Monday, 29 January 2007

The Master guides, the student follows....

As promised, the short animation which was inspired by the previous post....ok, it's not complete yet, only the thumbs and Key positions for now. I'm a bit frustrated at the moment because we only had a week to do this. The first sketch I did pumped me up so much, I really wanted to do this well, But I find it hard to move characters around when I don't "know" them. I kind of had to do a model sheet as I go along, tracing from keys positions, but that only helps a little. My friend Tim thinks its more beneficial to concentrate on the animation as this isn't a character design course. He says to keep my shapes real simple, but I know what I'm like, drawing stick figures all week will kill me. I know I can draw stick figures, but turning heads and bodys, thats the challenge (for me anyway) Guess I have to find a balance.

And Again....
Wes



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5 comments:

messytimbo said...

this is really excellent man. it's such a shame that you didn't have longer on it.

for me i found it helpful to use simple figures because i struggle so much with my drawing. If I was on your level I'd be wanting to try the same things as you. my view was more to help me not get bogged down by my drawing.

i think we're all still trying to find a way of animating that feels comfortable.

keep at it. your an animation new born, one day your be running

Kristian Antonelli said...

man this looks hella good. I admire the way you challenge yourself in these tasks. I tried to do the same when i did them. Aim high dude and you'll find star quality. great keys liking the attitude on the pupil. Do you do wushu or some other chinese martial art?

C said...

Looks fab. Nice keys, original idea - can't wait to see it 'tweened!

Kristian Antonelli said...

when you gonna update homes? I'm waiting over here.

libra bear said...

Thanx guys. Really appreciate the er...appreciation? :) Hope I can inbetween it well....

K, I'll get on it next week. Just been a bit busy lately.