Friday, March 25, 2016

A Study in Breaking Up Movements

I was shown this animation blog post about breaking up movements in animation. This animator drew over a Disney gif and mapped where a few body parts hit to look at spacing and arcs. I enjoyed the post so much that I did my own.

Like my last GIF exercise, this is also an example from 101 Dalmatians (didn't realize it until after I did the exercise). Below is the GIF reference...


Here's my map:

I highly recommend doing this. It was really illuminating.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Honest Portrait

So my friend, KJ Murr, started an honest portrait frenzy in school over finals. It looked like fun, but I was consumed in work, so I couldn't get around to doing one yet. Now that my finals are over, I jumped right in!

Below is KJ's honest portrait:

He was, in turn, inspired by J.R. Goldberg's honest portrait:

So I created mine today. It's below:

This was a really fun exercise. I hope to keep up the productivity over break.

Night all!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My First GIF!

I made my first GIF tonight from an animation exercise I did.

I found this animation master exercise where you find an animated GIF and animate over it with basic lines. That way you get the feel of the animation without getting sucked into detail. I just downloaded ToonBoom Harmony, so I figured this would be the perfect time to test it out.

Since I was on a PC, I had to break apart the GIF I found, so I used IrfanView to break it apart into separate images, then imported the images into Harmony, drew over them, and exported them as separate images. Then I brought them into Photoshop and made a GIF using these directions and voila!

I rather enjoyed this exercise and will be doing more in the future.

The GIF I found:

The GIF I drew:

Night all!