Saturday, 28 April 2012

The 2nd Character.

Hey there guys, been fairly busy, by which I mean I have been procrastinating.

But yeah, first year of college is almost over and that will probably give me A LOT of free time, not that I don't have enough free time already I just never spend it productively, and if I know I don't have college work to be stressing over then all shall be good.

( I had actually just written out below here about the main character based on me but decided to delete it since it spoils the whole point, basically there is a secret hidden within this animation that no one but me and my absolute closest friends would know, if you have read my thread on moulding minefield then you would know but that is all I am ever going to say about this little secret, also the secret within the animation is kind of personal, and is basically something I put in there for my self and the people who know me the best, the rest of the animation, story, characters is for you guys, the audience!)

This drawing is enough for me to get the general idea for the character in my head using my own style of sculpting, except it'll be much darker because I can't draw like that haha.

Well, I had planned on this being a big post with all those spoilers but I decided to cut them out!

See you all in the next post!

Monday, 16 April 2012

A New Project has been begun!

Hey there guys! I finished up the Test Compilation just the other day and I have now decided to start working on my next major project since OGVTD (One Guy Vs The Dead).

I had a hard time deciding which of my 3 or 4 ideas I was going to expand upon and eventually make my next animation project, but I have now decided. A few days ago I picked out this idea and wrote 2 different possible stories for the idea, they were only very brief but they made sense to me anyway.
Today I started thinking about how the heck I am going to get this project moving, I always find it hard to get going with a project, especially when choosing all your shots when doing a storyboard. I thought that the best place to start would be by designing the characters, there are only 3 characters, at least now there is.

As you can, they're very basic, and stiff looking (I apologize for that, I can not draw poses. Full stop). The head at the bottom looks a little too feminine for some reason, probably the eyes.

This character is loosely based off of my appearance and is sort of like an over "cartoonified" version of my self. His personality will also be based off of my own, he will be like me, but in stop-motion form!

I made a big mistake in my WIP thread on Moulding Minefield by spoiling the whole point of this animation, one thing I am worried about is that the majority of my viewers are fairly young and might not be as open minded as someone a little older, an adult or my self.

When I release it, after seening some peoples interpretation on the animation, I'll write up on here what it is actually about and why I made it.

All I can say for now without spoiling anything (Like I did on the forum) is that this will be a very personal animation, this is going to be tricky for me to pull off though as I've never done anything like this before, this one has to look completely different in terms of style other wise it going to be hard to take it seriously.

All right so in the next post, I'll either have a start on the story board or a rough sculpt of the character. Oh and before I go, this one is going to take a long time to finish, I have about one or 2 days a week to work on the project and not only that I don't always feel working on it.