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!


  1. Dang, those are good! Unfortunately, the only thing I retained from Webber's class is the memory he showed us "Runaway Brain".

  2. Thanks!

    I remember that one. I think it played in theaters with "Goofy Movie"