Just some backgrounds for a commissioned animation
Whoops, forgot to upload these here. But these are my reels from my first semester of animation principles.
I was shown this video yesterday in a lecture and I’ve fallen in love with it. I’ve seen Ryan Woodward’s animations before in things such as Osmosis Jones, but I never knew he made his own little short. The thing I love about all of Woodward’s animations is the way that he can so seemingly effortlessly create a sense of flow and motion, something I wish I could emulate as successfully. Woodward is most known for his animated SFX which is most likely where he gets the natural gift of flowing motion from, and until I saw “Thought of You” I didn’t realise how much being a SFX animators could influence the way you treat character animations too.
I have so many ideas that I like that I usually forget, so I’m just going to write down some of my favourites that I’ve had recently:
- A cannibal in the zombie apocalypse that just happens to be the only one immune. Doesn’t want to try and cure people, he has an awesome time eating people with his zombie buddies.
- A boy who is cursed to get erections everytime he sees a girl accidentally get’s transferred to an all girls school.
- Tigers have to literally earn their stripes by doing a daring deed at a young age to prove themselves. A young tiger is taken by poachers before he earns them, he escapes and is raised in the suburbs by a family that think it’s a normal cat.
- Ghosts can only exist if you say their names. A spirit medium’s friend dies and has to make her say his name to keep him “alive”. Ghost guy has to convince his friend to make people forget the names of evil people that are ghosts, so he can “live” safely.
- Schizophrenic girl can’t tell the difference between her world and the real world, and more than anything she wants a real friend, but doesn’t want to take any medicine because of the friends she’s made in her world.
These are just a few ideas that I’ll hopefully one day see through, but for now I’ll keep them here. (and they’re dated so no-one can steal them hopefully)
Decided to try and start to build up a little portfolio of 3D models, as I really enjoyed making the last model. So I’m starting it off by modelling a friend’s character.
This was the only reference of the character, so it wasn’t a full orthographic and I didn’t want to ask my friend for an orthographic reference because this was meant to be a surprise, but it was easy enough to adapt as I like drawing/modelling wolves the most so I got a feel for the basic body shape. And to my surprise this model only took about a day from start to finish, significantly faster than my last model which took a good few days. Not only that but there were very few errors, and at times there were none at all which really surprised me. Below is a turnaround of the final model, and needless to say, my friend loved it!