Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Angry Frog Collection


I had lots of fun drawing this simple frog design. I called him the Angry Frog because the first picture I draw of it was an angry expression. I cut and pasted all the different expressions I made with the character design. The frog on the left side was my first one. Enjoy.

Wwwhhhhhaaaa?!

Here's my sketches and my key frames for the anticipation expression. I tried happy to surprised. I tried different character designs. I liked this one and another one which I'll post after this one.

The pictures above are my key frames.

These pictures below are my sketches.

Final Walk

It looks like I exaggerated the hand movements a little too much. I might fix it later if I have time.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Walk with inbetweens

I think it came out pretty well.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

The New and Improved Walk

I hope this one turned out better. I made sure that the legs were closer together (to get the upside down V shape) and I made the head movements simpler. I was trying to do the tilt, but it ended up looking like the head was rolling.
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The Walk

This is my pencil test for the walk. I think my character is leaning forward too much and his head tilts look a bit odd.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Character 2.0




I changed the design a bit on this new character. His body is the same has Ball Head character, but I gave him a hat just because. I made it simple, hopefully simple enough where it doesn't become a pain to animate. Sorry if the pictures are blurry or light. My character chart is a bit crooked. I drew lines on the paper so I could keep him the same height, but I drew the lines in a diagonally. I still need to practice with the weights.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Character Sheet


Whoops. I forgot to add the back view and a gesture pose in the character sheet. Also I added an extra 3/4 front and back view.

Weights, character sheet, and sad-happy



Lots of stuff in this post. This is my second attempt at trying to illustrate the 'weight' of an object. My character is pretty simple. I thought about creating a really different character, but I figured that a simple design will be the best. Also, I couldn't decide on which set of 5 I liked for the sad to happy assignment. The first 2 pictures are different, but the last 3 are very similar.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Testing Toonboom

Here's my follow through again. I seem to have problems creating the video with Toonboom. Even after I changed the frame rate in the video option box, it always creates the video as a 24fps one. So instead of relying on the program, I used the export frames and used Quicktime instead. It turned out ok. I might try to reanimate it later on this week. Overall, Toonboom is a good program, but I'm wondering about the fps in the export video option.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This thing is heavy...






Sorry for the late post. I should check the schedule more often. I tried to draw weighted items and I think some of the pictures came out ok. The top picture was cut off a little bit so I rescanned the picture and cut out the top one. I had a lot of fun drawing this, but I need more practice.



Monday, February 1, 2010

Follow Through 2

Here's my second attempt at fixing this. I think it turned out better than the first one, but it still needs some improvements.
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