Sunday, April 23, 2006

It's been a while...

It's been a while, I know. Crunch time down at the school. Everything comes to a screeching overlap - so I haven't actually had time to post. Getting a lot of animating done - but my lipsync prject isn't going to be fully completed as I'd hoped. My scanner blows. Anyways, enough excuses. Here's a few life drawings from the past couple weeks. I just realized I hadn't posted any yet - so here we go. These are all gestures - I'll post the longer/sustained ones soon. I realize there are problems with them all, but there's something about all of them that I kinda like.

Also, a quote from Jim Hull's Seward Street Blog when he went to visit Ollie Johnston's place:

"But the one thing he did say, that still stands out for me was, after taking a look at each one of us, he said with a tinge of creative envy, "Look at you've got the whole world ahead of you..."

"And ever since, I haven't wanted to waste a single moment."

Really great quote - its true - if you can do something, why not do it? There are probably a bunch of people who wish they could, so live it out.


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Saturday, April 08, 2006


I've been doing a bunch of collaged faces while in class. The first done in blue pencil and the second in ballpoint pen. I've noticed doing these really forces you to change up shapes and proportions so that you don't get a repetition on the same page of the same type of face. I can see an improvement from the first to the second one, so I'm going to keep doing these and trying different styles, types and shapes - as much as I possibly can. Now, to character design!


Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Thief and Inspector

Here's a character I made for myself, and a potential story idea. Again, using the poly lasso and paint bucket, I'm planning on using him to learn flash in the summer - he seems very suited for it. Here's the thief's nemesis - the short, wily Inspector Briggs. I'm developing a little short story to animate soon. A model sheet will come soon of this character. Any comments and crits are greatly appreciated.