Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs
Sorry for the delay, back from vacation.
Somebody figured out that Bipper in the Reverend outfit was inspired by Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter. That’s my favorite movie and a big influence on many artist I know. There are other secrets hidden in the designs though…
Bill pays Dipper a visit- Original special poses and designs by master of nightmares Robert Ryan Cory!
Bipper’s outfit inspired by this dashing gent:
Next Gravity Falls episode, watch it!
Rumble McSkirmish’s father isn’t really dead and in need of avenging- he’s master pixel artist Paul Robertson! Paul lent his talents to the next GF episode, Soos & the Real Girl, premiering September 22nd!
Here are some designs I did for Gravity Falls. Sock Opera is one of my favorite episodes in 2nd season. Also Cory helped me on these designs earlier on the show!
I upload more stuff soon!
From character designer/puppetmaster Ali Danesh!
Two Weird Old Men! (And their puppets)
Me & Matt Chapman goofing around between takes for the credits tag in Sock Opera. For those of you that don’t know, Matt Chapman writes on Gravity Falls (Co-wrote “Into The Bunker” with me) and also makes a hell of a good McGucket puppeteer. (Oh, and he’s also Strong Bad, incidentally)
Puppets by Puppet Extraordinaire Nicole Mitchell (Her blog: http://dearquatty.blogspot.com)
Latest episode of Gravity Falls aired last night! I had a lot of fun experimenting and finding my approach to painting Bill Cipher’s world! Art direction by the undisputed art director of the multiverse Ian Worrel. Layouts by Janine Chang, and SunJae_Lee . This is def. one of my favorite episodes we made so far for the second season. Alex is already posting more from this episode over at the Gravi-Team Falls tumblr. Enjoy!
Sock Opera premiered tonight! It’s one of my favorite episodes of the season and I got to do a little animation for it. So here’s my Bipper ruff.
edit- oh sick there’s already a gif of it!
Dana Terrace, the true puppeteer behind Bipper
Who’s that girl, with the pig and the braces? She puts smiles on everyones faces!
Kristen Schaal performs the title track to Glove Story: A Sock Opera
A new episode of Gravity Falls premieres Monday, September 8th at 9pm on Disney XD! Check it out!
Monday’s episode promo art from awesome board artist Chris Houghton! Check out his TUMBLR http://chrishoughtonart.tumblr.com
This season has awesome color styling, and its thanks to our amazing Color Stylist Daniaelle Simonsen!
Cleanup by Erik Elizarrez, character design by Ali Danesh & Robertryan Cory. Prop design by Sarah Craig
You might not know his face- but if you’re a fan of Gravity Falls you know his work. Art Director Ian Worrel (http://enworrel.blogspot.com) just won an Emmy for individual achievement in art direction, and the team here at GF couldn’t be more proud. Ian himself is a pretty humble and reserved guy, so this is the perfect place to brag about him and totally embarrass the guy. Deal with it, Ian!
If Gravity Falls was a real town, Ian Worrel would be its true founder, landscaper and architect. Every gnarled tree, cluster of moss, sweeping vista, creepy cave and foggy forest, not to mention the Mystery Shack itself- were conceived, drawn, and painted under his expert guidance. The guy is a legit genius, a natural talent, and of the most hardworking, warm, and genuinely smart people in the industry.
When I was in my 3rd year in college, I had the absurd good fortune to be Ian’s room-mate. We were basically the Goofus and Gallant of CalArts. He would get up every morning at the crack of dawn to work diligently on his film, following his schedule and improving his craft with a level of seriousness and focus that became campus legend. I on the other hand would wake up at noon, forget to shower, chase ducks around and almost get arrested by campus security for riding a miniature motorcycle throughout he halls. Imagine my surprise that this guy would agree to work with me then- and continue to do so all these years. I’m lucky to call him a collaborator, but even luckier to call him a friend.
And now that Ian is suitably embarrassed, I will share with you a never before known piece of Gravity Falls trivia. You know that stamp in the theme song title card? Does it resemble anyone to you?
There is no Gravity Falls without Ian Worrel. Congrats buddy on this latest achievement! We’re all so proud to work with you, man!