Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Cactus


He was named Niko in the beginning but I eventually just referred to him as "The Boy". Originally the story was that he was entrusted with a mouthpiece by his father the village Chief and it was a right of passage for him to summon the cactus gods. I cut it out because I had no clear and fast way to tell the audience that this was the situation. Niko still is the village chief's son and is granted the duty of village chief after the cactus gods finish their business. The Village Chief just isn't shown in the film. This would be said on the commentary if there were a DVD with special features.
The houses started out as cactus huts but I decided to go with adobe buildings in the end.
To be honest I never ended up doing that many preliminary drawings of the cacti. I drew the boy a lot more. I liked drawing him more. I felt that I got the designs of the cactus done and settled pretty early on.

9 comments:

Francis said...

Great sketches. too bad i missed your film during the screening. NOOOOOO...now i gotta wait for the dvd.

eunzi kim said...

wow. i'm so sorry i missed the screening... i can't to see all y'alls films!!! that said... i think u should now go ahead and start your special features dvd!!!! =DDD summer project? yesh?

Jay Yuan Zhou said...

Sweet sketches G-man!

Garrett Hanna said...

Thanks team.

Director's cut with behind the scenes footage, director's commentary and an interview with the cast and crew will be on the shelves by next month.

alex c said...

so is this some kind of project you were working on?

Trevor Spencer said...

amazing garrett!! i love to see your progress.

have an excellent life

Lettie Lo said...

great sketches!!! love to see the sketches and the final THANGGG

mois said...

Hey Garrett, great sketches as always, man!

Can't wait to see your film too. ;)

Hope you enjoying the summer so far!

The New Animation Nick said...

I can honestly say that your film is in my top 5 from the fourth year screening. Beautiful.