I have no idea if anyone is going to pay attention to blogger anymore now that school is out, but I scanned some stuff in and figured I might as well toss it up. 'Cause, y'know, I'm not putting it anywhere else, so...
I have no idea where I was going with this - chick with a tattoo and a gun, I guess! But it was pointed out to me that her outstretched leg is too short for her body. D'oh! Back to the doodleboard...
I am enamored of the strange things I doodle in the margins of my notes.
More note doodles!
One of the few things I've drawn in pen that I liked. Somehow despite starting it in pen, there's no horrendous mistakes! Only tiny ones, haha.
This thing is giving me trouble. The perspective is... wrong, to put it lightly, but I'm not exactly sure how to fix it. I'm still fond of the central characters, but... everything else... Blegh! that's what I get for not drawing backgrounds often.
Any comments or critique would be appreciated! Tell me how to improve, I beg of you!
The thing that I discovered is that I am much better with tree pulp and dirt in a stick than I am with a tablet. I did a partial scene with the aforementioned tree-pulp-and-dirt method, and it looks so much better than anything else I've done so far.
Here's the au naturelle scene bit:
And then here is the compiled bunch of animation fragments I've created so far in vague order:
I think it's pretty obvious which one is better. >_>
The lab computer I chose to use tonight had tons of images of tomatoes on the desktop... Huh. Weird.
Again, understanding how to run eludes me. It all looks really, painfully mechanical. And bouncy. Leapy, even. Like a deer or some kind of deer...thing. Antelope, there's a thing that leaps! Famous for leaping, in fact.
I'm now thinking a little bit of ways to avoid animating a full run cycle. Oh, I knew I was going to hate myself for picking the action scene.
In the meantime, here's another one of those Things I do instead of working. To be fair, this might be part of the end of my animation, so there's that.
Egon's looking to get a kick to the... ouchie parts. >_>
And also, because I'm desperate for some help, please, somebody, anybody, laugh at my hideous attempts at a run cycle and tell me what I'm doing wrong. It's so bad.
According to the hit tracker, I'm getting hits from some really random sites. How am I getting linked form there? Are people accidentally getting linked to my blog? So weird.
I haven't done any more with regards to The Goons story, aside from working away on them thar animation clips. I keep seeing other people do legit animatics with their storyboards, and I wonder if I should too - I don't feel like my storyboards are detailed or good enough to really work for a neat animatic. I'm jumping right in to the animation. And it's actiony stuff, to boot.
Ah, well. Gotta keep truckin', I suppose.
In the meantime, I will blather momentarily about NaNoWriMo! The goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month - specifically, the month of November. I've been doing it annually since I was 14, and winning since I was 17. I've already had some setbacks this year - like not having my own home for the first week of November - but yesterday I sat down and wrote 5k and got myself caught up. I feel rather good about it all.
So, hopefully that clears up the reference in the last image I posted on this blog. And now you know something new! Isn't that exciting?
I'm a bad person, I forgot to toss some of these up here before doing the storyboards.
Granny Goons! More informally Gran. She's a bit of a badass. She'll bake cookies and then break a zombie's neck! All in a day's work.
This is one of Ivan's Henchpeople. Uisge. He's the horse thing we see in the storyboards; in the 'pilot', he never shows up in his human form, but he does have one. Fun fact: So far, he's the only full-blooded supernatural creature seen so far!
Siiigh. I never legitimately finish any of my art with inks and colors. This is a Sad Thing, and I am a Bad Person because of it.
This is my life right now. This is me. Being hideously angry. Except I'm being hideously angry through the filter of Dr. Oddity AKA Audrey Payne, my supervillain character (unrelated to this animation project).
Below are my storyboards. The first few. The ones that weren't drowned in coffee. Hooray.
I am going to go home and cry over the wrinkled brown paper corpses of my former storyboards.
In other news: Storyboarding is happening. Slowly but surely. I'm not decided on what section I want to animate, though. The intro/theme seems like it would be smart in a sort of marketing way, but character interactions are fun and fight scenes are a thing I've never tried before. It might be interesting.
I should try to get the storyboarding done before deciding, though, really. I'm so bad at doing things in order.
I present to you... a thing! Completely unrelated to my animation project. Um. Guache is made of puppy tears and broken dreams. That's all I have to say about that.
Character expressions: Molly's edition. A bonus seal in the corner. I'm still not really fond of most of these. It seems like it's hard for me to draw soft, and if anything she's supposed to be distantly based off of ChrisSanders'art.
Talk about things I'm not good at, sheesh!
Even more Ivan. He's just so angular. It's so much fun! You may recognize a certain bearded snapshot from before...
That's all for now, unless I start scanning some scenery drawings. Or finally scanning some drawings of Jack, who is a main character and should be getting more coverage.
Well, I'd hoped to have some more turns for you guys, but when I loaded them up into flash I realized I had some major problems. Instead you get to see my awful rebellious-spaghetti drawings, unfortunately 2D and still.
Tonight for your viewing pleasure I have Ivan, the villain, and Jack, the hero.
So instead of finishing up my turns, I keep on thinking of things to draw and post. So now you get some doodles of Ivan, my villain.
Sulking! Surely this is a worthy way to spend most of your time as a villain. Also smoking. Smoking and sulking.
There are many evils in the world. Some so evil that the villain himself wouldn't unleash them upon the unsuspecting populous. Whatever those evils are, they are in that chest. Hold the lid shut, Ivan! Hold it shut!!
Ivan is a half blood. He's got supernatural ancestry. Unfortunately for him, his ancestors happened to be domovoi. Ivan hates having a beard, but if he doesn't shave (at least twice a day) horrible things like this happen. He goes nuts.