Friday, 28 January 2011

My two songs

Within Temptation's new single Faster, new album "The Unforgiving" out in the end of March 2011. Movie & Video out January 31st.

I can’t see, cause it’s burning deep inside.
Like gasoline, a fire running wild.
No more fear, cause I’m getting closer now.
So unreal, but I like it anyhow.

I go faster and faster and faster
and faster and faster and faster and faster.

I can’t live in a fairytale of lies.
And I can’t hide from the feeling cause it’s right.
And I go faster and faster and faster and faster for love.
And I can’t live in a fairytale of lies.

I can feel that you’ve mezmerized my heart.
I feel so free.
I’m alive, I’m breaking out.
I won’t give in, cause I’m proud of all my scars.
And I can see I’ve been wasting too much time.

I go faster and faster and faster
and faster and faster and faster and faster.

I can’t live in a fairytale of lies.
And I can’t hide from the feeling cause it’s right.
And I go faster and faster and faster and faster for love.
And I can’t live in a fairytale of lies.

"Where Is The Edge" is a preview of Within Temptation's new album "The Unforgiving", which will be released in March 2011. The band's first single will be out in January 2011.

In the shadows awakes the desire
But you know that you can’t realize
And the pressure will just keep on rising
Now the heat is on

Its too late, there's no way around it
You will see for yourself many times
In the end you will give up the fight

‘Cause you’re losing your mind and you sleep
In the heart of the lies

Where is the edge
Of your darkest emotions?
Why does it all survive?
Where is the light
Of your deepest devotions?
I pray that it’s still alive

It’s the rule that you live by and die for
Its the one thing you cannot deny
Even though you don’t know what the price is
It is justified

So much more that you’ve got left to fight for
But it still doesn’t change who you are
There is no fear you’ll ever give in to
You’re untouchable

‘Cause you’re losing your mind and you sleep
In the heart of the night

Where is the edge
Of your darkest emotions?
Why does it all survive?
Where is the light
Of your deepest devotions?
I pray that it’s still alive

You can’t stop yourself
Don’t want to feel
Don’t want to see what you’ve become

You can’t walk away
From who you are
Never give in

Where is the edge
Of your darkest emotions?
Why does it all survive?
Where is the light
Of your deepest devotions?
I pray that it’s still alive

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Within Temptation Band Members

Sharon den Adel (Vocals)

Robert Westerholt (Guitar)

Jeroen Van Veen (bass)

Martijn Spierenburg (keyboard)

Ruud Jolie (guitar)

 This is the current members line up of the band. The reason why I have put these pictures here is because I plan to give all the members their owm characters 4 my graphic novel. In order to do so I obviously need to know what they look like well I hope the drawings look gd when Im done. I plan to draw some quick rough sketches and then when Im happy Ill finalise them. I cant wait to get started!! Once Ive done the sketches Ill upload them here so u can see how I gradually develop their characters! Until next time!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Within Temptation Album cover art past and present

Enter (1997)
The Dance EP (1998)
Mother Earth (2000)
The Silent Force (2004)
The Heart of Everything (2007)
The Black Symphony Live DVD (2008)
The Unforgiving (2011)

 Looking at these really takes me back to their earlier style of music which was a lot more darker and more Gothic than it is now. Now with their upcoming album they have played around with a more comercialised style of music, which have upset some fans that are used to their previous style. While most fans have embraced their new style and are supporting the fact that they are moving forward and trying something new and in a different direction. For this project I would like to try and create something that will help protomote this new album and also the bands new look and image. I have noticed while looking at the lastest cover that it features none of the band members like the previous covers feature Sharon (apart from the Silent Force) This got me thinking on the lines of creating a character for each band member and tell their story the process of making this album. With previews of two of the songs "Faster", "Where is the edge" or "In the Middle of the Night".

Monday, 24 January 2011

Diesel Project Initial thoughts


Album cover

These are just some of the "The Unforgiving" Page Previews for the comic To view them full size on the Within Temptation Website click here.

Prequel page 1

Prequel page 2

Prequel page 3

Prequel page 4

Prequel page 5

Prequel page 6

 Im not quite sure of what Im going to excatly do 4 the Diesel project just as yet but hopefully after some brainstorming and sketching ill figure it out.

For this brief I know I want to create illustrations 4 two of the songs from this album I want to do "Faster" (will be released 31/01/11) and "In the middle of the night" (Which has not been released yet but there is only an extract of this song) or "Where is the edge".

I want to create something like and interactive book or something with my own sort of short story of the two songs in maybe graphic novel style with my own twist to it, to help promote the album when it is released in March. Im not quite sure which format it will be in yet, I still need to do more reaserch for this but I dont want it to be digital, I want this to be done using tradtional media with different materials and textures maybe something to get its audience involved.

To be continued...

Friday, 21 January 2011

The Unforgiving trailer!!!!!

This is the trailer for the new Within Temptation album "The Unforgiving" That will be released in March.

"Recently we’ve started giving clues on the website about our concept album. As you might have noticed our concept album is going to be based on a comic book series, written by Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). We’ve asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) to draw the characters and scenery.
The new album and comic will be titled: “The Unforgiving”.
On this album, we’ve taken a totally different approach. Each song on “The Unforgiving” was written along Steven’s narrative. The main characters of the comic are reflecting the characters of our songs. The concept pushed us and gave  inspiration to come up with a new approach in our sound. It resulted in writing our best songs so far.
We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, take it further and broaden our horizon. Next to the concept form of the album, the songs are more divers than ever before. In addition, the music of the late 80ies, that’s when we started to read comic books, certainly has left a mark on our new sound.
The album is set for release in March 2011, but our loyal visitors knew this already ;-)"

Check out some of the page previews for the comic strip here The Unforgiving

I really cant wait till the release!!


 This is Within Tempatation's new single which will be released on 31st of January!! ahhh It sounds AWESOME!!
Single Cover

To find out more about Within Temptation visit their website here Within Temptation

This is the first single that is gonna be on their new album "The Unforgiving" That will be released in march. I CANT WAIT!!!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New Artwork

This is a new drawing of Georgie Henley that Ive FINALLY managed to FINISH! PHEW! It took ages! and was a on and off drawing. I hope u like it! :D

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Evanescence Imaginary

Here's my final video. Enjoy!

Screenshots from animation

These are some screenshots from my animation (From top to bottom) Pictures one to five are from the flower grow scene. picture six is from the monsters scene and pictures seven to eleven is from the flower bloom scene in the intro. pictures twelve and thirteen is the text used and the last image is of the sky scene.

Animation Statement of intent

For my animation project I have decided to make a short music video, for the song "Imaginary" by band Evanescence.

Evanescence is one of my favorite bands and the reason why I chose this song of their's is because its one of my favorites. I also relate to this song in a personal way, as sometimes I feel like I want to sometimes get out of the real world sometimes just close my eyes and shut myself out from reality to daydream Imagine, Draw create, surround myself in my own imagination. Im sure many people can relate to this as the real world can sometime be a very horrible place.

While planning for the Animation I wanted to keep that Evanescence gothic style as well as making it dreamlike, hazey and kind of surreal. As dreams dont always make sense.

In the lyrics Amy sings "paper flowers" frequently for example in the intro she sings "awww... paper flowers" and in the chrous "In my field of paper flowers" I wanted this to be the theme running throughout my animation so I decided to create the whole thing from paper using the stop motion Animation technique.

The paper also helps with represnting the fragility of imagination and dreams. How easily dreams and imagination can be destroyed and crumpled just like paper can. The two are very delicate.

During the production process I played around with the lighting to create shadows and sillouettes, using the gels to create different colours and hues in the bacgrounds, to create the atmosphere and mood. I also played around with the focus on the camera to blur certain parts of the animation, I found this technique very effective as it added to the dreamlike quaility of the animation. I also played around with the zoom which created interesting effects.

As this is the first time of creating animation using paper cuts it was an interesting learning process through experimentation, it was quite challenging and out of my comfort zone as I am very used to creating narrative hand drawn animation, that is very figurative. This was a whole new challenge for me especially in the pre-production phase were I had to work out how to animate this. In order to animate certain scenes, such as the flower grow snd monster scene I had to create the animation frames of the sequence on animating paper then transfer onto thicker paper to cutout using a scalpel, this was a very long process and very hard on the hands. To create the 3D set I had to get two pieces of wood and create slots into them to slots the thick paper into.

Making the flowers was also a challenge I have never made flowers from paper before with layers of petals that have to open in a way that I can animate. At first I looked at Origami flowers and made a few. But the problem I had was trying to animate them. Then I came across artist Jen stark who creates beautiful paper flowers using multicoloured paper and lots of layers for the petals. I tryed to make many simpler versions which were not good at first but then I found a technique and adopted it. the flowers I made were very easy to animate as they closed and opened very easily.

Artists Yulia Brodskaya and Oded Ezer Inspired the text used in my animation. I used the paper curling technique to create the letters in the words "Paper flowers" This was very time consuming, but again another technique was learned. To create the words "Evanescence, Imaginary" near the beginning of may animation was a little simpler, I drew the letters in the Evanscence logo font in pencil then cut out only some parts of the letters, lifted up the corners of the letters the create a relief effect, rubbed out the pencil the shone the light from behind.

The Post production phaze was very time consuming and stressful at times, as I have used alot of effects such as transitions and filters it takes quite a while to render. I have tryed to layer differnt clips on one another in some parts of the animation to create interesting effects.

Creating this whole animation was a whole new learning curve and experience for me and although at times it was stressful painful and very time consuming It was worth it.

I feel my animation will target audiences of any age as I feel it reates to everyone in some way. and I do hope its done Evanescence and their song justice, just as much as I hope that the fans dont hate it. 


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...