These drawings were photographed on my phone so sorry for the low quality images.
Friday, 30 September 2016
Thursday, 14 July 2016
There's a tutorial by the artist and animator Aaron Blaise about creating a squash and stretch effect for character animation. This is my very rough attempt at creating one for a character I made up. I made this in Photohshop and recorded it to see how long it would take me and to look back over any mistakes I made.
The tutorial can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vsp2Z1IIy4
In the tutorial Aaron Blaise is using TVPaint as his animation software, but seeing that I don't have that and I don't really like using Flash, I went for Photoshop and created this very short piece in there.
Over all this took me around forty minutes to complete, and the video editing took a further thirty minutes to do.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
I wanted to try out some lip syncing and fancied using Photoshop to animate on again. This is very basic blocking out of a short clip of animation, which I could take ahead further and improve. For now I've left it too late in the day to add more onto it, and I might get another sound bite to work from for tomorrow. Sound bite is from the 11 Second Club.
Saturday, 9 July 2016
I came across a tutorial on how to colour black and white drawings. I wanted to try it as I had never tried rendering a drawing like this and I like the look it creates as it reminds me of book illustrations.
The link to the tutorial is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurMZ97uLKM
I really like how this image has turned out and hope to use this technique in the future.
Clean up lines
Grey scale (longest part, took around 7-8 hours for me)
Soft light colour layer with out grey scale underneath
Thursday, 23 June 2016
I wanted to try out more animation in Photoshop, so I made this very quick test shot. I'd like to do more with hand drawn animation, and I feel I know where I need to improve from making this quick test. I feel I need to improve on animating shadows, and clean up lines. Also feel I could do with some more drawing exercises to help me improve with drawing anatomy.