in there.

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The Radiographer’s room

In the beginning I had the idea to make Dr Bear speak from the radiographer’s room but I didn’t like how the computers would look, and placing all three characters in one small room didn’t seem like a good idea because of the size of the room, so I just decided to leave the idea.

References:

Redirect Notice. 2016. Redirect Notice. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwig3uPIxoTLAhWI7BQKHUzoBKkQjBwIBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kino.de%2Fwp-content%2Fgallery%2Fbaerenbrueder-2003%2Fbrenbrder-36-rcm0x1920u.jpg&psig=AFQjCNEMDE3ybseF9orsTSbjW_xSiQAzdA&ust=1455996173749418. [Accessed 19 February 2016].

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Wyniki Szukania w Grafice Google dla https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/38/22/52/3822522b073c9e8f53813b13aeac15ac.jpg. 2016. Wyniki Szukania w Grafice Google dla https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/38/22/52/3822522b073c9e8f53813b13aeac15ac.jpg. [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/38/22/52/3822522b073c9e8f53813b13aeac15ac.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.pinterest.com/lauoconnell/laminas-de-autor/&h=297&w=236&tbnid=_hXB6Amoo3CUJM:&docid=3nWFA5sQvTt8XM&hl=pl-GB&ei=CGzHVoXGJIGAUZqYq5AD&tbm=isch&ved=0ahUKEwiF6tiBx4TLAhUBQBQKHRrMCjIQMwgdKAAwAA. [Accessed 19 February 2016].

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Films

THE LOST THING

really really nice animation based on the book written by Shaun Tan. Directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan. The textures in the film were made by Shaun himself to keep the feeling of the book. Magic ❤

pictures from the book

a few Shaun’s drawings

 

JOJO IN THE STARS

film directed by Marc Craste very dark a bit creepy, sad…

was inspired by Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s song ”The Carny” and he intended to create a”straight visual interpretation of the text”.

LOST AND FOUND

film directed by Philip Hunt based on the book of Oliver Jeffers. Really cute and pretty ❤

full film https://vk.com/video7035628_163325456

pictures from the book

 

VARMINTS

film directed by Marc Craste based on the book written by Helen Ward and illustrated by Marc Cracte.

really cute, really scary but in the end really pretty

pictures from the book

this little vermint looks alot like Oswald Rabbit

 

Critical Manga project IV

It’s here

Finally finished, I can’t believe it

 

It was much more difficult than I expected.

I need to practice more on planning where and what should be. I had a huge problem with that. I tried to draw it but it appeared that I cant to it this way, so I ended up spending hours moving stuff in Photoshop to find the right position for everything.

I like the effect that the old newspaper font gives to the comic, it suits it well, creating an illusion of the 1920’s newspaper

I think the use of the wallpaper/canvas texture was a good choice. It helped to create feeling of the ‘oldness’.

I used picture hangers and nails to create the feeling (first was the imitation of the newspaper) of an old house.

Sticking the drawings in to the picture frames seemed to be a better solution than just having them pointlessly floating in the background. Mainly because everything just seems to be in the right place.

Black and white solution. Most of the things about Władysław Starewicz and what he made is in B&W. The whole time he lived was like it. I thought it can’t be any other way, ’cause that is what he left us.

Black and white to colour transition. In the beginning I wanted to start the coloured part of the comic with the picture of “Fern flower” and then I found the information about Wes Anderson’s inspiration of “The Tale of the Fox” and creating “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. Little coincidence that “The Tale of the Fox” happened just before so it was the perfect moment to show this colour transformation.

The fact that only “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is in real bright colours and the next three pictures are a bit faded is because Mr.Fox is from XXI century so of course it will be much brighter than the first coloured films.

The title. The soul of the beetle. Władysław’s journey with film started just because he really wanted to film live beetles fighting over a woman and it realy wasn’t possible at the time. Maybe if he could have done it, the whole concept of the puppet would not appear for another 50 or more years. So to me, he has The soul of the beetle, and I can’t think of a more apt title.

Comic was made in Manga Studio and then edited in Photoshop. Took me way too long, but I never actually made a proper comic like that.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Cool stuff from Andy

Walter Lantz

Oswald Rabbit

Lantz started his adventure with Oswald Rabbit in 1929

then made this in 1930

and this in 1934

then 1936. What happened to Oswald???

After Oswald lost the popularity Lantz and his team tired new things

Meany Miny and Moe

Baby-Face Mouse

Snuffy Skunk

And Andy Panda which became popular in 1939-1940

cant find this one in english…

but I found later one in english

Woody Woodpecker

started in 1940

first he appeared in Andy Panda

Early version of Woody Woodpecker is absolutely mental

After Mel Blanc(voice actor used for Woody)resigned, the role was offered to Ben Hardaway and after his death his place took Lantz’s wife Grace.

Walt Lantz died from heart failure in 1994 aged 94.

It’s really good he didn’t live to see this…

Can You Sit Still project V

Research I

The goal of this project is to make an animation that will get to 6-8 year old children. It required deeper research because the audience is specified. Because of this, I decided to look at what is appropriate for a kid of this age. Most of the information I got, in regards to age-specific materials, I found here. You can find some of the intformation here.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/our-mission/about-our-ratings/8

The rest of the information, I got from specialist videos like this

Then I found more funny stuff

And I ended up with this…

What I found out and it’s important:

Remember not to have any metal objects with you

It is really important to lay still

You can communicate with the radiographer while inside the MRI scanner

The staff will give you headphones because the MRI scanner can be really noisy

The whole thing is about finding out how you look inside so doctors can try and fix you

Good idea to try and make it funny

…Don’t show burning bodies!

I decided to add something that I think is really important

I want to try not to use any words that can make you think about bad things.

I don’t want to use sentences like “You shouldn’t be scared of an MRI scan”

Words like scared, procedure, machine are forbidden, not acceptable is also using “not” or “don’t.”

Why all this hustle? Because we want to be as friendly as its possible, and kids are understandably already scared before an MRI scan.

References:

How We Rate and Review by Age: 8 Years | Common Sense Media. 2016. How We Rate and Review by Age: 8 Years | Common Sense Media. [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/our-mission/about-our-ratings/8. [Accessed 19 February 2016].