A New Vegie-Tables Series


So for a while now i have been trying to think of a good short. I want  The Vegie-Tables to take a new direction. I want to start making longer episodes that an audience can actually get into. The poblem there is that it takes forever to make one. So I was trying and trying to think of something i could make as a short, so that i can make more episodes, while still working on my main episode. My idea was to simply have a character talking to the audience, giving them some “wise words.” At first, i was going to use Nate. But it just didn’t feel right. So i kept putting it off and putting it off. Then one day i was at a resturant with a friend and my girlfriend called. When i hung up i told her i loved her. My friend was surprised that i acted all mushy. So just randomly i said “if you want to get the bush you gotta give the mush.” I liked this phrase: “no mush, no bush.” I wanted to put it in one of the shorts. But who do i use?

When i’m with my girlfriend, i always do different voices, acting out little skits to her just for fun. I have one voice that really gets on her nerves when i use it. It sounds like an arrogent, loser type character. Its a fun character to do, and most of all it is annoying! On youtube, annoying rules! That’s the voice i wanted to use for my new character. But what is my character. I knew who he was (his personallity) but what did he look like? I knew i wanted him to be part of The Vegie-Tables world. So he had to be a vegetable, or a fruit. I wanted him to be a main character, and fruits in the Vegie-Table world aren’t really the good guys. So this character had to be a vegetable. But what kind? I kept thinking and thinking: Broccoli, squash, lettuce, cabbage, eggplant, ect. What did i want him to be? Finally i said “to hell with it.” I’ll make him a carrot. So i did. I started sketching up different carrots to try to match the voice i had for him. I knew i wanted him to look kind of like a pimp. But he wasn’t a pimp. Just a wanna be pimp type character. I gave him gold teeth, a pimp hat, pimp glasses, and a cane. I even gave him some snazzy shoes. Now for the name. For me, names are pretty easy. It really doesn’t matter what you name a character. It’s the personallity that people relate to. So I just spit on out: TC. Sounds good enough. I’ll learn to love it.

Then i started recording his voices. I went ahead and recorded for the first two episodes. This way the second episode will be on it’s way. Then i started animating my character. This was going to be a really simple cartoon. Not much movement. 1 scene. I planned on one camera change during the episode to stress the situation. It took about a week from the time i started animating until i was finished. Then i drew up a tital page, and posted it to YouTube. Check it out!


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I am a halfway student in Graphic Design. I say halfway because its hard for me to get up the money and time to go to school. My long term goal is to be a professional animator with my own cartoon series. This blog is a diary of my attempt.
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