Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More Boskoness


Here's an image I made to show I how many drawings I've done for the first cycle.

Here are more cycle studies for ya! There are 13 drawings in the first cycle and 30 drawings in the second cycle.

The animator who thought up all of this was a really creative guy. He made sure that all of the keys were captured twice in the first cycle. That way you can really feel out the rhythm in the animation with or without the music. And it looks damn fun!

Where the hell is this type of animation? It's so fun and everyone's completely leaving it out from the industry. It should be brought back soon and fast!

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Mr. Slither Animation & John K.'s Animation Course Level 1, Lesson 1


The drawings below should pretty much illustrate how I was able to figure out each of the frames for the Bosko study. Each drawing is labeled on the bottom right.

Hey, everyone! I've brought some moving drawings for you to see!

Here's a small clip I've been slowly working on for the past couple of weeks. Sorry about the quality! It looked alot better in flash.

After working on the Slither clip I realized I needed to work faster on my animating. So through grateful fate I saw that John K. wanted us wanna-be animators to practice old rubber hose cartoons and has provided us with a really cool Bosko clip along with great information on how to animate in beats in his blog.

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Of course I couldn't just wing it, so I made an efficient way for me to draw each frame all together in an organized fashion. This helped me keep on track with the proportions of each drawing and made sure each frame kept consistent with one another.

I first started copying all the keys like the ones John has in his blog.

Then I started counting the in-betweens within each key frame to figure out which of the in-betweens would become break-down drawings within all key frames.

After I have all of the key frames and break-downs organized together I began doing all of the in-betweens from key frame to break-down and from break-down to key frame until they all go down to the very last key. This really helped me to not worry about how many in-betweens I had to make.

And when there were too many in-betweens within a key and a break-down I figured out which in-between would be a secondary break-down within a key and break-down.

It's good that the Bosko clip worked on beats because it kept each frame evenly balanced with one another and made it easier for me to make all the break-downs within all keys. If the frames weren't evenly organized I probably would've gone crazy!

Whew! Sounds kinda crazy, dunnit?! I thought it'd be interesting to share with you all on how I managed to do this practice. I hope it made some sense.

I'm gonna start working on the other cycles in the Bosko clip. This will definitely help me improve with all the animating I have to do for my film.