Monday, December 31, 2012

Little Head Rotation Animation

Since its over the holiday break, I've been doing little things here and there. I worked on a little animation earlier in the week. It involves a head looking around, then up and down. The rough is done and so is some of the clean up. 

This is the rough animation of the head rotation, its only two seconds long. But it was mostly just a test. 
This is the beginning of the clean up for it so far. It's not completely done, the head needs a little work on the beginning and I still have to add the characters expression. This week I'm planning on working on a little morph cycle and hopefully the rough will be up before Saturday. 

In the mean time I'am working on my sketch book still and continuing some of the stuff from the improvement sketch book. I plan on putting these up sometime in the week two weeks as well. Until then! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Animation 1 Final

So I have been working on this animation for my final. In one of my classes and we had been working on this for a little over a month. I just finished it yesterday, and there are still some things. That I feel like I could add, but it is done and fully colored. Here is the progress of the final.

These show the progress from the animatic to rough, clean up and the final colored piece. I enjoyed working on this project a lot I can't wait to start Animation Two next semester. 

Improvement Sketchbook Final Post

This class has been an amazing experience this semester. I have learned so much and I wish that the class was some what longer. Though this project was kinda hard, I feel like I can take a lot from this one. The second project is something that I will never forget. Working on such a large team of people was hard, but I was able to take some leadership skills from it.

This last project was more involved towards seeing how much improvement. I could get in just a month, I  believe that there has a good amount. The drawings were finished on Monday, and I spent the last day or so putting the book together. Which proved to be a bit harder than I first thought. The sketches came out to be 62 pages in the end and the book.

Had to be split into two separate little books, I have some pictures of them below.

There were some cover pages made for the books as well. This is the first Sketchbook that shows, work from the beginning. The drawings are put in order by date to show progress. This book shows from November 13th to November 28th.

This is an open page from the book, to show what the inside looks like. 

This is the second sketchbook, it shows the progress from November 29th to December 10th. 

Just like the first the second picture below shows. An example of what the pages inside look like. 

Everything that has been shown, in the previous post from before. Are all in these two books here from the post from before.  Post 3 Post 2 Post 1 Project Idea

This class has been wonderful and I'm going to take everything I have learned. With me from on now, I plan on continuing working on this sketchbook over the holidays. Once I make a new schedule of course. Till next time! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Improvement Sketch book Post 3

Hello! This is the third week of the Improvement sketch book! I spent this week mostly working on anatomy.  Bones, muscles, construction and such I went from legs to arms and the skeleton as well. The last week has been planned out. It will be focused on bringing everything that I have worked on up to this point together.

Here is the improved final schedule. I'm planning on going back to some things that I worked on in the beginning of this project. I'm going to do these again, but this time I plan on incorporating everything. That I have done up to this point gestures, shapes, blind contours. The muscles and bones all these will be incorporated into final pieces. 

There met be more pages because of this or less but in the end. It will result in them all being put together in a book. That will be put in order by each subject and body part. From the earliest ones to the most recent, depending on how long this book takes and time. The last thing on the 10th met not be done it will all depend on time. I would like to have this book made before Thursday. 

These muscle studies met be fully colored in the final version of the book. I know for sure they will be labeled. Now here is the result of this week. 

This is the Spinal & Rectus Abdomnius Muscles, the first is gesture while the second is made up mostly of shapes. 

These next two are Triceps and Biceps muscles study. 

The first is the triceps draw out in separate forms of the muscle. They are each labeled. 

The second is the biceps on the arms, these are drawn in shapes. 

A anatomy study of the neck involving the bones and muscles they are labeled for each separate part. 

Head anatomy study showing the skull. In casing the bones and muscles as well as the jaw and top of the skull. Those the close up of the jaw is not labeled. 

Some key parts of the human skeleton, I would like to go back and include them in more detail. Most likely this will be done sometime within the last week. 

Leg study of the bones and muscles. 

This first one includes parts of the hips and some muscles on the upper legs each part is labeled.  

This second page covers more of the knee and hip area one of the muscles on the ankle is labeled.

More Head/Portrait Construction studies done mostly in shapes and blind contours. These are helped quite a bit the head isn't that hard to draw anymore. 

Head construction in shapes. 

Head construction in blind contours. 

This last one is on body construction in shapes, something I'm still working on. I will continue to do so even after this project is done. 

There are more pages but I wasn't able to get them up at this time. However they will be up later in the week I'm thinking on uploading a design for the cover of the book. Some thought has been put into the over all look but I would like to put some designs on here before next week. I'm hoping to have about another 10 pages done by next week with the book being finished before next Tuesday. Until then!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Improvement Sketch book Post Two

Hello the second week for the Improvement sketch book has been mostly finished. I'm a day behind, but that will be fixed I will spend extra time. That way I can make sure that I don't fall behind schedule. Most of the next week is planned and will finished with soon. 

This chart met be a little hard to read. But this is the schedule so far  I'm still planning out the last two weeks. The chart is run by each day that something has to be done. Since this sketch book is being drawn in every single day. But so far I'm only a day behind I plan on fixing that tomorrow though. 

This last week of sketches starts from the second torso study that you saw last week. This week we have several things covered and by the end of the week I started doing bone studies. I'm planning on having this move onto more bones and muscle as well. I would like to work on portrait, but I'm still looking around. I want to careful have the schedule finished by tomorrow night. 

This starts off from last week with an arm study of shapes and blind contours. 

Shape Arm Study. 

 Blind contour's from the arm study. 

Next is a leg study but this one was only a single page. I'm going to put an extra day to come back later.  On the schedule so I can have more for this. 

Study of the leg's form in shapes. 

These next three pages are on body construction, this is something I would like to go back to. Within the last week and redo since I feel like I can do better on this. 

Body Construction study with lines. 

Body construction study working from lines to shapes. 

Body construction Gestures. 

Body construction with blind contours. 

With these next two I tired to do something like small portrait drawings. But they came out looking more like a second head study portraits will be returned too. 

Portrait and head study shape/gesture. 

Portrait and head construction breaking down shapes and noses. 

These two are nose studies, they were a little off schedule. But luckily I was able to fit it in I haven't worked on them in sometime. 

Nose study with gestures.

Nose study with construction of shapes. 

The last couple of pages are when I started going more into anatomy. I'm working on bones and muscles mostly in this upcoming week. 

Bone Gluteal Group Gesture Study.

Bone and Muscle Gluteal Group shapes study. 

Arm bone study with gestures. 

I'm going to be adding more to the chart soon, once I do a little more research. I'm carefully planning the next two weeks I hope to show improvement. By going back and redoing some of the earlier ones in the last week. Till next time! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Improvement Sketch Book Post 1

Hi everyone! I just finished my first week of working on things for my improvement sketch book. It was mostly spent working on anatomy and body studies with gestures, blind contours, and shapes for each day. The first three pages are of the torso, from last Tuesday. 

Torso study in gestures. 

Torso study in shapes. 

Torso study in blind contours. 

These are second torso studies but there aren't as many and they are a little bit bigger. 

These next three are from Wednesday which was a head study. Which is something I plan on going back to at a later date in this project. 

Head gestures study. 

Head's structure in shapes. 

Blind contours of several different heads. 

The next one is a hand study I plan on going back to most of these just before the end. To see if there has been improvement of any kind. There hasn't been a page limit yet but it has been mostly three so far. 

Hands in simple shapes.

Hand blind contours, there isn't any gestures but I plan on going back tonight and doing some extra ones. 

The next couple are feet gestures, shapes and contours once again. The rest are body structure studies which I would like to focus on this upcoming week. 

Feet gestures. 

Feet in simple shapes and blind contours once again. 

These last couple are the beginning of the body structure studies. I will be spending a day or two on these within this second coming week. I'm also planning on working on arms and legs some portraits will be included as well. 

Some of these last one's were done during the animation student collective meeting. Bethany Craig was giving everyone a drawings lesson as well as some tips. They helped out quite a bit. 

That is all for now, there will be quite a few more which in the coming week. This is quite a bit for one post so I will most likely start posting these every couple of days. That way there won't be such a over load of images, that's it until later in the week stay tuned. 

Roughs Finished!

My final for animation 1 is completely roughed out now! I'm missing a second but luckily its a easy fix. I'm really excited to start clean up on it, then after that hopefully color! I did add quite a few things to do today. The bear run cycle was extended, I had Eve sat up from the chair near the end. A slow walk was added at the end of the run several other things as well. See what you can find!

The finished roughs for my 20 second animation final.

Improved rough for Scene 6, including the run cycle. 

 Finished ending with a few new things here and there. 

Well that will be it with this until next week since thanks giving is coming out. I won't be able to work on clean up until then. Everyone have a good Holiday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Final Animation Progress!

I finished the rough for scene 5 today, along with that scene 3,4 and 5 are now done! I've started scene 6 and should have it done by tomorrow. Then I plan on hopefully finishing the roughs for the ending. If I'm able to do that early then, I can get started on the beginning as the last part. Then roughs will be done and onto clean up!
This is the rough for scene five, I added him looking around. Then shaking the chair to get her attention once he's there. 

This is only halfway done, I'm going to have her and the bear blinking. Back and forth at each other the scene is only going to be a second long. 

Here is the improved animatic! I added the rough scenes that have been done so far!
More to come soon!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Animation Final Progress..

I was able to finish the rough for scene 4, today though it met still need some work later on. I started working on scene 5 the key frames are just about finished. I did a run cycle for the first time today. Along with one in perceptive, which was a little difficult but I had fun with it. Now I just have to go back and do the actual rough at some point soon. More progress in the next day or two!

The rough for scene 4, I believe I will have to go back. At some point to fix something and do clean up. 

The key frames for scene 5, is the run cycle along with the one in perceptive. The rough will be done on Wednesday hopefully I can start on scene 6 and 7 then. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Design4Media Project 3 Idea's

I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to be doing for this next project. I have at least two possible ideas at the moment. I would like to work, on another group project if possible. But at the moment I don't really know of any that are really being planned anyway.

  1. An improvement sketch book. Which would be, a hour of life drawing a day. Along with other practices of drawing, such as gestures, blind contours, anatomy studies, for hands, feet, etc. Environmental sketches, backgrounds, portrait drawing would be included. There would be a calender, shown with a goal set for each day. 
  2. The sketch book would have to filled, or at least half way filled. By the end of the month the end result would be a small book. That would be thrown together from the best of the last month. 
  3. The exception would be the start, since it would show some of the earlier ones. From the beginning, towards the middle would be slightly better ones. Hopefully some improvement will show the best of the sketch book would be included at the end. 

The Second idea would involve a book of concept sketches, backgrounds, and environment too.  Involving the different myths and legends around Christmas. Some of the tales would include origin and others stories, from such as the Krampus, St. Nicholas, the Norse origin of Jack Frost, etc. 

There are several more myths and legends listed, that can be used if I do pick this idea. I also have a collection on information about each of the legends. That I would be using along with several different versions of each one from different cultures. 

I'll post some sketches and the calender for each idea soon. Once I decide exactly,which one I'm going to pick it is still undecided though. The calender, will hopefully be up by tonight or tomorrow afternoon with the goal set up for each day. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Animation Final Scene 3 rough

I worked more on my final 20 second animation today. I was able to finish scene 3 and scene 4 is key framed as well. As being about halfway roughed out, more will be coming again soon!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Animation Final Animatic and Begining Rough

We've finally started working on the roughs, for our finals in animation today. I started working on the middle of it scene 3, the final animatic was finished. Earlier in the week everything is timed out! So the only thing left to do is rough the rest out I hope to have scene 3 finished by the end of this weekend.

This is the animatic for my 20 second final in animation. 

This is the two seconds that have been roughed out for it so far. It takes place during scene 3. 

The story behind my animation, has to do with a young woman. who has recently lost a loved one,worried he possess's a teddy bear, that he gave her just so he can see her again. More is going to be done tomorrow, I will update with the results then. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Design4Media The Ugly Dinosaur Last Post.

This is the last week of the project, I took over a clean up for someone. Over the weekend since they were over swapped with homework. I just did the clean up for scene 3 of Oscar. Some of the video's that I took over the course of the last couple of weeks. Were put into the documentary just earlier today, they are of the team working.

For these videos, the background sound has, been fixed and edited out for the documentary. 

We had some extra stuff that had to be done before we started putting things together on Monday. Jinny had to do the rock slide, while Hillary took care of a last minute clean up. Michelle took a clean up from someone as well to get it done in time. The project has been rough, but I've enjoyed every minute of it. This experience will be staying with me for a long time to come.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Ugly Dinosaur Update Post 4

Rough animation is just about done, and the main objective is going to be clean up starting tomorrow. I took on some documenting of the project along with Hillary. I did interview's of just about everyone on the team.

Here are some of the interviews of Hillary Hastings, Vincent Alexander, and Callie Braceras.

There were was a video taken of everyone at work along with some pictures. 

Stuff that will need to be due tomorrow from everyone. We will more than likely be focusing on clean up. Depending on who has what done from the previous week. 


Kaleb: Dot's rough for scene 5 the first part. Since it is being split between you and Lance. 

Lance: Will be finishing off the rest of Dot's animation for scene 5. 

Hillary: Have the clean up of Doop finished for scene 3. 

Vincent: The rough animation for Oscar from scene 5 finished.

Michelle: Clean up for Dip from scene 3, should be finished. 

Callie: Clean up for Drake from scene 3 done, along with the clean up for Oscar from the second part of scene two. 

Marianna: The clean up of Oscar for the second scene should be finished as well. 

Donovon: Finishing the key poses for scene 5 of all the brothers. Along with the rough animation too. 

Isabelle: Have the roughs of Oscar for scene 4 finished. 

Jinny: Clean for scene one finished and colored. 

I'm hoping that these will all be done before tomorrow, I'm going to be taking to Laura and Jinny tonight. About what needs to be done for tomorrow and how much we have left. Until next time!