Thursday, December 21, 2006

IF: "Help" - sketch

My original intention with this illustration was to record every step of its creation and post it along with the final image so you could see how it was made.

I got it half done.

You see, until I have my home computer upgraded – which should be sometime in the next two months – I have to do the recording on my computer at work during "my time". That worked great for the sketch because it took all of 3 minutes and 17 seconds and I was able to get it done during lunch on Tuesday.

Then yesterday we were hit with a blizzard.

I arrived at work about an hour late and then two and a half hours later we were told that we could go home as soon as the ads we were working on were approved and sent on their way. So, I didn't have time to finish and film the final illustration and I forgot to bring the sketch home in my rush to get out of there so I can't even just finish it here without filming it. Yeah, that's right. I'm writing this from home, in front of a window, watching more snow fall. I'd planned on trying to go in to work around noon if possible. Now I don't know. It just keeps snowing. There's over a foot of snow on our patio table right now.

Luckily on Tuesday I uploaded the sketch film to youTube and I also sent a slightly better quality version to my public dotMac folder that you can download and watch if you want, so all is not lost.

You'll notice that I do a lot of hovering with the cursor. During that time I was deciding what direction I wanted to take the sketch. I had a vague idea of what I wanted when I started, but that can change as I go. I considered editing it out of the final movie, but that made it even more jerky so I just left it in. I hope in spite of that you enjoy it.



You can download the .MOV file from this link.

I'll try to finish and upload the final illustration by Christmas, although there likely won't be a movie.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was pretty cool! Great stuff. I hope you continue with it, and do some more!

Derek Knight said...

get your ass into work! I'm here! Ray's here!

Heather said...

I'm glad you didn't go in to work - it's scary out there...state of emergency and all...just because Derek is a lunatic doesn't mean you have to be one, too!

And the movie is awesome!

Trashman said...

fuckin amazing

Pat Angello said...

That video was really cool!

"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."