Thursday, February 28, 2013

Taking "Wing"

 Well, I have noticed that whenever I post a video of some animation I've done, even if it's just an exercise, my traffic goes up. So to all my followers, thank you! I notice I've been getting visitors from everywhere from here in the U.S. to Russia, Belarus, and Venezuela, as well as people from Malaysia. That's only a partial list.  Here is a wing flap cycle, with the individual drawings as well!

Rough layout of "alley" enviornment, 2 pt. perspective

Here's an exerise in 2 point perspective, depicting a city alley like one you might find in a "noir" type of story. It was sort of a "demo" I did for one of the students at the Academy. I  sort of "eyeballed" the horizon line and scale. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Look who's walking!"

Here it is! The female walk cycle that I promised earlier! I'm trying to encourage the other students at the academy to try this as well, and I want to work on refining my own skills as well.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Run, Brock, Run!"

Here's a slightly tighter version of the run cycle, still based on "Brock" from "The Venture Brothers". I made good use of model sheets obtained from the blog of Stephen Destefano.
Thanks, again to Charles, and the rest of the faculty and students of The Animation Academy.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Walk the Dawg

At the Academy, we've been getting back into the actual craft of animation, which is an important skill to develop as we prepare to hit the big time and actually start going into production and begin telling stories with animation, which is, after all, the ultimate goal of all this. I did this walk cycle based loosely on the "Barnyard Dog (or Dawg)" from the "Looney Tunes". He doesn't have a tail yet. The ears were re-worked by Charles.(there's a link to his blog on the right). I also posted the cycle in motion on YouTube. I'm currently working on a female walk cycle, which, so far, is looking really good. I'll post that soon.