Sep 25, 2011

Tonights Sketch

Tested out the new dynamesh function in Zbrush R2, works like a charm!

Sep 20, 2011

Another work in progress render. Used zbrush's "Best Preview Render" for the first time, YAY!

Sep 13, 2011

Zbrush model, work in progress

I've been working on this sculpt in my sparetime. You'll have to excuse the symmetrical expression, as I'm still sculpting :) It's still work in progress, but I though I'd post it here anyways. Everything is retopologized and UV'd, so next up is texturing. I intend to render the basterd and set up hair/mustage/beard etc with "shave and a haircut" inside Maya. Let's see how far it gets before I get another idea for a character I wanna do :)

Aug 28, 2011

I went to Annecy this summer, and I got do some skethes. Most from Cafe Des Arts where we oddly enough spent a lot of time :)

Oh man... how I love cowboys!

Aug 21, 2011

I've wanted to learn Z-Brush for a long time, but havn't really got a grasp of it until now. I'm still a very basic user, but at least I've figured out how to move the camera around :)
Big thanks to Frederik Storm for showing countless of zbrush tricks!
I don't have photoshop on my home computer, so a screendump will have to do for now.
"Hjertebarn" is a project I'm working on in my spare time together with Cristina Bojesen. The word means directly translated "Heart-Child", it's a danish word used for children who have gone through a heart surgery. Cristina had a heart surgery when she was 5 years old, and from that experience decided to make a film to help children have a better understanding of whats going on when they have the surgery. The concept that you can have a hole in your heart, can be difficult for a kid to understand.
 In english:
"A 2D animated informational film about "Heart-children" and their thoughs about heart surgery - for children, parents and relatives."

These drawings are made for a brochure including information of the project. I will post it here when we have it ready. I used col-erease and water color for these ones.

May 14, 2011

What's going on at the Tumbleheads...

In january this year I started up an animation studio together with Peter Smith, in Viborg, Denmark. We called it "Tumblehead". It's been a truly delightful experience so far, and I've been lucky to be a part some really interesting projects. 

"The Children's World"
At the moment I'm storyboarding on Paw Charlie Ravn's "Børnenes verden" ("The Children's World"). Paw have earlier made the short films "Nima" and "Two friends", where the last of the two got him a "Robert" (Danish version of academy awards), for the category "Best short Fiction".
I'm boarding together with the amazing Mads Juul, and the banjo playing, and extremely talented, Peter Smith.
The film is being produced by "Eyecandy Film".

Length: 25 min
Medium: 2D animation
Still from the pilot of "The Children's World"

"Final Call"
I was lucky to meet the incredible and lovely Sara Barbas in January when she was in Viborg for the ASF course. During the stay she found out about the "Open Workshop", and she applied to get funds to make pitch material for her new short film project "Final Call", which she has written and is directing herself. Her application was of course granted, and now she's back in Viborg, yay! I've been helping out with brainstorming character designs for the film. The deadline for the found Sara is applying to is mid next week. Fingers crossed!!

Lenght: 15 min
Medium: 2D animation

A mix of Sara's and my sketches during a "brainstorm dinner".

"The set-up"
Short-film, produced by Tumblehead.
From the homepage:

Is it all really about finding the meaning? The dinosaurs didn't, and look what happened to them! Is there a God and does it in fact matter? How come the ansver to existence is hidden from us and what would happen if we were to uncover it?

A conspiration-theroretical short animated fictional nightmare.
A tumblehead production in developement.

We have been very lucky to have Sara Barbas on board to help us out writing a beat board and maybe a treatment as well. We've also got some funding from the Open Workshop to be used on developing the story. If we are lucky we'll get Mads Juul on board for brainstorming and drawing out a beatboard. Let's see what happends :)

Length: Unknown at this stage
Medium: 3D/CGI, Stopmotion/claymation, handdrawn.

 Concept art for "the Set-Up", by Magnus Møller

Mar 21, 2011

Le Sheriff!

Still in "Western" mode. Used photoshop CS5 with some custom brushes for this one.

Mar 16, 2011


I have been testing out Sculptis the last few days, and I have to say I'm really impressed with what you can do in the program, considering that it's free. It's also extremely easy to learn the interface, which imo is much better than both Mudbox and Z-brush. I wish it had better painting tools though, that would make it the ultimate 3D sketch program. But seriously, I shouldn't complain. it's a brilliant little program (and I say it again, it's FREE).

Mar 14, 2011

Teaching photoshop this week, and made this sketch in class today to show some workflow possibilities.
I can't get enough of "western" bad guys :)
Just a quick overview of the process from thumbnail to valuepainting.

I used again a split complementary palette for this one.