Monday, November 23, 2009

More drawings


No much time this days as usual, but I'm try to keep drawing some.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New scaner


Well I bought a new scanner yesterday, so hopefully I will update often this unattended blog. Also is a good reason to draw more. Hopefully the next drawings will be a bit better.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Some notes and thoughts

I don't usually post about this kind of subjects, because I really feel still a lot to learn about this crafty thing called animation, so I don't pretend to teach anyone the "right way" to animate. This post is just a selfremainder of things that works for me if you find it useful, good for you.
Planning: Some people draw, other simple acted out, record him/herself in video. What is the best? well I dunno, I find pretty useful use videoreference you usually find really interesting things happening in real life, things than won't come to your mind, but fell free to reinterpret, enhance and/or discard the information you get from this.
Drawing, well this is really usefull when you are planning a shot too cartoony or dangerous to act it out for yourself. I find this pretty useful too. Programs like Flipbook allow you to make really rough drawings and explore all the possible ideas. The bad thing is that sometime you will find your 3d character is not so flexible to allow you all the cheating you did in your drawings, well be careful with that.
Sometimes you can't use this method and you start from zero in your 3d program, well here you only have your critic and trained eye to know if it is right or wrong. In the end that trained eye is the most important thing to be a good animator, distinguish the right from wrong. How you developed a trained eye? Well for me worked really well my drawing classes, you learn a lot about shape, gesture and well, an appealing pose can sell a whole shot. So you better learn this stuff ( if you already don't own a copy of the Walt Stanchfield two books you are missing raw gold. Also I'm trying to analyze a lot of material, from classic cartoons to clips from movies or reels of great animators) Also like to read other people analisis Jonh K. stuff is a great source of information and detailed analisis about animation. But don't forget the most important thing ANIMATE and THINK. Just don't do what work for you, try new things don't become a robot just working with your bag of tricks.
What keeps me inspired?, Usually masterpieces of animation (like I said classic cartoons, reels, teaser, excerpt from movies). Try to be that good, usually help me to deliver quality material and also help me to improve my skills and my devolope further a trained eye.
Oh I almost forget, How I dare? Feedback a pair of new, trusted fresh eyes is an invaluable tool to raise your level and put you in the right track. So if you have someone around who can give you good feedback don't miss the chance.

My 2 cents

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Bye Revis



Well in July I spent my last days as animator at Revistronic. It was a pleasure to work with the great people, really talented artist and programmers whow work there. I'm gonna miss you guys but it's time to take my chances and start new ventures. What I'm doing now? Well I keep animating (of course) in a really great project I hope to be able to show something soon.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Finally animation!

hey finally I manage to post some stuff I did a few time ago, this weekend I was fixing things here and there, I don't think it's done yet so any feedback it's more than welcome. video

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quick sketches




I just found the recently published Walt Stanchfield books really enlightining. Are pure GOLD for any animator. These are son quick sketches trying to put in practice some stuff discussed in these books.

P.D: By the way for some reason blogspot renamed this page to index.htm instead of blogger.html so if for any strange reason you have this direction in your bookmark you will need to update.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

selfportrait? (why so serious?)


Hi guys I must say I'm really busy (fortunally) and without much time too upload new things or work in my own stuff at home. This just a kind of selfportrait. Normally I don't detail to much the drawings I do, I try to focus more on gesture, weight, and that kind of things so I did this just for fun.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

More drawings


Hey guys just some more drawings I did in my spare time.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Finally!


Hi Is anyone there? I hope so...
You know pretty busy at work, also I'm glad to say I'm taking 2d animation classes son no much time to post here. Sorry about that...

At work we almost finish our last game, and we are just starting our new project.

Also like I said I'm taking 2d animation classes and it's great to be away from a computer just with paper and pencils. I'm waiting for my lightbox, I ordered a few days ago but unfourtunally they run out of supplies so I will have to wait a few days more. Anyway I'm trying to sharpen mean while my drawing skills doing some fast sketching. You can take a look to some samples in this post.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

sketching is addictive


Yeah so that's why today I did another one.

More Flipbook

Hey I also have some 2d animation exercise, a really siple one, just trying to fix some new concepts and workflow method I'm learning right now. video

December 11 second club entry

Hey I spent part of my holidays working on this. Finally I manage to participate again in this competition. Hope you like it! video

Finally I'm sketching again.


Have been a long time since my last exercise. It's really obvius how you get worse if you don't keep practicing.
Anyway this is what I did in about 30 minutes and more important I had a lot of fun doing it.