Sunday, March 29, 2009

blueblanket rough

Here's the rough I did for my attempt at 3D. Lets say if I can do a good job of it on a Pixar quota (I heard they did about 3 seconds a week)...

Any thoughts in the rough stage?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Slight update. An improvement?

Well, he's first pass of the Perle Noire Dance. Any thoughts, anyone? The last split-kick she does at the very end is still bugging me; I don't know where to change it, though.
The university did a special burlesque-costume life drawing session last week. Thought I got some nice gestures out of it. Really cute costumes.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rough dance

Next project; roughed it out in flash first. Josephine Baker dance, but the steps I studied were referenced by very talented contemporary burlesque performer who does a tribute to her, Perle Noire. There were so many moves that looked fun to animate I had a heck of a time just taking it down to ten-seconds worth.

Dividing the work area into thirds definitely helps keep track of things. I just hope the timing works this well once it's been tightened. Would've loved to try doing this one in 3D, but then I'd have to get help with rigging and modeling and it probably wouldn't make into the internship on time; I'll save 3D for a project where I won't mind just using the generic rigs.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Blasphemous Walrus

Here's the same animation with a slight adjustment; which I alterred digitally, I'm ashamed to say. If you can even tell the difference, is it an improvement?

Latest progress on Mr. Walrus animation. I'm having a hell of a time trying to keep it from being either to soft or too jarring for the dialogue. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know something's bugging me for "Vatican", but any accents I add seem out of place....

Monday, March 02, 2009