Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - Time Travel Council concept sketch

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.  


It's Inktober and you know what that means...let the inking of ghoulish creatures begin! I really enjoy seeing all the ink sketches people are producing this month. I'm not sure what this is, but I came home one late windy night and observed a palm tree swaying in our backyard and it hypnotized me into drawing this. Can you name this beast?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - Barl Time Tunnel Highway

BarrRRLLL!!! Heres a concept sketch I did for the Barl episode. The tunnel called for some psychedelic animation with sky patterns floating by and the time tunnels color evolves as the story delves deeper within it. At first sight its calming blues makes it feel serene, when technically we're going over 200 MPH but the slow streamline highlights animating smoothly in the air makes it seem as if time has slowed down inside of barls car. Soon after a pitstop, the pace picks up when faced with the catlike iron bar time punks, inspired by the Mad Max 'Fury Road' characters, where the atmosphere needed to feel more like your life is in danger.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - The End of Time Concepts

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.   

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - Porthole to the Lizard Hole

Danny and Future Worm stumble across a 1000 year old Spiderian vs. Lizardian war in "Porthole to the Lizard Hole" featuring Andy Daly as Mr. Zarlid, a lizard man disguised as a human teacher whose concealed first purpose is to inspire Danny to fulfill the prophecy of the Gem Force Five. The first image is a rough concept painting to stage the Spiderians vs Lizardians war. I had fun with the idea of it feeling like an entire universe with its own solar system living beneath the local run down school above. Next is Killah-Pilla, Bugs beastly answer to her battlebot problems with the aid of an engine from the future, it comes alive and takes on a mind of its own eventually destroying the town. Since Bug is also into science and building inventions like Danny, we had to distinguish her inventions by making them out of car parts/salvage yard related, where Danny's inventions are mostly made out of household items. Killah-Pilla metamorphosizes into Hank Flappington after Bug and Danny try to put Killah-Pilla down.  This character took some back and forth between Devon Roth and myself in trying to keep what's a complicated character as simplified as possible to animate.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - GLOOP all day GLOOP all night!

Here it is! Disney XD's "FUTURE WORM!"...the next adventure in making a sci-fi show from scratch...oh season 1's. Let me tell you this boy loves science, "Future Worm" follows 10 year old Danny Douglas, (voiced by Andy Milonakis), whom befriends an ab-assaulting worm from the future, Future Worm, (voiced by James Adomian), skipping across the multiverse in a time travelling lunchbox. Ryan Quincy, (voice of Doug and Robo-Carp) , is our creator in chief, formerly from "South Park" as an animation director, and creator of the IFC series "Out There". When Rick and Morty went on hiatus after season 2, we were informed of an extremely long break between seasons so everyone had to go and find work and thats when I met Ryan and joined the team at Disney. First design above is the Cold Monster virus character that wants to infect everything in its path, we changed the final color for the episode to feel more gross. Next one is the first rough I did for the show, a far out sci-fi cityscape for the Dr. D episode, our lead Bg designer Joey McCormick did the cleanup. GLOOOOOOOPIEEEESSSS! Are Invading and Glooping all over the world!  We had to make an entire race of aliens and their worlds built out of spoiled milk. Above are some gloopy ship concepts, the idea was to interweave the tech plated metal ship underneath with globs of Gloop that have overtaken it. Last is the interior of the gloopy ship, in this sketch I thought it would be cool to show openings in the ceiling where gloopy character could pop through by the hundreds to surround Danny and Future Worm in a final stand for humanity. This episode, 'Captain Cakerz', features Neil deGrasse Tyson or as we like to call him NDT!, as an ongoing character throughout the series guiding Danny and Future Worm with his telekinetic powers and a little help from science.