TANKED UP

Speaking of TANK GIRL! It’s been ages since I thought about her, she’s still great…I think I posted stuff about her last year… never mind… here’s more

 Used to really love how she was always smashing stuff up. I actually first got into her because my sister said Gwen Stefani looked a bit like her, after hearing that there was no turning back…

Colour vs Black and White Trip

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I just remembered this Gobelins film. Kinda 90’s. Some elements of Tank Girl and Daria, with a bit of X-Men Evolution or something. BUT, I can’t believe that little bitch was taking drugs between classes! No wonder she’s so frickin’ insecure.

More on that note. Back to my favourite of favourites… before Regular Show came ‘2 in the AM PM’

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Awesome! And before Pops on Regular Show there was The Naive Man From Lolliland.

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Here’s the genius creator behind the Regular Show: JG Quintel.

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Check out how they still storyboard the show on post-it notes.

 

Edward Burra

The toothy characters I was looking for reminded me of the painter Edward Burra. I really like his work and the more I looked at it, the more I realised his grinning and grimacing characters were just what i was searching for to develop my designs. The era he painted (1920s/30) was also the same that I had chosen for in the bar scene. So Burra’s work has really helped me develop the feel of my animation and the look of the characters. Burra was a great painter of city nightlife of his time!

The Snack Bar

Mae West

TEETH

So… to start with I just looked at lots of people with memorable gnashes. I really wanted to take the teeth motif from the poster and give every character a set of pegs that looked like the smiles in the Alan Fletcher poster I have chosen to interpret. Here are some of the personalities whose teeth I studied at to get get me going:

 

Paranorman Poster

Here’s a super nice piece of Poster Art from Kevin Dart (reblogged from Super Punch)

I just got the “Making of Paranorman” book this morning. I usually wait to watch the film first before the making of incase it spoils the film, but I think this time I more excited about the film having seen how they made the puppets and the intricate sets.