Monday, June 26, 2006

more Lilo and pal




















Here's some drawings I did as suggestions for that "Stitch Has a Glitch" project from several years ago. "Quick and dirty", as they say, but eh! Don't anyone think I'm posting these as some beauteous examples, mind you--just to show some ideas.
The plot involved Stitch--AKA experiment #626--having a "sell-by" date that was getting close to expiring, resulting in his reversion to an unconsiously nasty meanie; the story crew played around with the idea of the "glitches" Stitch would have at odd moments and when they might occur. Here Lilo and Stitch are up late watching a monster movie(that part already in the story); I have Stitch glitching/hiccupping--Lilo thinks he's had too much popcorn, not realizing that his electrical charge has zapped the TV off.
The others are what happens when Stitch has a glitch that causes both him and his soda to fizz. The end gag was my personal tribute to "The Exorcist", if anyone remembers that scene. Click the drawings to see them up close(r).

16 comments:

antikewl said...

Many thanks for posting these Jenny! One of the things I love about storyboards is the *possibility*; How stuff that might not end up in the final feature still manages to have life -- even if it's to a very select audience. :)

Amature question time! How long does it/should it usually take to sketch a panel like the ones here?

Jenny said...

I should have written(I almost did)that these aren't storyboards--they're just random idea drawings, done on 11x17" paper. They sort of are like little boards in the way I showed a piece of action, but real boards are always drawn on separate pieces of paper/panels and pinned up, etc. to be shown.

These took--not long! ; )
They really are rough "scribbles"--no pressure to be pretty, just ideas...a regular story panel...depends on the amount of detail that needs to be in it, background, number of characters, etc.(if necessary); I have timed it out sometimes--it might take 5 minutes for a really rough thing, 20 or more minutes for a finished one? That's a really ruff estimate. You'd be suprised how long it takes to draw sometimes. Often artists are too optimistic in guessing how long a sequence will take to say, clean up(make the panels presentable). If you have 50 drawings to do, an you actually stop and guess that you are doing 3 or 4 an hour...how many is that in 8 hours? Yee-ikes.
And it's a good question!--
I always wondered that too, asked people I knew(I mean way, way back before I went to Calarts)--and never got a straight answer! It was The Great Mystery. Still is, mostly!

antikewl said...

Oh I know all about taking a long time to draw. Well, actually, I seem to stare at a page for too long before starting rather than taking a very long time to draw something once I'm going! :)

I've only recently discovered how much fantastic stuff is out here on the web for people interested in animation -- your blogs included! I wish all this stuff was around when I was much younger, dreaming of being a Disney animator. I expect I wouldn't have ditched art because of my teacher, taken computer studies (I think I took the phrase "computer animation" a little too far!) and spent 10 years trying to figure out why I didn't enjoy work!

I eventually managed to escape -- I'm a graphic designer now, with a penchant for doodling. I just wish I took those Preston Blair books more seriously 20 or so years ago! :)

Anyway... thanks for answering my silly questions!

Pat Pakula said...

hey Jenny, I love your drawings. great blog!

kaicito said...

thanks for posting these! Lilo & Stitch are my favorite characters from recent Disney features. How wonderful for you to have had a chance to work with those appealing and versatile characters!

Rocco said...

These are really sweet, as in adorable, drawings.

I've been picking up the art of Lilo and Stitch book a lot lately. Those chubby little figures and subtley beautiful layouts and watercolors are irresistable to me. I'd love to see more watercolor work like that in animation, but quality control with such a difficult and tempremental medium makes it nearly impossible to get a high level of quality consistantly, especially on a tight production schedule. So it always amazes me when I see what they were able to accomplish with those BGs.

DTN said...

Nice work .

I especially love your drawings of Nani. (she's a tough one to draw, hard to make her look just right ... Sanders-esque ..... but you got her)

Goro said...

So awesome!

Jenny said...

Thanks, guys. : )

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

These are really great, Jenny. I worked on the original and I can tell you that you not only captured the character's likeness but their spirit as well.
I also wanted to express how much I've been enjoying your girl drawings recently. Sexy, cute and appealing.
Really great stuff!

BrianB said...

Just wanted to say thanks for emphasizing and executing so much personality in your drawings. Serious inspiration. :)

Ali said...

I enjoyed Stitch Has a Glitch. I love the bit where Jumba says "I didn't make nuclear reactor. I ordered it from catalogue."

These sketches are nice.

Marlo Meekins said...

I thought i already commented this post! very interesting to see a gag suggestion!

i always love looking at your work, it's style is: unfinished perfection

<3 <3 <3

Kevan said...

Lilo happens to be one of my favourite characters! She has the most idiosyncratic and likeable personality - like something out of a Wes Anderson film.

Yum. That's what we all need to make next - an animated feature with Anderson sensibilities....

Thanks for posting these drawings, Jenny.

albert taylor said...

I love your Lilo & Stitch sketches there brill!!

aksel said...

nice sketch !!! love lilo !