This weeks assignment was to animate a platform with a three-joint chain to demonstrate overlapping action. As with most of these assignments, I blocked it out, as rapidly as I could, and then literally made hundreds of iterations to make it look right, or somewhat right. Tricky parts? Yeah the whole thing man. Getting it to start convincingly, settle nicely, and travel across the screen and not seem stiff all went into trying to make this believable.
Which is starting to prove to me that animation, no matter how much you animated before, never gets any easier. The more you do it and develop your eye, the more you start to pick apart anything about everything.
So here's mine:
Hey Bobby! So, I grew up in a small town in Texas. I've drawn since i can remember. I always dreamed of creating characters for animation. But perusing art was always discouraged growing up, i was even chastised for it =/. So, i graduate, get a job and put in my 9-5. Before you know it, I'm 29 and I hate my job/life and i STILL cannot stop drawing! So, i decide to quit, move to so cal and now im trying achieve that dream. Any advise for an old guy like me trying to break in? I'm Meant for this!
1 week ago