Saturday, October 29, 2005

More Jack (step animation exercise)

Here are my thumbnail sketches for this exercise. I'm pretty happy with the way this animation is going so far. Enjoy!

The sketches below are go before the last row of drawings on the page above.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Louie Comic Rough Draft

Below you can see the rough draft for the comic I have been working on. Let me know what you think. I know what you're thinking, you're saying "Man! Whuz up with this sucka? He be going to animation skoo not no comic skoo!" Let me say in my defense that I decided to create this short comic for a couple of reasons.

1) to improve my drawing skills.
2) To improve my storytelling skills.
3) It sound like a lot of fun.

So there you go. Please critique the poop out of it, don't hold anything back. I would especially love to get some help with dialogue. Me no write too good.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Animation Planning

I haven’t been animating as much as I would like lately. So to get me in shape for Animation Mentor in January I thought I better do a couple of simple animation exercises. For my first exercise I want to do a box step. Here are some quick character planning notes for my current animation exercise.

Hatchet Jack: (This name comes from a story a family friend used to tell my brothers and me over the campfire to try and scare us. Hatchet Jack was a homicidal dentist who wore a necklace of human teeth.)

• Jack is single and in his 30s. He graduated near the top of his class from Berkeley with a degree in Economics (that means he is smarter than I am). After graduating he got a job in a large accounting firm and soon became a CPA.
• Even though Jack is book smart he lacks common sense.
• Jack has lots of friends but not many close friends.
• He is very good at doing what he is told but not very creative (which is very good trait for an accountant).
• He fears the outdoors, spiders, car mechanics (or any handyman), and heights.
• His goal in life is to marry the woman of his dreams, make a safe amount of money and retire comfortably by the age of 55.
• Favorite TV shows: The amazing race, Friends (owns the complete DVD collection), football and basketball.
• Loves to workout at the gym, play basketball, Mexican food, and the Gap.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Why Blog?

With all the blogs out there these days why should I spend my energy producing a blog of my own? What will I get out of blogging? The answer is simple, I want a blog to help organize, categorize, and share my experiences as I become an animator. I also want a place where I can share my works in progress. This blog is a place to share my passions and how they affects me.