Friday, August 21, 2015

Crappy Drawing #83

 Today was weird and amazing and I had a migraine and drew the following!



Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lazy Pug - Blocking #2

Here's some more progress of that animation I posted last week.  I feel like I'm getting there, but I still have a lot more blocking work to do.

Here are some of the notes that I still need to tackle:


- In beginning, try holding Kayla's first pose for longer (balancing) to allow time for the dog to do his thing.... so the audience isn't overwhelmed with information.

- At frame 159, timing of the slouch should be faster (more sigh-like)...

- The moment at 591 isn't clear enough.  Is this moment necessary?  Maybe have the head move be more distinctive and hold it longer so the audience can read it.

- Around frame 750, have Kayla's head be raised up, more in profile, with a distinctive frown.  You'll probably have to cheat it to read her expression more carefully.

- Around frame 732, when Kayla wants to grab the leash - Paul Ruddify the moment to give a more 'indignant/childlike' character.  You'll probably need to do reference for this.


- Dog's expressions generally need more work.  Also he needs to be panting/breathing throughout the piece.

- At 378, the dog's leg can be twitching more to give him some life (do this throughout too!).

-  At around 525, the dog leg's kicking out doesn't really feel like a dog... feels too human.

- The pug's eyes should be half-lidded throughout the bit, UNTIL Kayla picks her up and he becomes wide-eyed (disturbed).

Crappy Drawing #78



Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lazy Pug - Blocking #1

Here's a little sneak peak at my blocking progress on my latest animation I've been working on.  It's WAAAY longer than I anticipated (right now it's around 30sec :0000) but it's a great challenge to try and get some interaction between two characters.

Oh, and imagine there's a leash - I haven't added that in yet.

Crappy Drawings #71