Thursday, 14 November 2013

Animation Yr1 Char Design Dump

Here are my character design assignments from year one of animation. I think the gorilla was the only one I got a perfect score on, though I still would work on style/design on it more.
Looking back I think I've improved quite a bit from where I was at the beginning of the year. I'll start posting stuff from year two when I get around to posting all my year one stuff.

Character Expressions
Wanted to try something different and draw girls since I kind of have no idea how to draw them o_0

Character Poses
Singing in the rain fella.

Character Timeline
Astronaut Gorilla. I think this was the only time I got 100% in this class, which is reasonable since I put a lot of effort into developing the character.

 Character Design Pack
This was pretty rushed. I struggled with development so this was kind of a last minute thing :/
Character in Sequence

I really wanted to animate this well, but it was coming down to the wire at the end of first semester and I had let work pile up. More time was spent timing than animating which was unfortunate because I really looked forward to actually animating a scene. Maybe I'll revisit this one day? maybe... kind of... probably highly unlikey...

Saturday, 13 October 2012

First Character Rotation

First assignment for our character design class. This was kind of death at first since I've never really designed my own characters, but I kind of know "how" to design one I guess. This didn't turn out THAT bad though. I need to study more.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

First Sheridan Animations

These are the first set of animations we had to do in our animations class.

Rubber Ball


Bowling Ball


Notice that compared to the animations from the Art Institute they expect a lot more out of you in Sheridan regarding the principle animation exercises.
The balloon was my favourite to animate just because it had much more going on with it.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

AiT Animations

Recently we finished our first set of principle animation studies at Sheridan. I'll upload those soon, but I thought I should share the animations we had to do at my old school.

These are from 6 years ago when I came out of high school.

3 Ball Bounce
This is the first animation we had to do. I think..

Balloon Drop

Bowling Ball Drop

Character Walk Cycle
yeah, I couldn't draw back then....

Looking back this one looks really technical but it was easily executed.

Energy Ball

Fish Tank


I remember designing that character as I did the turnaround AND keying in the take all in the same 3hr class the day this was due. I was pretty over zealous back then. Needless to day this was incomplete.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

zoo sketches

Some animal drawings I did on one of my zoo trips this summer.

These rhino drawings turned out good because I did a sculpture of one for school so I studied them a lot.

The hippos on the right are pygmy hippos which look like baby hippos, but aren't o_0

These polar bear drawings are pretty bad, but the elephant and capybara ones were good.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Portfolio (score sheet/presentation)

Here's my score sheet. I almost didn't make it cause of my character design, but thank the heavens I scored well on the stuff I put a lot of time and effort in.
Let that be a lesson to all you potential applicants, give 'em hell!
Also presentation is a big part so do what you can to pretty up your portfolio, like nicely designed titles, secure your pieces to your portfolio so they don't move around and if you have a spine insert go ahead and create your own personalized insert.

Those are the print out versions (with the crop and bleed marks) that I used.
If you decide to make your own please note that the center image of the spine insert should be flipped so that it's right side up if your portfolio is lying on its back.

The Portfolio (personal artwork)

I scored .5 lower on this section than I did on my previous submission. I think it would have been better to show more variety instead of more stuff that was already in the other sections.