Monday, 19 September 2016

CYRIAK...Tries to explain it.

Cyriak is the best at what he does and even he doesnt know what he does.-truemetalsonic (quoted from the comments section)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Back on the path, the path of love.

Back working on my pet project. The tragically un-hip Path of  Love animation. Here is the Cat character morphed into some sort of insect. The original sketch on the left and the vectorized version traced out in MOHO (Anime Studio Pro 11 in my case).

I just realized I have to make a bunch of mouth shapes for it. Animation.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Character rigging in Moho 11

Here's an animation I did over three days using Anime Studio Pro (aka MOHO). MOHO was used to create, rig and animate the three characters and After Effects was used to composite it all into an animated sequence with environments.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

More Folksy Cutesy Design Hacks.

I've committed to this thing, so now I'm forced to churn out whatever dang chintzy fluff it demands. Here's some designs on a horticultural theme.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Tractor Vector and Skipping Girl

I've animated the little girl skipping and have started on the farmer character.

Below is tractor as a vector in Anime Studio. I'll probably have the engine bounce around a bit as it moves.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Animated Marching Walk Cycles

I have a few more of these to do. This gif plays a lot slower than real-time unfortunately.

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I got the arms wrong on the pig and the man, they are swinging counter to what happens in a real walk cycle, I don't think it's worth fixing, I just don't have the time. I  have designed the look for the farmer and the little girl.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Color planning

I watch a great video today, a 1 Hour painting Demo with Kyle T Webster . That's the man who designs all the Photoshop brushes I use. I realized how many bad habits I have when working on images in the digital medium. One of them is just choosing colors willy nilly from the rainbow spectrum on offer in the color chooser. So I'm going to start mixing my palette from red, yellow and blue primaries like he does.

  He had some advice about colors that won't print well, and how they can be identified in the color chooser, stuff I wish I'd known years ago.