Monday, July 06, 2009

The Next Cartoon... ...and a Contest!


I've mentioned that I'm working on my next video
Above is a concept sketch of the female lead.
I like the look, but am concerned the hair will be hard to animate.

To make the animation work better, I'm blocking in the main moves first.
The result looks crude (especially with screen captures), but you may be able to guess that our hero (right) is unhappy to see this visitor. Details, better drawings and backgrounds come later.



Here's a better drawing of the hero.

...and here.
I need a name for him (The female bird is named Mary, and the maroon visitor pictured above is a bit character). His working name is "Pico" but it isn't sticking. A contest is in order!
I'm not sure what the prize is yet, but it will be something goofy...

20 comments:

Linda said...

Will the prize be something chocolate?

here we go said...

Norman? Joseph? Victor? Marvin? Bill?

Sally said...

Gulch?

The hair will be fine. Leave day job behind on hair issues!

me again said...

Melvin? Mervin? Merlin? Sartre?

stray said...

I'm liking Bill!

l. said...

James Brown? (It worked for one bird.)

GhostBuild said...

The green haired/green eyed one has a mischievous look in her eyes! What's she planning?

About Pico... how about:

Kith
Ries
Mox
Daq
Wylm
Egy
Opz
Jinix
Liggs
Fred
Bob? (like, *with* the question mark)

I didn't verify if any of these were cuss words in some other language, so you may have to do some due diligence. ;-)

m said...

Cracker Jack

blog administrator said...

Roji
Hector
Dukie
Flippo
Quack
Mack
Henry
Douglas
Murphy
Bird
Poindexter
Spitball

Tom said...

Sam
Miles
Kelly

pumpkin said...

Couscous
Vince

Wally said...

Dirk

Orville said...

Wally

Stewart said...

Preston
Otto
Elmer
Harvey

Namowal said...

m,
Yesterday, before the contest I was seriously considering "Cracker Jack"...!

Thanks for all your suggestions, everybody!

sal said...

Pedro?

just wondering said...

So did anybody win?

Namowal said...

Oh yes, there's a winner...
...I was going to wrap this up much earlier but, metaphorically speaking, someone dropped a giant radioactive squid into my lap and asked me to turn it into an attractive plate of Crudités variés...
...thus stopping my blogging, prize shopping, cartoon making cold while I chased said squid around the kitchen.

Bird of Paradise said...

How about irving?

Namowal said...

"Irving" is a great name- but the contest ended a few years ago. :)