Friday, March 30, 2007

Oh yeah...the puppets


As much as I hate it, this season I have to create more foreground "walls" to conceal the puppeteers on the kids' show. Last season we used very few of these, and it was nice to work free of constraints. But it seems these "walls" and "shelves" come in handy when you're doing anything with characters that have no legs! Last season, their lower bodies were cut off by the bottom edge of the screen, and it really limited us to keeping all the action along the bottom edge. With tiered walls and shelves, we can utilize more of the screen with our puppet acting! Above is one of the first redesigned rooms for this season. I just can't help going overboard with all the little details! I'm really diggin' how the robot and "Super Squirrel" on the shelf turned out. I wish I had a playroom like this...

(Click on the image if you'd like to enlarge it.)

6 comments:

David DeGrand said...

Holy freakin' crap this is awesome!!! I want you to design my house! This is a really cool behind the scenes look at what you do, looks like you have a dream job! Great artwork, keep it coming!

MickFred said...

that looks tops. The warm and vibrant colours are a winner

Jazzy Justin said...

Thanks ya'll!

Nutt-E-Monk-E Productions said...

Hey i love you work! you are an amazing background artist! check out my blog thanks!

Ward Jenkins said...

Ahhh, another Justin nugget of gold! Looks great, Justin! And yes, the details are what gives it that extra-special UMPH! Keep it up, man!

Jazzy Justin said...

Thanks nutt-e-monk-e-productions!

Thanks Ward! (Miss you!)