Sunday, October 30, 2011

Traditional Animation - Action Analysis

My final and favorite example of animation I have to post for the day.

This is a Traditionally animated piece, done completely in Twos, following a specific guild line of things to be animated/included, as well as an additional/ extra animated background object.

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You can tell that I was going for a stylized took again, and I'm quite pleased with the outcome, as well as the look/weight the character has.

Flash And Traditional Animation - Melvin

Here are two more animations, both featuring the character: Melvin The Manshark.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK4RgHE6CGc

((Due to the upload limitations of this blog, please view the video at the above mentioned link. Thank you.))


The first is a Traditional run and jump cycle, ((or skip and jump, in this characters case)), while the second is a Flash animation of a small dance done to song: Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C & C Music Factory.

Both were animated on Ones, and the Flash piece also uses smears to keep in time with the music.

I love adding the extra little details to them as well, like the trailing stars present in both videos, after Melvin jumps.


I have to say that this character was a lot of fun to work with, and I enjoyed the end product of both of these videos.

Flash Animation - Nature Loops

I realize now that even though I'm offering skills in animation ((Among other artistic abilities, like story boarding and character building)) on my blog, I've yet to post any examples!

I had better fix that.

First of all, here are two Nature Animations, done in flash.

One is in the theme of water, the other in the theme of wind.


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Both are very simple, featuring looping and non-looping elements.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating both of these pieces, and enjoy the colourful, stylized visuals even more.

25 Facial Expression Challenge

It`s been a bit since I`ve updated, but I never stop drawing.
I just start working on things that take me longer to finish now a days.

Here`s something I wanted to challenge myself with for a while, and that I was working on, bit by bit for a while.

Expressing 25 different facial expressions on a stable character.

Keeping the face in proportion is usually difficult, but I felt confident in this exercise, as I have draw the character enough to make sure the facial structure is consistent.



I had a lot of fun with this.

I`m very pleased with the results.