Monday, July 23, 2012

Panty Raid!

So was playing around with some designs for Vin, more specifically Vin in her undergarments. I got really excited to play around with some animation, and I've been kind of doing some rough storyboards/animatic for the awesome fight scene between Vin and Shan Elariel...

Which mostly takes place with Vin in her underwear. I couldn't decide what those undies would look like though. The book describes her as wearing a thin sleeveless top with shorts. So it's kind of vague but to be honest I imagined her in a corset (although I realize in the book she removes it when running)... I think it would be a little hard to remove a corset while running, unless it had those eyehooks, but then she's mistborn so she doesn't wear metal...

So yeah ignore the dress design, I'm not really sold on it at present, and color won't matter since I'm just playing around, probably won't go to cleanup on any of this....

Sheesh. Planning a fight scene between more than two people is super difficult too. I'm at the point where I need another establishing shot with multiple people and I'm a little stuck on how I want to handle it..  if you want to see what I have so far you can check it at my DeviantScrapbook.

I must apologize profusely it's in a very rough state,  and none of it is timed out properly, and there's not as many camera moves in that because I retardedly worked out on the main timeline.. as I get further I'll move them into symbols and mess around with the shots, and angles some more.

I haven't even gotten to the atium part. Good god that is going to be a nightmare.

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Mistborn: Final Empire Dream Casting

Okay in a complete waste of my time I have been doing a little Mistborn: The Final Empire dream casting. Started out as looking for image references before starting my art.. but morphed into me picking out most of the cast. Some of this is pieced together from other people's lists, and a lot of them I have more than one option because I can't decide..

Vin: My first pick might be Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit fame. Mostly because she's at the right age well she's 16 now but probably by the time the film came out would be about the right age, and she's an amazing young actress. Ellen Page is kind of too old but really has the look and build. So if we'd like to go with an older more experienced actress then I'd vote her.
Hailee Steinfeld as Vin
Ellen Page as Vin
Kelsier: Nikolaj makes a great Jamie Lannister, but honestly I think he would make one perfect Kelsier.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Kelsier
Sazed: I hate to typecast Bruce Spence as the tall, long-faced wise old man, but seriously he just looks like a Sazed to me.
Bruce Spence as Sazed
Eric Bana as Dockson
Elend: Man this one is tough. Again couldn't decide whether to go for looks or acting. I do love Anton Yelchin as an actor by I think that Sam Claflin would make a great looking Elend.
Sam Claflin as Elend Venture
Anton Yelchin as Elend Venture
Sam Worthington as Hammond
Eddie Izzard as Breeze
Marsh: Aaron Eckhart would make a good Marsh in relation to Nikolaj. They look like they could be related, but he would need to be much more stern. Aaron smiles A LOT!
Aaron Eckhart as Marsh
Charles Dance as Clubs
Lestibournes/Spook: Okay I saw Callan in I am Number Four. Which was HORRIBLE. I don't get what the craze over Alex Pettyfer is, that kid can't act. But Callan was really the only good thing in that film for me. I would love to see him in more and I think he would make a fantastic Spook.
Callan McAuliffe as Lestibournes/Spook

Katie McGrath as Shan Elariel
Lord Ruler: Tall, dark and handsome. Basically you say those things and two actors always come to my mind. I don't know it's the Superman look but you know in this he'd be evil.
Henry Cavill as the Lord Ruler
Tom Welling as the Lord Ruler
I know this is different from my sketches, but you know it is my blog. I have this list on my IMDB, but I don't want people just looking at their one headshot that I can't choose and deciding. I'm going to influence you with a perfect image of the person. haha.

Yeah I know I should be making art, but hey sometimes amazingly hot actresses and actors are just the best way to depict how I imagine characters. Whenever I try to draw them they just don't come out looking quite the way I want them to, you know?  These guys are kind of my guide.

see my IMDB list of this casting here:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mistborn & ol'crap

Well I'm back. Went on a little vacation to my boyfriend's family cabin. Which was great because I got to burn through the first book of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy. I really enjoyed it. Recommend the read. Great magic system, story and characters, and according to my b/f (who read all 3 books before me) he answers all questions!  Well since I've had a lot of Mistborn on the mind I've been doodling lots of little Mistborn related art.

Also I just started playing around in PaintTool Sai, and I have to say I kind of love it. I don't quite know my way around like I do in Photoshop, not sure if it has the same features to adjust colors and stuff. But it's much easier that Corel Painter, with similar effects, maybe a bit simpler brushes but easy to work with. I just need to figure out how to map the buttons on my stylus to control the brush size, then it would be perfect.

So to the art stuff. Elend Venture. Heir to House Venture. first Sai experiment. I actually am going to work on more with my backgrounds and composition. I had some great advice from my coworker and really want to start working that way. This one was just already near finished so I just completed it to put up. So DISCLAIMER his is not my attempt at using Sam's awesome advice. Actually all of this isn't. I'll start after this.
The following are more crappy sketches. Unfinished or even really un-thought about. Was just really submerged in the books and wanted to doodle some of the stuff I liked. I think I'll probably try and little Mistborn action animation for animation fun too. Just need to find the time, and need to read more of the books!! These will probably influence some of the stuff to come later.

Vin & Sazed upon entering her first ball at House Venture.
This one's pretty horrible I didn't even finish because my neck started cramping hunching over a dining room table. OMG I'm spoiled I can't draw on anything that isn't a cintiq or adjustable drafting table or my neck/back muscles go out after like 10 minutes or so.
On of my favorite moments! Vin in undergarments versus Lady Shan Elariel, the biggest bitch ever.
These last few are actually a few sketches I had scanned in and forgot to upload for my sketch a day thing that has become more of a sketch ever 3-4 days thing.
Frame by frame of like 2 seconds from Legend of Korra, chi-blocker jump in...
 Avatar: Last Airbender- Zuko vs. Kitara up at the Northern Water Tribe
 Meg Ryan? Meg Ryan as a quick Terry Bogard sketch.. hahaha.
 Thomas laughing at Alias.
 These are some fossils. One is a doodle of Thomas & I back when we played Halo: Reach the second is of our Fable 3 character's family portrait. Never got to color but the joke was all 3 of our children, in the game, for some reason were black. Thomas kept accusing me of sleeping with our male nanny. Funny at the time. A bit late now. haha.