Thursday, December 30, 2010

Disney Sketches

These are just some sketches I did from The Princess and the Frog and Tangled - most of the ones of Flynn are from the art of book. A lot of the structure lines in these have gotten lost because of the scanning and whatnot, but I drew them rather lightly to begin with. Obviously doing these sketches is about the least original thing an artist can do, but it's great practice, especially in regards to getting a character on model.

Honestly, to some degree I enjoy doing stuff like this more than personal art...which is good since I know I can stand drawing characters that are not mine. If I couldn't, I'm sure I wouldn't last being an animator, haha.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Layout Pan and Portfolio

Our last assignment for my Layout class was to create either a repeat horizontal pan or a repeat vertical pan (I chose horizontal). I'd definitely recommend clicking the image for the larger view...since it's difficult to read at this size. I spent a ton of time on this, mostly because I  didn't really have any other assignments to worry about since final assignments for the other classes were mostly due the week prior to this one. Our teacher isn't really a hard marker, so I really could have gone a more simplistic route, but I don't want to get in any kind of habit where I do easier works just because the teacher doesn't mark that hard. That's a mindset I really want to stay away from, I know I won't grow much as an artist if I don't challenge myself!

For those reading this blog who aren't really familiar with how things in animation production work, so family and whatnot, this is separated into different levels. There's the background, the animation, the overlay/underlay and the special effects. You have to think of this piece in terms of how it would look on the screen. So on screen, you wouldn't see this image in its entirety, you'd only see a portion of it at any given time as it'd be panning, with the leopard in the foreground walking, and the guy in the raft moving along in the river.

Final version:
Rough version:
And the initial concept:
This is just a picture I took while I was working on it, so you can get a sense of the scale. 
Also, here is a close up of the tribal guy, since he's rather small even in the larger image. The fingers on the hand grasping the spear are a bit wrong, considering they should overlap the shaft...but whatever! There's so much going on in this piece that that's rather insignificant. Don't mind the crudely drawn ripples in the water either, haha.
In addition to this assignment above, we had to hand in a few pieces for a layout portfolio. I wasn't really sure how refined this portfolio was to be, but Komza did say it could be just sketches if that is how we wish to be represented. Below are a few of the pieces I handed in for that.
These are mainly just concepts...not at all finished pieces.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bone Portfolio

Well, I wasn't going to post this, but I spent so much time on it I figured I would. We had to do a bone portfolio for life drawing class...making it informative yet also creative/fun.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ball & Tail Animation

Here's our last animation assignment of the semester. Basically, we had to animate a ball...with a tail, but give it some personality! This took a little under 200 drawings. There are some parts I'd like to be slower, but I can't be bothered to add more frames in those way do I feel like pencil testing this again!