Saturday, October 16, 2010

Drawing from Imagination - 2 point perspective

This was a two-point perspective assignment. The assignment was to draw a 2 point grid, draw an interior and finally light it with an artificial light.

First the two point grid:

Then the overlay: 

and finally the interior:

This didn't turn out that well. The line weight is all messed up and the drawing is not that clear.
However the lighting turned out really well. For artificial lighting, every wall/surface has a different base point for the light. So doing shadows for the staircase was very complicated and time consuming. But the hard work did pay off!
This is the overlay for the artificial light shadows.
and that's the final. I could still add some more detailing with some blending and some form shadows, but I'll leave that for later.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thesis Animatic

This is my thesis animatic. It is quite crappy right now. The story needs a lot of development. I'm thinking of placing the cat in the attic with a bunch of other broken toys. Lets see how that turns out.

My friend Wini sent me a cat character design for my cat:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Some more references

Here is a cool animation reference for a running dog

Dodger Slow Motion Running from D__E on Vimeo.

And one awesome tiger reference! I wonder why we did not see this before, when I had to animate a tiger. I guess I've just become better at reference searching now ;D

Tiger Tiger from Linsel Greene on Vimeo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Walk References

One random day while browsing through random videos on vimeo I came across a bunch of animation reference videos. A few of the walk references below...

ref_walk_arms_side_01 from maxloegler on Vimeo.

ref_walk_foot_front_01 from maxloegler on Vimeo.

ref_walk_foot_side_01_a_01 from maxloegler on Vimeo.

ref_walk_foot_side_01_a_02 from maxloegler on Vimeo.

ref_walk_foot_side_01_a_03 from maxloegler on Vimeo.