October 28, 2014

Tiny Animals and a Tree Root

We're nearing the end of October and I haven't done a blog post yet.  I really didn't know what to upload, since I don't want to give away too much film stuff (yet?).  However, since the film is the thing I'm working on most of the time, I kind of have to post something related to it, so here are some character design sketches from a couple of weeks ago.  I made the salamander a bit younger than what he initially was, whereas I tried to finalize the dragonfly a bit more.

So here's another random thing: a currently unpainted tree root that the salamander will be standing on for maybe half a second.  Yup, that's all :)

And I just dug this up again today.  I figured I might as well upload it, since I did this last summer.  It was the setup of an earlier story that, well... didn't make the cut.

October 01, 2014


I didn't post anything in September!  So to make up for that... I'm posting this a day later!

So my fourth year film is about a salamander and a dragonfly.  I don't want to give away too much at this point, but here's a test of the dragonfly wings that I've done.  It took a while to get the blurs to behave, but I think I'm close to getting it.

I tried different styles of animating the wings.  I had one that was more "realistic" in which you could barely see anything but a light blur in place of the wings, but it just didn't feel the same as seeing glimpses of the actual wings.  I don't really know what else to type.  So yeah, here is a GIF: