Friday, February 24, 2006

Cartoon Goodness

I just ordered the Beaver and Steve book. The dollar to pound exchange rate stinks by the way. I can't wait for it to arrive! On another cartoon note aside for a few spelling goofs I finished my Louie comic. You can check it out here . . .

My next project is already in the works. More on that soon.

AM week 6

Okey Dokey here's my work from week 6. This week the lecture covered overlapping action. Another really basic animation topic that I thought I understood. And I did, intelectually. But once I got onto the computer I ran into more problems than I thought I would. I eventually learned a cool way to animate overlapping action that is simple and powerful at the same time. So that said I learned a lot this week.

Monday, February 13, 2006

AM Week 4

Doesn't 4 come before 5? NO! Blogger killed my last post for some reason so you are getting post 4 late, out of order and without explination. Enjoy. . .

AM week 5

Week five was a tough one for several reasons. For our animation assingment we had the choice of three obsticle courses of assending difficulty. I wanted to challenge myself so I chose the third obstical course, a pinball machine. I made the whole process a lot more difficult by not planning enough, so I had a hard time getting the timing right. Then I got the flu and spent the last two days working on the assignment with a fever. It wasn't too much fun and now I'm exahusted. Here's the link

Friday, February 03, 2006

AM Week 3

I know, I know week four is almost over. I'm a fat lazy man! Well not really, I've been busy animating my week 4 assignments and coloring my Louie comic (which is almost done). Here is my work from week three at AM.

Notice my little timing boo boo that I didn't catch until after I scanned this image in. The frame numbers go 14,30,32,41, . . . They should have been 14,30,42,51, . . . oh well.

My amazing mentor Raquel Coelho liked my stu pose. The assignement was to pose stu in an exciting pose. Raquel's only critique was that the left foot looked like it was rotated back too far.

Here is a link to my bouncing ball assignment. We were supposed to animate a simple bouncing ball with the weight of a soccer ball from the side view.

Raquel had a family emergency and had to go back to Brazil so this week we get to have Justin Barrett as a Q&A mentor. Check out his blog entry entittled Relationships, emotions, and animation over at it is really good stuff.