Friday, February 4, 2011

Extras, Miscellaneous, & Whatnot

In addition to designing the central characters involved in a particular storyboard, the character designer has several other responsibilities. Here are some examples of the work that goes into a given assignment: A sampling of incidental background characters, special character poses done to help guide the overseas animators, and a special mouthmchart, designed to accommodate a specific line reading (in this case, by Jerry Trainer- the voice of Dudley Puppy). All of these images were created for the same TUFF Puppy episode: "Doom Mates".




9 comments:

Kendra Melton said...

I LOVE your sketches. They are too much fun. that monkey on the first page is just amazing, and in general there are so many great expressions.

Ernie Gilbert said...

Thank you Kendra! I appreciate your comments very much!

Gulzar said...

Wicked. All your lines and shapes and angles are so strong and smooth. Loved the spaces in between them.
Diggin these pieces :)

Ernie Gilbert said...

Thank you!

Alex said...

Great drawings!!Amazing blog!

Anonymous said...

haha! Dudley's talking in slow motion! Also, I love the sketch of Kitty and Dudley paused in the middle of beating the snot out of each other. =) I'm gonna get some T.U.F.F. Puppy pictures to put in my locker. (Well, if they fit.)

Ernie Gilbert said...

Alex and Anonymous- thank you!
Alex- Nice debut of your own blog! A really strong start! (There was no way to comment though?)

Gillibean said...

Wow! What great pages! I lvoe the tiny bunny on the first page and the lip sync guide on the last. Is that a little industry secret? using the word Chameleon to show mouths shapes??? Great idea! Lovely blog. =D

Ernie Gilbert said...

Thanks Gillibean! That "chameleon" mouth chart isn't an industry secret or standard... just a very specific line reading from the voice actor that required a special attention. We get those every once in a while. Thanks again for your comments!