Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Hansel and Gretel" Layouts: Part 1


During my time at San Jose State, I had the privilege of particpating in two “Virtual Apprenticeships” with a couple of artists from Disney Feature Animation.

Once a week, through video conferencing, we would meet with layout artist Michael O'Marah and storyboard artist Ray Shenusay. Here we'd present our work not only to each mentor, but also to the other professionals down in L.A. running the program, our entire class at State, and a couple of other schools that were also part of the program. Needless to say it was an awesome experience, while at the same time very nerve-wrecking!

The story that was used for the Apprenticeship was the classic tale "Hansel and Gretel". In the next few posts, I’ll share some of the work that came out of that run.

For the Layout Apprenticeship, one of our first tasks was to take a few scenes from the story and create some rough layouts--2 exterior shots and 2 interior shots. Since I was also participating in the Storyboard Apprenticeship, I just used some of my rough boards as thumbnails. As for the style of the artwork, it was up to us to decide.

To be continued...


Joseph Lee said...

Diggin' these backgrounds! Great job!

Saul Ruiz said...

These are awesome TJ. I really like the atmosphere on the first layout. It feels really nice... you could feel the light coming down on the house. Nice menacing trees too. I hope all is well buddy. Take care.

marcelino newquist said...

What's up TJ, awesome layouts. I love that dramatic lighting and forced perspective. It really pulls you towards the house at the end of the road. Check you out later.

Rini Sugianto said...

damn you TJ you're good at everything!! :D

JP said...

had fun checking out your work tj, and enjoyed your workflow post a lot. good luck with everything!