Nice interview Nick. Do you think The Pig Farmer will be ready for this years Ottawa Ani Fest?
Thanks! No it won't be done that soon unfortunately...I have a big project starting soon that's going to force this one onto the back burner for a few months I'm afraid...
Hey, great interview Nick!So, what do you say - We going to San Diego to collect our Oscar?
I notice that there's a line-width difference in your free-hand clean-up(*heads may have a thicker line than the bodies) Does that bother you about FLash or not?Does the fact that Flash has no rotating tool bother you also, for clean-ups? I tried toonboom storyboard pro recently and it had a disk-tool. It just felt way more natural.Personally, i'd go crazy staring at a computer monitor all day & night animating traditionally(*and have a life!) But congrats if you can do it.Lastly, did you work on Ren & Stimpy while in Ottawa? Your characters remind me of John K's stuff.Hard work pays off. Congrats!
@AnonymousThe line variance is intentional, it doesn't really have anything to do with Flash per se...It's just my natural cleanup look.I use Storyboard Pro for my regular storyboarding job and I don't use the rotate tool for that either. If I have to rotate to get a curve, I just rotate my cintiq tablet like an animation disk. I find the toonboom feature kind of annoying.And yes, I was the art director on Ren and Stimpy.Thanks!
Thanks Nick for replying. People sometimes shy away from criticism. I commend you for explaining yourself.So the line width variance was intentional? Interesting choice of style.I'm shocked you don't use the rotating tool in SBPro. I've tried a cintiq, and I don't see any advantages to a normal wacom. I simply put some books underneath it and draw. The cintiq is HUGE and my arm got tired of being held up in mid air. And rotating that big of a tablet must not be easy too. Control + Z rotates your screen quicker in SBPro. I just widhed Flash had that.Being an art director for R&S explains things. But do you have a website of your own design work somewhere? Or have you always drawn in this style? Again, thanks for the correspondance. Cheers!
I don't consider myself a designer, it's not one of my strengths. I just draw what comes naturally. I've always drawn cartoony, that's why I ended up at Spumco...
Sketchees, Nick's arms are muscular and never fatigue.
Ha, my arms are made of Siberian Husky...
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