Thursday, March 17, 2005

TEEN TITANS TURN


A quick snap-shot of my desk while I was working on a rush job. I got a job through my pal Dan Panosian to do a series of game figures based on the Teen Titans. This meant I had to do 3 views, font, backa and side for each character. The job came into my studio about 5:30 and was due by noon the next day. So it was a late nite, early morning to get them done.

You can see the final images HERE: 1 
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7 comments:

roque said...

Nice! Things always get done in that magical 13th hour... You are the chameleon of style, Mike. What kind of game figures are these?

Mike M said...

Thanks Roque, It's more like the 25th hour sometimes. I was told they are for a board game of some sort. So I suppose kids pick their favorite Titan and roll dice.

Being a chameleon has always served my bank account well, even if I don't always enjoy the assignment as much. In the animation biz I find that flexibility has allowed me to take a lot of different jobs on different shows. But in the end style is a shirt you just pull over solid drawing/form. Surface details or styles then are not so hard to switch.

I find most animation in America stems from 2-3 root styles anyway. Disney, UPA or Warners. It's something I stress to my students.

It's probably also because I have watched so many cartoons since I was a kid. The hours and hours of Chuck Jones/H &B cartoons I absorbed as a kid are all still stored in my mental hard drive.

roque said...

Awesome insight! You should write a magazine. Oh wait...

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Clate Anneslear said...

art is my everything! how did you become a professional so young? great work on the cartooning!

Clate Anneslear said...
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Michael Manley said...

Clate, it took me many years of trying to break in before I did, about 10 to be exact.

just keep trying and working hard and never give up.