Jan 17, 2017

Animation, figure drawing 2


Making progress...

Jan 16, 2017

Animation, figure drawing


As an experiment, I took my laptop to figure drawing at Hunted Line Studios on Saturday. Hours of drawing directly into the animation software resulted in a succession of seizure-inducing, flashing, random images. Watching it repeatedly could give you one heck of a headache.

This version is a little better then the original since I've arranged the drawings in a more logical order. Next, I'll weave them together and get rid of the jumpiness and flashing colors. It won't have much of a plot, but maybe I can turn it into something.

Jan 15, 2017


Jan 10, 2017

Animation, cat roar


This is 52 drawings of my parents' cat with a lion's roar. I did most of it on Sunday evening.

Jan 7, 2017

Animation, screaming frog


My X-mas present to myself this year is TVPaint. It's the animation program used to create films like My Dog Tulip and Song of the Sea.

This is the first animation I've done in a long time. It's 40 drawings. I wasn't watching the clock, but it took a couple hours to do. The scream is from a disk of 1,001 sound effects. It sounded to me like Kermit going nuts, so here's the result.

Dec 18, 2016

Great animated shorts: Winter

Wanna watch some cartoons?

5 Great Winter Cartoons

1. Popeye, I-ski Love-ski You-ski (Dave Fleischer, 1936, 6 min)
2. Tom & Jerry, Snowbody Loves Me (Chuck Jones, 1964, 8 min)
3. Donald Duck, The Hockey Champ (Jack King, 1939, 7 min)
4. Schoolhouse Rock, Figure 8 (David McCall, 1973, 3 min)
5. National Film Board of Canada, Bus Story (Tali, 2014, 10 min)

South Park, The Spirit of Christmas (Tray Parker and Matt Stone, 1995, 5 min)
[slightly dark], Special Delivery (Eunice Macaulay and John Weldon, 1978, 7 min)
[very dark], Peace on Earth (Hugh Harmon, 1939, 9 min)
more Popeye, Season's Greetinks! (Dave Fleischer, 1933, 6 min)

— These are all linked to the highest quality videos I could find, with minimal to no commercials.

Nov 20, 2016

Graduation day

I've just completed the entire ComedySportz program of improvisational comedy courses. This is the Level 4 class photo (the red team vs. the blue team) from yesterday's showcase performance.