Sunday, August 17, 2008

run cycle, disney's 2D and my abomination

Just a run cycle I did while I was tired of doing poses for a bigger 3D animation. Studied Presto a lot to see how fast a run I could get away with.... Any criticism or advice would be




Here's my version of Tiana and Naveen from Disney's upcoming new 2D movie (hurray). I always pictured her with really sharp, elegant african cheekbones....



And I sketched these guys, probably mostly to try and compensate for how thoroughly girly the previous endeavor was....

6 comments:

Meg Shaw said...

I always love your beasty designs! Nice job on the colour for "the tour' too.

Sean Covernton said...

totally in love with the monsters

Samanta Erdini said...

Wooow! Thanks so much for teh comment my friend! You have a great gallery very profesional!

I very like your designs!

Samy

Tealin said...

I really, REALLY like your monsters. :D

The run cycle looks basically good, I just have two notes:
1) The arm coming forward matches the silhouette of the arm that has just gone backward too perfectly and quickly. I don't know if that makes any sense ... If you look at the arm when it's in front of the body, it looks like it just pops from being the left arm to the right arm; there isn't enough time with no arm there or with the arm moving into place or cushioning into and out of the pose for it to really register that one arm is moving back from that position and the other is moving into it. It might help if there was a little more overlap on the wrists, maybe, but I think the basic problem is that you get into that position too fast and hold it too rigidly for long.
2) The feet (toes, specifically) seem to dip under the ground plane in the course of their arc, which makes him look a bit like he's running on air, and certainly takes away from the squash and stretch feeling. The legs also seem to have a bit of a problem with appearing to match the silhouette of a frame that had come shortly before, so they seem to strobe a bit between three or four different silhouettes. It's hard to tell exactly what's going on as I can't stop-frame it, but go through and check if you're repeating the same silhouette and nudge the legs a bit if you find them matching too closely.

Sloth said...

hey will, great drawings as always, i cant detail as much as Sarah, but for the 3d i think its just all on ones or whatever, so it would be cool if you held the stretched out poses for a little longer so he would stride hold stride hold and etc ..

Sonja said...

Your posing is mad mad mad mad good. Clean art as usual. Really easy to read. Love the monsters.