Thursday, November 19, 2009
Some character stuff I whipped up. Exploring shapes and line and contrasting lines, straight versus curved, and learning to draw through the character and not around it. Its all about trying to convince your audience that the image is existing in a 3d dimensional space on a 2 dimensional plane.....well at least that's what the books say( cough cough)
To get a feel for animating characters I thought about watching some dvds and sketching sequential frames to study some movement. I landed on Pirates of the Caribbean and started these line drawings from there. Attitude, posing, the basics. Good exercise.
Pantomime was the main goal for this last assignment, we were assigned a generic character and told to keep his body language clear and concise. I made some headway with my drawing after reading up on alot of old school artist who really dig into what it is they're creating. So I really kept it loose so I could get in there with the movement and action. Originally the character was a bit bulkier but when my proffessor was helping me tweak some frames for emphasis on action. He went in there with some dynamic shapes and tore the lid of the thing. SO I went back and really tried to feel out the character. He still needs some inbetweens and break downs so that he runs even smoother,but for what its worth the little project taught me alot. "Remember to get to know your characters, they'll like you more!"
Monday, October 26, 2009
Recent preliminary sketches for the walk cycle. I was trying to get to know the character and I made some headway and the walk turned out ok, but there were some technical issues with it. It was the first pass so I'll finesse it and see what the results are in the mean time I'm staying busy. Hope you are too!
Friday, October 16, 2009
(cough cough) alright animation basics 101. like super basic. This was cool. It's not super fancy but it got the job done. I tried getting some weight and volume into my character, and my professor got into timing and editing with the 1's and 2's bit. Cool stuff. So I need to get into my readings materials and excel from here but you have to start somewhere. till next post.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Just drawing in the library and in class, i was watching some tutorials about how you can squeez in a figure or get a sense of volume from clothing alone. If your trying to capture someone quickly out in the open world it seems like the logical approach so it yielded interesting results, I think I use to try it. Things would get all fuzzy these felt a bit tighter. I had fun with these but I need more practice and need to do more so lets see what happens. I'm still working on the other stuff so I'll keep it going and post when it's more solid... need some color and value in my world!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
A little humor, had an idea put it down. It was Originally suppose to be a quick sketch so I could move on to more important duties......like studying for exams.. but uh I like to draw.the theme "never bring a knife to a gun fight"..who do u think really has the upper hand?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thought up a little motley crew and as I was playing with different ideas I thought of incorperating hockey gear on my misfits as that would be a cool and effective touch. I'm trying to establish a process so I took up my sketchbook hashed out sum ideas and beefed them up on sepreate paper so now in order to finish these drawings I have piling up. I've decided to try a dead line inking technique for these guys, (feeling inspired by a wicked cool concept artist) and from there drop sum color in. So in essence the main focus is those shapes and a constant vison of what I want the end product to look like that's why I drew them light and tried to press those shapes so lets see what happens.
A little Insight into my current animation project making this little guy move across the screen taking into consideration the basic principles squashing stretching and adding that extra punch that makes him exist on this flat 2D plane.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I've been discussing alot of African ideology and many other places in a history class I'm taking, so I've decided to try and pull from where ever I can to stay motivated, it can be real hard sometimes but I think even staying inspired takes practice as well. Here are the initial phases of just what I thought might be fun to draw out of my head.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So these are the cleaned up looks for these initial characters, with our DETECTIVE and his love interest high on top of the list. I think this is going to be the working (stress on working) aesthetic for the characters in this series. As I said before a disheveled, lumbering, brutish looking detective adds some flavor to what I had originally planned and I'm going to keep pushing the envelope and see what some more silhouettes and shapes test might churn out in time for all his arch nemeses. if you've never heard the infamous "My Funny Valentine" song covered by so many great musical talents, you should. when I create for this series that's all I listen to, look it up and see if you get the idea. stay tuned for the updates. Comment 'n check 'em out.