Sunday, July 13, 2014

Message from Another Time

"Message From Another Time"
(from DAICON III & IV Opening Animations)

An homage to the first animation made by studio GAINAX (At the time, called DAICON FILM)
, the DAICON opening films are two of the most impressive pieces of handmade animation I've stil seen to this day, and the song used (unlawfully, sadly) on the DAICON IV video makes the visuals even more impactful paired with the amazing work of just 12 people.

As for the picture itself, I had a slew of personal experiments, using both markers AND colored pencils as main mediums, baffling angles, and several color-traced objects (The ship, The glass of water and the burst effect). I tried my best to update the characters from their old '80's appearance while remaining faithful to the source. In the end, some of my own personal stylings come through, but I like to think it aids the picture more than hurts it. ^_^;;

July 13, 2014
Micron pens, Sakura Pigma pens, Prismacolor Markers, colored pencils, gel pens, and chalk pastels
on 8.5x11" cardstock.