Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Combat Exercise - Blocking 2

Shot 3's still pretty rough - it feels a bit too 'pose-to-pose' currently (especially with the blue guy) so I need to make it feel more fluid.


Saturday, May 24, 2014


Animation is an 'easy' thing to be passionate about if you think about it - and I say that because it's inherently interesting.  Most people don't 'dislike' animation or are THAT bored when they see the latest Pixar film, for instance.  People have opinions on it!  It's... inherently interesting - And that's great!

But it's really special to see someone who is passionate about something that you wouldn't necessarily think could be interesting.. Like doing root canal's for a living-

After my cavity procedure was done today, my dentist started talking about his process with clear enthusiasm.  He spoke about how much of an 'art' dentistry is, and how he uses different instruments (one that spins so fast it could cut through steel, and one that is only JUST strong enough to cut through the decay) in combination to perform his procedures in the most efficient way possible.  He then proceeded to show me examples of REALLY BAD cavities to compare to my measly wimpy cavity I had, and explained why my cavity didn't require the use of novocaine.  Of course, I didn't necessarilly NEED to know all this information immediately after my procedure, but I enjoyed seeing his passion about his process, his tools, and generally - the study of TEETH!  

He LITERALLY started blasting Metallica as he did the procedure.  You can tell he loves his job.


This is... disturbing

And if you need a dentist and you're in the CT area check out Vaughn Family Dentistry ;)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Combat Exercise - Blocking 1

I haven't even gotten to the combat yet!

I need to work on the settle when he jump down - also something about his 'release' in the first shot bothers me.  Most importantly I need to HAVE HIM HIT THINGS!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Combat Exercise - Thumbnails

What I'm currently working on is COMBAT involving 2 characters with quarterstaffs.  I managed to find some pretty awesome reference for this so I'm pretty excited.  Here are some thumbnails/animatic (And yes, I have a LONG way to go with drawing -_-).  Thanks to Isabelle Gedigk for help with the ending:

Kudos to Isabelle - check out her blog!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Just in time for mothers day...

We all must appreciate when our mothers are there for us emotionally and... otherwise.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Gunshot - Interpolation / Tweaking

Added a dynamic simulations for the books (had to do a quick refresher on that!):

I'm gonna spend some more time tweaking and polishing this but then I'm gonna move on (axxing shot 3 I think...).  I really want to do a quick fight for practicing body dynamics.  This piece by animator Stephen Vyas really inspired me: