Barnacle Bert is now available on Vimeo, for those of you who prefer higher resolution than YouTube: Click here to watch. Enjoy!
I’m still hoping to switch Sunrise to physical inking, which should make the art better and make me happier (despite being somewhat more expensive). This morning I did this little test to try some more potential methods.
The characters are inked with a nylon brush, the background with a nib pen, and the cross-hatching with a pigment liner marker. I tend to be kind of sloppy with a brush, so I probably will just use a nib for characters in the future. I’m planning to start doing all my crosshatching with markers, though, as that might potentially make my nibs last longer. (Whether Sunrise will begin to use extensive crosshatching remains to be seen.)
My animation is complete! When you’re ready to see Barnacle Bert’s adventures and related mayhem, click here.
Barnacle Bert was formerly known as Diver Dave, but Barnacle Bert is funnier.
There is also a page about the movie on the main site, which includes high-resolution stills.
I’ve mostly been working on monsters for the past few days, but today I made Diver Dave’s boat, and it came out very nicely. Take a little look-see:
Images of the monsters should appear fairly soon, otherwise you may have to wait until the actual movie is ready.