Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I Have a Bear, Made Him Move
The Animation Desk app for the iPad is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. While not being the best thing for cleaning up animation, its perfect for roughing out some movement and exporting to another program. This one is from a trip to the barber last week. When it turned out that my idea to get there early was shared by about 4 other people, I decided to pop it open to pass the time. While the finished animation was really just for him re-positioning a toothpick in his mouth, looping it turned it to a fun chewing animation. I really wanted to focus on squashing and stretching the mouth while altering the entire shape of the head. I've been picking up some new tricks from a book called Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life. Its definitely given me some food for thought as I draw and is helping me push my posing and expressions. I'll probably clean this up in the next few weeks as I still need to work on the Monster List animation to finish first.