Monday, September 17, 2018

More Beat-Boards.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Characters 5.



Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Characters 4.




Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Characters 3.


Color pencils. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Characters 2.


Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Characters 1.
























Color Pencils. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Re-Boot.

     After several months of efforts, and many more pieces of design and development work (including character and costume design, machine and set design, modeling, story boards, etc....) a final pitch of the project was made to the studio, looking for a green light to start production.
     The reaction was mixed and instead it was decided that the script should be re-written and the project would be restarted from scratch with a more "cartoony" look. Unfortunately, since (we were told) much of the development budget had been spent on the first version, the team would have to be boiled down to Stephan Franck, a story artist and me. This kind of setback would take the wind out of anybody, but not Stephan who bounced right back and set to work straight away, re-inventing his project, inspired as ever.
     This is how I found myself working on character designs (not really my speciality) in a more "cartoony" style (not really my style)... The result of my struggles with this will be exposed in the next few weeks.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Beat-Boards 21.


Photoshop & Pencil. Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Beat-Boards 20.

Pencil & Photoshop. Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Beat-Boards 19.


Pencil & Photoshop. Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Beat-Boards 18.

 Final composition and colors.

Layout.

Pencil & Photoshop. Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 17.

Pencil & Photoshop. Character Setup by takes Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Beat-Boards 16.

Pencil & Photoshop. Character setup by takes Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Beat-Boards 15.

Pencil & Photoshop. Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Beat-Boards 14.

 Final composition and colors.

 First pass color by Joty Lam.

Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 13.

Pencil & Photoshop. Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In Memoriam.

For many of us living in the Los Angeles area, the city will just not be the same after the sudden passing of Jonathan Gold.

Photoshop. 2018. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier.

Beat-Boards 12.

 Final composition and color.

 Layout.

Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa.
Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beat-Boards 11.


Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 10.



Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beat-Boards 9.

 Final Composition and colors.

 Layout.

Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 8.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 7.

 Final composition and colors.

Layout.

Pencil & photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beat-Boards 6.

 Final composition and color.

 Layout.

Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 5.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 4.

This concept sketch was updated with new characters for the beat-boards.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 3.

Another example of the collaborative process on the beats, with Stephan pushing for scale.

Final composition and color.

 Layout 2nd pass.

 Layout and characters comp.

Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.