Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FINISHED 11 Second Club

trumpets, fanfare, and unicorns throwing is done.

admittedly,  "done" with an asterisk that i would work on it more if i had more time, but this is the deadline i set for myself and i think it looks pretty good for the time i put into it. i'm damn happy to have a colored, finished piece to submit this month.

so here it is. i'd love to say i'll go back and touch up some things later, but that never happens. always moving on to bigger better things!

11 Second Club - Sept 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More 11 sec club

Rufs just about done! just missing mouths then it's off to clean up land. whoo~

Also damn you, adobe for foresaking quicktime in every version of flash after fl8. Terrible ghosting issues making me bring swfs into after effects to get a useable file out of it >_<

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cat & Dog sketches and Animation update

After roughing in some key-ish drawings for my 11 sec club entry, I figured I should spend a little time doing some life (photo) drawing of some of the key poses and actions. Oddly enough, I pretty much always had a dog growing up, but I've always sucked at drawing them. For whatever reason, drawing cats came much more easily. Also I need to work on getting out of the habit of drawing animals' heads so tremendously big : /

and just for kicks, here's where I am with my animation. still have some timing/posing issues to work out. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

story board v02

Got some feedback on my previous post and reworked some things. Added an intro of the cat getting on the chair and a couple more poses. I feel like it's a little busy at the end, with the cat finishing his line and the dog shaking his head...i might tweak that in animation to see how much time i really need for that stretch, if i can push the head shake later or see if it reads as an action to do while he's standing up. Feel free to critique more :)

I also thought i'd throw in a photo of my inspiration for this idea, my dog Misty and cat Vesta. Vesta is the most adorable little satan cat ever (as anyone who's met her will tell you) and Misty's solution to everything is to just walk away.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Alive and animating - 11 sec club

...or getting there atleast. Sorry i have neglected you, blog world.

I really like this month's sound clip on 11 second club and an idea came to me really quickly so i started my sketching and my boarding. here's my first pass story boards. comments and critiques onegai shimasu! again..first pass boards, so ignore any lack of cohesive character design.