Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flour Sack Animation

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Last animation assignment for the year, we had to animate a flour sack combining everything we learned in the year with action, acting, ect. I thought the flour sack was too cute to kill with the guillotine haha. Instead I decide to be a little funny and give him a tongue that he sticks out at the guillotine as if to say "haha! Missed me!"

Character Animation Cel

For painting we had to do a real animation cel like they used to do before computers, so we painted a background and the character separate from the background on a sheet of acetate. It took forever and painting and inking the cel were annoying. I had to do multiple layers on paint on the cel and had the problems of one color peeling off and me having to start over on that. The cel itself took over 5 hours! Now I see why they don't do this anymore xD But I still miss hand painted backgrounds in movies.

The cel is taped to the background. And yessss, harmonica playing cat. Because they're awesome.

Some Character Layouts

Digital Animation Puppet

Did this in Digital Tools class. It was annoying to put together, I really don't like animating on computers. The puppet, despite how simple it looks, was extremely complicated and so many things went wrong when trying to put it together.

Another painting

Did this a while ago but I haven't updated this for a while. Also it made it onto the wall as was up there for a few weeks so it took a while to get back to me. I don't like how the grass turned out at all.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Character Model Sheet

Final project for character design class. We had to do 8 poses and 8 expressions of a character we came up with...and fit it all onto one 8.5x11 page. So I was pretty much playing Tetris trying to arrange all of this haha. Okapis are cool and weird animals, so I wanted to make a character out of one. And yes, they do have long blue tongues.