Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Stills from animation

I have been working on an animated segment for a short film... I mentioned it briefly a while ago. I am almost halfway through and I think it's coming along fine. Luckily, they are happy with/even looking for a sketchy style, and so i don't have to get too caught up in making it all ultra smooth and accurate. Which I couldn't do even if I DID need to!

There is some mighty funky (in the weird/wrong sense) anatomy taking place, and the motions aren't really natural. Nevertheless, the overall feel is fine and it conveys the scene ok. Here's a few stills from the girl... you will see how much variation there is (they were chosen to deliberately display that), it's really quite poor... the head size varies a LOT, the style evolved as I continued drawing frames and I haven't done much to fix up a lot of the bad anatomy/posing. I simply don't have the time, and it's not crucial.

It will be interesting, however, to see how the guy turns out when i start drawing him. Every time I do more animation/drawing I learn new things and improve, so just as the drawings at the end of the girl's sequence are/can be better, the guy might be better overall. It's slightly less-than-ideal when you see this development throughout one scene, but ah well!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I found this post when looking up some lyrics and enjoyed the capitalisation of EVERY work and some of the funny grammar... not in a mocking way, i just liked it.

then a quick wander in photoshop and i'm done. I kept making the words less and less obvious as I went, not exactly sure why but i kindof liked the simple background i drew at the end so thought it should be visible with the words over the top but not obtrusive.

looks better in the bigger view.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Academic achievements

These were some leftovers from when i was trying to typograph-y my resume, and i had to choose some nice typefaces so it would look neat and slightly designed.
I thought you could read all sorts of 'artistic intention' into it... maybe if i write an essay about it I will be able to sell prints for lots of money. But really it's just scrap paper.