Thursday, July 31, 2014

Big City Pig

     I've been keeping very quite for the past several months, but that doesn't mean I've been idle. For the past 3 years I've been working on personal work, starting with shorts. I performed a number of different roles, from initial story, voice over, concept design, to art direction, and directing.

     Along the way, the focus shifted. I got in touch with Mike Erskine-Kellie, who I'd worked with many years ago whilst I still lived in Toronto. Mike's an amazing writer with a tremendous sense of humour, who last I knew at the time, had been doing live theatre performances. I was thrilled to hear back from him, but was more than happy to hear that he had been writing professionally for a number of years. Not just any writing though, he was writing animation scripts and had worked for a lot of companies I'd known of for years. Studios local to Vancouver such as Studio B, Nerd Corps, and Bardel, and international studios like PBS and Disney. Needless to say his body of work was impressive and it was just what I was looking for.
   
     So after a few skype sessions Mike and I started working together to flesh out the work I'd been doing. We retooled the last short I'd been working on called "A Night at the Slop" and ultimately decided it needed a complete re write and whilst we were at it a complete over haul of what we were going to do together moving forward. So our partnership started. We now have a lineup of several IP's (Intellectual Properties), in various levels of development. I'm very pleased to announce that one of those properties has now been optioned by Thunderbird Films. I'm referring to our adult TV series "Big City Pig", which I have been posting concepts of for several months now. I will be providing more details as we move forward with this exciting project. Here again is our protagonist Arnold Schnitzel..........



 

Friday, July 25, 2014

I've been quite busy lately and haven't posted anything in a while. Moving can take it's toll on my creativity. I finally had some time today to do a sketch in Zbrush. I've always liked characters with horns. I'll be adding more in the next few days.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Posting on CGMeetup.net

I woke up this morning and looked at my email inbox as per usual. I wasn't expecting all the likes on my vimeo posting. My inbox was swamped with likes. I found out later in the afternoon, through my friend Alex Liki, that my reel had been posted on CGMeetUp.net. Almost 3,500 views in one day. A big thank you to the people at CGMeetup! Here's the link:

http://www.cgmeetup.net/home/jonathan-paine-pixar-demo-reel/

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Another Maquette

This is still a work in progress , but I got this sculpture close enough that I could do a paint over. I'm more or less happy with how my second ever photoshop painting turned out. Looking forward to doing the same treatment on the other characters.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Concept Art

It's been over a month since my last update and things have been crazy busy for me. I started a new job last month as I needed to pay some bills to keep the project afloat. It's been good to get back into a film production again, but it means time on my short is very limited now. Here's some of the latest concept art I've done for the pigs. These are my first photoshop paintings and unfortunately I ran out of time before I could finish the skin tones to my liking. I'll just have to revisit them at a later date.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ready for Moulding and Casting

Here's the finished bust of Louie from my animated 3D short. I'll be making a mould and casting him in resin soon. In the meantime I'm working on a second pig and a new website. I had so much fun sculpting this guy and wish there were more hours in the day to do more. Maybe I'll do a series.....



Thursday, July 25, 2013

I snapped my "G" string tonight.... No not that kind. I haven't played guitar since I was in grade 6, but I still need a "G" string. I use it as a tool for sculpting the finishing details, and unfortunately none of the music stores are open this late at night. Looks like I'll just have to finish the sculpture tomorrow.