Monday, July 28, 2008

Prototype Minion

Every villain needs minions. Lots of them. In Martin the Spartan, that is definitely the case. Here is a concept of a minion I have been working on. Based from the Ancient Egyptian god Seth.

Update! Final design for the minion and its official name... Sutekh Drone.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Spartan Wasteland

Latest screen shot of Martin the Spartan. The idea for the sequence came to me at work and it killed me to sit there for eight hours just waiting to get on my own computer and get this scene completed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wall*E and Martin the Spartan

Last week I caught Wall*E. Amazing. The first 30 minutes of the movie you forget that you are watching an animated film. I can't recall a movie that I have seen recently with this much heart. Pixar has outdone themselves. Kudos Pixar!

Martin the Spartan (The Animated Short) is coming along nicely. I had some time this past week to get to the animation of the opening scene. I'm taking a different attitude and sense of patience with this project. I really think this could be a pretty amazing project for me. Usually, I'd be in a rush to get something like this out, but not this time. I may post a snap shot here and there, but that's about it. I'm treating this as seriously as I can. If it takes another year to get this done, I'll be fine with it. I just want to finally complete something that just doesn't last two minutes and has a "to be continued" at the end and never actually continue it. MtS has the possibility to be a ongoing story other then the "short" which will introduce the story of Martin the Spartan and end with a sense of completion.