Saturday, April 14, 2007

LittleMonsters_Red3Eyes

Posted by Arna:

Here's a small fishy doodle to entertain you while we're busy with work n' stuff...

Clicking the image takes you to our Flickr page. Once you're there, click 'all sizes' to go to the larger version of the image.

This little character is inspired by the movie THE HOST, a wonderful Korean film that builds a monster movie story by focusing on a family, and especially the disaffected son, who has lost his way. We follow the family's struggle to rescue the son's young daughter, after she is taken by the monster. The story carries themes of the terrible pollution our species has brought to this planet, and the destructive undermining influence of the American presence on Korean culture. There are allusions to the nerve-wracking SARS health scare we in Toronto are so familiar with, and great portrayals of the sort of groupthink fear that drives people to adopt ridiculous and totally pointless measures in times of crisis. Don't miss this film! It's funny, and terrifying. A great one to see in the theatre...the music echoes like the score from a Miyazaki film. The juggernaut motion of the monster; sometimes awkward, sometimes acrobatic (nothing like this little creature in the sketch above), keeps you on the edge of your seat.

We'll give it five 'doodler squiggles' or 'squidlers', a word that suits this film. ~~~~~

7 comments:

Emma said...

I thought the film was great - they managed to pull off the enormous scale of the monster, a really great cgi job.

Re your question about Modbook vs. cintiq - cintiq is better size-wise, but the Modbook has the portability thing way over the cintiq. It's a big frustration I'm having with the cintiq, is having to adjust my posture to the tablet instead of being able to sit it in my lap.
I didn't notice any differences in the sensitivity or precision between the two, although I know the cintiq has better specs than the Modbook.

So pretty much: I'm going to get a Modbook for myself, because I've found it more comfortable to draw on.

dintoons said...

lol!! this is so sweet!! :o)

Marcos Mateu said...

Spooky, but cute!!!

Alina Chau said...

HE ! HE!! Love the fishy!!

the doodlers said...

Wow. Long time no reply! Thanks Emma...that info on the Modbook vs Cintiq is very helpful. I'll see if I can find a demo cintiq to sit down in front of. It may not be entirely comfortable for me either. I like to draw on a 45 degree-ish slanted surface with my legs under the table, sitting in a comfy upright position...I hate hunching over the drawing surface. Modbook sounds totally cool- I love the portability. An added plus is that it's a Mac system. Don't know if we can get Modbooks in Canada yet... will find out.

Dintoons, Marcos, Alina, Thanks and glad you like the little guy! More monsters to follow...

Cheers! ~Arna

Ron said...

Aaawwww... He's awesome!

the doodlers said...

Thanks Ron! Nice to see your avatar here again.