A Student at TAW

Hello there, people. I am a Character Animation student at The Animation Workshop.

After finishing school I went to The Drawing Academy to gain knowledge of/and skills in classical drawing techniques. I then applied for the The Animation Workshop for the second time and struck gold! This blog sums up what I've done and is doing now, both in school and for personal fun...

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Concept Illustration: Technocracy

The more observant reader (and watcher of my dA profile) will have noticed that I have been developing the look and world of HOMINIAN for many years now.

Basically it's what happened on Earth millennia after Man went extinct. This new dominant race that took over our technology is called the Doffogils. The Doffigil society is heavily reliant upon the ancient human technology that they's discovered beneath layers of soil. Some skeptics postulate that the humans are a myth, while others are certain they share a kind of kinship with this obsolete culture. The main idea so far is simply that doffogils are revealed to be the direct descendants of mankind and in realizing this the main characters embark on a journey to free themselves from the bonds and dependency of tecnology in order to find their true purpose, despite the fact that this is seen as radical and dangerous by the ruling technocracy.
(huh, I don't think I've ever written this idea down before) Well, now you know...

So being a much more futuristic/technology-based world gives me an excuse to make coll glowing lines on everything. Also, I like holograms :) So here's so practice of a doffogil in his natural habitat - a huge metropolis run and based on advanced technology.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Non-dialogue Acting

Some secondary-actions focus, a character (Bernard from "Rescuers" here) waiting for a blind date. 125 frames. I chose an anxious/nervous feel.

Also, we did walk-cycles earlier, and I was not happy with the copy-paste outcome of the first one I did (the realistic walk) so I spent some days re-tracing and properly inbetweening the legs and getting a better view of the arcs. (it's a gif file, so if you're using Explorer it runs slow)


Friday, February 4, 2011

croquis 2011 - Febuary 1st

Ah, it's been a while since i sat down and watched a nude person for an hour with the alibi that it's research and extra-curricular...
It's nice to be back in the croquis game, so here's a compilation of my first (quite belated) croquis sketches of 2011.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flying bird animation (loop)

This was our first assignment in TVPaint class - I'm really starting to love that software... 
Legs are a bit wobbly still, otherwise I am happy with this birdie.
The GIF file view runs slow on the explorer-browser, Firefox gets it right though... oh technology, thou art fickle.