Sunday, July 06, 2008

Rabbit Animation and Some Other Stuff

Hey, folks! Here's a cleaned-up animation I recently finished plus some still frames. Sorry if the sound is kinda crappy. I exported the video along with the sound in Flash, which apparently messes up the sound a lot, but I have a sound designer who helps me out with all the technicalities.

Anyway, I hope you like!







Intro_JM_01
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And here's some other stuff...

A sad painting of a tree


Crazy faces!

11 comments:

Mike said...

When can we expect to see the finished product?

crsP said...

Hello, this is amazing! Your inking really pushes the professional quality look. The drawings are solid with some good expressions. There are a few little bits on the animation that could have been pushed further. The "ho Gad!" sequence is handled well, but I think if you had his legs stretched out fully then the accent on "Gad" would have hit bigger. You could have even broken the knee joints too. Also, you could have outstretched the ears in a similar way to the legs to get some opposing action in there, which would have emphasise the action further still.

When he says "die" he outstretches his arms. I feel it would help if there was an in-between between that frame and the previous frame one of him holding his head, so it's more readable. At the moment it pops from one to the other too quickly and looks like a jerk in the animation. Adding that frame will also help you add some secondary overlapping animation on the ears, which tend to stay rigid, although you've indicated by their folding forward that they are quite floppy.

Anyway a lot of that critique is just my opinion so don't take it as an indication that you should do it my way. Plus it seems near complete, so I'm really just telling you so you can have it in mind for next time. By the way, are you doing the voice?

I like how you painted that tree, and your use of textures. It sort of looks to me like a fat woman carrying her shopping bags!

Pedro Vargas said...

Hi, Mike! Hopefully I’ll finish before this fall. I was expecting to finish shortly after spring of this year, but a lot of school work got in the way and I had to reschedule a lot. But I'll definitely finish it.

Hi, crsp! Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I think adding that extra exaggeration with his legs stretching out as he says "Oh, God!" would make it a bit better I think. I did the rough in pencil and paper and I was a bit hesitant if he should outstretch his legs outside of frame. I saw it in my mind and didn't really think it would look good, but I think it's worth trying out. I can also try resizing him a bit so that when he stretches his arms and ears out you can see the whole action.

The other shot was a bit complicated for me to do. I also noticed that big pop when he goes into the pose as he says, "Die!" I think I definitely should put an inbetween in the two opposing poses. It's also good that you suggested that with the extra inbetween there can be a bit of overlapping action.

These are some really good suggestions, crsp! Thanks a lot! I don't really consider myself to be that good of an animator since I consider myself to be a beginner, but these types of critiques really help me out a lot. Have you done a lot of animating?

Pedro Vargas said...

To answer your other question, crsp, that is my voice as the rabbit. I'm not much of a voice actor, and I had something specific for how the rabbit was going to sound like, so I figured I'd do his voice.

I'm glad you like the fat lady tree!

Hammerson said...

Is that "old lady tree" a background drawing or standalone piece? It looks extraordinary! Great inking, shapes and colors on the crazy faces. And of course, it's always a great joy to see another cool piece of animation from your cartoon. I love it!

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks, Hammerson! Yeah it's an overlay for one of the backgrounds in the film.

Eric Bauza said...

WOW - Good stuff!!! Thanks for watching Prophet Buddy!!!

ryan said...

nice dude i like those top 2 rabbit expressions!

patrick said...

I like the character, can't wait to see the whole film!

david gemmill said...

dude fucking awesome! really solid. awesome crazy faces too. those are really great designs! you're kicking ass.

benj said...

Well done!!!
The animation is really cool!
That tree painting is awesome
and those "crazy faces" are so funny, I like the colors you chose...

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