Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Some Animation Key Frames

Here are some key frames from an 11 Second Club animation I'm working on completing from the June challenge. They're in order from top to bottom. There are a couple of frames where his mouth or arm is missing (especially on the second page), but I'm working on animating the arm and lip sync on a separate layer later. I exported these from Flash, and though they look light from far away (I don't understand why....), they look fine up close. I have most of the inbetweens done for this character, though there are two other characters he's interacting with that I haven't finished all the roughs for yet. But they just make subtle movements, so I hope to finish them quickly.

And I used the grid in Flash to make sure I was lining up the poses evenly enough, but I kinda liked the look of it for some reason, and kept it in. I hope it's not too distracting.

Hopefully I'll be able to finish this along with all the other animations I have roughed out soon, so I can have a new character animation reel!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's a little gift I made for my mom, which actually didn't turn out quite how I planned. I knew I was going to draw her a card featuring a cartoon version of her favorite dog, Boo, but I didn't quite know how I was going to present it.

So as I was going to print it out this morning, I realized that I didn't have any card stock, or any other sturdy paper to print it out on. I knew that if I printed out on just basic printer paper, it would be hard to take care of, and I wanted it to last for a while. I had no choice but to print it out on the regular paper, but then I decided to get a little creative. I found an old sketchbook of mine, and cut out a piece of cardboard from the  back of it, took some glue, and wrapped it around the cardboard. So then at least it was on something that was sturdy enough.

But then I noticed that it just laid flat, and I wanted my mom to be able to look at it without having to lift it up too look at it. Also, I accidentally did a sloppy job of gluing the bottom part of it, and I didn't want her to see that! lol So then I noticed that I had this old desk calendar from 2010 next to my computer, and noticed how it was propped up a piece of folded, white cardboard. Since I obviously had no use for the calendar, I cut out the back part of it, and then glued that to the back of the card to prop it up! PRESTO! LOL

Ugghhh..... Doing this reminded me of when I was a little kid, and would do paper craft projects like this as gifts, but obviously not nearly as crappy! At least the card drawing came out pretty okay. Wish I would have also had money to buy my mom a steak dinner from Sizzler, or something, but since I'm low on funds, this is the best I could do for now. LOL She absolutely loved it, at least! And I loved that it made her really happy!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Pug... with Mario's Hat!

I was drawing a happy pug giving a thumbs up, and for some reason, it just seemed to make sense to me to give him a Mario hat. His design is partly inspired by Spunky from Rocko's Modern Life (mostly by the way he's sitting). lol

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lazy Sunday Morning Pug

A sketch I did last night before going to sleep. Although I ended up staying awake longer working on it than I intended, because I was having fun drawing it. So I woke up this morning feeling exactly like this. lol