Sorry about the late update, I kept forgetting to use my scanner at work.
But hey, a good way to start off the month is with these, storyboards! These are what I am currently working on, and I’m about halfway done. I have a few days off here, so I’m going to try and pound out as much as I can. The pictures I posted up are just random ones I selected, they’re not consecutive as I didn’t want to put up any spoilers.
They’re a little over detailed for storyboards, but that’s just a bad habit of mine. I hope you enjoy the sneak preview. Next SCP 682 related update might just be a clip from the animatic, with audio!
SCP 682. He’s a monster and he wants to eat you for his lunch. This shape shifting fiend took me a long time to design. I referenced everything I could trying to get working forms for him. Some of my biggest influences were crocodiles, alligators, iguanas, and dinosaurs. It didn’t stop there, however. Creatures from movies like Alien, Cloverfield, Avatar, and various others really helped push the design a lot.
I plan to have 682 gradually grow larger throughout the animation, starting the size of a dog and ending the size of a t-rex. I tried to keep some design consistencies through each of his different phases, so hopefully the average viewer will guess it’s the same monster even if they don’t see the change occur onscreen.
As an afterthought, it almost looks like I designed the evolution stages of some kind of pokemon. Some horrible, evil, diabolical pokemon.
Anyway, as for a status update on his animation. I am currently making revisions to the script, but I have the first act completely story-boarded out. I plan to have my animatic finished either by the end of this month or the end of the first week of August. From then on, it’s animating straight to Halloween night.
I created some characters (or rather victims) for my upcoming 682 animation. I felt the 3 class D characters in my previous animation were far too generic and shallow, and didn’t have any good character design about them.
So I decided to really push the envelope and create 5 farmers who unfortunately lie in 682’s path of destruction. The reason I chose farmers is because of a small excerpt from an interview Dr. ██████ had with 682.
“Dr. ██████: Now, why did you kill those farmers?”
There’s a lot of notes on how to draw the character’s and what rules to break or not break. I had played with the idea of gathering a team of animators for the project, but have since decided it’s best to do it solo, since I am not entirely confident on my ability to keep a group of people motivated and active over the interwebs.
Also, if you’re reading this, please leave a comment! I love to get questions and comments and would appreciate any feedback on what you’ve seen so far!
Thanks for sticking with me and keep your eyes peeled for more!
I am planning on doing a followup animation for SCP 682. I’ve been working on it off and on for about a year now. I’ve done a lot of drawings for it, a LOT. I plan to release some of them, in no chronological order, on this blog. Many people have been asking me through e-mail and youtube for this sequel so I hope this helps ease the wait.
Here are some character sketches I made. I was trying to create my victims, and I found 5 good ones. I have the model sheets for them made already, but for know I’ll just post some of the progress sketches. Hope you like them!