Monday, July 16, 2007

John K Comcast Commercial

The commercial I worked on for John K is finally live! The folks at Cold Hard Flash have an interview with John and some of the animators. They've also posted some of the cool production art. It was a fun project and I got to work with a lot of talented people that I had only known from "The Internets".

Go check it out now!

*UPDATE*
Here's a sample of John's pencil art and my inks before being brought into Flash for coloring and animation.

16 comments:

jdladieu said...

dude, I just saw it on boinboing.net

eben said...

about time you posted some more illustration work. photo this, photo that....boring. it's a fun piece, nice and odd.

Clinton said...

Looks great, Brian! I was able to pick up on rendering in Illustrator thanks to your demo. Say, could you share how you ink in Flash? Or could you point me to a place where I can learn it?

Brian Romero said...

I'll be posting more illustration work soon enough. I still draw every day. Most of it is crap and I don't want to subject the public to it. I'm also working on some other projects with John as well as other clients, so my time is limited right now.

Clinton, all the inks for this commercial were done in Illustrator and pasted into Flash. The brush tool in Flash is garbage! Adobe should be ashamed of themselves for not incorporating Illustrator style brushes into Flash. We could really save time if the inks could be done right in Flash itself.

Clinton said...

I see...thanks for the info! I'm getting used to Illustrator real well, so that helps out a lot! So after you import the lines from illustrator to flash, the animators then break the frames down into symbols, right?

Brian Romero said...

Clinton, you'll have to ask the animators themselves. Anything that happens after I paste the art into Flash on different layers is out of my area of expertise!

pumml said...

Brian, great inks on this commercial. It's rare in animation these days when the inks actually improve the fun quality of the pencils!

Brian Romero said...

Thanks! I did my best to keep the structure and energy of Johns drawings.

cartoon lad said...
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cartoon lad said...

Hi Brian, Is it possible to bring drawings actually done only in the stage area in Flash and then bring them into Illustrator and then take them back into Flash?

Illustrator seems to be able to get a much better ink-style line than drawing straight in Flash.

Nice work by the way, it looks like its actually done on paper with a brush and ink.

Brian Romero said...

Cartoon Lad,

You can export the art from Flash to an Illustrator file. Unfortunately you can't copy and paste it from Flash to Illustrator (you can, but it gets all choppy looking), you can only do the opposite.

Thanks for the compliment! I've spent many years inking with a Windsor Newton Series 7 sable hair brush and various india inks on Bristol board. A lot of what I learned inking the old fashioned way still applies to doing it all digital.

t.a.m.s.y. said...

Hey Brian, I'd seen this linked on Boing Boing, but I hadn't checked it out 'til now. It's great! Very funny.

Mitch said...

He Brian,

Really nice job on the comcast commercial!!!! :)

I whas looking on your's and Corbett's site how you did that nice inking. And so I tryed to give it a shot. I put it on my blog.

mitchoo.blogspot.com

I hope some people have some tips and critism for me :)

benj said...

GREAT inks Brian!!!

Arschblog said...

You guys(and girls)did a great job on the commercial! Congratulations!:D

Your inking is perfect for this cartoon style!=)

I try to learn this now too!

Don't say your art is crap! You are a great artist! I want to see your drawings!!!!

Lena said...

Great work.