Saturday, April 24, 2010

Digital Painting

I'm really loving painting on the computer.
Especially how I can work in layers, it makes things so much easier.

Here's my process of designing a character as of now (I'm sure it'll change soon).

I really like starting my design in silhouette because it makes you ignore all the unnecessary details and focus on the character as a whole.
This method was adopted from Florian Satzinger.

Also there's a reason as to why I designed this nerd, the Spline Doctors are having an animation contest. A walk cycle of one of four choices has to be animated by May 14th, and I chose the one involving a child on his way to or from school.

Updates soon!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Mural

I'm going to be painting this in the Drama room at my school.
A lot of pressure but it should be fun.

Oh yeah, I'm the one in the orange.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Digital Painting

I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of digital painting!
Here's my caricature of me, much better in structure, composition, color, and resemblance than my first one.
I think it's safe to say I've been improving!

It's actually pretty fun now!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Another non-character exercise.

I don't really like this one.. It just doesn't feel right to me.
I'm thinking it's because I have to much action (tall character) in too short a time, but single inbetweens (giving more time) would probably make it too slow.
Who knows, maybe I'll try it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I'm actually really happy about the first one. Although I know I need to improve a lot.
Especially with hands..

Monday, April 5, 2010

More Basic's pt 2

Here's that same vanilla walk but with single inbetweens putting it on 1's.

EDIT* Just for those who don't understand how difficult animation is, here are all the drawings laid on top of each other.

And that's just for a 32 frame walk.