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, June 17, 2011

1st year exam - FINAL -

A week of final exam assignment. We had a three panel storyboard in which the character Danny (oh god, not that spaghetti-cat again!) comes stumbling into the scene to pick up a ringing phone, he gets it takes a breath to speak, but realizes that the caller has hung up. He then has to change his mood to resentfully look at the phone. I did the action pretty straightforward, as the storyboard called for.

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Still, ignoring the fact that I'm less than loving the character model, it was still fun.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dance Animation -second take-

I was so disappointed at the tied-down outcome of my first Dance animation assignment that I decided to use my 3 days of self-study making a whole new version. This time I chose the charming and bouncy piece of Bruno Coulais' soundtrack to Secret of Kells.
I then chose to use my own character, which I was comfortable and skilled at drawing. Animating this was much easier because of this. This is as far as I've managed to clean it up, and I left the rough animation and time-charts visible underneath because I like ruffs with charts; it makes it look like you know what you're doing :)

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I may have taken the high-road on this, but the character's personality really comes across, and it gave me a great excuse to practise bounces, overshooting and settling-wobbles. Fat characters are fun to animate.

Also, here's an old little rough practise I did of a flirty finger-walk, 12,5 fps:
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more stuff -update-

A gift for my 4-month-old nephew, a family portrait with owls in comfortable, kid-friendly pastel-colours :)
Owl Family Portrait by *PrecosiousChild on deviantART

Secondly, an hour of speedpaint study in greyscale with a gradient map thown into it... Not the best, but I'm happy about my progress in learning digital painting... Still much easier than the actual painting course we've just had, which I will post about shortly...
digital speedpaint - Unplugged by *PrecosiousChild on deviantART