Hooo….welp. I’d like to officially start animating things, posting up some animations would be a fun change in pace, wouldn’t it? Though I have no idea where to actually begin. It’s sad how clueless I am. So far I’ve watched The Animator’s Survival Kit DVDs and read the Illusion of Life so I have some of an idea how to approach things pertaining to squash-stretch, arcs, overlapping action, anticipation…
But you can’t truly understand it until you do it, huh. This is so daunting lol. Uhm…I suppose I should find a very simple character and practice things like headturns and whatnot?
Shitty WIP that won’t look anything like the final product I bet HAIR AND PUPILS…AND A SHIRT WILL BE ADDED LATER POSSESSED TREY
Uhm..also…does anyone know how to go from grayscale values to color? I know of the overlay method, but I think my darks are too dark for that…idk, maybe one of my followers paints grayscale regularly and can give me some tips to transition it to color.
In my latest write-up for Cartoon Brew, I pour my guts out about life after leaving college, and the haphazard but eventually rewarding future that all recent-graduating animation students have in store for them.
Remember, despite the many obstacles you will come up against on the road to being a professional in this industry, you all are talented, hard-working and creative individuals and there will always be a place for you as long as you keep at it, work hard and stay positive.A great write up by Mike Ruocco about graduating from college and taking the leap into the professional world
Interesting! Are they saying the only animation jobs are really in California, though? That’s what I got from it, though I don’t think that was the intention haha.
Oh no no no. That was just MY personal experience. There ARE opportunities in New York and in other cities, but for what I wanted to do, and for my own preferences, I chose to move out here. Sorry for the confusion.
thanks for the wise and uplifting words, Mike <3
Hey guys! I just wanted to say a few things:
Don’t ever be afraid to say hello to me or just talk. I like to get to know my followers; I never see it as disruptive or annoying. On the same note, I want to mention that I love receiving comments on my art. I enjoy knowing why someone likes something. I try to do the same thing for other artists as long as I know they appreciate it, because it really it only takes like 5 seconds even if it’s just a little “good job this looks cool”. Since I can’t reply directly to people on Tumblr, I just want to say to those who actually do this (you know who you are), THANK YOU! Those kinds of things put a smile on my face.
Next thing. I know this is a sketch blog, and its art only, etc. But would anyone be terribly displeased if I reblogged some inspirational art videos/animation news…things like that now and then? Or should this stay 100% art only?
doodle stuff from last nite. Thought I might as well just put’em together.
For those who don’t know, this is Spotto! He’s an albino chinchilla that wears a butcher’s smock thing. I tried to rename him but it didn’t stick so he’s Spotto forever. He’s excessively violent in a fun ragtime music TNT stick way. I’m actually using him as my animation guinea pig right now shh don’t tell them.
This is about a year old, I might have put this in an art dump, I don’t remember, but I just picked up on it again so I thought I’d show. Going a lineless route as you can see with the first image…still a lot of rendering to do :[
Animal sketch trade with Kimmy…she wanted a horned viper.
I TRIED. These were really difficult, I’ve never drawn a legit snake.