Friday, October 31, 2014

Fast Yeti

This is just a goofy little animation project I’ve tinkered with off and on for the past several months. Illustration work was done in Photoshop and animation in After Effects (soundtrack by Waylon Thornton):

Fast Yeti from Denise Plauché on Vimeo.

Unlike the more organic make-it-up-as-I-go-along process used to create the Alice animation, I did plan this one out a bit. 
Initial character sheet:


Rough cut/animatic using the storyboard sketches:

It all started with the series of paper toy monsters I created last year, which led to more projects, including a cover illustration for the SCBWI Southern Breeze Chapter’s newsletter, then on to other things, like this furry backpack (shown with his pal, Gonzo ;) ):

Needless to say, I’ve gotten a bit carried away with all these yetis—there's even a large version of the paper toy, originally made to hang on the backdrop of my booth at a career fair, that now salutes tailgaters behind me on the road:

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Luerzer’s Archive

Spied copies of the new Luerzers Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide Annual at Barnes & Noble this weekend—can’t miss that stellar cover by Brian Stauffer! I’m extremely honored that my work was selected for inclusion!