Friday, December 9, 2011


(Took me 2 and a half hours but maybe by best realistic one yet?)

Cam Newton, Quarterback
Carolina Panthers
2010 - Present

Welcome to the NFL.

So this is my little side project. Football. I'm going to make a rotoscoped and animated short film like the films made by NFL films (or go to the NFL and all the videos on their are made by either NFL Total Access or NFL films). It'll be at least a couple of minutes long, I've done a few tests (rolling uploads on this post) and I can do about 5 seconds in a couple of hours because the style is real loose. I basically whack the tiffs into photoshop because I don't have TVP Paint on my laptop.

I've done more finished drawings/digital paintings mainly for pleasure more than anything else, but they also serve as concept artwork. The actual animated drawings aren't this precisely done.

I'm working on some ones with atmosphere in them such as snow (just trying to find good pictures) so keep a look out.

Joe Montana ("Joe Cool", "Golden Joe"), Quarterback
San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs
1979 - 1994
Hall of Fame class of 2000
(if you're at all interested in Football - start by knowing who Golden Joe is)

Barry Sanders, Running Back
Detroit Lions
1989 - 1998
Hall of Fame class of 2004

Because pictures don't explain how amazing Barry Sanders was.

Jerry Rice, Wide Receiver
San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks
1985 - 2004
 Hall of Fame class of 2010.

Deacon Jones, ("The Secretary of Defense"), Defensive End
L.A./St.Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins
1961 - 1974
Hall of Fame class of 1980

Chicago Bears
1975 - 1987
Hall of Fame class of 1993

John Elway, Quarterback
Denver Broncos
1983 - 1998
Hall of Fame class of 2004

Ray Rice; Running Back
Baltimore Ravens
2008 - present.

Side note; Ray Rice and Barry Sanders are 5ft8, Maurice Jones-Drew is 5ft7, Darren Sproles (coming) is 5ft6. - proof you don't have to be a 6ft6 monster to play in the NFL.

(got this one down to about 12 minutes)
Maurice Jones-Drew ("Pocket Heracles"), Running Back
Jacksonville Jaguars
2006 - Present

Brett Favre, Quarterback
Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings
1991 - 2010

Marcus Allen; Running Back
Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs
1982 - 1997
Hall of Fame class of 2003

DeMarcus Ware ("B-Ware"), Outside Linebacker
Dallas Cowboys 
2005 - Present

Ed Reed, Free Safety (coming out of the tunnel before a game)
Baltimore Ravens
2002 - Present

Joe Thomas, Offensive Tackle
Cleveland Browns
2007 - Present

Warren Sapp ("The QB Killa") Defensive Tackle
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders
1995 - 2007

Bruce Smith Defensive End
Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins
1985 - 2003
Hall of Fame class of 2009. 

Keenan Clayton, Linebacker
Philadelphia Eagles
2010 - present

Charles ("Mean Joe") Greene, Defensive Tackle
Pittsburgh Steelers
1969 - 1981
Hall of Fame class of 1987.

Walter Jones, Offensive Tackle
Seattle Seahawks
1997 - 2009 

Calvin ("Megatron") Johnson, Wide Receiver 
Detroit Lions
2007 - Present

Andre Johnson Wide Receiver
Houston Texans 
2003 - Present

Charles Woodson , Cornerback
Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers
1998 - Present

Chad Ochocinco, Wide Receiver
Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots
2001 - Present

(Not a lot of drawing more photo manipulation) 

Justin Tuck, Defensive End
New York Giants
2005 - Present

(this one is taken from a still from the Madden NFL game which is why he looks a bit...special)
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Quarterback 
St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills
2005 - Present

(this is also taken from a still of Madden NFL)
Jaylun Foster, Defensive End
Buffalo Bills
He's actually a made up player (one of the Madden created Rookies that you can draft in the game)

So anyway, these are some of the posters I've created for the team I play on at the University, the Falmouth Tridents, using the above techniques. 

Player - Ray Lewis , Linebacker
Baltimore Ravens 1996 - present

Player - Jonathan Vilma, Linebacker
New York Jets, New Orleans Saints
2004 - Present

Player - Deion Sanders, Cornerback
Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins Baltimore Ravens
1990 - 2005
Hall of Fame class of 2011

This is what the video is going to look like ; (apologies for poor quality but I don't have premier on this computer yet) It's rotoscoped, the final thing will be a mix of rotoscope and pure animation (like the below clip is)

FAIL. Oh well.

Patchwork Production Bible

So I didn't get the go ahead. But it's alright. No big deal. Pressures off a little bit anyway. I'm gonna work on some peoples projects doing layouts and things like that and make (american) Football related videos with the team!

Above is basically what I handed in for the term. I was going to re-jig a few images but, doesn't seem like it'll make a whole lot of difference right now.

(these are the music tracks. They're in the bible but it doesn't seem to work from scribd)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I drew these too. Well...wacomed them.

This is what I showed. It's me playing the music on the geetar. So. Enjoy. hopefully.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Animatic and music.

It's actually a little bit sad. The music does it. It made me well up a bit!