Monday, April 20, 2009

The Amazing Zack (Pencil Test)

Finally! After many weeks of drawing I have completed my pencil test for my first short drawn animation. It's called The Amazing Zack. Check it out and I'll let you know what's up next for the finished version.

For the finished version I'm going to clean up some of the animation and fix a couple of the holds. I would really like to paint some of the backgrounds on cells, but I'm still figuring out how that will work with the layers I have right now. There's just so many drawings I don't know if I'm going to be able to touch them all up at this point, but maybe over the next couple months I'll transfer them all onto cells and paint them.

I feel like the transition from the long shot of the hat on the ground to the close up of Zack inside the hat is a little jarring, so I might animation a short "3D" sequence of the hat spinning around to reveal Zack inside.

Well that's all for now!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everybody! Here are some pictures of some cookies and eggs I made this year.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

News, Big News!

I am currently in the process of transferring schools! That's right, I am leaving Columbia in the dust as I head out to the west coast in search of opportunity, and a better computer animation program. I'm off to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California! However, I'm going to stay at home for a year to save on living expenses and take online classes. But then! I will head to the north woods of California, in no-cal.

I'm in the process of working on two projects. One is my final 2D animation for my animation class. I still have to do about 200 drawings in 2 weeks. Yeah. I'm also working on a short 3D animation that I made to kind of test out some different movements.

Both of these should be finished by the end of this month so stay tuned for that.

Whoever is reading this at least. I don't think anyone does. But oh well!