Saturday, May 13, 2006

Still More Lesson One

Wacoming this stuff can be a little tedious - I did some on paper this evening, but have no scanner here, so you'll just have to beleive me that they're better than tonight's digital offering!

That said, having ctrl+z at your fingertips gives you freedom to be very bold with your lines, which I'm enjoying (except when I go back to paper and pens/pencils/etc - my right hand is constantly looking for a keyboard that isn't there!)

I'm not going on to lesson two until John K gives me the ok! You hear that John?! I'm gonna keep posting these things until you say...

Feedback/help from anyone would be welcomed in the meantime!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Lesson One Part Three

Here are some comparisons and redraws with discrepancies marked in red.

Again, this was all done straight to the wacom. The only image manipulation was scaling to get the approximate sizes of my pics and the originals about the same.

Glad to see some other people getting into this as well - Happy drawing/animating to all!

Oh yes - before I go - here's the first rough animation I've done in flash (yes, it's not in HD, but the next ones will be)

Looking forward to looking back on this one and laughing - oh wait, I am already!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Woohoo! My first crits! Many thanks Stephen. I'll try this again tomorrow with some graphite and pulped wood.

Here's part 2 of lesson one - I'll do some comparisons and redraws on the morrow.

Ein Neuer Anfang

And with that quote from The Rocketeer, we begin a new direction in T&T&T's life. I'm finally getting around to doing that thing I've wanted to do since I was 6 years old - becoming a 2d animator. Of course, I'm still hard at work at good ol' Souptoys, but in the evenings, with a white russian in one hand and a Wacom Graphire 3 in the other, it's time to get down to the serious business of drawing 'n stuff.

But that's not all folks! (Hah! - you see what I did there?) I'm not only going to do this without paper (alias sketchbook and flash all the way) - I'm going to do the whole thing...


That's right! Every animation and pic you see posted here will be rendered in crisp, clear, 1920x1080 HD.

The course I'm doing can be found here

Let's go! Before we I get onto lesson one part one (Make an egg model and draw it from several angles using the techniques of construction) I decided to get my hand in with some circles. Here they are:

Mmmmm - jpeggy. Right. On with Lesson One:

Make an egg model and draw it from several angles using the techniques of construction.

I'm going to post before I lost this... Next steps of lesson one coming real soon now.