Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Preston Blair Practice

Some Cats foist: Yes I am still unlearning all the limited cartooning I have adopted. Or am I expanding on my drawing skills?

It apparantly takes a while to become a Pro.



I really need to slow down my drawing, I like drawing fast and getting the energy out there on the page.



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This is some weird incarnation of George Liqour I did whilst enduring a dull film on the Telly.


I have printed this out and hung it over my work station, I feel soaking this stuff in is important. I have all these great books with amazing images but the rest of the world is decorated with crap, so I have begun scanning stuff I like and printing it to hang about the place. Subconsciously this must help the old thinking equipment reference things I like without me having to find stuff, it may also train the visual globes to recognise good drawing in my own work.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Chainey Test - Yawn

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I have story boarded a story (no kidding?) sequence for Chainey and have begun to see if I can animate him. I have chosen the yawning shot, constructed the Keys, then have done some inbetweeens to roughly get the movement something like. I bungled together a line tester setup (scanning's for suckers) and here/above is the first test.

Although I have layout paper I do need to buy some animation paper (cheaper resource) and a peg bar (better then paper clips).



What I did purchase however was an A4 LightBox from www.LightBoxUK.net which seems financially the best option over buying a proper light box (I would really like to build my own animation light box with circular rotatable peg light area). The ace thing about it is it creates a static field or something and the paper clings to the bugger. Another incentive to sensitive souls is it has that light source that stops people getting depressed from sunlight deprivation. I am grinning from ear to ear, especially when I turn it on.

Besides I am not experienced enough to warrent such vast pro expensive equipment such as a light table/box with all the trimmings.

This project is to add extra incentive to my drawing exercises prescribed by John K over at his incredible Blog. I will post some more drawings I have done from Blair's book.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009