Saturday, December 22, 2007
Well, last weekend was full of excitement and adventure. An enormous blizzard makes commuting 250 kilometers much more interesting. Apparently cold makes trains stop working. With a 5 hour delay at Union Station I figured I might as well make the most out of my time and draw all the happy, joyous people that were so enthused with Via Rail's preparedness for December snow. Maybe I'll colour it someday.
Also, to celebrate the holidays (and 1000 hits on my blog [I guess that means I'm not the only one who's looked at it]) here is my final project for our 'beloved' art history class. My buddy Nathan (link at the right) and I made a leica reel movie trailer for a film about Michelangelo and the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It's very rough around the edges and the voices are far from perfect, but considering short film leica reels normally take 4 months to complete, and this was done from scratch in 4 days, it'll have to suffice. Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 17, 2007
This was the final assignment of the semester: the Expression Change. Basically we had to show thought by depicting a series of at least three expressions. I learned something from this. From now on, I'm going to make my animations shorter. I always make them too long and as a result they end up with rushed inbetweens, unfinished drawings, and I think it would be better if they were shorter and a lot more refined. So that's what I'm going to do from now on. Of course, I said that last time too....
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Probably my biggest animation assignment ever. It's the first time I used multiple shots (8 to be exact). It was fun to do, but I'm relieved it's over. I just wish I could have finished inbetweening it and adding details. Maybe next time.
Anyway, this is my Walk and Run animation. 3 and a half weeks of my life put into 42 seconds of film. It's a crazy, bizzare, stupid thing to do, but that's what makes it so beautiful to me. I really couldn't see myself doing anything else for a living.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Character design for the last animation assignment, and a couple sketchbook pages (mainly character designs for the next animation assignment).
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I haven't been too lazy this summer. I've actually done some drawing (even some animating). These are rough character designs. Some from my 4th year film idea (starting early), one I'm doing for my brothers friend, and some from a story I'v been working on since I was 11 years old. I'll hopefully make a few more posts this summer, possibly a new animation in a few weeks.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Well, First Year Animation is now over, so I now have 4 months of work, sleep, and video games. Hopefully some drawing will manage to creep its way in. It's nice to not have 10 hours of homework every night anymore, but it won't be long before I'll be itching to get back to school. What can I say, I love it there.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
A four legged animal walk cycle I did for school. It took a surprisingly short amount of time to do. A lot less than the head rotation anyway. It turned out alright I think. His legs spread too far apart though, and his tail is too long. But I'll give him a break, he's only human.
After that, using a light table (a white plexiglass surface with a light shining behind it) I traced only the good lines with a graphite pencil. A couple "levels" touch-ups in Photoshop, and voila, the "Clean Up Drawings":
Then, using my secret Photoshop techniques, the clean up drawings were digitally cel painted. The colour of the outlines were changed in some parts as well.
So there you have it. Cooking with Adam. Animation style. Tune in next week when we'll make a key lime pie that's so good, it'll make you wanna to slap your mama.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
This is my Head Rotaton/lip synch/expression change from school. This took around 65 hours to create. 65 hours for 12 seconds of screen time. Anyway, enjoy.
P.S. It's Hades, from Disney's Hercules (1997).