Whilst on the lookout for musical inspiration, I came across the music box lullaby from Pan’s Labyrinth. This little minutes worth of music really captures the nature and atmosphere of my short film so well. Looks like a music box was just what I needed after all.
for my 40k followers out there, I’ve just added this beast for sale on ebay! I’ve got a fair few conversions ready for xmas gifts, if anybody wants to take a look…
I’m really trying to understand how this looks like 2D animation I
Its such a strange way to operate, but its great to know animation is still breaking the rules. :=)
Performer Concept 4. I think I’m going to base his movements on a contact juggler, as the use of a single ball and the natural fluid movements will work great with the secondary animation of the bells and hat.
A few more performer concepts. I really like the 3rd concept (on the right). Its got a lot more going on for it in terms of detail, and still keeps the overall design rather loose, so I have plenty to work with secondary animation wise.
Performer Concept 1.
Not happy with the overall feel here - too cartoony (and not in the good sense) and I think the colours are all over the place.
Villager designs for the Scientist animation. It feels like these have a lot more character and oomph to them than the scientist himself. While thats great, it does mean another round of redrawing the scientist to get him right again!
Scientist’s Mansion is pretty much done. I’m planning on adding a telescope and some other bits, but then its done I think. Next step is completing villager designs!
Badass little cubone for you dash, courtesy of (via dana-draws)
Awesome animation work here. I love the slightly sketchy art style too!
Poor people stay poor because they do arts degrees.
Sophomore Engineering Student (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
Poor people stay poor because other artists have allowed the industry to degrade to a level that people drastically undervalue art. In graphic arts, an independent artist typically makes below minimum wage. So many people take advantage of starting out and struggling artists, that they offer “exposure” as compensation. Or a hideously low rate. I have had people offer to pay me just $5/page for color work. And they saw nothing wrong with this offer. This is for something that I typically spend 4-6 hours per page on. And there are artists out there so desperate for ANY money, they will accept those offers. And thus perpetuate the idea that this is okay.
No, poor people aren’t poor because they take art degrees. They’re poor because there are entitled assholes who take advantage of them so they can turn a bigger profit.
Art is everywhere. Try to imagine a world without it. Without graphics. Without font design. Without logos. Everything done in the same, bland typefaces, with no images and no sense of color. Artists are more than people who sit and make pretty pictures. They are what gives companies an image, an identity. So why are they treated like the lowest possible rank?
About halfway to finishing the scientist’s creepy mansion. I’m not sure what to add to the right hand side, but at present it feels a little… empty. Maybe a tree or something?
Either way, Its taken me 2 days to get this far, and I’ve enjoyed every step!
Village hut design for my new Uni animation. Done in toonboom. I’ve yet to get the lighting effects right, but so far, I like the design I’m going with.