Posts Tagged ‘cold’

Keanu Reeves – Man of Tai Chi

August 9, 2013

For those of you that are interested and/or liked the film here is my rendition of Keanu Reeves character, Donaka Mark from Man of Tai Chi. And for those of you that haven’t seen it, it’s Keanu’s first film (directing, as far as I’m aware) and he plays a pretty damn good villain. He nails it as a cold hearted and evil bastard. I hope you like it, I spent a really long time drawing it. Donaka Mark, Keanu Reeves - Man of Tai Chi - Joshua Kahan Josh

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Cold Call

January 4, 2012

What better way to start the year than with a nice little bit of animation?!?

I am often asked by people ‘how long does it take to make/complete an animation?‘ And I find it slightly frustrating, not because I don’t have an answer but because the answer I usually give never seems quite adequate enough and I am often rewarded with a blank face still expecting an answer.

I will clarify it. How long is a piece of string? There are so many variables.

It comes down to three things; Time (as in time available vs looming deadline) Money/Man power and Technique/quality. These determine more or less how long an animation (or anything else for that matter) will take.

The more people producing images, backgrounds and or colouring, etc means things will be quicker as they can all work in tandem. The more detailed or complex the drawings are or fluid the animation is the longer it will take as each individual image has to be drawn.

This animation should have taken a week to complete but ended up being spread out over a month and taking a little longer. Which is odd since there isn’t a lot going on or even any colour. The rough animation was done fairly quickly, and it was the cleaning up that took the longest.

Josh