This was the most hectic of projects I've ever had to complete! I had been trying to get it completed in the past 3 days but something always managed to come up. I couldn't find the right softwares and after days of searching for a simple software to make my movie I managed to finally fix my Windows Movie Maker. It was 4AM this morning (the due day) when I started the movie project and I finished it at 7AM! I nearly killed my Dell Laptop but it was worth it. Now it's time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. Enjoy! :)
I didn't use sound effects. Instead I synced the animations to the music which made it sound like I added sound effects. Thats the con of Windows Movie Maker. You can only add one line of audio.
Hey fellow animators! I know this post is a day or so late but I've had a lot on my mind and a lot to do. I’m going to make it as short as possible so I can get back to studying for finals.
On Day 13 the professor critiqued our Photoshop Model Sheets. He showed us a couple of the Photoshop commands to use on the keyboard so that we weren't stuck looking for each one. He also showed us how to put cast shadows under our key (colored) character view and he had us adjust each expression and pose of our characters so that they weren't all the same size and position. The adjusting helped to create a variety of views for our characters.
The professor didn't check our "S" Wave animations but have them ready next class because there is still a chance he could go around looking for them!
The professor gave us a white foam board with a Permanent Auto Adhesive backing. WARNING! Do not remove the Auto Adhesive backing that reveals the sticky side. The professor does not want us to use that side. Instead you will cut each figure out of your model sheets and tape/paste them to the clear white side of the foam board in the same format used for Otterbutt. Your Photoshop Model Sheet does not have to look exactly like your model sheet board but it is preferred.
That’s all the info I've got for now! So get your Model Sheet Boards and your DVDs done for our final class- December 12th,2012. And have your "S" Waves too! I'd very much like to see what cleaver ideas you've all come up with.
I've finally figured out how I want my model sheet. And I've also decided to call my character "Gossipi". Once of these days, maybe even some time over our break you'll see Gossipi as the mascot for this here blog site! Here are the models I've come up with.
I was bored in the middle of my Art History lecture when I drew this and I hadn't realized it at first but I drew the 3/4th Back view of my character which I needed in order to complete my Turn Around Model Sheet.
The strangest part was that it was exactly the same height as I needed to complete the Turn Around and I hadn't even looked at the old model sheet for reference at all. I flipped the page over onto my light box and began to trace the back re-drawing the figure with Gossipi's clothes on it. Then I added the values.
One final trace of each figure onto a clean sheet of paper and I had my complete turn around!
My red rough sketch and the main picture that I will be coloring.
This is the main picture that will be colored for the model sheet.
I traced all of my favorites onto one sheet to be handed in to the professor. I added a new sketch; the second sketch from the bottom left.
This is just a sneak peak screen pic I took of Gossipi colored. I wasn't sure what color I wanted her hair and eyes to be. I made her hair a shade of red and her eyes a bright green. When I asked my mother what colors she thought I should use before she even saw this picture she said "Red hair, green eyes". Weird huh? Either we think alike or she's psychic!
The last sneak peak screen pic of Gossipi! I'm not really all that great with shading and shadowing; this is actually my first time coloring like this as well. Now it's not set in stone but I'm really diggin' those Kiwi Mellon colors on her. What do you think? I settled with a Pink/Red Shade of hair for her and Bright/Forest Green Eyes. She's sporting Grey/Black yoga pants with a Dark Green Scarf around her waist and a Lime Green Shirt to compliment her eyes. It's all starting to come together now. I can start on a profile description for my character now!
Here are my completed homework sketches due on Day 12! I'm posting them late, but better late than never right? Enjoy!
If you're wondering why they're not so detailed, it's because the assignment was to draw 10 gestures short timed then do 10 more long timed. These are my short timed drawings. I had 2 Minutes for each one.
I spent 20 minutes on each of these to give them detail and value with my blending stub aka tortillion.