Monday, November 16, 2015

WEEK 3 - The Underland Project

Monday, November 16, 2015

Another week has ended! And made some progress too!


I've finalized Gregor's face and will be starting on the modeling this week.

I'll still make some changes while modeling so the end product might look different.

I also did Boot's look and I might make it a final.

Regardless of this being final or not. You'll know next week! XD

And finally, I've drawn a new fan art.

It also comes with wallpapers! You can download them by clicking on the photos! :)

Gregor the Overlander Desktop Wallpaper! by DoodleNotesPictures on DeviantArt

Gregor the Overlander Wallpaper with Boots! by DoodleNotesPictures on DeviantArt

You can watch a timelapse of how I did all that in Gimp here:

Over and Out.

Monday, November 9, 2015

WEEK 2 - The Underland Project

Monday, November 09, 2015

2nd week! I almost started modeling but my perfectionist side wants to finalize the looks first before doing so. Hehe.


Gregor's character design is still in the process of being finalized.

I'm gonna be going with the look below if most of the fans of 

the Underland Chronicles agree that he's Gregor enough. Hehe.
I wanted to make his face look like a nice guy but still has a rebellious side. 
I also want to make his look book-accurate.

And I did mention that I'll be basing the art of this to Big Hero 6 but I don't want their anatomy to look too cartoony. So I'll make their body anatomy a mix of Big Hero 6 style and realistic proportions. The Big Hero 6 style might apply more on the creatures and landmarks.And I did mention that I'll be basing the art of this to Big Hero 6 but I don't want their anatomy to look too cartoony. So I'll make their body anatomy a mix of Big Hero 6 style and realistic proportions. The Big Hero 6 style might apply more on the creatures and landmarks.

Also, I made a fan art just to keep The Underland Project spirit hyped up! XD


I'll be finalizing Gregor's look and start on Boots'.

I'll also try to make another concept art.
And finally, start modeling.

That's all for now. Over and Out.

Monday, November 2, 2015

WEEK 1 - The Underland Project

Monday, November 02, 2015

First week's done and although there's not much progress, there is progress nonetheless. XD


First thing I need to do is take every info I need from the book to create accurate visualization of each character and landmarks.#TheUnderlandProject
Posted by Doodle Notes on Sunday, October 25, 2015
Studied the book, but I decided to not do it entirely but just study thoroughly 
each scene that I plan to execute into an animated short or short film. I'll still read the entire book though.

I'll be using MakeHuman to generate quick models so I can visually compare their heights. I'll use this to draw concept arts and references to be used on modeling.#TheUnderlandProject
Posted by Doodle Notes on Monday, October 26, 2015
I also used MakeHuman, to create references for the characters heights.
This way I can easily create concept arts and model sheets involving the characters.

This spoked to me the moment I thought of pushing through the Underland project. I just have to base the art of my...
Posted by Doodle Notes on Monday, October 26, 2015
I've decided to base my take on the art of the project
to the art of Big Hero 6. It kinda spoke to me in a dream or something. XD

Don't have a tablet so it's the traditional method for me. XDJust making early concepts on how Gregor would look. #TheUnderlandProject
Posted by Doodle Notes on Monday, October 26, 2015
I'll be focusing on making more concepts for Gregor, Boot and Temp before modeling them. All of the things I'll be doing...
Posted by Doodle Notes on Thursday, October 29, 2015
Created a rough model sheet for Gregor...Won't be doing it too detailed like Disney artists would do on theirs since...
Posted by Doodle Notes on Friday, October 30, 2015
Made some rough concept and model sheets for Gregor and some characters.
Not sure if I'm gonna make Gregor's look final. 
It's something that I'll decide this week.

And I made some quick concept arts just to keep my Underland fire going. XD

Those are the things I did last week. I failed to make more progress because my baby sister celebrated her birthday. And I can't really work on things while there are too many people in the house. Hehe.


That is all! Hopefuly, this week, I make great progress. O.O

Sunday, February 1, 2015

WEEKLY UPDATE! (February 1, 2015)

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A late update due to Internet problems
but better late than never, right? O.O


Just go to the link and comment about it on YouTube! Took me 5-6 months to do that thing and I won't be starting right away with the next(Survey Corps Bear). I need a breather because I got really big ideas for Survey Corps Bear and I need time to think of the best ideas that would be awesome but not give too much work for my gear(a laptop that crashes a lot)....O.O


* I also resumed the production of The Battle.

I blogged about this a year ago(Click here to see those Blogs)
and I'm still going to make use of the progress I had last time like the concept arts.

I remodeled the You character and didn't follow his looks that I did on the concept art.

I also started modeling the Monster character but I still have to make changes.

And although I started production again, I might not be able to finish it right away since I want to do it as perfect as it can be and also I'm gonna try creating an original music score for it.

So yeah. I'll work on The Battle bit by bit throughout the year. :)


That's right! I will be opening this business up:

You can read more about it here: 

I just want to point out one thing though:


Because I still have to study how to make long distance transactions and it's just a small business so I won't expand...yet.

Just go to the link above to know more about the services available. :)

* Also, if I don't get any clients next week, I'll be pausing the production for The Battle for a while to create a new Original music video for Valentines day!

Like this one:

I'm gonna make it an official Doodle Notes tradition to create
Music videos about love every February! XD

So yeah! I will record another one of my original composition and make a music video out of it.

I'm also going to include in the tradition that the music videos would be in stop-motion animation but not always a lyric video. Hehe.

* Also! I'll try doing the animation request by TheEvilSugar on my recreation of Baymax:

I'll try to grant the request this month! XD


That is all there is!

My name is MJ Vilches of Doodle Notes.

Bringing forth awesomeness to glorify the Awesome!

Over and out.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

WEEKLY UPDATE (January 18, 2015)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lots of progress this week.
Got a bit of a hold back but still rollin'.

* I finished combining passes for a lot of shots on Garrison Bear!

There are 52 shots in total for Garrison Bear and I finished 37 shots already(all of which are final). 15 shots more then I'll move to the application of sound and music. I might be able to finish Garrison Bear next week if given more time.

* Also, I've been changing my posting techniques on our Facebook Page that gave our posts more reach...


This week I posted lots of photos on our FB page and each post reached a lot of people and it's thanks to these guys:

Shiela Grace Ramirez
Joeven Dumangas
Leah Marie Paula Pagaduan
Albert Bryan Marquez
Archie Duro
Jessilene Jaika Odango
Ricky Bustos
Rejean Tahadlangit
Kacey Orlanes
Ariel Matthew Campita
Rogen Sagarino and
Edison Ejercito

 They all let me tag them to my posts and my post reach have increased dramatically! I'm never gonna forget these guys and all of those who support me unconditionally! XD




* Of course! More progress on Garrison Bear! It might also be finished this week so WATCH OUT FOR IT!

* After Garrison Bear, I'll be resuming the cancelled project that I started last year...

I'll reserve all the talk about it next week! So stay tuned! XD


That is all there is!

My name is MJ Vilches of Doodle Notes!

Bringing forth awesomeness to glorify the Awesome!

Over and out. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WEEKLY UPDATE! (January 11, 2015)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

First weekly update of the year!
Let's see what Doodle Notes achieved so far...

 * I spent the first two weeks of 2015 enhancing the BLOG.

The features added to the Blog are:

Created a static homepage to make the blog look more like an official website for Doodle Notes.

Added a menu bar to easily browse through different contents from Doodle Notes.

Film and video contents.

Will be opening for business soon!

Doodle Notes' literary works

And a page that'll tell you more about Doodle Notes. Some parts of it are not finished yet though.

 I also updated the cover photo of the Facebook Page.

2015! Here I come!!

So yeah!
Doodle Notes is getting ready for 2015 and I plan
to make this year a fruitful one for the channel. :)

* Next week, I'll try finishing Garrison Bear!

I finished rendering in Blender last year...

...and now I'm moving on to combining all the passes and adding more VFX.

If I don't experience any Baby Titan infestation(which is very unlikely), I might be able to finish Garrison Bear.
But if I'm only given small amount of time to work on it next week, due to some household chores and Baby titan, I'll still try finishing it this month. So yeah. Just pray that I'd be given more time. O.O



My name is MJ Vilches of Doodle Notes.


Over and out.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sea Sphere Explained

Sunday, January 04, 2015


Bong, a 17 year old guy who works as a cleaner dreamt of the sea. 

 He was so happy to see it that he rejoiced as he saw the vast body of water.

Exhausted of his vigorous actions, he decided to rest on the shore.

But as he opened his eyes he went back to the reality that the sea was gone for a very long time.

It was 12 years ago when the see was taken using a device called, Sea Sphere.

It was taken for preservation. Saving it from the danger of pollution.

Bong promised only one thing to his late father: 
To keep cleaning the world to persuade those who took it to bring it back.

As he was finishing up his work, one normal day, something rolled to him hitting his foot.

It was a Sea Sphere!

Overwhelmed by the knowledge of having the sea in the palm of his hands, he took the device away from it's keepers.

Outrunning his pursuers, he took refuge in his best friend, Claire's house.

Claire was shocked with what Bong brought to her house.

Bong lied about where he took it but before Claire could speak, her father, Leonardo appeared asking about the device.

Bong was surprised to find out, that Leonardo is the creator of Sea Sphere.

Bong and Leonardo argued about the return of the sea.

Leonardo told Bong that he did what's best for the sea and saved it from the dangers of humanity.

But Bong told him that he doesn't hold the right to impose that kind of judgement to humanity
and that only God can take away something from them and pass judgement.

Leonardo, actually wanted to return the sea for a very long time
and is waiting for someone like Bong to persuade him that humanity still cares for the sea.

In the end, Leonardo decided to return the sea, 
 believing like Bong that the people learned their lesson and that this time 
they will show much care for nature's greatest treasure; that is the sea.



Director: M.J. Vilches
Screenwriters: Ricky Bustos & M.J. Vilches
Producer: Leah Marie Paula Pagaduan & M.J. Vilches
Executive Producer: Leah Marie Paula Pagaduan
Cinematographer/Film Editor: M.J. Vilches
Lighting Assisstants/Boom Operator: Ricky Bustos & Joeven Dumangas
Cameraman: M.J. Vilches


Michael Roy Malaluan as Bong
John Albert Escalada as Guy 1
Mark Yap as Guy 2
Gelyn Arante as Claire
Salvador Peñas as Claire's Dad


This short film is an entry for the

Salamindanaw International Film Festival 2013 under the Mindanao Shorts Category
and Mindanao Film Festival 2013