Friday, 31 August 2012

Space suit

Here is the space monkey captain space suit designs. I've got a little carried away with the design as usual making it harder than it need to be. I wont be the easiest of design to animate. It still need a little work to refine the design but I happy with the overall look.

The suit helmet a and boots are fine the air tank could do with a little work on how air get to the helmet. 

In these lower two images I taken away the hand guard as it was becoming a pain to draw in a still image.  It would only have a bigger pain when drawing it again and again when animating the whole space suit.

Male monkey

Here is the first images of the male monkey. This character will only have a small part to play with in the animation but still I which to do a little more refining of the design.

I happy with the over all shape of his face, arms legs, hands and feet.  I do however want to do work on the stomach and chest, making the stomach bigger a little like the character sheet below.

Female Monkey

This is the first image of the female monkey character. I'm really happy how this has come together so easily needing little refinement or redesign.  I will have to work a little on the design getting some more reference image of how female and male monkey move.  A part from that she shouldn't change very much.

Space Monkey captain

Here are some more character sheet of the Monkey space captain. I'm happy with the top image, thing this is the final design for the Space captain (working name so far). Going to focus now on the other Two main character and the story board before starting the other character sheet on space cap face movements. Need to see what I need first from the characters before I work on possible movement.

These two lower sheet are early designs from sketch's which then lead to the final sheet up top

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Final test piece for possible job

OK here is the final animation for the Gnu Films test piece that I sent off which I had to republish as a FLV, as the quicklime movie would not upload to Youtube.  That was a problem as I stayed up till about 0630 hours working on this animation.  Not what you want to see after a nap, waking up think that there is no problem.  The only problem with the FLV was that in after effects it compressed the file making the format ratio smaller that the 720 by 556.  Well it's the right ratio just a little smaller but at lest it uploaded to Youtube with no problems.

I use Adobe Illustrator, photoshop, after effects and flash to create this animation, using Illustrator to create all but two of the asset.  I cut the female picture out in photoshop removing the background and publishing it as a PnG file that could then be animated in after effects, using the puppet tool.  The animation of the three chaps round the table celebrating were done in flash.  I know that it was not completely finish but do remember that I was at work over the weekend, and so could not give it the full three days.  That would have been great if I could have put three day into it.  I may have tried some stop motion too.  Final all the assets were put together in after effects, animation and then publish.  I could have done that in adobe premere but I wanted to use the effects in after effects for some of the wheel coming into screen.     


Final test piece for possible job

This was a test animatic for a possible job that I applied for with Gnu Films in Nottingham.  I did this just visualize what the final animation world look like from the task that they had sent me.  The test piece was for them to test me and how I preformed when set a task.  On how I could creatively interpret a brief and how I would follow that brief and create an animation.

This animatic didn't take that long after I had a good idea of how I was going to create the animation.  The only problem that I had with this was that it was set over the weekend the only time in the week that I have to work.  Couldn't call in sick as I would run the risk of not getting paid from those evil bastards and until I get paid I really need the money.  

These were all created in flash to save time.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Image for nephew

My sis ask me to create some images for my nephew so this is what I came up with. A chance to do some work in Illustrator, This good pactice as I can use illustrator to create asset for Flash and after effect animation.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Space Captain character sheets

These are the first image of a new character that I'm working for a 2D animation using Flash or Toon Boom animate, After effect, photoshop and Illustrator. It mostly going to be done in my spare time. Which I do have lots of at the moment with other things that I'm doing at the moment. It's just to work on my 2D animation skills for both animation festivals and to help me get a job.

These first four images are how the character will look naked

These Lower images are the start of my character in his space suit when he comes out of the space craft

Just trying to get the style right making the character stand out with a cartoon edge to help with the animation flow

On this last image I've done a little redesign on the Monkey feet to make the design and animation a little easier to redraw time and time again 
The character sheets that I put into photoshop to try out some colour skim.