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Max Jarl Christiansen Admission Portfolio CGA 2012 The Animation Workshop

CONTENTS Character designs Background drawings Storytelling Life drawings Perspective Freestyle Letter of Intention Optional


The Doomsayer Devotee Long has it been foretold, the burning fires will scorch the heathen and water will sweep the Earth restoring it once more ... as it once was.

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Calvin the Coy Calvin was never one to be fond fighting and pillaging like the others from his village. No, rather he’d take long walks in the safer parts of the forest, few as they may be.

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Bellfar the Unfortunate Cruelest of curses, Bellfar fell prey to a wolf like none other. Now he is doomed to stalk the fullmoon nights, wounding those dear to him.

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Princess of Snakes The Princess never asked for her power. She never asked for servants, wealth and praise. Nor did She ask to be feared. For She was feared.

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Ogre Sometimes life can be tough on you, shun you from society merely because of how you look, the people you eat. They even flee at the sight of your huge hulking apparence in the distance.

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Foreign Mystic From far away lands, she is revered for her undenying presence. Women have yet to get a solid foothold in the Far Islands, however this mystic proves otherwise.

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Untitled Viking Few have lived a long life. Those who have battled ages past still battle to this day, yet with worn and weary bones.

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Raven King Ravens must feast like any other creature. Among the wisest animals and often seen as an omen, The Raven King knows a favor is often a favor in return.

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Elizabeth

Snob. Better than you. Elegant. Mischievious. Wears only high quality brands. Unfamiliar to sympathy or remorse. Despises FAT SLOBS.

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GREEN MAN Sometimes life can be tough on you, shun you from society merely because of how you look, the people you eat. They even flee at the sight of your huge hulking apparence in the distance.

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Chul’thal He who upholds the balance. He who bears the very weight of the world upon his shoulders. Worshipped by many for his perserverence and unyielding strength. CHARACTER DESIGN | 023


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Stonespire Castle In unfamiliar lands nothing is certain, but false promises and death around every corner. BACKGROUND DRAWINGS | 025 BACKGROUND DRAWINGS | 25


Underwater Lair

LONG AGO.... This is inspired by Samurai Jack and The Little Mermaid by H.C. Andersen. It is supposed to be the Witchs lair, when the Little Mermaid is on her way to make the arrangement.

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Treacherous Reaches Where no ship is safe and sound, some people feel home and bound.

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Mountain Hut Far and abound, out there, nowhere to be found.

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Alice in Wonderland A mashup of cut magazines and photoshop magic


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Cave of Worship Where no ship is safe and sound, some people feel home and bound.

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Lost love Poor Durmur. All he ever wanted in life was a friend to keep him company.

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Witch’s Hovel Where no ship is safe and sound, some people feel home and bound.

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No more; and by sleep, to say we end... That flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation... That makes calamity of so long life; for who would bear the whips and scorns of time... That patient merit of the unworthy take... But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn, No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will...


Be all of my sins remembered. - Hamlet, Shakesphere

Zombie Apocalypse An afterthought for when the zombies ran out of human flesh... STORYTELLING | 041


Storyboar This is telling the story of the Brothers Grimm fairytale; Hansel und Gretel. It was done in a 3-man group where we went from thumbnailing keyframes and agreed upon how the story should be told.


rd page 1 I’m responsible for gradients in the first 13 frames. Søren Søndergaard did the second and Morten Lund did the ending section. STORYTELLING | 043


Storyboar This is telling the story of the Brothers Grimm fairytale; Hansel und Gretel. It was done in a 3-man group where we went from thumbnailing keyframes and agreed upon how the story should be told.


rd page 2 I’m responsible for gradients in the first 13 frames. Søren Søndergaard did the second and Morten Lund did the ending section. STORYTELLING | 045


Storyboar This is telling the story of the Brothers Grimm fairytale; Hansel und Gretel. It was done in a 3-man group where we went from thumbnailing keyframes and agreed upon how the story should be told.


rd page 3 I’m responsible for gradients in the first 13 frames. Søren Søndergaard did the second and Morten Lund did the ending section. STORYTELLING | 047


Storyboar This is telling the story of the Brothers Grimm fairytale; Hansel und Gretel. It was done in a 3-man group where we went from thumbnailing keyframes and agreed upon how the story should be told.


rd page 4 I’m responsible for gradients in the first 13 frames. Søren Søndergaard did the second and Morten Lund did the ending section. STORYTELLING | 049


Storyboar This is telling the story of the Brothers Grimm fairytale; Hansel und Gretel. It was done in a 3-man group where we went from thumbnailing keyframes and agreed upon how the story should be told.


rd page 5 I’m responsible for gradients in the first 13 frames. Søren Søndergaard did the second and Morten Lund did the ending section. STORYTELLING | 051


Kitty longstudy


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Simon Longstudy


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Laura Study


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Lost at sea Meadhall Where no ship is safe and sound, some people feel home and bound.

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Retreat Knowledge is power

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The Deity of Blood has a tedency to infect the young.


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Lesser Servant Deity of Water


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Buglife The Far Islands


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Mother Merete and Mathilda


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Woodland Zombie work process


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Terminator Study


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Steampunk

Acting croquis


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