Friday, August 31, 2007

Girls in DTTAH? WTF?

Girls DO exist in the DTTAHverse! I designed these girls from Jake's class back in January, or even before then, but never drew them in Flash until yesterday. I also designed the teacher on the spot yesterday, so she's bound to be redesigned. Not so creative with these, maybe someday I'll get back to designing more interesting female characters.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Concept Art part 3

I think this is it for DTTAH concept art.

Here we have a basic floor plan for Madman's lab. The computer's name is The Criterion

Jake and Madman fight in the lab. Madman has gone.. mad, Jake's hair is steaming because of prolonged exposure to electricity and... WOO.

Dramatic scene in which Madman refuses to accept defeat like a normal cartoon villain. This was done before the color guides. Almost a year ago, actually. I want to put this on a shirt.

Drew this while thinking about how to pull off Madman's origin. He's watching the freshly mutated Jake from the court building's roof.

Another shirt design. I got the idea from this video Kevin C. made with his little cousins and one of them got angry because they had apparently been denied their turn at being a ninja.

I'll let you guess this one by yourself. You don't need me to feed you everything.

Rapper designs for a Smit Raps music video that was recorded but not animated. I solely blame the Batty Rap from 'Fern Gully', sorry.

The Hanson family.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Concept Art part 2

Here we have Jake watching Henchman's origin. Clearly, this part of the movie will make it the feel good film of the year

tablet test drawing that did not go well

This is the first attempt at a tablet drawing with Jake.

These are from, like, a year ago now. You can tell from the even more obvious lack of proportions, Jake's thinning hair in the bottom right picture, and me having not yet decided to stick with the retractable arms as a result of mutation. Also, I believe this was when I first decided on Jake's last name.  The expressions are cute, though!

This is me messing around with Jake's vanishing point neck. His body and background have already been sucked in. OH NOES.

I drew this while listening to The Eels' "Fresh Feeling" after downloading some Scrubs Soundtrack songs

More vanishing point neck shenanigans.  It's a black hole!

Jake's life-long dream is to have a saxaphone duet with Bill Clinton.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Concept Art part 1

Zoidberg in DTTAH style, as I'll probably sneak him in amongst the mutants.


Jake, Smit and Henchman run from Madman's barrage of attacks. Mostly a lighting test.

Experimental DTTAH poster.  Another lighting test, and a stolen picture of an explosion.

Concept art for a possible DTTAH musical short, bridging the gap between DTTAH and DTTAH 2.

The DTTAH logo which will probably be used sparingly.

DTTAH-style version of Jinx, who'll probably also make a cameo amongst mutants.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Background Tiem!

DTTAH movie is starting to look more and more like a professional movie! We no longer have to worry about my lackluster backgrounds demoting the glory of the vastly improved animation! Y'know why?  Sugarpolyp (Lars) from dA is now on board the project and will be painting backgrounds for me!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Color Guides

Sorry about missing a day, there was a load of stuff to do yesterday. BUT HERE WE HAVE IT! The color guides for the other three main characters! ..Which I made in the last 3 days

Some of these colors schemes might not get used (for example, I don't think Madman or Henchman will ever be in close enough contact with the big gene splicer for their colors to be affected), but it's nice to have them just in case.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Screenshots and Opening Sequence

Tomorrow I think I'll show the color guides.

The wall-pictures include: Younger Smit holding baby, Jake, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson... looking at each other, Jake the previous year, Rachel a few years ago, Rachel now, and Smit smiling.
Not a lot is animated, so I should probably stop for a while before I give out every frame. BY THE WAY, THAT LAST ONE HAS A FAKE 3D BACKGROUND.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Good News, Poor People!

A few weeks ago, whilst fearing that I'd painstakingly animate this movie and only 3 people would buy the DVD, I came across an amazing revelation!

This guy made his own Indie movie and, in addition to having a DVD available, posted the whole thing on Youtube. This is a good idea why, you ask? The person advertised the website, whom he had made a deal with, so that every person who joined through him (and the joining is free) would earn him one dollar! The people gain a movie and a Spout account, and he gets a dollar for each person!

And now for why it's not stupid to put the movie on Youtube AND release the DVD. The DVD is planned to have a lot of special features and hopefully the other DTTAH toons as well (except for the music video, due to copyrights), so it has some other stuff you may want to see, and the movie in better quality. But if you're like me and reluctant to buy things over the Internet, I can still get paid through Spout. EVERYBODY WINS. Also, if that doesn't work out, I believe I've found a better way to make DVDs than I was originally planning, so I might be able to make it a multi-disc set.

So, basically, do me a favor and not join until the movie is done and I have some kind of deal with them, plz? XP

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I'll try to limit my blog posts to one a day, so forgive me for these first few days being rehash from the forum. This is just in case anyone comes into this late and hasn't heard of the forum.

Onto the topic:

Originally I wanted to do all shadows, but I've recently come to the conclusion that... that's too hard for me to animate with. There'll still be lots of shading and lighting in the backgrounds and stuff, but... YEAH, slight downgrade.

Example of the original shading concept:

Current Example:

To further clarify, there will still be color schemes (the "Current Example" screenshot uses the "Jake-Dark" color scheme), just not actual intricate shading unless the moment really calls for it.

We Like to Play it All, Welcome to Tally Hall

Yes, that's right! I've finally decided to get with the times and start a production blog so I can continuously entertain myself by saying things about DTTAH's production without flooding the inactive forum!

I'll have more interesting things to talk about.. tomorrow, I guess. For now, I guess I'll just spread news of this blog.