June 10, 2007

Little summer thingies


Oh my, it has been a while! I've been working with Alfredo on the flash sequences of the film, which I have to say are a lot of fun to animate.
Some of them are very different from each others, in terms of graphic style and animation timing.. my favourite one is probably the 'white chalk on a blackboard' sequence. It's basically frame by frame animation and childish drawings that come from Brendan's hand. I think it came up pretty cute and I can't wait to see the final texture effect that the oversea studio is adding to it.
Two more weeks of work and I'll see myself saying goodbye to the Cartoon Saloon studio and Kilkenny after all this time.. it feels so weird! But after that, a long well deserved holiday in my sunny Italy!!! :D

The sketch on the top is an early study for a little story I'm developing for the Cartoon Saloon Anthology. The book should come out in Autumn, I'm very curious to see what everyone here is sneakily working on!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

19 comments:

a.g.barrows said...

aha! bellissimi i follettini!
e....non volerci male, giuro che penseremo a tutti voi quando saremo au bord du lac...

Ale said...

Stramaledettissimi!!!! Issimi!!!!!
Il minimo che puoi fare e' spedeirmi una crème brûlée con posta prioritaria.

elephantmarchblog said...

This is very charming.

Mick said...

it's a gnochi tree!!!!

Ale said...

You're totally a genius, Brother Mick! When I drew it I thought "Damn, nobody will ever get that!" ;)

Marcos Mateu said...

I like the 'summer thingies", they are cute!!
Have a god break in beautiful Italy

Shuku said...

Oh those are such lovely, cute, whimsical summer things! I do love them. Yay, Italy! One of the places I definitely want to visit some day. And find things to -cook- because the sun in Italy is so lovely, everything must surely taste of it in the most beautiful way!

--Shuku

Ale said...

..It does, Shuku! You're so right :_(
That's what I miss the most of my sunny country. All the delicious vegetables and fruits, big red plums, juicy peaches, watermelons, basil and every kind of tasty herbs...even the flour is so different! Here in Ireland it's all imported and so expensive, it really makes me suffer.. A couple of days ago I was so dreaming of having one of those big red cherries that at the end I just gave up and I bought a little basket for a crazy price :(
Ah anyway! One week to go!!

I'm glad that you guys liked the "summer thingies", they all say thank you!

kookiejar said...

Hi! Lovely set of work..... loved your figure drawings!

A. Riabovitchev said...

I like your cute works very much!Your life drawings are amazing!:o)Shame,I can't see your student film Marta.

Ale said...

Andrei thank you so much, you made my day :)

If you can't see Marla it's probably because of a missing plugin, or something like that. If you are able to see youtube or googlevideo stuff with your browser then it should work.. Let me know! http://calzette-rosa.blogspot.com

Craig said...

Wow...Super fun stuff here Alessandra. I am glad you left a comment. Now there is a new blog to check daily. Can't wait to see more.

Chris Battle said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see "Kells"... it's gonna be amazing!

Valentina said...

ma che belli taleeeeeeeeeee
:D

Alina Chau said...

Sooo CUTE!! Looking at this drawing brings back childhood summer holidays memory.

Roxanne Burchartz said...

Okay, I'm only going to say it once again:
They're GORGEOUzzz little Ooplala Woompy Wobble Dobbers....
(the FRUIT of the Gnochi Tree Mick, the FRUIT...)
Lovely Ale...and I'm sad to see you leave...
(And don't be deleting my message again this time!)

viola said...

ciao il tuo stile mi piace un sacco! poi voi animatori vi ammiro sempre perchè avete un segno pulitissimo...(io faccio fumetti/illustrazioni e spesso tendo ai pasticci)
ancora complmenti!
viola

Ale said...

ciao viola, grazie per essere passata!!
azz io pensavo fossimo noi animatori i pasticcioni.... ;)

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Cute little drawing!

so, you'll leave Ireland soon?
No more rainy days and grey skies? ;-)

Hope you enjoyed working on Brendan! I can't wait to see the final result!

What will you do after? Any plans? Any projects?

Genevieve xx