Thursday, May 11, 2006

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.

1 comment:

Stephen Worth said...

I would recommend using paper and pencil at first. Drawing a perfect curve, like the one on an egg is difficult enough with a paper and pencil. Adding the separate layer of the wacom tablet is just going to slow down your progress and frustrate you.

Instead of trying to draw with fast sweeps, take your time and really focus on getting the construction shapes absolutely perfect. You need to draw hundreds and hundreds of eggs to get your hand used to drawing exactly what your mind is telling it to... Once you become adept with the pencil, THEN pick up the wacom and train yourself to get used to it. That way, you'll learn one thing at a time.

I'm adding your page to the students' blogroll.

Stephen Worth
ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive