Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Effects animation

after finishing all the backgrounds i need for the O2 commercial, I started to work on the simpler parts that don't involve character animation.
First I created images of an oxygen tank, a loaf of bread and some water bottles for the sequence "from the people who brought you sliced bread and bottled water, it's Oh!Tu."I drew the outlines in ink and shaded them with pencil, then adding additional shades in photoshop.
I used a drybrush technique to make the rays of light radiating from the objects, but used black paint, then inverted it and set them on a separate Photoshop layer on the "lighten" setting, at roughly 80% transparency. I also added additional beams of light in photoshop for the O2 cannister.

here is another little bit i worked on today:
Next I animated the tree bags opening and closing every 12-ish frames. The final drawings were done in charcoal then inverted and set to "lighten" in photoshop. Of course, by "animate," in this case i mean I drew three different frames: two extremes, & one in-between. It sound cheap, but the actions are very quick, and if you take a peak at my test video, you'll see it works well.

Monday, April 28, 2008

commercial Animation II

I put together a couple backgrounds for the oxygen commercial and placed a sketch of the character against them to see how they would look.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Commercial Animation

I had an idea for a fake commercial, and threw together a quick video with scribbles that took about 5 minutes to draw and audio that took about as long to record & mix.

Here is a more refined character design, kinda going for the early tv animated commercial look.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


this project was a request, my aunt wanted me to paint a wooden eagle my grandfather got my grandmother for christmas, and she wanted it done by memorial day.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Closin' in....

With a bit of free time on my hands, I finally am getting close to finishing an animated project that i started dec. 17th 2006.
It isn't that it was difficult, that it took time, or that it is a long project, it's just that i always have so many other more important things to do- like work, eat, sleep...and other projects i get involved in.

I have more than 2/3 of the thing inked now, and am still animating the other 1/3. Of the 2/3 i have inked, I have scanned in about 100 frames at 1180/880 pixel resolution, and 15 of those have been colored, textured, and placed against the background painting for a final framing.
The parts I haven't finished animated yet are 2 short opening and closing shots, and a close-up of the squirrel screaming in surprise and holding his face. Here are a couple of un-cropped frames from the close-up: