Monday, November 13, 2006

Retro

Hula is retro...right?
Here you go Mark...she has a leg now and tangents revised. (Actually, it's still there kind of...but I have to start animating now or I will most likely die before next tuesday) Still have some colouring issues though. Also, I would advise to not look up close at this image. It ain't pretty.

12 comments:

elephantmarchblog said...

Depends where you live, I suppose...

Corbe said...

snipe-a-snipe.

janis said...

i think it needs some giant, poorly drawn hibiscus flowers framing it ;)

mark walton said...

This is great, Meghan! Color, design, nice stylized graphic "poster" treatmentm and super-appealing! My only concerns are:
1)what happened to the top of her right leg? (it seems to be right behind the left leg and then disappears above the knee!)
2)the mountain or volcano on the right seems to flow right into her skirt. Watch those tangencies!

mark walton said...

PS it would be nice to be able to see this image larger when you click on it, but right now it stays its small size...:_(

Meg Shaw said...

janis: I agree

Mark: You are so very right. I think the leg may have disappeared during the colouring faze, because in the sketch it is there. I will fix at some later time or date because the thing was taking waaaayyyy too long and I had to get on with other stuff. I'll also fix the tangents...I know there are others beside that volcano. The colouring will also be fixed at some other unspecified time. Oh yes...there are many problems.

mark walton said...

Well, those were the only problems I noticed with it. But there are so many things that are RIGHT about it! I think it's one of your best pieces yet - you should be proud!
Hey, say "Hi" to Tula for me, would you? I know she's oh-so-busy-busy, but I was wondering how she was doing.

Meg Shaw said...

Errr...thanks. Honestly, there is a lot that bugs me about it still...but I do really appreciate honest comments because it gives me motivation to make it better.
And one of these days, I will be sending the story boards...but they are at school so I can't get them.
As for Tula, I probably won't see her for a bit because the school has been closed due to a water main bursting. That is making it very difficult to work on animation. sO, if I were to predict her mood, I would guess she's stressed.

Donna Leong said...

It's nostalgic!

mark walton said...

WOW - why weren't any of my Cal-Arts students this responsive to my notes? I am impressed - particularly since I know you're busy and needed to move on to other things! Thanks for taking the time! I'm not sure how I feel about the highlights you added, particularly on her skin; I don't think they're bad, but I don't know if you needed them (but then that might be my personal taste: I like the really flat, graphic stuff like Mary Blair does without much shading) It's hard to tell because I can't zoom in on it to tell for sure. So for now I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. :)
Don't worry - I spent a long time talking to Tula last night. She's hanging in there! And no rush on the storyboards - whenever you have time will be great.

Meg Shaw said...

I agree with you about the highlights on the skin. I think I like them in the grass skirt. I've been experimenting in photoshop with style...but I think I like the flat best.

Anonymous said...

great post, nice color and design. keep them coming.