This is the visual guide I used in order to figure out the final style and character designs for my animation project. The artist on the top left is RUDCEF. I plan on integrating his inking and color style to my final animation. The cartoon show Steven Universe is the style of animation I’m leaning towards in terms of how the final characters will look in the short. The last two images on the bottom represent the two artists (Sainer & Bezt of ETAM CRU) that had the biggest influence on how my characters look and how I approach the style to most of my art pieces. They have such a unique style and way of approaching their that can’t be duplicated but I greatly admire.

This is the visual guide I used in order to figure out the final style and character designs for my animation project. The artist on the top left is RUDCEF. I plan on integrating his inking and color style to my final animation. The cartoon show Steven Universe is the style of animation I’m leaning towards in terms of how the final characters will look in the short. The last two images on the bottom represent the two artists (Sainer & Bezt of ETAM CRU) that had the biggest influence on how my characters look and how I approach the style to most of my art pieces. They have such a unique style and way of approaching their that can’t be duplicated but I greatly admire.

Early Script

This script was an early draft for the concept that goes with the storyboards in my previous post. In the final animation there won’t be as much dialogue and the story doesn’t have the same conflict. However, after this project I hope to continue this story and maybe make a short film out of it in the future, who knows haha. But until then here is my early draft to my script:

QUE DIABLO: Action Short Film

ACT ONE

FADE IN:

INT. STONE WALL CASTLE/ INT. ARENA

The setting is dark and resembles a castle of the underworld. Camera slowly moves down a dark corridor. We see a set of doors at the end of the hallway partially open. Sounds of punches, kicks and blow being thrown echo down the hall. CUT to the room at the end of the hall. Dim torches and small fires surround the arena barely lighting up the setting of the current fight taking place. Sounds of fists hitting bones and blows being thrown continue to be heard but no figures are seen yet. We PAN across the room to see blood splattered across the walls and floor. On one end of the room we see a big chair resembling a throne. Skulls representing the fallen contenders lay about the sides of the throne. ZOOM onto to the throne to see more details. As we are zoomed onto the throne, an unknown shadow passes by. The shadow of the figure is huge in size and resembles a beast with massive horns.

CUT to an unknown figure that panting hard. Blood is dripping from the unknown figure’s arm onto the arena floor. The camera CUTS to a big puddle of blood a few feet from the figure. We can assume that the blood is from the figures bleeding arm. Camera pulls back to reveal our two fighters. On the left stands a young man, maybe in his early to late twenties, holding on to his right arm. He’s battered and bruised all over his body. Much of his skin is soaked in his own blood from the many cuts and wounds that cover the man. The other figure on the right however, looks nothing like a man. Having a head of a skull with horns, the massive figure shows no signs of being wounded. His arms are crossed as he stares at the man across from him with a menacing grin on his face.

Camera CUTS to the panting and battered man’s face. We can see that he is struggling to catch his breath. We suddenly hear a thunderous laughter start to ring through the room. Camera CUTS (FRONTAL) back to the DEMON KING as he continues to laugh at his opponent.

 

DEMON KING

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You felt that your martial arts skills was enough to surpass me? HAHAHA, you’re nothing more than a mere human who thinks they have a chance in this world. You’re efforts got you this far in this tournament and for that I must applaud you. You’re one of the few fighters who has taken on this tournament that has made it this far. Your luck has gotten you here but this is where it runs out!

DEMON KING leaps forward towards the unnamed man. Camera CUTS back to see the DEMON KING cocking back a tremendous fist that’s aimed for the man. Before connecting, the screen slowly fades out as we hear the punch connects to bone…

ACT TWO

FADE IN:

EXT. BEACH HOUSE/ EXT. BEACH

Camera PANS across a gorgeous beach. Seagulls fly in the sky as the waves are crashing into the shore. The camera CUTS to a two story beach house. Camera slowly starts to ZOOM in on the house as we hear the ocean in the background. A phone starts to while the camera is on the fixed on the house. After the third ring we hear a woman’s voice come from the house. “Honey your phone is ringing!” screams an unknown woman.

INT. BEACH HOUSE/ INT. LIVING ROOM

Camera is fixed onto a glass coffee table where we see the ringing phone the unknown woman was mentioning earlier. As the camera slowly ZOOMS onto the ringing phone, we see the caller ID says bro. Next we hear a man shout back, “I got it babe!” We see a man’s hand come into frame as he reaches towards the phone. CUT to the phone being the man’s hand as we get a closer look at the phones front. “It’s just my brother!” shouts the man. Camera CUTS to show a half view of the man holding the phone. It is the main character, JOSE DIABLO. As the man starts to pull the phone closer to his face, he clicks answer to talk on the phone.

JOSE DIABLO

Hey what’s up bro?

We hear loud pants and heavy breathing from the other line. A voice tries to say “Jose…” as he is gasping for breath.

JOSE DIABLO

Jesus? You okay man? You sound out of breath?

JESUS DIABLO

Whatever you do…don’t…don’t…

JOSE DIABLO

Don’t do what? Are you messing me bro? –short chuckle-

JESUS DIABLO

…don’t come to this tournament…

JOSE DIABLO

Tournament? You talking about the one you were going on and on about the other day? You know I don’t fight anymore man, so that shouldn’t be a problem, ha-ha. Why you telling me this though?

JESUS DIABLO

No…you don’t understand…he wants

Phone makes a sound like it is being dropped. A scrapping sound follows after as we hear the sound of a menacing laugh come through the other line…

JOSE DIABLO

JESUS?!

DEMON KING

HAHAHAHAHAHA, so you’re the famous JOSE DIABLO, master of the fire fist right?

JOSE DIABLO

Who the hell is this? And what have you done with JESUS?

DEMON KING

I’m the man who holds your brothers’ life in his hands.

JOSE DIABLO

What are you talking about! If you hurt my brother I swear I’ll find who you and…

DEMON KING

Stop right there. Your brother is safe, for now that is. I wouldn’t say he is unhurt though. HAHAHA. You see your brother thought he was strong enough to take on this tournament without knowing the costs first. I will say he made it pretty far in this tournament but he forgot about one thing that was stopping him from succeeding…ME! HAHAHAHAHA

JOSE DIABLO

Who the fuck are you?!?

DEMON KING

Who am I you say? Well I’m the king of this tournament, the beast that destroys all that try to cross me. The bringer of death and chaos. I’m the DEMON KING!

JOSE DIABLO
Well…you just messed with the wrong family. I WILL go to this tournament and I WILL win it and get my brother back!

 

JESUS DIABLO

JOSE NO! It’s a trap! He wants the Fire Fist technique for himself!

DEMON KING

Silence puny mortal! I’ll be waiting for you “Fire Fist”…CLICK

JOSE DIABLO

JESUS??? JESUS!?!?! JEEEESUUUUUUUUUUS!!?!??!?!

FADE OUT

ACT THREE

FADE IN:

EXT. CASTLE/ INT. DUNGEON/ INT. CASTLE

We see the same dimly light corridors and hallways again as the camera travels through the castle. We arrive to a great big wooden door. CUT to a room full of cages. We see several shots of what lies within the barred cages. Some chains and bones are scattered within them. At the end of the row of numerous cages we see JESUS chained up to a stone wall. Bleeding from all over his body. His right arm still bleeding from the carnage that took place in the opening scene.

Camera cuts back to the room with the bloody and tattered arena and the DEMON KING’s throne. The camera is positioned behind the throne to show a wide angle of the room. In one corner of the room we see more bones and skulls from past fighters. 

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed it!

Early storyboards for my 2D animation. These were created before my character sketches so the characters shown aren’t the same from my previous post. For the most part the tight will be about the same way as shown. Might have more before and after just to make it more coherent. Originally I had an entire story but that had to be changed. All in all I’m happy with my current storyline. Still has little tweaks and stuff left.

This is an animation for my 3D animation class. We had to make a simple walk cycle and run cycle. The walk cycle is more of a girlish walk and the run is more like a jog  lol Hope you enjoy!