Production Update 5

Today’s production update is a little behind for a couple reasons, but mostly it has to do with some freelance work that I will be involved in over the next week and half. Last week I got a little bit of coloring done to a couple shots and that is about it. I started some freelance work to get a bit of a head start on the project, was finishing up another project as well as spending some quality time putting in a few hours on my other project that I look forward to announcing here when it is completed 🙂

As far as the character unveiling on Thursday, I will try my best to get it up towards the end of the week hopefully on Thursday as scheduled. Stay tuned for more updates this week. I also may be tweeting some pictures since I won’t be working much on the Cosmic Rage universe this week. If you don’t already follow me here is my info> @chrisreanimated

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Expanding Universe

A new character(s) has been uploaded to the character gallery, so feel free to go and check that out. On future Thursdays there will continue to be more characters unveiled to the expanding universe including next week, which will probably be a later in the day post such as this one is.

Finally, in previous posts I have been talking about some other projects I have been working on. Well on Mondays production update I will unveil the start of one of those projects will be something that will continue to grow. Check back in a few days for more information and have a great weekend!

Movie Randomness

So a recent article released has stated that next year there will be a new Dragonball Z movie. Check it out here.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-10/toei-toriyama-work-on-march-2013-dragon-ball-z-film

This has me pretty excited since Dragonball Z is really the start of getting me into animation. So as you can imagine a new movie has me and many other fans super excited. It got me thinking that I should write about some of the other stuff I have been watching lately.

First off, I stumbled across a marathon of “The Walking Dead” on AMC the other day and DVR’d the whole thing. I am not a super huge zombie fan, outside of this series and Resident Evil games is about all of the zombie stuff I can handle. I must say there were quite a few surprises in Season 2, and thats coming from someone who usually watches things and tries to figure out what is going to happen before it happens, so unpredictable twists are always welcomed.

I have also been catching up on some anime I had ordered a while back and haven’t got around to watching. “Grave of the Fireflies” from Studio Ghibli was on yesterdays agenda. I  still haven’t seen all of the Ghibli movies outside of Miyazaki but its something I am working to correct. Pretty sure I could watch Ghibli movies all day simply for the backgrounds alone, so amazing.

Finally, I have been watching some films that will serve as the topic of my next hopeful presentation (more on this to come). Such films and series are Golgo 13, Blue Submarine No 6 and the Neon Genesis Evangelion remakes. I haven’t made it all the way through Blue Sub yet and Golgo 13 reminded me of 80’s action movies like Die Hard and lethal Weapon but only animated.

The Evangelion movies do have me curious as to what the final 2 remake movies will do in terms of story and how it compares to the original. I had the conversation with a friend the other night and at the time I was telling him that I was a little skeptical, I mean a lot of people are skeptical when they hear their favorite characters are returning to a movie, or a new director is in charge or if the book, comic or anime is taken to the big screen. The funny thing is while I read the article about the new DBZ movie, I was excited and didn’t have a single skeptical thought. We’ll have to wait and see if that changes.

Tomorrow a new character gets revealed in Thursday fashion!

Production Update 3

I know it’s technically Tuesday morning at the time I am posting today, but here is last weeks production update. First off, all of the characters for the first episode are finalized and will continue to be released on Thursdays until all of them are released.

The second item of business this past week was to get caught up on some inking and coloring. I started inking some loose images/ background art. I also completed coloring one scene, it still needs to be shaded but the base colors are in place.

As stated from the last update, I started working on another scene in terms of straight up drawing. I am hoping to finish this scene for next week even thought it is a smaller scene.

On a side note, production on the other “secret” things are going well. I am hoping to announce one of them at the end of the month before I depart to Japan, but no promises. Have a great start to the week and make sure to stop by again on Thursday for a new unveiling!

Character Unveiling Continues

I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday yesterday. Hopefully nobody roasted too bad in the ridiculous heatwave that’s going on. Anyways, in new tradition our second character unveiling has been posted up in the character gallery, so make sure to head over there and check it out. Next week we will have another unveiling to expand the universe. Stay tuned for more updates as they come!

Production Update 2

Its that time where an update on the production status is in order. This week I finished up drawing some loose shots. By that, I mean that the drawings helped finish up some of the other scenes that I hadn’t completed yet. As of now there is only 2 scenes left to draw until the drawing phase will be complete for the first episode. The last 2 shots are both fight scenes, one long one and one short one. My plan is to tackle the short fight scene first.

I have also completed some more work towards some of the other characters that will be revealed over the course of the summer. For the most part they are all inked and colored except for one, some of the work was a matter of updating some extra imagery in them such as weapons. There is a character ready to be uploaded for Thursdays weekly character reveal.

Inking has been another thing I have been working on, getting some of the drawings inked mid last week. I am hoping to get a bit more content inked this week.

As always there is some other work going on behind the scenes that is pretty exciting and I can’t wait to share it later on!