March 31, 2012

Lions Be Walking

The animal walk cycle for Animation class!  This was easier than the head-turn, but still took a significant chunk of time to complete.  Anyway, so I choose to do a lion for my walk cycle (obviously), and now I don't know what else to say.  Oh, right.  I should thank Ricardo for pushing me to do a 3/4 view of the animal walk cycle instead of the required profile view.  It was quite a bit tougher, but I enjoyed it :)

Anyway, I uploaded both the finished walk cycle of the lion and the walk cycle before I added the mane.  I just seem to like the mane-less lion a bit more.  There are a few errors in the mane-less walk cycle that I fixed up for the final walk cycle, but whatever.

Ramble over.

March 29, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Thank you Kaitlin, for providing me with this lovely blog-post title :)

Okaaay, so here are my animal drawings from the Toronto Zoooo!  A big improvement over last year's Royal Winter Fair, if you ask me :)  Of course, I don't know my mark on it yet, but we'll find out about that next week.  I had sooo many short gestures to choose from, so I put in a whole bunch of extra ones (probably because I went to the zoo three times, haha) :)  Gestures were actually interesting to work on, but the scanning kind of messed up the original colours, but whatever :)  Here you go peoples:

March 27, 2012

No Form! No Volume!

So recently form and volume went on a journey to plant themselves in my mind.  I'm finally, finally starting to get form and volume and I'm finally applying it to my drawings.


But then again, I'm probably not doing it right yet.  Gotta practice more!  Here is my life drawing portfolio from a month back.  I don't even like it that much anymore, since now I see so many little mistakes in it.  Figured I'd upload it before I'll be completely embaressed by it :)

March 26, 2012

Entrance to Narnia... In Gouache!

For some reason I did this painting much faster than usual; I'm not complaining :)

Anyway, for the novel interior painting I, of course, chose a room description of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  It's the spare room!  But... how do you make a composition with a room that is described as empty save for a wardrobe and a dead blue bottle fly?  Rafters, yay!  Took me several thumbnails to come up with that one, haha!  Anyway, I hope you like it.  Hopefully my next painting won't involve anything glowing for once :)

The final painting is a different colour from the colour study mainly because of the print-out I was working from.  I kind of like the look of both.

March 15, 2012

Background Multi Pan Plane Thing

Yah, so Class B's digi-tools multi-plane background pan was due in week 9: extra time to make it look pretty!  So, here is the finished version with a clean-up version of the flamingo walk-cycle from several weeks ago.  I still think it's really rough, but I like the overall look of the pan.

These were the original colours of the background.  I like these a lot too, but several people told me that the aqua-turqoise look of the new version was really cool as well.  Oh, the easiness of digital artwork colouring :)  A few clicks and your painting is completely different!  Try doing that with gouache :|

March 10, 2012

Moses and the Infamous Meow

Alright. Here it is. The most challenging animation assignment to date: the head rotation. But that is not all, no. There's much more to it. Since they have to be drawn again and again, cartoon characters should be "easy" to animate. Not Moses, from The Prince of Egypt; his face is rather... complex.

I happened to choose to use Moses for my head rotation assignment and I have come to respect the original animators for the original movie even more. Man, that hair is hard to control! Anyway, I don't want to start going on about this too long. I'm sure you realize by now that I had a lot (LOT) of difficulties with this assignment. Here is the finished result: lots of rough animation in there :) And it ends with that amazing "Meow" we were required to use for our lip-sync. :)

The character Moses from The Prince of Egypt belongs to Dreamworks.

March 07, 2012

Aging Beavers

Sooo... this assignment...  I was super, REALLY SUPER excited about!  Then, once the time came, I decided to go with this chubby, simplistic beaver that turned out to be ridiculously hard to pose...  I had a lot of trouble with this one, but I'm pretty happy with the result: not with everything though.  For the next (and last) character design assignment I'm really going to try to stick with a more flexible character :)  So many awesome looking timelines from everyone!  I'm jealous of all of your skills, haha :)

March 05, 2012

Your Destiny is Fiction

So as you may know, recently we've been working on our ficto-planet paintings!  I did sooo many thumbnails until I had something I liked (bottom-right thumbnail was more or less the final one).  Then the magical journey of applying pigments on warpy paper began.

With even more great tips from Tim, I finished this painting late in the morning, because... well, I need to spend a lot of time on my paintings before I'm satisfied with how they look.  Have a look at all the conceptual process, and the painting of course :)
If only I can make the gouache look as vibrant as the digital stuff :|