Saturday, 29 August 2009

Souf's birthday card; mistakes...

So here's the illustration I drew for me ladies birthday card. (still no Wacom so coloured in pencil). Just her and a puppy. Some of it is ok, I constructed the person o.k, but ran for some reason, gave up when it cam to the dog. The dog isn't exaggerated to the same extent as Sofie so I think it looks odd. Also her hand is horrible.

This morning I could see this card peeking put behind another birthday card on display, and the only thing I could see was the top of the head. I think this could've been better.

In yellow is how it is. In green is how I think I should've done it. I think having the fringe going forward would break up the blandness of the head silhouette and add a bit of variety to the form, rather than one oval on top of another...

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

CG Taximan...

Build him for my film...need to finish him, and make the car shiny shiny....

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Bad C.G animation

lip sync from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

Only one is guy is animated here. I think the lip syncing here is spot on for the main guy but the acting and animation leaves a lot to be desired. It kinda just goes from key to key without much attention to overlap or anything fancy.
The other one here....well...this is what happens when you spend too long on something...

lip sync 2 from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Animation for grad film; I.O

Whilst in the first year, I got a chance to do some animation and cleanup for the graduation film I.O (Input, Output). This one is meant to portray someone turning on an appliance in a world where nobody really cares about wasting energy.

This one is a background character in one shot. I did a whole lot more but I don't have the files!

The film can be viewed in its entirety here

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Title Sequence animation

Title Sequence (animatic and final) for Curious Minds from Ricky Earl on Vimeo.

Here is an animatic and a final version (FAST FORWARD THE CLIP TO 00:43 TO SKIP TO THE FINAL) of the title sequence that Harj Bains and I made while we were on work experience at Dibulitoon Studios, Spain. We were given total creative freedom and with the ideas, the only thing we had to stick to was the cut out style of animation, under the directors request. Everything else was all us.
It is for a kids science show, unfortunately I don't have the version with music...
Made in After Effects and Photoshop.