Sunday, April 29, 2012

AM PoBM: Week5

I did my first blocking pass for my new assignment! Lots of things to be fixed, but I guess the idea gets really clear at least. I've never tried this kind of fast and dynamic action, but hopefully this turns out good...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coloring Test

I always have trouble choosing colors, so I got a book about Japanese traditional colors and patterns. It's so useful because it shows those values I need to make colors digitally.(like R/251 G/194 B/188) Hopefully this helps me saving my time and also making my illustration somehow unique.

-original pattern I used as color reference

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

AM PoBM: Week4 B

some plannings for the next shot. I hope this works well...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Drunken Master1&2

I've watched Jackie Chan's Drunken Master 1&2, and it was super cool! It was my first time to watch Hong Kong action movies but combat scenes were just epic. Story, acting, and sound effects were maybe not really good but I never got bored because of those cool combat scenes. It'll be so awesome if I can animate fighting scenes like that!

I could find a part of this so just sharing.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

AM PoBM: Week4 A

I didn't get any major problem from the crits, so I moved on much earlier than usual. I've fixed some timings and small details, and here's finished product. It was my first time to animate a dance move and there were lots of challenges but I'm glad that it turned out pretty good.

I got almost whole week to plan for the next assignment, woohoo!


AM PoBM: Week3

Here is my recent cossack dance animation in refining process. I was working with stepped mode for whole blocking process, so I had lots of troubles when I turn this in to least I learned something so that's good.

It's almost done!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I downloaded POSEBOOK by Stephen Silver so I did a quick illustration based on it.

It is a iPhone/iPad application he released recently. You can imagine from it's name but this is an application that contains tons of cool poses, demos, hand and expression references. Maybe it's not so essential as he keeps saying in demos, but I guess this is a great source of inspiration. What's so different from other ordinary pose catalog-ish books is that there're lots of exaggerated and cartoony poses in it. None of poses are so stiff and boring, and also model's costumes are pretty unique and cool(like pirates, gangster, barbarian etc...). There are male and female versions but they aren't so expensive. I guess it's totally worth it.

link to POSEBOOK -->

Sunday, April 8, 2012

AM PoBM: Week2

Before starting blocking part, I've updated my reference to actual timing of what I'm planning to do...

and here's blocking I did. That took we sooo long....I've almost regretted of choosing this, but it seems like good start to me. This is the most important part so I'll spend more time this week depends on my mentor's feedback.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stormy Day

A big storm came to Japan recently. It is terrible. Without exaggeration, I was in the situation like this.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Animation Mentor Psychology of Body Mechanics : Week 1

Second term started!!! There were many choices in the new assignment and I decided to do "simple dance move". I usually pick medium level for assignment choices but I felt like I want to make something stands out this time so I'll do the tough one. Even in the case when it doesn't work, I'll chose lower level for the next assignment. Let's see how this works...

I chose cossack dance to animate and here's reference I got. I try to do by myself but it's really really hard...I guess their leg muscles are CRAZY!

This is rough test I did using Degicel Flip book. I haven't tried animating with Cintiq before but it seems working okay. To me, Degicel was a software to just scan and edit, but actually it works totally fine to make animation on it. At least, it remains more hand-drawn taste than Flash or other Vector style software. 

Cocky Girl

I had a day free so I could relax and use my time for personal stuff. So here's random character I drew. I used a kid's fashion magazine for cloth reference but pose and character are original.