Mushroom Hill

Years back I attended animation classes at East Los Angeles College. One of the results was an animation short that I conjured for an assignment. I titled it “Mushroom Hill.” I kept it simple. Three characters. One good, one bad and a victim. I went as far as making a stick figure animatic-an animated storyboard.
For a while now I’ve been wanting a puppet so I have decided to bring “Mushroom Hill” to life. I will start by building the set, the hill and the mushroom. Here is my animatic.

Pedrito A work in progress.

Almost complete. Originally I wanted him to be a full figure, I might open his file up and add limbs later, but for now he will be a bust. In case you are not familiar with it, in this video I am using a software called ZBrush. For those familiar with it I am sculpting in Dynamesh with a 384 resolutions setting, no particular reason for the 384 resolution, I just move the slider to increase the number.

Domingo El Rey

The Job

Another day at the job. It’s my third day back.  I thought I was going to hate returning to a job where creativity, almost, does not exist.  But it’s not so bad.  I use to see it as “I’m a deli guy trying to be an artist.” Now I see it clearly.  I’m an artist working at a deli.  The good thing is that art does not require a desk and chair and thanks to technology, I don’t have to carry a sketchbook, I can draw or write notes on my phone.  Time to get ready.  Have a great day world.


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