Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Monday, 28 November 2016
This is a bit of concept art for my original pick n mix project. The original drawing is shown above with the edited version below. This is showing my main character Mr K. Beane as a child on his father's shoulders in a field. I haven't really done much concept art for this so I thought I should do at least a couple. It's very simple but that is what I was going for similar to the illustration above which is from the 1950s. For example, the sky, grass and clouds have no black outline and not different shades just block colours. Originally I was only going to use two colours for the whole thing like the illustration but I struggled to make it look good and interesting so I decided to just colour it but not in detail so it still has that "1950s illustrative" look.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
These are backgrounds for Sophia's pick n mix project. I tried to use different textures such as ripped wallpaper and tarnished metal and changed the opacity and also tried to give a watercolour effect to interpret purple and yellow tone colours. I quickly mapped out characters just to see how they would fit into the bus and just get a better feel of the idea, but of course the characters will look different as physical puppets.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
I definitely need more practice with turnarounds. I also forgot to do a side view (well done Cerys) I think there's something going on with my Wacom tablet, it's always so shaky so the lines aren't very smooth, perhaps I should do more drawings in the studio in stead of at home. I might include this in my production report.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
This is my final 11 second animation. In the small space of time I had to do this I'm very pleased, although I wish I had maybe done more with the characters and include more movement but I struggled a lot to do so, I definitely need more practice with animating, I haven't done it properly in ages. The snow also goes to the side a bit which is quite annoying but it's not too noticeable I don't think? I did it in TVPaint which I'm glad about because I now have so much more experience with it and I am enjoying using it.
Friday, 18 November 2016
So, it's exactly two weeks today until the deadline, so of course I decided to change my idea....
I was struggling to animate the other one as I find animating people very difficult and with the amount of time I have, I need to just get it done. So it's nearly Christmas, why not animate a snowman?! here it is in progress, it's not the best and there's not really any movement but it'll do. It's a lot better than I thought it was going to be, it still needs colouring but it will look better when it's completely finished.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Today was just a huge no from me, I wasn't feeling it at all :( Maybe it's because it was the last life drawing session of this semester, maybe it was because of the heavy work load I currently have, I don't know, but I just couldn't get into it. I certainly gave it my best shot though and one or two of them came out okay.
Okay so this one (above), was a challenge given that the model fell asleep and kept nodding their head up and down so I couldn't accurately draw his face. And don't even get me started on the feet - Worst. Things. To. Draw. Ever. (except for hands)