Monday, April 30, 2007

One Down, Three to Go

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

Cat Walk

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.

The Process

I thought I'd show the process of getting from the preliminary stages to the final product of this character design assignment. So here it is. After the design was good to go (it's a Wolf Pirate, by the way), I first did the rough drawings using a coloured pencil (Prismacolor Col-Erase, Tuscan Red to be precise), any colour works fine. Blue is industry standard, but I prefer Tuscan Red. These drawings should be as rough as they need to be.

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

Random Stuff

Here are a few rough sketches of stuff. The Pirate Wolf is for my next char desing assignment (still in development). The other is just someone flying. No reason really, just felt like flying.
There's also a painting I did a long time ago. Pretty much the only painting I've done that I actually liked. Guoache on illustration board.

Name's Hades, Lord of the Dead. Hi, how ya doin?

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).