Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back To 2D

Here's a 2D piece i'm working on, needless to say I'm not doing an 11 second club for this month. The computer can really piss you off sometimes.
Either way it brought me back to doing some hand drawn stuff, this test is actually my first acting shot in 2D.

If you can't tell whats happening due to the light line quality or my failure to bring out the emotion of the character, I'll tell you.
A bored guy is sitting down, rolls his eyes, pauses, see's something, he now see's it's something he likes, in his joy he jumps up and out towards it.

This is my second pass (Click here for detail on process) and I've pretty much nailed down my timing.
I'm going to start cleaning it up and either put a more complex character in, or just animate it fully as the "glorified stick man".

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jump Shot

Here's what came out of a bit of random animating in flipbook.
I guess the idea of a jump shot just slowly climbed into my head and voila... a jump shot. Albeit I think i should have treated it more like an actual test instead of just a quick bit of fun.
Theirs so many pops and lack of proper physicality, not to mention all the jitter's due to lack of proper attention.

Oh well, it was fun and only took me a little over an hour.

Monday, December 14, 2009

11 Second Club - December

I'm pretty sure that i'll be submitting a final entry to the December competition.
This audio clip was something I couldn't pass up.

OK Here's my flipbook pass.
Now this is a new approach i'm testing out, it involves doing a rough pass of animation in flipbook. The key is to not get attached to any drawing, this is done by only using rough drawings. I'm not gonna be hesitant to delete a 6 second stick man.
So instead of getting beautiful drawings, your focusing on your characters acting and performance.

This approach was one i took from Dreamworks Supervising Animator, Jason Ryan.

Anyway here's my rough.

Overall, i'm pretty satisfied with the performance. I think that I really avoided cliche's and went with originality in my acting. But that's just me, you could think it sucks worse than anything you've ever seen.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Lip Sync Number Two

So I really liked the audio for this month's 11 Second Club contest.

I decided that I would animate the lip sync first because i need the practice.
Normally in animation you would animate the body movements and then add the lip sync to make what should already be good, better.

This way I get my lip sync practice, and already have the lip sync plotted out for me if I decide to enter the contest.

Overall I'm pretty happy with this.. the older man's sync seems to be off at times, but I'm sure in time I'll get better.