Showing posts with label character design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label character design. Show all posts

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Halloween on the Drawing Board

This is what I have been working on this week. Off on a Halloween tangent.
All the years when I had my day job, I missed not being able to just play around with this kind of silly kid stuff which is what I love to do.
These characters seem to be waiting for me to find them, and I have!
It's a good thing there is nobody around here to tell me to get serious.
In truth I really am serious even if it may look frivolous.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Benefits of Entering a Contest / Win or Lose


 The winner of the Toon Boom Animated Valentine Contest was a teenage girl with Autism with an intense interest in Animation, lots of facebook friends who voted for her and great family support. This is a good thing.

Entering the Valentine Animation Contest had benefits for all contestants. For me the best parts are
  • Free Software, Flip Doodle Boom, an inexpensive software for teachers and kids enabling them to create short Animations with ease.
  • In this moment of great enthusiasm, I downloaded a free demo of another program called Animationish  which I LOVE because it is drawing based. So I purchased a copy for myself. It is worth every penny!
  • I know teachers would find it a great way to teach basic classical animation to young art students of all ages and it sells at a very reasonable price compared to expensive Toon Boom software products for professionals.
All is well. Here is what I made for you dear blog friends today. A one minute video using Animationish with images edited in Corel Painter and Corel Video Studio.
I call it  Happy Chickens. Do you think they might make a neat e-birthday card?
Oh! And don't miss Albert's smile at the end which is an experiment to see if you can import jpegs and png files into Animationish. And you can!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Pencil Sketches to Vector Shapes

I am working up some ideas for a story board and it's been a while since the last posting here so I thought I would share this.

Pencil sketches scanned into CorelDRAW and then turned into vector shapes.