Saturday, 31 October 2009
- What I have realized today is that I when I draw and animate something, it tends to grow bigger everytime.
- After drawing the keyframes for this project and filling in the gap between them realized that the animation keeps its original size.
- So now each time I make an animation I have decided to dawthe keyframes to keep the same size.
- Sometimes it doesn't only grow bigger, it moves sideway as well.
I think this character is OK (Maybe I should raw him with some pointed ears just to make it look more like an animal rather than a human).
I will now try to apply some expressions to it on my RVJ before I animate it, then based on that I will create a storyboard which will include the key frames and what must appear in between.
Friday, 30 October 2009
As you can there is no exaggeration at all because I do not know how I can possibly exaggerate such face...So I think I might create another character more suitable for this project and I will apply the same expressions I tried to apply on the first character.
One rule I learnt in animation is that the simplier the lines are the easier it will to animate and you have less chance to make mistakes.
Since the drawing I chose had to much shading in it, I have decided to get rid of the shading and animate a plain character.
Surprised or shocked expression, here is how I would draw it:
Bigger eyeballs than usual, higher eyebrows and an open mouth for more effects.
And here are some other squashed faces that you can compare to th eoriginal drawing just to see what was exaggerated.
I did another one for the skeptical expression, this time around you can see the character's entire body and it seems smaller than the face (Another form of perspective view).
One for a sad expression, the eyes look big and watery (glassy effect I would say like He is about to cry) or maybe like a puppy face.
Another version of a sad exaggerated expression, this time the character's mouth corners are pointing down on either side of his mouth. (This gives a stronger sense of sadness) when combined with the glassy look I Think)-This is more suitable for a sad expression than for a puppy face one.