Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Flapper Dance Progress

So I've been working on my flapper animation whenever I can find the time. I'm really having fun with this animation.

I didn't know what I was going to do with her arms. One will be doing a motion, probably going to keep the finger wagging thing there, the other will probably be on her hip. I want to get this part looking good before adding in hair and her dress. 

I finally bought a scanner

Today I finally got around to getting myself a scanner which means I'll be able to update more often and it'll make projects a little easier for me. I like to do lots of sketches of a project and then do my work based on them, it will be much easier to do that with a scanner at home.

I went through a few of my sketch books as I was testing it out:

This first one is from a life drawing session earlier this month:

These two are sketches of random people I drew on the bus ride home from work two weeks ago I especially had fun with the second one, thinking about doing more with it:

This was a sketch of my cat character I drew a while back ago. I drew her then decided to use her for another the reaction animation.

I can't wait to post more updates. I plan on doing life drawings and sketches during the week and doing a large blog post with them at least once a week.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Flapper Dance

Wow, its been a little bit. But I'm happy to post an update. I've been working a whole lot which leaves little time for me to work on projects and practice animation. I've been trying to make more time to keep working at it. I'm planning on buying a scanner soon which will make daily updates much easier. I can't wait to put up pages of my sketch book and little doodles and ideas I come up with at work.

So on to my current project:

I saw this gif-

And was inspired to do a little animation of it. I'm having a lot of fun with it so far and its making me think a lot more about animation. I'm working on it now, but I'm still pleased with it so far:

I'm really excited to work on the secondary actions, but before I do that I'm what to work on this a little bit more. I want to add a little more motion to the body before I move on to adding in other things.

I also want to design what she'll look like in the colored version of it. I'm thinking either black and white like the gif or more like the "Almost There" scene in "The Princess and the Frog"

I'll post more on this project as I work on it. I'm really excited to be working on animation again.