New Facebook Page

At one point I intended this to be my homepage but mostly it collects dust. I use Facebook more than anything, so I decided to make an artist page, please check it out and “Like” me there. I’m currently working on a new short and I’ll be posting little tidbits from that as I progress, I also want to get back into doing caricatures and other still artwork.

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DAN SILLS 2d ANIMATION Demo Reel 2014

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My shot for Moon Animate, Make-Up!

 

I also posted a “Digest” version on Vimeo as a quick way to just watch the before and after.

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Moon Animate Project

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Currently I’ve been working on my shot for Moon Animate – “A group animation project that will re-animate a whole episode of Sailor Moon shot-by-shot in each artist’s style.” The shot I was assigned is 11 seconds long and only 5 poses. I decided to add a ton more to it and do full-ish animation. Lots of fun. Can’t wait to see how the whole thing turns out.

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AVGN Video

A quick thing I animated recently.

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http://dummcomics.com/2013/12/15/gila-riseth-pinup-gallery/

http://dummcomics.com/2013/12/15/gila-riseth-pinup-gallery/

I have artwork featured in today’s pinup gallery for Dumm Comics’ “Our Heroes.” Check it out.

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Project Updates

My cork board earlier into the thumbnail process.

I’m working on my next short. Last time I posted an update I was brainstorming ideas. Since then I wrote (And re-wrote) an outline. Currently I am well into the thumbnailing process, almost into the third act of the story.

Once I have the whole thing “Written,” then I’ll go back and revise and rewrite where necessary. Probably cut together a thumbnail animatic to make sure it isn’t running way longer  than it needs to. I tend to start complex and simplify later.
I’m excited to animate again, but I’m enjoying the other processes along the way.

As for the first short, it’s somewhat on the back burner. Once I get the new score in I plan on polishing up some scenes. At this point I don’t plan on animating more of it, just clean-up, color, and maybe backgrounds in places that don’t have it. Hopefully I’ll be able to make the next one more cohesive. I think I’ll be able to.

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“No Animals Allowed” Work-in-progress is now live

Check it out here. The first video is the teaser trailer. Be sure to scroll down to see the full work-in-progress. I was a little nervous about making the video public but feedback’s been pretty positive.

I plan to touch up a few more areas on the short. Maybe clean up/color some more shots, update the few really old storyboards that remain, and tweak some issues with the audio levels. Hopefully the next version I post will also include an original score, which I have a friend working on. I’m also brainstorming ideas for the next short, which I’m excited to do.

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Three-Flavor Cornetto Fanart

Three-Flavor Cornetto Fanart

I took a stab at caricaturing Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost to submit to the Cornetto Trilogy Tumblr.

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Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Submission

I’ve been following news on Replay Games’ Kickstarted remake of Leisure Suit Larry 1. Really excited for it. On Monday they put up a pretty short notice but very cool contest for artists to do the box art for the game, so here’s what I cranked out for it today. Hopefully they like it.

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Oh yeah. Here’s a bonus Animaniacs Doodle Break drawing:

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