Dec 30, 2011

Back to school

Today was my last day at Rovio. But I'll be back. Soon!

Have a digital sketch for a change. It's an owl by the way.

Dec 23, 2011

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Since I am too lazy to draw a card, I'll share this with you all:

Best combination ever!

Happy Holidays everybody!

Dec 17, 2011

Working at Rovio

 Wow, two posts on the same day. Who knew?

Once again I am talking about Angry Birds. Official stuff this time.

Like I said before, I started an internship at Rovio Entertainment on November. I really enjoy working there and I have learned so many things! It took some time for me to adapt the style and learn how things are done there, but I think I am finally getting the hang of it. This wouldn't have been possible without wonderful co-workers!

Not so long time ago we finished a commercial where the Angry Birds advertise Samsung's new phone, Samsung Galaxy Note. This wasn't my first Angry Birds project (my first AB project was the Ham'o'Ween short where I did a draft storyboard) but it was my first time working on AB project with other people at Rovio.

The commercial goes very fast (it's only 15 seconds long) so you might not be able to notice everything on first view.

I inked and painted digitally the backgrounds for this commercial. Layout and colour keys were done by insanely talented Jean Michel Boesch. I also drew the christmas hats and made lineart for the phones. The phones were beautifully coloured by Veronica. Oh, and I also made storyboards for this.

And just to let you know: I am not allowed to publish backgrounds, storyboards or anything "behind the scenes" related stuff of Angry Birds or anything that I do at Rovio. I can only show here the finished product that has already put on Youtube and some fanart.

A break at work

Everytime when I have nothing to do at work (which is very, very rare!), I try to sketch something on my sketchbook. I haven't been able to draw animals for a long time so the sketches are a bit rusty. Most of them are missing life and dynamic poses. I'll work on that next year.

Explanation for the last picture: If you flip the giraffe's face, you will notice that the face looks kinda undeformed. The drawing should always look "right" when you flip it. It's a good way to notice mistakes and try to balance the drawing.

It's refreshing but also strange to see how open the artists are at my workplace. They are curious and more than happy to show their own paintings and sketches. I'm still very shy when it comes showing my sketches to my co-workers. They are so talented that my drawings are nothing compared to theirs. The lineart, the colours, the use of enviroment in their art.. I can't compete with that.

Maybe one day I will be as good as they are. One day..

Dec 12, 2011

A gift

One of my friends is a huge fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Since we see so rarely I decided to make something My Little Pony-related for her as a gift. Her favorite pony is Rainbow Dash so it was obvious to make a "card" of that character.

This card is actually very old. It was made on August, if I remember right. I'm very aware that the character doesn't really look exactly like Rainbow Dash but back then when I made this I wasn't so familiar with that show or the characters. Now I would probably make a better one but I think this looks nice enough.

And some shots without a frame..

 And of course without a background.