Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Boy And His Cat

          It's been a while since I did some drawings. I stopped when I acquired a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) due to drawing.  It became very painful physically to hold a pencil and draw.  I didn't realized nor knew that one can get injured while drawing. The demands of the job as a traditional animator and not being able to balanced my life for a long time, finally caught up with me.   And with a heavy heart, I quit my job at Disney because of this.   I lost confidence in my drawing skills. And once in a while I'll get some small job which involved some drawing, and I struggled.  It's the main reason I shifted to 3d animation.

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             I do miss drawing. I almost forgot the joy of it.  Drawing just for the sake of it, and not because there's a deadline looming.  A few months back I was inspired to do some doodles again.  This drawing was my first attempt.  And I promised myself that I'll get back into it, slowly but surely.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jungle Rhythm

          Sometimes after working long and hard on a scene, the director would decide that a particular scene isn't necessary anymore.  Or he would have another idea or he just simply doesn't like it.

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        This scene that I did for Jungle Book 2 was one of those that didn't make it to the final film.  Even though it's a short scene, I enjoyed doing this.  This was for the big musical number part of the film with a lot of characters doing the Jungle Rhythm, I got to do just Mowgli for this scene, and he was to be composited together with the rest of the characters later on.  Unfortunately, this bit didn't make it.

        Always a heartbreak for any animator, and I just have to accept that it's just part of the job.  Anyways, I'd like to share this here.