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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

One Step at a Time

For the second year final project I decided to create a showreel, the criteria included three basic motion character movements.
So with a rather hindered pace I have decided to show all you wonderful people the post and pre production of the basic movement animations in the next few posts


So I'll start with the strongest, this is the Angry Character Walk. I think with some time I'd like to go back and add the character details onto him, hat, giant eyebrows etc, but overall I'm pretty happy with the motion in it

Here's the test :





Friday, 11 April 2014

Weekly Warriors

The Weekly Warriors was an idea that came up a little while ago while I was sketching away in my notepad. The concept is that every week, on this blog, I will be posting up a drawing of an iconic kind  warrior or fighter from any spectrum in time. These designs will hopefully be in multiple kinds of media, but personal preferences will probably sway my hand and pencil will be around 80% of these

Original Rough
So, for the first Weekly Warrior post I wanted to post the design that sparked the idea in the vast and empty space that exists betwixt my ears.

On the right is the original pencil work drawing, traditional is my love,  and below is the digital line work in progress. 

I just wanted to add these so all of you wonderful people who spare a fraction of your time to give this little space a passing glance can get the gist of what is to come. The lifework below will be a complete and fully coloured piece, at least thats the plan for now . . . . 


So, enjoy my friends, more soon 



Incomplete Line Work (but nearly there)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The First in my Foreseeable Future

First post on the blog, so, I though that the best place to start would be with the first animation that I ever toiled over

This was the idea that I came up with for the final project in my foundation course. At this time I wasn't really aware of what timing and spacing were, and didn't really have a clue into any kind of animation techniques or fundamentals, or as to what a lightbox was. 
With that in mind ladies and gentlemen, I present to you (in my first ever video upload) 
        
  -  The Extraordinary Explorations of a Man Named Stan  - 


video


I hope it amuses you all . . . 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Up and Strolling

So, my blog has finally been sorted

Its only up from here I guess. So, I hope you enjoy what I have to show and 
I shall be scanning and uploading what I have as soon as I feel completely competent 
with this blogging malarky

Enjoy guys, I'll try my best to make it interesting