Monday, February 11, 2008
This weekend the Annie Awards were held. Surf's Up had ten nominations, but it was Pixar's Ratatouille that ran off with the big cheese. Out of our ten Annie Award Nominations, we only received two Annie Awards under the Individual Achievement Categories. Animated Effects Winner: Deborah Carlson - "Surf's Up" - Sony Pictures Animation Animation Production Artist Winner: John Clark - "Surf's Up" - Sony Pictures Animation
Congratulations to both Deb and John, and to all the Annie Award recipients.
Here's a few more images from the project. I'll stop posting these and start posting something else.
This is a design I did for the fish piles in Shiverpool. I designed the igloos as being flat and squared, so as to compliment the cone-like shapes of the fish piles. I wanted it to look like a pile of fish, instead of a pile of lumber, so I designed the fish with a curve, so we could get the sense of the fish having weight.
And here is a portion of the ice walls I designed for the Antarctica scenes. There was a lot of effort in getting the canyon-like walls to look ideal, but yet still believable. If you look at the base, you can see the tiny Shiverpool island. I also made an effort to design the ice under the water as well too, as you can see from this image. There was another drawing that wrapped around this canyon, and started another canyon behind this one. That way we could use that as a backdrop to our canyon in order to create the silhouette against the sky.
This drawing, when combined with the other drawing, is pretty large. I would estimate it about three feet by four feet.