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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tinkerbell thumbnails....
I thought I would try something a little different and post some thumbnails I did for a scene with Tinkerbell. For those of you who have never heard the term "thumbnails", I'll do my best to explain. I could ramble on about everything it involves and how important it is, but basically they are quick little sketches done to help you plan out your scene. It's incredibly intimidating to start a scene...staring at that blank piece of paper, so having your "thumbnails" really helps you get your thoughts down and over that first hurdle. Enjoy!


Blogger Campbell said...

Hey Kev, nice work! Maybe we should inquire about having our quotas lowered to allow more time for thumbnail studies (yeah right!) Seriously though, these look great.

1/31/2006 8:53 AM  
Blogger Smook said...

This is where the magic begins.....

Great thumbnails, Kev!

1/31/2006 10:16 AM  
Blogger St John Street said...

Kev these make me want to lock myself in a room and do nothing but draw till my arms falls off!!!

1/31/2006 10:29 AM  
Blogger Boris Hiestand said...

great ideas- lots of attitude.
is it me or are her boobies too small though?;)

It would be great to hear some stories from your experiences on the film- did you have to work with the original modelsheets for example. I remember Peter Pan looking a bit updated..

1/31/2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger willipino said...

cool thumbnails kevin. they're really clean and clear. they're practically keys. nice!

1/31/2006 2:12 PM  
Blogger kevin micallef said...

Thanks everyone...

CB...lower quotas..good one!

Smook, thanks man.

Linton, please don't hurt yourself! ;)

Boris, Working on Pan 2 was fantastic!! We did have the original model sheets as well as flipable scenes to reference!! drool!! As you may know, they closed down the Toronto studio while we were just getting into it and sent it to Australia (who did a beautiful job with it!!) The sequence that my thumbnails are from was cut...story changes..but I'm happy to say that they put it in the DVD under deleted scenes!!

Willipino..Thanks!! At times,I would blow up the thumbnails and use them as rough keys.

1/31/2006 2:30 PM  
Blogger Dave Pryor said...


Thanks for visiting. I'll be back to visit your blog and take the time to read it all trough - it looks like there are some very nice things going on over here.

Have a great day!


1/31/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

These are very cooool thumbnails!! V animated!

1/31/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger kevin micallef said...

Thanks Dave and Alina!

1/31/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Eren said...

Wow great thumbnails! I need to check out my Pan 2 dvd for your sequence!

1/31/2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Nice to see these! Very expressive.

1/31/2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Dave James said...

Wow! Great insight. Thanks. Beautiful stuff.


1/31/2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger kevin micallef said...

Eren, Thanks..I'm not sure if you read the above comment regarding this particular sequence but since you said you will check out the DVD I thought I'd better repeat it. The sequence that my thumbnails are from was cut...story changes..but I'm happy to say that they put it in the DVD under deleted scenes!!

2/01/2006 8:26 AM  
Blogger kevin micallef said...

Thanks Arna and John!! really appreciate it!

Thanks Dave.I plan on posting some more thumbnails soon.

2/01/2006 8:31 AM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

Kev, Incredible work! I love this blog. Everytime I visit, you've got some awesome work up here. Thanks for posting these. If it's o.k., I'm gonna link you to my site?

2/01/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger Karen Molin said...

Aah man! Amazing work, I love it! So loose and sketchy. Love your aliens and creatures!

2/02/2006 4:40 AM  
Blogger kevin micallef said...

Hi Martin..thanks so much. I really appreciate the link :)

Thanks Karen, it's a work in progress!

2/02/2006 12:23 PM  
Blogger Clio said...

Wow, great Tinks! You (traditional) guys are a piece of history, thanks for sharing!

2/03/2006 12:30 AM  
Blogger CarolineJarvis said...

I love the energy from these thumbnails... they're great.... The film was really well done. You must know Rick Knowles... my former animation instructor.

Cheers from the East coast! Great sketches on your entire page! Well done!

3/17/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

Really nice thumbs !!!

3/20/2007 11:47 AM  

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