Thursday, June 17, 2010

Marty Learns to draw cats 1

What's one thing I learned at the workshop this weekend?
I suck at drawing big cats.

In light of this, today I pulled out every animal anatomy book I could and studied large cat skeletons and muscles in hopes that the mystery of their faces would slowly unravel.

They're starting to!

I couldn't get to the zoo, so I drew these from a video. That's a little better than photos, right?
I'll be going to the natural history museum tomorrow, and the zoo sometime next week to get some real life drawing done.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Animal Workshop

As Promised, here are some of the drawings I got from the animal drawing workshop I went to this past weekend.

Hopefully over the break I'll be able to make it to the zoo/museums to do more studies.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dog Lightning!

Just a little update on the clown. Fleshed out all of the rough inbetweens and I'm running it by everyone I can find before I tie it down. Should be done soon!

Another test for the genie animation. I'm pretty proud of that lightning.

So, I went to an animal drawing workshop in New York this weekend (taught by Joe Weatherly). It was pretty awesome, I got a lot out of it. I'll probably be posting some of the sketches up here soon.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Animation Weekend!

So, I guess I'll be update frequently with all of the animations I'm working on. This weekend was nice because all I really had to do was animate. Got a bit done, too!

I made the throw more clear in the clown animation. I still haven't inbetweened that part, so it's a bit choppy. Just wanted to make sure it read. I also tweaked some stuff in the other parts. Made the run in faster, and made his legs scramble at the end. Overall I like how it's coming.

I finished the puppet tests for that genie animation. pretty excited about how flexible they turned out to be. There are parts where it's a little obvious that they're symbols, but overall there's chance for more life than one would think.

I also got a chance to do more of that sprite animation. It's for the credit sequence of a 3D short some friends and I have been working on. I'll be sure to post it up once that's done