flipbook animation

Drawings by Kevin Micallef. All artwork copyright flipbook Animation Inc.

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Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Lucas Arts: development sketch....
I just came across this drawing while clearing out yet another bin of old work. I can't believe it's been about 9 years since I did this....I was working at Lucas Arts and we were asked to develop a game called Justice Unlimited..which never went anywhere. However, I have some really fond memories...It was just a few of us, creating different types of superheroes and supervillians. It doesn't get much better than that!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

This is a cleaned up drawing from one of my keys of Smee from Peter Pan II-Return to Neverland. I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Girl standing in the flowers....
My attempt was to try and mimic the style of Toulouse Lautrec with this image that I had in mind. I've begun to paint it but I'm not really happy with the direction it's going in. I think I'll have to do a bit more research to really get that early 1900's style across....but I thought I'd share the rough sketch.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A quick sketch...
This was done on the back of a storyboard page...which you can still see behind the dragon. I'm a little busy these days to clean it up, so I just threw it into photoshop to get a little colour... but it's pretty raw.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Character sketches...
Two buddies...I like the design of the guy on the left more then the guy on the right...but I thought I'd show the full page.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

8 Crazy Nights...
Today I thought I'd share with you an image from the animated feature "8 crazy nights". It's a film starring Adam Sandler as himself as well as these two interesting characters which he also provided the voices for. I did this image to set-up my scene before I started animating it. It was included in my thumbnail drawings to show layout, composition, fielding, size relationship, if the characters are on model and eye direction. I don't always include a page like this but for this particular scene we had to adjust the layout slightly. Once I got the approval from the director on both the thumbnails and this set-up, I was then able to move forward and start animating the scene.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Story sketch...
Here is another rough story sketch from the idea I've been playing with. Those of you who have been following along have seen several different versions of the boy. I was going to paint it up in Photoshop but then decided to leave it as is. I just don't think I'm ready to put a final line or add colour to this one. Love to hear your thoughts!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Storybook sketches...
A few more quick sketches from my story idea. I have posted a few of these just to share with you the direction it's going in. Designing the characters and locations have been so much fun that I've neglected to get back to the written part of....well, writing a story. Really must get back to it. Cheers.