Sunday, February 17, 2008

SpongeBob and Gang Before and After Development and My First Drawing on the Cintiq




Squidy changed a bit.



Barnacle Boy changed a lot.

28 comments:

tina kugler said...

oh, this kind of makes me sad...

James Sutton said...

Wow!
I've seen the first spongebob sketch on television but I had no idea that the other characters had to go through changes.!
That's really cool.

Kenny P. said...

I bet the designs for "Purple & Brown" have gone through similar transformations.

david gemmill said...

this is sad. funny asymmetrical drawings turned into watered down plain stale drawings. :(

thanks for showing this though.

Vincent Waller said...

No Doubt. I know Ren and Stimpy changed a lot between pilot and series.

Jack said...

They shouldn't have watered them down.

Roo said...

how does this happen why do they dumb everything down so much? is it just cause its easier to animate?

Weirdo said...

Awesome stuff. Why are the original designs so much better than what is used? That always bothered me. Great drawings.

Vincent Waller said...

Well it is very hard to translate a loose drawing into finished piece without losing some of the spark. Plus in this instance you're looking at a rough drawings standing next to one pose of a turn around. In other words "The characters at their most boring point."
We don't limit the characters to the model sheet.
The over seas studios have strict instructions to follow the board pose, and or special character poses that we send for specific scenes.

Kali Fontecchio said...

This post gave me an idea: imagine a framed picture of the original sketch that your parents had in mind you would look like, then the actual you! It would be like the reverse of these! Clean ups, then the rough!

Vincent Waller said...

I resemble that remark!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Don't you mean "resent" hahahahahah...

Vincent Waller said...

No, I mean I look just like that.

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

Development kills the cartoons in most cases. Read what I'm talking about. I use two sloppy examples of cartoons ( CLERKS and AQUA TEEN ) and then show the fantastic development sketches.

Enjoy, and thanks for the SpongeBob insight!

- trevor.

Lindenbaum311 said...

Are you planning on doing any work for John K. in the future?

Vincent Waller said...

Lindenbaum,
If it was the right time and the right project. Yes absolutely.
Working at Spumco was a joy. It wasn't ever easy, but then good things don't usually come easily.

Kali Fontecchio said...

NIce Cintiq drawing! It's fun to mess around in Painter with a Cintiq! Nice monkey universe by the way haha...

Vincent Waller said...

Thanks Kali, I haven't tried painter yet. Im going to go see if its in my apps.

Those blk and wht drawings you did at school were great. Terrific shapes and contrasts.

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Lindenbaum311 said...

I have a question...ooo. Do animators,storyboard artists, etc get to meet the voice actors or actresses who voice the cartoon they are working for? If so, have you gotten to meet Ernest Borgnine when he voiced "Barnacle Boy"?

Vincent Waller said...

I meet them because on occasion I have been asked to step in and voice direct.
But most of the board folks are too busy to run down and meet the voice people on the one day a week that they are in studio.

PS: Mr.B is the voice of Mermaid Man, and Tim Conway is Barnacle Boy.

Kali Fontecchio said...

"Those blk and wht drawings you did at school were great. Terrific shapes and contrasts."

Thanks Vincent! That means a lot coming from you, Monkey Ink Master!

Pat McMicheal said...

Man, That original squidward looks amazing!, too bad it's a little blurry! How about a better picture, it looks hilarious!

Jorge Garrido said...

I LOVE Popeye-inspired Barnacle Bill!

Jorge Garrido said...

Oh, and the fact that he is made of wood is gold!

Andre B. said...

Gotta love a well dressed monkey!

Nice to see & hear ya bro.

Andre

Seil Weiss said...

This is cool! The first-time drawings kinda look weird, especially the Mermaidman and Barnacleboy ones. They're still kinda cool, though.

ilovemj3796 said...

Eew.....they look so weird! I'm glad that they changed the character's looks.....I mean, it's a funny show and all, but their faces and bodies would've disturbed me to the point of not watching it anymore.