Monday, December 5, 2016

Moana 03

Today, Matai Wasa: The great ancestor who led his people over the oceans...













Sunday, December 4, 2016

Moana 02

Tui Montonui's facial expressions.






Moana 01

I worked on Moana as a Character Designer to help on what's called the Art Packeting. That means I was given the final approved design made at the Studio in Burbank and had to take care of it by working on the character to get it ready for modelling as well as helping the riggers and animators, giving both of them believable poses which would show the personality of the character you're dealing while keeping the same shapes, volumes and anatomy all along. Same as I did on Zootopia after Cory Loftis and Shiyoon Kim's designs, I had to do it this time following the amazing Artwork provided by Bill Schwab under the direct supervision of Bill himself and the great Jin Kim. I had a great time doing it. Jin had already amazingly made all the stuff on the two main characters, Moana, Maui and Granmma Tala with his unique draftmanship skills. I took care of Moana's parents, Tui and Sina, of Matai Wasa, who's the main ancestor who leads his people over the ocean, and also of the first early version of Hei Hei, when he wasn't yet the dumbest rooster on Earth but pretty much a grumpy kind of guy.

I'll be posting some of the stuff I made on the show during the following days to share it with you. Hope you like it and enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting the blog!

Starting with soma facial expressions of Sina, Moana's mother.











Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Zootopia VII

He never made it to the movie. Well, in fact he did, but changed a bit before doing it.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Zootopia VI

Clawhauser Calisthenics.
Again I was sent the great concept drawing and a expression sheet made by Cory and had to work on the character's poses to get it ready for modelling. I had a real blast working on this one. He's such a funny character to deal with.








Monday, March 21, 2016

Zootopia V


Bogo Calisthenics. 
I was sent the concept drawing of Bogo, full body, along with a sheet full of amazing facial expressions, both made by Cory Loftis, and had to take him to the gym to put him on movement. That's what Cory would call doing calisthenics. I did some during that year.






Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Zootopia II

Some more Zootopia designs.
First, some Baby Cats. Expressions, poses and turn arounds...





...and then some more secondary bunnies. I made these poses after Nick Orsi's concepts, just to see how they would work in movement.
Yeap, this girl had hair on the top of her head.  It would be removed for the final version.
Bunnies changed quite a bit from the first attempts till what you see on the screen.