Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Now with Characters!


If by some miracle we were able to finish our animation with enough time in the semester to color everything. This is one way that it might look. Ive been animating the mad scientist character all year.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Final Background Painting (photoshop)


Having used the compositions I developed two posts back, I came to this conclusion.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dabba dee dabba die

Water is the least significant thing happening on the surface of mars. Apparently three-legged, one-eyed aliens are outsourcing their tennis shoes. And I thought Mars couldn't get any cooler. video

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Background Painting




These are color compositions for my animations background painting. I'm still struggling to find the best fit as far as color scheme, character colors and arrangement of light and shadows.

clothing characters

video

This was my most recent homework assignment for 3D character animation, to take a character mesh and create clothes and skin for it. Id like this outfit, the pants not so much.

Friday, March 12, 2010

more brushes, more speed painting

speed painting



Ive been making a lot of new costom brushes in photoshop, Ive found that speed painting is a great way to warm up and test them. Coming up with a random scene from absolutely nothing is harder than it looks.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Character design: Talon



I finished the character that I was thumbnailing two posts ago. Design is a tricky thing, every element of a good character directly links to the characters story. I was designing a character who lives in a desert wasteland and spends his days in the sun. So while pale white skin is appropriate for a vampire like nosferatu who cannot go into the sun, my character needed a tan leathery tales from the cryp type feel. I might give this another go since our kind professor is rewarding those of us who completed the assignment with an oppurtunity to improve and resubmit.