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Merry Christmas

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I thought I'd do another figure spotlight and since it is Christmas here are pictures of my Christmas special figures I've collected over the recent years.


Rudolph's home.

Three of the elves.

The island of misfit toys

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday everyone!!!

-DM

Ninja Turtles test part 2

This was the first test I did for the turtle documentary. The guy wanted something asap so I animated this, inked it and colored it all in one night. Since he wanted something quick I had to do a short action just to give them some eye candy so to speak. The action doesn't really fit the turtles that we are used to its more of a Looney Tunes style movement. I had remembered a few weeks earlier in my animation class we were covering zips so it was fresh in my mind as a fast action to do in a short period of time. When the cloud of smoke dissipates something is suppose to be left behind to replace the space where the character's body was. In an old Looney Tunes short there is a Bull who leaves behind horse shoes or a witch that leaves behind bobby pins. For my class assignment it was a bird who left behind feathers. For Mikey I chose pizza slices. It doesn't really make sense but at the time I could not think of much else to leave behind. I guess I could have tried throwing …

Ninja Turtle Pencil test

While in New York two years ago I met a filmmaker from Canada who was making a Ninja Turtle fan documentary. We got to taking and he wanted me to do some animation to jazz up the film. The result were a few quick tests that he wanted done practically over night. In the end the film was put on hold for who knows why or when. The last test posted above was asked of me to be done in the style of Kevin Eastman from the old comics. After grabbing some reference the above test was done in just a few days.

-DM

Power Ranger line drawing.

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At the beginning of the summer I decide to do a group shot of the season one team of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I have a whole box of drawings I did growing up and I don't think I've drawn power rangers or ninja turtles in a long while. I always remember getting Tommy's shield wrong.
-DM

Gesture Drawing and studies at the shore.

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I finally had some time to get a little gesture drawing and hand and feet studies while on vacation now that the summer semester is over. Here they are the feet studies were done entirely on the beach.




-DM

L'Illusionniste trailer

Food Force League

This is my enrtry for the March competition at 11secondclub.com.
Food Force League from David McBride on Vimeo.-DM

Waking Sleeping Beauty

If you are a Disney fan as I am or just a fan of animation check out this new documentary on the resurgence of Disney animation in the 80s. It is being released on March 26, 2010.

Animated Logo

Check out my animated logo that I completed last summer. I hope you enjoy it.
David McBride Animation studio logo from David McBride on Vimeo.
-DM

Te Wei (1915-2010)

I just learned about this amazing Chinese animator from one of my professor's blogs. Unfortunately, it was because he has recently past away. Is work is so enchanting and inspiring. I hope you enjoy it.
-DM

Action Figure Spotlight

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One of my favorite hobbies is collecting action figures. Not a big surprise if you know me since I have the interests of an eight year old. I thought it would be fun every now and then to post some of my collection. What a better way to start than with one of my favorites, the original figure of my favorite turtle, Michaelangelo.
-DM