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Skull in Connemara

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Jul 8, 2009 | 9:12 PM EDT

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*edit* Frontpage! Thanks Tom, you're a doll! A sexy sexy doll! :3

Brace yourselves good folk of Newgrounds, this is not the sort silly weird cartoon you're used to seeing from me, and it's not the sort of stuff I'm used to creating. It kind of freaked me out having to be serious for the past week.

A few months ago a close friend of mine Justin Stephens told me he was directing the play A Skull in Connemara and asked if I would create an animated introduction for it. I said yes.

This animation was created to be twin projected onto the back wall of theatre before the beginning of the first Act of the play A Skull in Connemara, with the audience looking through the set and a layer of mist to see it. The result was very atmospheric, and I should be able to upload a recording of it in action soon so you can get a better idea of the final result. I've embeded a video of it in the newspost on my userpage so you can get a better idea.

The style was dictated by both the play, the music, and a story outline for this introduction which Justin created and gave me, which is quite a dark black comedy set in rural Ireland, about a man who has the job of digging up the old bones in the local cemetery to make room for the newly dead.

It's about a 60 / 40 split between rotoscoping (drawing over footage of actor Paul Kennedy) and my imagined animation, all created on a wacom cintiq drawing in white then "scratching back" with the eraser to create a scraper board or wood cut sort of look.

I hope you like it, and please leave me a review letting me know what you thought of it.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


What's up Neil?

TheBoogley responds:

nothin much, what's happenin in Quebec?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ohwow. :D

Ohwow, this was really captivating to watch actually! I don't know what kinda animations you're used to making but it's quite skilled to switch to this style, making the sketches look perfect by only using two shades must've been a task.. x.x

Very haunting, the music fitted it perfectly, i'd love love love to see more frum you. :DD

Have a nice day sirr, 12/10.

TheBoogley responds:

I will have a nice day, now that I've been complimented, thank yoouuuu :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

wow nice flash

i liked how it was in black and white. really old style. kind of like art if you would say. kind of not hardcore but core becasue. the guy digs up his own wifes skull bro her skull.

TheBoogley responds:

he needed a skull to take to the Megadeath concert and throw at the stage! :3


Rated 4 / 5 stars


I like this in the flash used style, the music fits to the movie, too.
There should also be a signification - a man who digs up the skull of his wife. A bit superficial.
But overall I like it. This is what I call art. :P


TheBoogley responds:

digging up someone isn't significant enough for you? Actually I think I know what you mean, but I didn't make this as an art piece, it's specifically for the play which is to be viewed by the general public. They don't go for things which are "too arty". :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I bet Gommer didn't watch 1 minute of this,and how is this LAME?Its an Animated Sketch:D

TheBoogley responds:

silly old Gommer, when will he learn. :3