Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Norm Completed!

It took me til 5:30 am to finish, but I'm really pleased with what I have.
I might like to clean it up a lot more and maybe alter some things towards the end in the redo... but for now, this works fine.

Lemme know what y'all think!

Norm Progress 5

Yeah, I'm still not done.

Norm Progress 4

Norm's shaping up now. I went back and added in his body so that he's actually all there for most of the animation. He's got some slide-y feet problems, and most of the end is still placeholders, but hey, it's looking okay.

Norm Progress 3

It's coming along... sorta

Norm Progress 2

I need to get this done by tonight, so all you lucky bloggers get to see my progress.

The end still needs some better timing, but I think his head's working pretty well.
Watchu guys think?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Norm progress

Our next assignment for 2D Character animation is a reaction take from this character: Norm.

Here's what I got so far.

Obviously not finished, but thought y'all might like to see some work-in-progress!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Our first assignment for 2D Character animation was a Mushu head turn! What fun!

This is my first time actually animating someone else's design from a model sheet, so I was a little nervous that I wouldn't get the design right. I drew him a lot in my sketchbook, and I think that definitely got me a little more prepared. There are still a few things bugging me, but I think I managed to draw him pretty convincingly.

I have two versions of my head turn.

The first is the version I turned in.

My Professor liked it, it seems. There are still a few things to fix, which I'll get onto soon.

My second version is an unfinished one. At one point, I had Mushu stop at a 3/4 pose, as if he's listening, before progressing to the final extreme.
Prof. Webber said it wasn't bad, but that to keep in aims with the assignment, I should focus more on the two extremes. Also, the middle pose breaks the pacing a bit. Nevertheless, I think I could still work with it so that it's paced better, but time will tell if it'll get finished.

I'll be posting again with more stuff soon!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Psych Character Designs be stylin'


This quarter, I'm taking a Character Design and Storyboarding class.
One of the first projects was to take an existing television show and convert the characters into caricatures. Now, allow me to say that my professor often refers to our caricatures as either "animatable" or "non-animatable".  At this point, he's completely ignoring basic shape breakdowns and turn-arounds (which, no doubt, will become needed for later projects).

In any case, this means the designs I have here are far from "animatable" yet. Nevertheless, he seemed to like them, and that's good. I'm pretty proud of them.

Here they are:

Lassiter was by far my favorite to draw. He's already so darned cartoony!