Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rough Character Animation

Rough Character Animation from rory animates on Vimeo.

I might finally be getting some where with my animation. Or at least, it's starting to look a bit more respectable. This is the animation that inspired such kind remarks from the Aardman animator the other day. It's all traced now, and I've started the effects animation to go with it so the scene should be coming together soon. Cross your fingers for (no pun intended) Hopefully it will come out looking something like the concept paintings.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A visitor from Aardman Animation.

Today was a pretty interesting day. An animator from Aardman came down from Bristol to chat with us about the industry and take a look at our films. He spent a nice bit of time going over the animatic as well as quite a good lecture about his own career, ( an alumni from my own uni ).

He said my animation was beautiful. I don't think anyone has ever said that about my work. I don't think I've ever made anything beautiful, but I do give it a go. I'm still learning from everything.  He had a lot of really interesting and helpful input for the film.  Here's a line test of some rough animation in progress.

rough animation from rory animates on Vimeo.

I'm still workin on it, I dont like the last few drawings, so I'll get around to fixing them before I do clean up.

I think it's amazing that anyone would ever like anything I ever made. Someone from Aardman liked my stuff? I think I could ride this high for years, like Tom Waits when he didn't kill that guy with the plumbing snake whilst he worked at the pizza shop ( listen to Tom Waits : Story Tellers " I can't wait to get off work" here  at 7 minutes into the video to get the full impact of just how hilarious and alternative I really am. ) ...Other wise, uhm,  I'm working damn hard and damn fast to get this film made. Oh by the way I'm going to need a job soon, after I graduate. Preferably in the animation industry. So, who want's me? I work for peanuts. Then, cashews, then Brazil nuts. I'm considering offers.  I just like to eat.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Portfolio Work

I'm developing this piece for a portfolio I'm working on. It's going to be painted in a style inspired by gold and black sequins in order to make a statement between the fashion industry, and it's impact on India where the Indian Peafowl live.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Final Outcome

I think I've reached the final conclusion with this concept piece. On to the next.

Monday, February 7, 2011

character and effects concept painting- work in progress

I'm painting this up more for my portfolio than for anything else, and it's still a work in progress. This painting is a concept for the climax of the film, where the main character is stealing all the light from the city. In the actual film, he's not nearly as intense as I have painted him, but that's why it's concept art. That's also why it's fun to do. This painting still has a long way to go, but I'm was hoping to get some feed back. So feel free to let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

concept painting for scene thirty two

These are some work in progress shots from a concept painting I'm developing as part of my research to inform my animation within this scene.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Meet Vincent

Just a lil something I'm working on. Inspired by Sexy People.  I guess you could also call it an artist study of the style of the late 1970's Scooby Doo.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More Effects Concepts, Always More

I finished the animation on this scene today.  Do you get to see it? Well, not on the blog. Sorry folks. I guess this means you'll just have to go to a film festival near you to see it!  Muahahahaha!!! My plot to get you off the internet and into the theater continues. I start character animation tomorrow. Bet you can't WAIT.