Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Charlie B. Barkin (ANIM)

We had to choose a character that you could easily draw and be able to find character sheets. 
I chose Charlie B. Barkin from All Dogs Go To Heaven not because he was easy to draw, or not because he had character sheets (there were barely any), but because I wanted to challenge myself, and I grew up with All Dogs Go To Heaven. I find Don Bluth's style and dark movies (well.. not all his movies) inspire me and it was very satisfying to take such a difficult character and animate it.

As far as the animation is concerned, there are parts I could have done more in-betweening for, I am also missing a frame I had drawn but couldn't find halfway through the line testing D:
Alas, overall I am pretty happy with how my animation came out, it's due on Friday and there seems to be quite a lot of people from other classes who haven't mapped out their head turn yet. That's ok, but too close to the due date for me that's for sure! I wish everyone else good luck on completing their animations, i'm going to school tomorrow to hand in work, go to my last class, and take an early start to reading week. I'm starting to get a cold now so I just want to rest and put my feet up after a stressful last two weeks.

Charlie Barkin (C) to Don Bluth Studios (1989)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

In Sequence

For character design we had to create a character who would find an object, interact with it and have a result. Here I made a gecko of no specific breed, enjoy!

Long post is loooooong.



         So I managed to have a mini vacation before crunch time and it was great! Mike has been wanting to take me to Ottawa for awhile now and this past weekend we were finally able to go. The six hour drive wasn't so bad, well it took probably about 7, close to 8 hours because farther down the 401 there was bad traffic that took forever to clear. We just talked, ate and look through the window to pass the time.

      We arrived in Ottawa at about 10, I can't remember exactly, so we went and picked up Mike's sister Mary, where we went to her friends place to stay for the weekend (they were on their honeymoon so we had the place to ourselves). The next day, the first thing we did was eat, get ready and walk on down to the canal. We were there just before 10 (Mike, Mary and their mum don't take forever to get ready like my family) and it wasn't too busy which was nice, and even if it was busy, it was hard to tell because the canal is so big!

      After the canal, we took a walk back to the apartment to drop off our stuff, then went to the market. The market was nice, but it was so busy that it was hard to keep your patience. I wanted to go into a candy store, but just from all the shadows I could see through the windows, I didn't want to go in anymore hahah. It was probably a healthier choice for me anyway. We also went and looked at the ice sculptures and there were a lot of dragons (which was cool!)


After all said and done, it was a great trip and I hope to go back again sometime for more than just a weekend. The trip home consisted of sleep and more sleep :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Friends in the Animal Kingdom

"If you wanted to be any animal, what would it be?"

My friends in real life, most of them I grew up with, some are random internet pals. 
I think a lot of them don't look like who they're supposed to be because it's not really the animal I would choose to represent them, though I figured it would be more fun for them to choose what animal they would be :)


Monday, February 15, 2010

More Freelance Work

Just some of the creatures done up for my commissioner, Greg Dent. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Life Drawing

Just some life drawing pieces from just before Christmas break. Figured I should share some stuff!... And my cat :P

Alien World Painting

Well we had to paint an alien world and have a warm and cool pallet. I don't think my teacher will like mine because it's basically all cool colours. Ah well, I tried, I kinda consider the far background to be warmish so maybe it works in her books.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pink Panther Walk

My pink panther walk cycle... not entirely a difficult assignment to pull off, it was certainly nice for a change since I felt like with our previous assignments weren't challenging enough. Anyway I do see some flaws I would go back to fix but meh, I know what I would want to fix so i'll keep it in mind for next time.
Learn from your mistakes right? Anyway enjoy.