Tuesday, January 29, 2008

First Work as a Professional Animator!

So here's the commercial i was working on as production/animation assistant! It turned out great!

Clicky Me!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Figure Drawings

Latest drawings from the figure drawing sessions.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bar Animation Blocking Update

Here is an update of the blocking of the first character utilizing the great suggestions offered to me by Erik Westlund (Thank you!). We had a great discussion about how what is often lacking in animation is texture; The peaks and valleys of the movement within the animation. Its what makes the animation interesting. Its breaking up the rhythm so things arent all happening on the same beats-its varying the size of poses to add emphasis to various parts. It really should be the 13th principle of animation.

My original blocking was lacking some of this texture at the beginning and end. It had a good middle but the bookends were boring. In a good sandwhich everything tastes good, including the bread; my bread was boring, only the meat was interesting.
Hopefully this version remedies that a bit.

Comments and critiques are welcome!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Figure Drawings

I finally have enough time to start going back to my life drawing sessions! Hooray! How i missed them; 5 months is a long time to go without. There's nothing more rewarding and more frustrating than drawing the human figure sitting right in front of you.

Here's some from the other night.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Been doin a lot of overdue sketching, while waiting for school to start up again so i have access to their programs to finish my short. Heres one of my better ones lately.