Monday, September 14, 2009
cartoon saloon comic layout work
Hi, during the year I got the oppourtunity to work again with my old pals at the Cartoon Saloon doing layout work (layout, borders, bubbles, text, extra color and fx) on the "Secret of kells" graphic novel which culminated in my doing pep line work and color on a few of the prequel pages drawn by Maestro Tomm Moore and colored by myself, Marie Thorhague Torslev and Tomm.
I had the good fortune of earning my place on to the clean bg department of the film way back when and had the honour of viewing all the art work in psd form. I can vouch that reverse engineering the production techniques on these pieces thought me more in the 14 or so months working with these guys than I ever learned or was thought in college. annnnnd i got paid to do it! Ha! sweet deal.
It was great to take a trip down memory lane and review the collaborative work of the many, many contributing artists on these pages.
There were so many outstanding artists, all humble and hilarious , just as ready to rip the piss out of themselves and each other as the were to take time from their hectic schedual to drop pearls of wisdom about art/design theory and practical application.
A special treat was to work with maestro Barry Reyonalds who did the final designs on every single character in the film. I dont think its any offense to say of him that he did not sketch but drew everthing so well, on model in perfect pose and attitude that he quite clearly has something wrong with his brain, not to mention his banjaxed right knee which was the only time I could come close to him talent wise and that was at playing football.
aaaah. Happy days.
Thanks to Tomm for letting me use these in my portfolio.
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