Friday, March 16, 2012

New Project: Ballerina

So, I'm back. I wish I would have been more motivated to do projects the last few months. I was just so used to professors giving me projects, that it was hard to get into doing them on my own. But I took the time to get inspired and now I'm ready to work again.

 I was on a website :, a website with reference videos for animators, when I saw a video series with a female ballerina. I always wanted to learn how to do a pirouette, after failing to do so physically I decided to animate instead.

I'm starting out by drawing it out in my sketch book. At first I just wanted to draw the main parts, but I ended up drawing about 45 sketches of the whole thing. I'm going to take each picture and make it into an animatic that will serve as a really rough version of the pirouette. I'll do an ink out line over it with correct proportions, then I will do the color and background.

For now here are the sketches, I'll post them as a slide show since there are so many of them.

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