Saturday, 9 May 2009

more stuff I did this semester

here's more stuff I did this semester,

Lip Sync


voice characterization

Friday, 1 May 2009

Animation project

hey there people, WOw that was more like a few weeks than a few days...well I've been busy animating, tryyyying to finish my animation which Im gonna share with you guys, its not finished yet... I think my story idea is waaay too complicated...for the amount of time I had..but anyway

I was also gonna share character development drawings but I just realized that I gave it in yesterday as part of my assignment for university,...I'll post them some other time,

heres the animatics

THE FIRST animatic

SCENE 1 improved

Half of Scene 2 improved

SCENE 3 Improved

and this is the animation so far SUPER MARKET BIG SALE
ok, I was showing this to my mom, and she was saying "why did the trolley suddenly disappear???" for people who don't understand, if it looks flashy, its not finished, if the movement looks weird (stops, moves, stops, moves) its not finished either ok loL,

STORYBOARDS pinned on the wall
(click image to see bigger)

UNIVERSITY is over for this academic year uUUoooh!, back in september....

i'm gonna continue doing my animation studies, hopefully more, since I have more time now.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Dive in perspective

thIs is an exercise i did a few weeks ago.

I first posted it on the JRA Forum and got some feedback from some of people there, it was really cool, there was this girl who actually did a video review to explained wat was wrong with my shot, (if you're reading this thank you once aGAIn "cRippY"!!!) So heres the result, i hope its better lol...

Sunday, 8 March 2009

What I've been Up to lately

Hi there people, I haven't posted in a while, that's because I've been busy with university work, right now I'm working on short animation, I've done the the rough storyboards I just need to fix a few things, I also started working on the characters....I'll be posting all this in a few days....

For now I leave you with this super cool Canadian Animation "THE CAT CAME BACK", its got an awesome sound track and its incredibly funny!!!

Check It OUt!!!!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Life drawing

The quality of the picture is not great looks much nicer in real life

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Learning the principles

These are some tests from the Jason Ryan these are almost exact copies of Jason's... what I have to do is apply what I've learned in these tutorials and apply it to my own...actually when I was animating the little girl, I started to remember some of the things that I had learned on Jason's tutorials.

Timing, Spacing, overlap and follow through

Anticipation Tutorial


Weight lift

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Jason Ryan Animation 5*****

I first found out about Jason Ryan Animation last Summer while searching for animation tutorials online. It was then when I found out about his ramp up tutorials, when I first watched Jason animating, I was like WOW, so THAAATS how you do it! from then on I was hooked up and signed up for his webinars. (a webinar its like a seminar but online, for people who don't know)

Since September 2008 I've been attending the JRA Webinars, and it's been an amazing experience. I mean, reading books about animation is one thing, but actually seeing someone approaching an animation shot and animating it right on the spot while explaining it, its just mind blowing!!! In these webinars you learn so much and you if your not quite sure of something, you can just ask Jason!

Let me tell a bit about Jason.
Jason Ryan is a Supervisor animator who has worked in films such as "Fantasia 2000", "Chicken Little" and currently is now supervising at DreamWorks on the up coming title "Shrek 4".

Jason is a super cool, exciting guy and an excellent teacher. He has a great work flow and approach to animation. He starts off by doing a 2D rough animation in Flipbook and then brings it into Maya to polish it up.
Right now his doing a mini series tutorials on "Timing and Spacing", "Drag, Overlap and Follow Through" and last but not least "Weight and Balance".
If you're serious about animation as career, or even if your a pro animator and want to improve your skills I highly, HIGHLy recommend these tutorials!
You can find out more about JRA on his website at and for the webinars at
I've learned so much about character animation since I joined Jason's tutorials and I'm very grateful to him so,

It Just doesn't get any better than tHis fellas!!!

4 Animation tests

These are some animation tests that I did for the first semester at uni.

Using FLIPBOOK 5 animation software.

Little Girl


Water Splash

Walk off the spot on 16s

Flipbook 5 is defenetly one of the best softwares for 2D traditional animation, its like having a light box on your computer. Very simple to use, great for rough line tests and for finished polished animation. Highly recommended!!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009


This was one of the first exercises that they made us do at my university. The aim of this exercise was to create a character from an actual person.

First I quickly drew one of my colleagues

Then I drew him a bit more simplified and with more cartoony proportions

head turn around>

character full body turn around, not totally accurate tho, the last 2 were kind of rushed>

some facial expressions>

I made a few notes as I went along, about the character's personality>

different design>


some More sketchBook drawings

ooops...looks like I fell aspleep while scanning that one...

I started with a cube and used perspective lines, but it still came out kinda wrong, I gotta
practice some more.

This one was from the liFE drawing class last thursday.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Sketchbook drawings

Rubber Hose Characters- lesson 1

my drawings

My analysis>
Head too small, more at an angle, line of action toned down, more rhythm on the pose (dark blue line)

Line of action toned down, different perspective on the head, body a bit fatter

Another 2 poses

My drawings


Monday, 2 February 2009


Hi and welcome to my Animation Studies blog. Here I'll be posting, yes you guessed it, my animation studies, mostly the John K lessons and the Jason Ryan animation lessons and other stuff, like my sketch book drawings, or something interesting that I might find about animation.
OK, I hope you guys like the stuff that I'll be posting over the next few months, if you come across my blog and you're doing stuff like this please let me know.