Sunday, November 27, 2011

Production Report (Week 14)

Ok, we all finished our animation and what an experience. It was very hectic by week 12-14 almost everyone was rushing, anyways I going to write a summery of the last few weeks.

By week 13 I had almost finish my character animation, around 95% of the sound was done, and my backgrounds was done, I spend most of class time showing my teachers what I had, and they would give me a lot of advice on how to improve it, by this stage I was ready to give up and just wanted to hand in my work, it seems that I was too impatient to redraw and re animate some parts of my characters, but in the end I have decided to listen to my teacher and improve my animation, it well worth the suffering in the end, I still had a lot more to improve but what I had was the best I could do with the time we had left, and I have achieve my goal I had for week 13.

By week 14 I felt confident that I could hand in my animation by the end of the week, I had all my character animation done, all the sound done, and all the backgrounds done, all I need to do was show my teachers what I done, and composite it all together. By the time I showed my teachers, my confidents went down to unconfident, as they showed me all the errors I done, but fortunately they were minor errors, and could easily be fixed within an hour or so. By the time I fixed the errors, it was time to export, and that was when I started to have my first major errors, from memory errors, to image buffer errors, to sounds, and many more, most of the time it was memory errors, I tried asking my teacher at time, she tried her best, and only solved some of the problems, I even looked up forums, but they didn’t help, eventually the other animation teachers came to help, they even stayed back to help us, soon after the problems were fix, and I finally started to export and finish it off, and burn it to a dvd and hand it end, the best feeling ever.

Overall I’ve learned a lot from this semester, at the start I thought 2d animation was going to be easy but I was wrong, animation requires a lot of skill and patients, I didn’t have any, but I did learn some skills and patient by the end, also I am very bad at sound design, not having the right sound can make or break an animation, but I did have fun in the end and I learned a lot, doesn’t matter if my animation was bad, I’m only a 2nd year student and still have time to improve it after I finish school.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Rap Video

A rap video about animating the tv show called Phineas and Ferb.!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Production Report (Week 12)

Only 2 weeks left and I’m stressing out, why am I stressing out? It’s because I have some issues with making my animation, and is slowing my production down. So far I am having issues with animating my characters, it seems to take me a long time to figure out on how to animate actions and timing my animation, and luckily Jack is able to show me were my animation has gone wrong and guide me to the right direction. Another issue I am having is that I have lost motivation to do my best, and I’m not patient enough to animate in 2d. The process of doing a animation test, then doing a sketch over it, and tracing that sketch takes a lot of time to do it, and because that process takes so long I decided to rush it so I can finish my animation within the due date

With all the issue, I’m bit behind, so far I have traced and colored 85% of my facial animation and probably around 45% of body animation so overall animation is 55-75% done. My background are 98% done, my sound is around 85% done. Once I finish my animation, I will then add special effects on after effects and composite my sound and background with my animation. Hopefully I can get this done. So far I hope to finish my character animation and sound by the end of week 13 and do all my sfx and compositing in week 14.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making of Black soulstone

Found a very in depth "making of video" for a trailer of a game called diablo 3 :

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Demon Hulk Coloured

Finally finish my demon hulk character, all the coloring was done in Photoshop CS5.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Making of Paths of Hate

Found a really interesting making of video article. I have never seen an 3d animation made like this before.


Production Report Week 10

OK its week 10 so far, and the only problems i have is that I've seem to be really slow at animating in 2d, due to the fact that it takes me forever to learn to do animation keys and do animation tests. I also having problems with sound design, i've seem to have fallen into the trap of only putting sound of what i only see on the screen instead of putting background and ambient sounds. I am also stressing about if i can completely finish my animation,since i only have 4 more weeks left, but i am hopeful because so far i have almost finished my sound design and all my backgrounds are done, all i need done is my character animation which is around 45% done.

Edit: changed 70% to 45%

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Demon Hulk

A picture i drew in Sketchbook pro.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Even More Backgrounds

Here are the emotional backgrounds, by the way the pink/red drawings are just place holders for now.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Production Report (Week 8)

OK its week 8 and So far i have been able to get 98% of my backgrounds done, and around 95% of my animations keys done, this means that I'm a bit behind of what i originally plan and require a bit more to completely finish of my miles stone. Due to other subjects for this course i haven't been able to concentrate and work on my animation, and been working on finishing off my other assignments that was due a week before. Backgrounds are also really hard for me to draw too, which made me a lot slower because i had to learn how to use Photoshop and learn how to make my background look believable. Animating took me a lot more time then anticipated, because of the difficulty of animating extreme movement and learning and practicing new animation techniques. Hopefully by next week i have all my backgrounds and animation keys done, so i can do my clean up animation on the holidays.

Background Shot 1

Here is my background for my first shoot all done in photoshop.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sketches 1

haven't drew high fantasy stuff for awhile, might do some more high fantasy drawings.

haven't drew high fantasy stuff for awhile, might do some more high fantasy drawings.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Here is a sketch of some sort of beast man.


some more poses

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Update of background

Here is a update of my background for my last shot.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Background Concept 2

Here is my second attemp at background drawing a background.

Background Concept

Here is my first concept for my last shot.


Hey here are some flowers i drew for my background.

Production Report (Week 5)

My week 7 milestones are:

• Finish off backgrounds
• Key out my animation
• Sound and music rough track 90% done.

Issues so far:

So far it has been 5 weeks since we have started our production and I have had a lot of issues with my animation. First off I will start off by talking about the issues I had with creating my background. At first I decided to only use the program flash to see if I could make a simple yet effective background, but failed due to my lack of knowledge of using vector only tools and I couldn’t fully express my creativity with the restrictions. My second attempt I’ve decided to use the program photoshop, photoshop allowed me to do all sorts of drawing techniques, but photoshop was a very complex program to learn, and I would spend a lot of my time learning to use it, eventually I went through some tutorials, which took a lot of time and effort, but I have failed yet again, soon I’ve decided to ask my lecturers and class mates for some help and they had provided me with some good advice, and I hope to use their advice on my 3rd attempt and hopefully have a decent background by week 7.

For keying out my animation, there are some issues; I still have a lot to learn about animating, timing and spacing, learning all of this will take a lot of time. So far I have had a lot of help from my lecturers and classmates.

I seem to have a lot of trouble with my sound and music, because it is very hard finding a good royalty free sound and music. Also I’m still learning about sound design and how I can use sound to help bring out my animation.

What is slowing my production?

Being a university student requires a lot of time and effort, I have 3 other subjects that I must attend to and pass. I also a very slow learner and require more time to practice more then others. Also I enjoy drawing and would like to become the best I can be, which requires a lot of time to practice it.

What is causing me grief?

I am most active at night and at home, but my timetable requires me to get up early and stay long hours, which is fine since I can get use to it and it seem to be the normal thing to do, but since I enjoy doing my work at night and at home I tend to stay up late causing me to have lack of sleep and being tired the next day, which makes me feels sluggish and lazy at class. Also the computer equipment seems to be slow and don’t function probably with the Wacom tablets which makes me angry and wishing I was at home using my equipment.

Also we have 2 lecturers, with 2 different ways of teaching and opinions, I don’t know who to please and confuses when one says something different to the other.

Things that are working out for me?

I had no problems with programs freezing up on me, and using flash to animate has worked out fine for me so far. Also my lecturers have helped me a lot too.

How can I improve?

I can improve by spending more time on experimenting more and learning new techniques instead of sitting down and practicing the same thing over and over again.

Where am I up to now?

So far I have around 45% of my backgrounds done, Around 80% of my key animation done, and around 70% of a rough sound design done.

Where I wish I was up to?

I wish had my rough sound and music done, since I don’t like working, finding and thinking about my sound design, and I should have had 65% of my background done by now, but my lack of skills are slowing me down, but I’m quite happy with 80% of my key animation done I should be able to get my keys done by week 7.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Colouring Lineart Tutorial

Hey guys found a pretty good tutorial on coloring lineart on photoshop.



Some more poses. Still have a lot to improve.

Friday, August 19, 2011

inspirational artwork

Found some inspirational artwork for my background.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Just practicing drawing poses.

Why am i practicing drawing poses did you ask?

Well i believe that a strong pose in a character can really bring out their personally and could really work well for animators.

anyways here is my first attempt.

Monster Illustration Stages

Hey, recently i have decided to do an illustration of a random monster.

As you can see i have started off with a sketch and inked it, which was done using sketchbook pro 11.

The coloring as done with Photoshop cs5.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Old Man Digial Painting 2

Here is an update of my old man digital painting, it seems i have improved a bit but still have a lot to learn.

Here is an good example of what i want to learn.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Photoshop Painting

Practicing to paint in Photoshop, as you can see i have a lot to learn.

In my animation i will be doing highly detailed facial expression, that will require digital painting skills.

so lets get practicing.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Hrmm pages wont let you guys comment on it, should i just post my stuff normally or just do both? i dont know!!! help me!

o yeah added concept art page and storyboard pages.(more concept to come, just too lazy to scan, also haven't got time to add notes on my storyboard.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Year2 s1 Animation

Hey every one.

Im going to be doing a animation about a bean that grows into a creature, so only a 1st draft has been done.