Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Walks (...or waddles)

We had to use an existing cartoon character as our guinea pig for animating a walk. So here goes Donald:

Perspective walk:

To me the walk cycle was by faaarrr the most difficult part of the exercise:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


By the way, I just saw City of Ember, and I'd recommend it.
Note, I haven't read the book, so I don't know how it'll hold up for people who have. It did make me want to read the book though. Sad crummy little robots bumping into things...


I haven't posted any male nudes yet. Shall fix.
Stuff from last week's class:

^I was amused by how those gestures look like they could be three different people sharing a scene.

^That lower pose was probably my favourite from the whole class, because it so reminded me of this children's song from back home, where "The captain looked over the horizon" ("Kapteeni katsoi horisonttihin").
The song neglects to mention whether the captain was looking over the horizon au naturel.

^Lower pose: new favourite!

From last week's life drawing club on Wednesday:

^I liked the symmetry in the pose, even though the muscles turned out so exaggerated in my sketch (as seems to be my tendency right now).


And fine, also some females from yesterday's class, because (again) I liked how these four sketches that just ended up on the same page could belong to the same ...tableau:

Monday, October 13, 2008

I just love saying it

"OHHH SHI-YAH! You make me feel like a schoolgirl again!"
That's the only part you really need to hear.

(You're bound to hear it from me at some point whether you watch the clip or not, so ...I guess that means you don't need to watch it. Talked myself into a crappy corner!)
Maya Rudolph is one of the lights of my life.
The clip is on YouTube too, but They're not letting people embed it! :C

Somebody very literal-minded (I love them) wrote a new version of a-ha's "Take On Me" that actually fits the music video:

"I'm gonna kick some a** with my own pipe wrench..."

Meanwhile, sunglasses continue to epitomise Cool, this time in the world of mathematics.

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Some people could be under the impression that I have something against Shia L. because I make fun of him at every opportunity IRL, but they'd be dead wrong. He's likeable, and yes he manages comedy, and something about him just invites ridicule (I mean, even when he's not getting arrested). Which are awesome traits in a celebrity. Imagine you cast him in a remake of Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- you can see he would obviously be Cameron instead of Ferris, right? And Cameron is ♥.

(Not that I want a remake.)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Stitch by stitch...

Hellloooo again... I don't think I'll be posting as much life drawing in the near future, just because I currently do so much of it that I'd be photographing and optimising and blogging until my fingers were mere nubs.
But here's some animation! It's not my first, but anyway... The first I've posted.

^The school assignment was to do a rough three-jump animation of Stitch from Disney's Lilo & Stitch. Above is the first step, where the character is just basic shapes. (Oh, and it's missing the ending...)

^I'm nowhere near the stage where I can tell how many inbetweens an animation is going to need just by flipping it, so after the first pencil check, I refined the timing and also added ears that drag.

^Then I darkened my blue-pencil roughs with a pencil to make them more visible.

So, this was rough animation. Neither character details (like facial features) nor inbetweens were necessary. I think I'll try adding those sometime later just out of curiosity -- although I have a feeling that if I try to add an actual face the character will end up looking less like Stitch instead of more.