Saturday, December 03, 2005

Re-takes, line-art, an invite and a trip

Whoa...it's been a really busy couple of weeks. I've been calling re-takes on the The Condor DTV and I'm just about done. I only have six more sequences to go and then I can continue working on the titles and start spotting the music with the composer. Since the overseas studio is starting on re-takes and they're in the middle of animating the second show it seemed like a good time for me to visit their studio in japan. that should happen in a week or so. It should be interesting - I've never been to Japan before.
I'm also finishing work on all the line-art for the children's books I'm doing for HarperCollins. I'll give you more info on these as time goes on, but I'm pretty sure anyone checking this blog will like these.
Yesterday I received an invitation to a screening for the Ultimate Avengers DTV that I co-directed (with Curt Geda) and designed all the characters for. I'm looking forward to seeing how this finally came out. Here's a truncated version of the invitation - I removed all the pertinent info to avoid too many fans from showing up...this basic image has been posted on the net before so I don't think I'm violating any secrets.

This drawing is kind of cool, actually. It's a drawing by Bryan Hitch of characters I designed based on characters he designed. Of course, Cap, Wasp, Giant Man Hulk and Fury are all virtually identical to his designs - though I'm sure he could tell you the differences. Widow and Iron man (and Thor for one obvious reason)are my original designs - sort of based on his, but more base on his thinking more than how he actually drew them in his books.

3 comments:

Mike Thompson said...

Neato!!!!

Mark McDonnell said...

Steve,

Thanks for you comments on Animation Nation. Interesting and thoughtful. I was actually born and raised in Thousand Oaks, Westlake really. Love visiting the folks out there. Maybe some time I can pop by and introduce myself. I wish you well.

MAC

Steven E. Gordon said...

Thanks, Mark...no one's ever accused me of being interesting and thoughtful before...or are you yanking my chain.

TO...last home of the King, heh?