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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

Very interesting

Fantastic music, the graphic is strange but original and the animation was good.
Anyways, interesting style, I hope that you make some more.
It was also very noir, but seriously good job.

TheBoogley responds:

noir is french for black, I looked it up in a book! :3


Rated 4 / 5 stars


i dont get it

TheBoogley responds:

It told the story of a young farmboy who became a hero in the struggle to overthrow an evil empire and had to confront one of the Empire's staunchest henchmen, who held the terrible secret of his father's fate. :3


Rated 4 / 5 stars


i feel like it was very "out of date" donake that in a bad way its a style and one that some people dont realy feel for but for animation wise i give you a 8

TheBoogley responds:

"out of date", how could I possible take that in a bad way :3


Rated 2 / 5 stars


The art was the only thing i enjoyed in this , the story doesnt make sense to me man...

TheBoogley responds:

that's a shame :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars


wat was that anyways

TheBoogley responds:

you know