Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Arctic Traveler Dante

I drew myself as an arctic traveler with my little pug pal! 

I was inspired to do this drawing after a friend of mine introduced me to the art style from the movie, "Children Who Chased Lost Voices from Deep Below." I haven't watched the movie, but it looks absolutely beautiful! I also always wanted to draw myself riding a giant pug! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Figure Drawings from 2012

It's actually been a very long time since I've taken my figure drawings and posted them. I kinda forgot how to properly fix them in Photoshop, so I'm sorry they look all weird....

There are a lot of things I still need to improve on when it comes to figure drawing, but one thing I hate is when I don't make a complete drawing of the whole body. I have so many drawings that have missing legs, and heads, and faces, and arms, and hands, and feet..... And I don't want to go back and draw them in later because it'll look to obvious that I added it afterwards, and the drawing will look even worse..... Besides, I'll feel a lot better knowing that I got it all in that very moment I was drawing it.

Well, I definitely feel like I've improved over my drawings in the past, so at least I'm overcoming my drawing issues little by little.... VERY slowly, but surely....

Sunday, January 6, 2013

11 Second Club December Entry and Demo Reel

Hey! Sorry (again...) for it being a while since I've posted something, but I've been busy doing a lot of animating in Flash. One of the pieces I did recently was for the 11 Second Club competition this past December. After several attempts throughout 2012, this is the first ever piece that I actually finished on time!! That in itself was accomplishment enough for me!

But then I got the "icing on the cake" when I found out this morning that my entry ranked in the top 5 best animations for that month! I was just hoping to be in the top 50%! I'm sorry the video quality isn't very good, though. I'm not sure how other people made there's look so clear. I followed the rules about having my entry be 560x316... I'm not very good with rendering out good videos....

But yeah, this was a lot of fun to do!!


Also, here's a link to my most current animation reel. Hope you like it!
Dante Buford Character Animation Reel 2012 from Dante Buford on Vimeo.
I hope to accomplish a lot this year in the field of animation, so wish me luck! I'll keep you posted on my progress.