Friday, March 17, 2006

Basic Stuff From Daan Jippes

These were given to me by Wilbert Plijnaar. They were drawn by the great artist Daan jippes for - as I understand it - the artists doing boards on Lion King 2. It's real basic stuff - but the essence of good drawing is all in the basic stuff, as I keep saying. And Daan is an amazing artist - anything drawn by him is worth posting.

Wilbert is a great artist himself. I keep bugging him to start a blog but to no avail. Thanks for sharing these, Wilbert!

11 comments:

chris ure said...

Hey Mark. Great stuff by Daan. Any chance you could devote another post to the topic of simplifying a character design for storyboarding? Also, the proper use of tone would be a good topic to cover. The great Kevin Harkey is the master of that. Maybe you could post some of his boards as an example.

barry johnson said...

Daan does beautiful boards! (and illustrations and comics and...)

Thanks for posting these.

mark kennedy said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Chris...I want to talk about that some more for sure...but why are YOU asking me? You're the expert! why don't you do a special guest lecture for my blog?

Steve said...

This is great info Mark, I'm going to try and submit my portfolio for review to hopefully get into the story department at the studio I work for... Any advice =]

You guys are really helping me to realise the story department is where my heart is, It's weird, I know I'm just starting on this journey, being I've only been in film for roughly 6 years, but I just turned 30 and it seems I'm just starting to undersatnd what I want to do when I grow up =]

Keep up the great posts =]

spock foolish said...

Mark, this stuff on simplified lighting and shading for storyboards is gold. More on this subject, please!!!

Kevin Deters said...

Mark, Thanks for the Daan posts. That guy cannot do a bad drawing! I agree with the Talented Mr. Ure about the character design/tone issue. And while you're at it, how about tying that in to approaching storyboards done digitally, as many of us are now doing. Lots of potential pitfalls there.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

I'm with spock!!! I could stand to see a few more tutorials on lighting and shading in storyboards!!!

Steve said...

MORE STORYBOARD, AND STORY STUFF.....

PLEASE!!!!!

mark kennedy said...

Hey everybody! Great suggestions! I will see what I can find.

Steve-anything I can do to help, let me know. A lot of the guys posting here are pretending not to be better artists than me, but they are! If you have questions and stuff post them on your blog and I'll send people over. Ask those guys at StoryBoredom too. They're all great guys.

Jenny said...

Hey Mark--I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog--and I mean a lot! Would you slow down, please! Help! ; D

Seriously, this is pure gold. As has been said already. I've never seen this stuff by Daan, and btw please tell Wibert we miss him plenty--what a great guy and amazing artist he is, too(whatta a lovefest, eh?).
And what Chris said re: simplifying--hell, yes! That's a great idea for a post; simplifying for boards. Something I find I waste a lot of initial time on in starting new projects...boy, is there ever a lot to cover! But you're making a nice stab at it.

Doron Meir said...

Great stuff, there's nothing like hearing the basics over and over again. And "Line milage" is a good term to keep in mind :)