Sunday, 24 February 2013

COLOUR! That moves!

Maynn...! How do make a design work with so many vibrant colours?

And how do you animate it so gorgeously?

I'll get there one day...

Also note the cleverly integrated 3D environments and assets. However the majority is 2D.

One day...

One day........

Industry Practice Flash Animation

During my work experience at Kilogramme I learnt a lot about 'character kits' and the animation software 'Flash' in general. There aren't as many opportunities for one to work as part of a large work force these days and a lot of studios are relatively small. Thusly it is important as a freelance animator to be able to do more than one job role and be able to produce scenes on their own as well as part of a team.

Utilising 'Character Kits' in Flash, i.e. Setting up re-usable animation such as expressions and head turns which you can call upon using keyframes saves valuable time and allows you to work a lot faster.

Here is a great example of rough animation from Titmouse studio on the last episode of Motorcity.

Here the animator Ben Li has used pre made head turns whilst animating the rest of the character's movements "tradigitally."

I think it is important for me to strengthen my skills in this fashion in order to reap the most reward from Flash as well as increasing productivity.


Friday, 22 February 2013

The Human Torch

A little animated portrait done today in class. Took around 30 mins to animate.


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Pretty Girl & iMac

Just a little sketch today in class.
Love being able to drop textures in Photoshop and manipulate them slightly to get a better finish and add interest to your work rapidly.



Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Work Based Learning & Competitions

Well as part of my work based learning I have been working on some live briefs of late. I've been currently working on a freelance project for "the Hothouse Sessions" album cover. Here's where I'm at so far!


Also as part of my work based learning module we are required to enter some competitions! Two that I am really interested in are:

'Hidden Stories' competition by Red Kite Animation Studio

AOI Illustration Awards which I have a really cool idea set so we'll see what happens!

Thanks for stopping by once again!

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