Thomas and the Library Lady Solo Posters
Thomas and the Library Lady Solo Posters
“Movie Poster” of my VPA 321 Class’ presentation : Thomas
and the Library Lady
Hello and welcome to one of my first Trivia posts, The Process : League of Legends Supers #4 : Riven!!!
If you find lost throughout this whole mess, you probably haven’t found the FanPage yet.
Whenever I work on ANYTHING, always I post something there in hopes to give away tidbits of information that could help you guys get an idea of what they ought to see in productions to come. However, they’re very ambiguous and don’t explain much in themselves. So for them who have been wondering “Why is Josh always posting up all this random garbage?” Hopefully this connects the dots!
So be sure to have checked that out before reading this!
Here… you guys can kinda get a “Behind the Scenes” for my current animations and future productions. I would make a video (much like freddiew and corridordigital), but since everything done for LoLSupers#4 was animated, there wasn’t much to film anyways… (unless… you guys like watching people animate? I don’t know… in my opinion, it’s really boring…)
BUT FIRST, if you haven’t watched it yet, watch it now. (1:10) :D
Riven… was quite the project, I decided to try out a number of things when producing this animation, some failed, some succeeded with flying colors, all in all… animating this short provided me with some good animators experience and in the end, a nice League of Legends and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 inspired video :D
===1. THE CONCEPT ART===
I just wanna say this… for anybody who’s going into animation, especially drawn (digitally or not) in the near future.
You may be the best artist in the world, capable of producing the most amazing character concepts and models known to man.
But in context to ANIMATION and VIDEO, you absolutely need to take in mind that the character concept that you give yourself (or your animators) to animate will heavily dictate the amount of time and effort drawing and coloring the thousands of frames that will soon be created.
You need to remember that somebody… will have to redraw and recreate that SAME concept hundreds of times.
And based on how complex a concept CAN be, it can dictate the difference of 3 working hours of animation resulting in 3 minutes of video or just 30 seconds.
Of course… with this concept in-lies the question : To what degree of quality are you willing to inject into your production? SHOVING all your effort into the concept and idea may provide an AMAZING video, but then the amount of man-power/hours used to make it can be… unsettling…
For Riven, I made a HUGE mistake of going overboard with new quality and animation (because I really wanted to up the bar on Lee Sin). This definitely played a role in the “Lateness” of this video’s debut to the net.
What every animator/producing company needs to first do before beginning an animated project is : confirm a level of quality for the material that will not only be up to par with the producer(s) standards, but also not take an ETERNITY to create (aka, meet the Producer(s) deadlines).
A simple balance of Quality and Quantity!
For example: Why did Riven take so long? I would like to bank on Nursing School and being a Teacher at my church… but in truth… check this out.
Thatsa lota DRAWING and FILLING. :|
Oh yeah… the hair, yes, it is seriously a different shade of white.
ARMOR = #E9E9E9
HAIR = #F4F4F4
They’re HEX COLOR codes, for those of you who were wondering.
Why I did it? Only God knows…
2. ===THE FACEBOOK SPOILERS=== (what did they mean?!)
2A. THE SONG
The ORIGINAL song first chosen for Riven was actually…
With the concept of “RIVEN” in mind, I thought that X-23’s theme from UMvC3 would of been an excellent song. It’s about a girl whom used to work for SOMETHING and then got exiled from so said thing, and now goes around with sharp things and cuts people… right?
But half-way through animating the INTRO, I found the song to be way too mellow and it had no real strong points for me to capitalize the storyboard on, so I trashed it for Cammy. Being the slightly emotional military woman who has green as her color scheme, I think she matched Riven pretty well.
2B. THE IMAGES
2B.1. THE TWISTED FATE ASSIST
In all seriousness, when I asked the page this, I was hoping to receive more detailed feedback on how each and every one of Twisted Fate’s skills could be used as a different assist. I was planning on actually implementing the most commonly commented move to be used to help Riven extend her combo into her Level 3.
Unfortunately, only 2 replies. I guess I oughta’ build up the audience before I ask something like this.
Shout outs to Ronald Durano who did give feedback, better than nothing!
So in the end, I just decided to go with something re-known by UMvC3 players everywhere… the WESKER LOW GUNSHOT!!!
You know… with those two pictures side by side like that. I’ve realized how small I drew the characters relative to the real deal…
2B.2. THE AERIAL RAVE
2B.3. THE SHORYURIVEN
2B.3. THE SCRUNCHY FACE
2B.4. THE GREEN MESH
What you saw
What it was (you guessed right, Joshua Peralta!)
2B.5 -Not on the fanpage- THE MULTIPLE HIT NORMALS BUFF
2B.6. THE ZERO
and of course the FINISHER
You see… I’m not posting up RANDOM IMAGES just for poops and giggles! :D
Based on what you see on the FanPage, you better believe you’ll see something like it when a video is released!
Ahaand that, my friends, very much wraps up my first ever “The Process” featuring League of Legends Supers #4.
I truly hoped that this horrendously long post has been of use to you (by means of not only entertainment, but education in context to animation).
They’re definitely fun for me to make, and they’ll be fun to look back on when I get all old and have Alzheimers or some garbage like that…
Thank you and goodnight!
-Joshua De Jesus
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League of Legends Supers #4
Take some exploitables
Only the BEST students take the BEST notes.
Every single time I drew Hello Kitty from her original concept just it kept looking… like this.
So I just made her… for lack of a better term…
MORE Asian. xD
Twilight Sparkle and Viktor, the Machine Herald!
I’ll be taking a break from these now… so I can get to some animation done! :D
Shu Ouma - Guilty Crown.
Another anime I have yet to watch.