Saturday, June 02, 2007

More El Tigre Animation

Here's another scene I animated for the El Tigre episode "El Tigre El Jefe." In this scene Sergio, who's a villainous kid wanting to seek revenge on Manny, is convincing the other kids of a plan to take Manny down. He starts to laugh crazily and then notices everyone looking at him. This is a case where the storyboard drawings where so good and funny that it made me want to animate the scene.
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Here's the scene in animatic form. It was storyboarded by the amazing Eddie Trigueros. Eddie's drawings are always hilarious because they're so pushed.

Now here's the model for Sergio. Sometimes when you send a scene to be animated at a different studio, they can have a hard time interpreting the, dare I say it, "off-model" drawings form the storyboard. And Eddie's expressions were so funny that I didn't want them to get lost. So I humbly tried to capture his drawings while still making it look like the character.

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12 comments:

Piotr said...

fantastic job! really fun animation, great hand work too!

IZA said...

Sweeeetttt!!!! I think your animation does the job of keeping the super fun feel of Eddies storyboard images!!! Great stuff man!!!

Stephen Studios said...

wow great stuff! The animation is terrific and I love the volume you give to the character when he looks down in the beginning! You're truly talented!

Mukpuddy said...

Great job dude!! I think you really pulled it off and stayed true to the storyboards!!

ALBERT PARDO said...

---NICE SUBTLE MOVEMENTS IN THIS ANIMATION, GREAT BLOG TOO, I'LL BE BACK FOR SURE...

boob said...

Really great! Nice subtleties overall. One of the things I liked in the storyboards was complete contrast in his face when he goes from maniacal laughter to caught off guard/embarrassed. If I had suggested something it would have been to remove those distinct cheeks lines when he "pops" to that embarrassed expression. Just have those beady eyes and a small little mouth - it kinda feels like his expression is stuck between the two.

Anyway - just my initial thought.

The drawings are great and you can see you had fun with it in the animation. The quality is there regardless. Sweet.

Chris Battle said...

You guys always do a great job of including all those "sweet" drawings into the animation...

Cool post!

pumml said...

Very nice! I love the show and watch it every weekend. It's great to see this behind-the-scenes process!

J.G. Orrantia said...

My goodness that was excellent!

Puga Vida said...

ha kick ass!!!Sergio looks like my brother! awesome work, I always look foward to your post.

Sean said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!!! Glad yall liked it!

Clinton said...

Awesome works! Do you all trace in Illustrator and import the lines to Flash? Or do you use Flash altogether?