Day 13

February 18, 2013

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Muscle and tendons, top view

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Day 12

February 17, 2013

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Hand skeletal study.

Day 11

February 16, 2013

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Tired today, more hands.

Day 10

February 15, 2013

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Hands hands hands. I feel like I should draw even more but I’m also animating at the same time.

Maybe I should doddle when I’m in the loo?

Day 9

February 14, 2013

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More hand studies.

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Some good news at last, after the sobering news of Rhythm and Hues’s Chapter 11

On ReelFX’s jobsite

This recruiting tab was created for those Rhythm and Hues artists who have been affected by their recent situation. Please know our thoughts are with you. We are currently looking for new members of our various teams and will be reviewing your information in as timely a manner as possible.

Day 8

February 13, 2013

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Hands today, hand on left looks wrong, could be proportions or bad foreshortening. Tomorrow will probably be hands again until I get it right.

Day 7

February 11, 2013

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More noses today

Day 6

February 10, 2013

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Today – Noses

edit: Right after I uploaded I see how misshapen the top left one is. More practice needed.

Day 5

February 10, 2013

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Busy today because it’s Chinese New Year’s eve, just did a quick Form study. Curve surfaces are hard. Drawn on iPad, Paper app.

Day 4

February 8, 2013

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Back to basics, practicing shape and forms, drawn on my iPad with the Paper app.

Day 3 part 2

February 8, 2013

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Tachikoma! From the Revoltech figure, I left out some bits to make it easier to draw. This thing has so much detail!

Day 3

February 7, 2013

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Apple pie @ IKEA

(edit: it’s half eaten and funky looking)

Drawing Thingies

February 7, 2013

Site’s been quiet for a while, but I’ve been keeping myself busy.

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A Drawing a Day, I’ve just started this yesterday to practice my construction. My construction is terrible.

Sketches

Cafe Drawing – Just random people on the streets, also just started again recently. Trying to get back into gestural drawings.

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Sketches done for the Animals and Creatures Masterclass at Animation Mentor

and a piece of animation I’ve done in January

More to come!

Reflections: End of 2012

December 28, 2012

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So here we are, just days away from 2013. So what have we done this whole year?

In the first quarter of the year, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens aired on Cartoon Network, I got up real early to catch it. In the same day we had an internal screening for all the staff. Needless to say this was a ground-breaking event for us – the biggest and most ambitious project so far. From layout to final composite we had a little less then a year to finish everything. Animation itself wasn’t finaled till the very last month(week?). The entire process was nerve wrecking, exhausting. It seemed like it would -never- end.

And this month, at the Asian Television Awards, Ben10 won in every category it was nominated for.

Bravo, team :), this would not have been possible without each and everyone of you!

Now, what’s next?

In September, I’ve ended an amazing 5 year run with Tiny Island Productions. Through them I’ve been allowed to wear many hats – Animator, Animation Instructor, Animation Supervisor, even Project Manager. I’m blessed to have had the chance to experience all of these, thanks so much everyone! Thanks Dave!

Now I’m on to my next Adventure! What does the future hold? Who knows??

But I’m pretty sure it’ll be just as awesome 😀

 

Happy 2013 everyone!

3D models resource

October 2, 2012

Been collecting a bunch of websites for downloading 3D models, here they are –

http://www.top3dmodel.com/

http://www.archibaseplanet.com/gdl

http://archive3d.net/

3Dvia

Polycount has an interesting thread going.

Where’s my gamecube?

Free Comic Book Day!

May 5, 2012

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Today is Free Comic Book Day! Remember to visit your local participating comic bookstore to get your free comic!

For those in Singapore, Kinnokuniya is giving away comics to anyone who has a membership card 😀

Animating Quadpeds

May 5, 2012

Gamasutra has a write-up by Cathy Feraday with some tips and tricks on animating 4-legged creatures/animals. She outlined her workflow and thought process in animating these creatures, I’ve insert an excerpt below-

In the course of my career, I’ve learned that there is a surprising similarity in how quadrupeds move, from species to species. Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic works may be a century old, but they are still relevant and extremely useful.

In his introduction to Animal Locomotion, he maintains that most quadrupeds — be they dogs, cats, horses or rhinoceroses — follow the same footfall pattern. This is the order in which the hooves or paws strike the ground while moving through the various gaits. Where they differ is in the flexibility of the spine. Visualize a rhino running, as opposed to a cheetah. The exceptions, according to Muybridge, are elephants, and animals like kangaroos.

The four speeds of movement, or the four “gaits”, are shared amongst most four-legged animals. Almost every quadruped walks, trots, canters and gallops, and their legs move in the same manner when they do it.

This came just time time for my creatures and animals masterclass! Very poignant insight from a very experienced animator.

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Jay Grace is the Supervising Animator on Aardman/Sony’s THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS.

Wired has a short interview with him where they discusses his influences and the future of stop-motion features.

GeekDad: What led you to want to be an animator?

Grace: As a kid, I loved drawing and all things animation. I was a huge fan of Tom and JerryLooney Tunes, and Hanna Barbera and was always excited when a new Disney movie came out. I think it was really Star Wars that got me interested in stop-motion. I remember as a six-year-old boy, dragging my not so keen grandmother along to see it and being absolutely mesmerised by the special effects which were way beyond anything else I’d seen before and even at that age I really wanted to know how it was done. By the time Empire and Jedi came out there were some really great making of documentaries on TV which introduced me to the work of Phil Tippett and his contemporaries .

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