Thursday, January 31, 2013

Head turnaround

I've been having some free time on my hands lately so I decided to start doing some personal work to learn more in animation. Here's a test I did of a character's head turnaround. The design is pretty crappy, but I wanted to keep things simple so I could get a decently smooth result.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The flour sack

One of the basic assignments in the entirety of character animation is the flour sack assignment. 
The 3/4th filled flour sack represents a simple torso of a 2 legged character without a head. the four end thingies of a sack acts as limbs enabling animators to show almost a full range of emotions through pantomime alone. 

This is the 1st part of my 2 part flour sack assignment due next week.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Drawing II: Color and light

With traditional animation exciting me and taking most of my time,
I haven't really appreciated what the other classes like Drawing 2 are teaching me.
this course is the 2nd part of the "perspective" class last semester.
This semester we dive into color and light and so far I've learnt a lot. 
We've basically just been doing still lives till now starting with a greyscale pencil still life, monochromatic burnt siena still life, warm desaturated color still life, and finally a full color still life in chalk pastel you see below. Love the skull ^_^

Monday, January 21, 2013

progress reel

my progress reel in traditional animation. Includes my final for the ball bounce assignments

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Animation #3

This time we had to animate a ball bouncing (self motivated or not self motivated) with a tail of some sort for a secondary overlapping action. Here's mine.

Figure drawing

This semester i got a really good teacher for figure drawing. He's very different from my last one and concentrates more on gesture drawing for animators. He gives us some fun assignments like this one.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ball bounce #2

Tennis ball bounce in perspective with a background for my second assignment in traditional animation

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Traditional animation class #1

Finally animation classes begin! my instructor is an ex-disney art director and the animation desks we use were the same desks that were used in the making of many disney movies from the 70s to the late 90s when the disney orlando studio closed. That makes everything way better.
I had my first class today and we learnt how to animate a ball bouncing using the principles of squash and stretch. I got a little ambitious and made it a basketball rather than just a flat ball with no details.