Thursday, March 7, 2013


I've revised the raven lever, and here is my storybeat as well (including roughs of other scenes).

Friday, March 1, 2013

Story Beat Thumbs

How's this, guys?
I'm showing the conductor vs. the main character and Mr. Knickerbocker here, story is the conductor got on top of the front train to try and escape the protagonist and he's got the raven braker. Mr. Knickerbocker is controlling the train while the main character is trying to get the raven braker back- what do you guys think?

In the last thumb I'm trying to show the sharp rocks the train is going over to raise the stakes of danger but I need some input on how to make that better, or what looks the best etc.

Story Beat Thumbs

How do these look?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Story Beat Assignment

 The next assignment is up!

 So what you guys will need to do is make an illustrative scene with a story to go with it. We need to use the characters and props we made and apply them to the scene. It's a good thing we already have our story straightened out, so I will go assign and suggest what each one of you can do for your scene.
(Remember our story overview is here so review it if you forget what happens in our plot)

Michelle- Since you have the Jacketted Dame (I know Erika called dibs on her but I have not gotten a response from either of you so Michelle you will be in charge of the dame), you can have her maybe seated in the dining cart drinking her alcoholic flask alone as she waits for her boyfriend. Or if you're up for some setting, you can do the cargo cart scene where the main character is stocking up on items etc?

Erika- Use the Millionaire guy since you've already finished him, maybe you can show him all beat up, shoving batteries into the "furnace" of the train engine. Or maybe you can show him confronting the main character in a dramatic face off. If you're up for settings, you can show the main character+fireman entering the transition cart where the good side is fading into the horror side.

Tina-  How about show the Fireman and the Main Character advancing through the trains, or maybe on a face-off with an enemy? Or the Fireman could be the first one showing signs of his body deteriorating as they go along through the train? And if you're up for a setting you can do the train station where the ghost train reaches its destination (in which the main character succeeds) or the main characters approaching the raven lever of the conductor's cart.

Paul- Since you have the conductor, how about showing him controlling the train with his body in view so we can see his half is missing, ominously? Maybe you can also show him fighting/confronting the Main Characters in his conductor cart. Or if you're up for settings you can do the train station where the ghost train first appears out of the mist, where the main character is waiting.

These scenes are to be painted, in black and white. Remember our classwork and use POI wisely! The main point of the illustration is the story, so capture the mood and some actions in the scene as best you can.

 If you have any questions or suggestions etc, feel free to e-mail me!

Monday, February 18, 2013

This Weeks Assignment!

Okay guys, the assignment details have been posted! Read the blog below if you haven't already

Basically we're going to flesh our silhouettes out on a higher level, and Anthony has provided us templates we can use to do that.

 Ideally we all want to have at least one of each template filled out: A character, Prop, and setting. I think the best way to do this is for each one of us to choose a strong point (For example, If I feel I do best in prop designing, I'd go for a Prop) and put the best in it, and then proceed to paint our "weaker" points to the best of our ability.

That way, we'll still be able to show our best while still getting our feet wet.

So, what I want to hear from you guys:

  •  Tell me what you're going to direct most of your energy towards: Character, Prop or Setting (it can be one, or all if you're confident!) I'm going to go around making sure we have at least one person dedicated to each of the three. (So we avoid having like 3 people doing Characters as a strength for example) It's just going for a balance in quality! If that makes sense.
  •  Your work posted on this blog or a link to your work so I can comment and make sure we're all on the right track :')
  • Discussion about the assignment, let's make sure we're all sure about what we need to do, and if I worded or am assigning this wrong? Do tell me because I don't want to lead us in the wrong direction, we're in this together!
Hopefully that was all clear, but yeah please comment and discuss below, the sooner the better so we all know what's going on. Thanks!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


So I have been a little MIA this past week, But IM BACK!!! anyways, so Ill have some sketches up by tonight, Im mainly working on the girl with Jacket, but Im also going to play around with the props. Sorry Im behinde, just have to catch up. Anyways yeah !

Friday, February 15, 2013

Main Character/Train Silhouettes

 Hiya guys, decided to lasso some silhouettes for my iterations, and did both genders!

Here are my references: 

The 1960's had some rad long coats going on, also that reference with the mice is from Tale of Despereaux, which has some good mouse characters! Also check out Rango, which also has some neato ideas too.

And here are some train fronts: Had the idea the front should be a flashlight on wheels basically.

Also let me know any sort of feedback with anything I post!