I have completed another Scene (minus sound effects) of Episode 10, with 2 small scenes to go, I am rapidly approaching the end. As I have revealed, 2 characters WILL die *sad face*. To confuse/enrage/excite you viewers even more, here is 4 screen-shots of characters looking beat up after the blast:
(Blob lays badly hurt)
(Matt laughs off his injuries)
(Monk has more injuries than most characters in this episode)
I have returned! My apologies for the long silence from me. Since I last posted I have moved out into my own place and am now battling for internet signal =_=
However all this time I have still been animating!
Episode 10 of my Lillium series is nearing end of epic Scene 2 with all the characters being affected by the events occurring.
(The High lords airship losing control from the explosive force)
(As if there wasn't enough danger, a angry 'Forest Brute' is attacking one of the main characters)
Update on 'Ikimasho! Dame Hito!' production on this has not started yet as 2 voice actors are still yet to send in their lines, so production may not happen for a good while. Or at all if the Lillium series inspires me to focus solely on that.
Scene 2 has begun and I feel that this is the true 'All Star' scene as it features ALL of the main characters in my series even Fable who kept hidden in Episode 10. Of course the scene starts with the biggest star, Blob.
(Blob and pet Ignia looking worried... about what?)
In other updates, 'Ikimasho! Dame Hito!' is nearly finished in Pre-production with all voices being currently recorded More progress once all voices have been collected.
Scene 1 for Episode 10 has been completed, this is just more destruction shots and terrifying times for the main characters, which is what most of the scenes for this episode are filled with. Roll on Scene 2!
Whilst happily animating away on Episode 10 of the Lillium series I am also working on a much smaller project called 'Ikimasho! Dame Hito!' Which as I said before translates to 'Let's Go! Hopeless People!'
This was a draft design of the little kid Chiri as I did not like his spiky hair too much in this picture. I wanted a more tamed look for him. Therefore I ended up with a well looked after cute kid (see picture below)
Chiri is a excitable and happy child who is full of energy. Friends with both Rowan and Hisoka.
Rowan is the main character of this animation, although he appears to be street tough, he is actually a very dramatic and emotional individual.
Hisoka was the most challenging to design as I wanted a smart but not nerdy looking guy, a guy who could still impress the ladies I am hoping I have pulled it off. Hisoka is Rowan's best friend and always remains calm during Rowan's emotional outbursts.
Estelle is a serious and straight faced girl, very hard to impress and is constantly blowing off any advances that Rowan desperately makes at her.
Information on the storyline and such other information will be featured in next blog update, along with a screenshot from Episode 10.
Scene 6 has been completed, the scene makes 1 minute 26 seconds in length. I am about 80% through episode 9 now!
Whilst working on Episode 9 I have been developing ideas for non Lillium related projects. I have finalized two ideas. It is important for me to get Episode 9 and 10 completed before any other real projects distract me. But I am aiming for a short project to be released before episode 10 is out as I will work on them roughly at the same time.
More details on the first short project and Episode 9 updates coming soon!
Scene 6 as you know features a devastating Tidal wave approaching the inhabitants of The Old Realm side of Lillium. This affects all my main characters to some degree, both new and old are back featured in episode 9 (except for Fable who takes the spotlight in Episode 10).
(Spectre dozing in a tree)
(Blob outside his house with Pet Ignia)
(Monk and Jiratchi making their way hastily down a mountain)
Begin Scene 5 and the pace has been turned up, danger is coming and is imminent. My wish for less dialogue in this scene has been granted, however I have lots of action to animate, from tidal waves, to airships, to frantic extras running around aimlessly.
(Matt, Puddles and The Blind Mage all run outside to see the oncoming danger. But what is it?)
Having finished Scene 4 which runs 2 mins and 19 secs . The start of Scene 5 features the first time appearance of Nelly. As the Generals Deputy Nelly is 3rd in command of the High Lords fleet of soldiers.
Nelly is surprisingly short for a high ranked soldier, also panicked easily. Nelly however does have the best pilot and weapons skills within the entire fleet and can be often found training groups of new soldiers.
I have finished the first part of what I like to call (the long but not boring conversation) with 50 seconds tucked away under the scene I have about 2/3 of the scene left to do. Here's a random screenshot:
I have reached Scene 4 where several main characters meet up and talk about.... something *secrets* This is the scene with longest run of dialogue and conversations, fortunately not too difficult in regards to actual animation, just lots of lip sync to muddle through.
(The High Lord taking a seat in his Speakers Hall)
Part of Scene 3 takes place walking up a lot of steps whilst a conversation takes place. To my surprise I am only 4 shots away from completing Scene 3! I shall have it completed by the end of next Monday.
(The High Lord, General and Matt walking up steps away from the miserable Dungeons)
I finally finished that pesky Scene 2 and now onto Scene 3, which finally sees the scenery change into a more pleasant environment. This is also the Scene where The High Lord makes his first appearance in the episode followed closely as always by General: