I was so excited when a friend of mine whom is making a live action horror movie approached me to try something different for a change and try my hand at concepting a night terror demon in a realistic fashion, that will hopefully still use a prosthetic version of this creature in the film. There were many rounds of sketches which eventually were distilled down into a cheaper version of the original design for budgetary reasons. Looking into the subject and the many stories of people waking up feeling held down with unexplained scratches on their skin, or a weight on their chest and hallucinating a shadowy figure appearing above them sound terrifying to say the least. The cultural differences in its folklore are quite fascinating too. The first known oil painting to be depicted of the subject is by an artist Henry Fuseli, "The Nightmare" painted in 1781, which was received with much fanfare at the time and its composition used as a starting point to lampoon political figures of the era.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Future Granny Danny's lair concept sketch from the 'Assassin Parrot' episode shows off her collection of Danny's from infinite universe's. We came up with at least 120 different Danny's or more, my favorite being poodle Danny or Cosmic Danny. Next one is a rough stomach interior sketch for the "O' Brother Here Art Thou" episode introducing Shucks Hayseed who is a tapeworm feasting on the insides of Danny. At one point Danny starts feeling really sick so within the red stalk forrest I wanted to show some ghastly acid pits. As Danny pounds some Gatorade, red glowing balls descend upon our characters acting as electrolytes. Next are some rough sketchbook pages of mine comped together with the final version of Solip Nihilios, born from a super nova and eater of stars. This took many hands to perfect, and went through dozens of design changes but this was my favorite character of the season by far. He needed to look ethereal, otherworldly, ominous yet still emote softly by episodes end once Paco and Ruby make him develop feelings. And lastly a rough of the gigantic, mutated bunny rabbit as seen in "The World According to Larp".
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Danny and Fyootch get thrown off course traveling back in time in an attempt to avoid being grounded at home, committing what the time travelers council have deemed a time crime. Danny challenges their punishment with the Mutu Mutu defense and faces off with each bizarre council members dominate talents and stupid human tricks.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Danny and Future Worm go so far into the future until they reach the 'End of Time', where all information has collapsed into a singularity in seek of wisdom from "You Know It!" the End of Time played by Ron Funches. We first see the second image, where the universe ends at a black hole which at first is meant to mislead the audience into thinking its an mysteriously ominous place to be when they portal through the white light into The End of Time's bachelor pad apartment for some grilled sandies' to lighten the mood. I did a rough mock up of the black hole exterior and Joey McCormick did the clean up of the black hole Bg helping add in some alien occult symbols moving like Saturn's rings around the gridded ground plane, this is still the rough paint I did to get the concept across, not final paint. The first image is of the End of Times' kitchen in space which I liked the idea of still seeing space spin around outside of the kitchen so theres always a grandiose movement of the universe outside. Last is the character 'The End of Time', I had fun exploring what this character could be. Devon Roth worked out the final body shape with a photorealistic space card for his body color. We landed on the top right for the episode with a globe of meridians spinning inside, my personal favorite is still the lazier looking one in sweatpants. I just liked the idea that heres a character with a lot of time to kill at the end of space and time just hanging in a crappy apartment exposed to the elements freely floating in space.