lip sync final project for Traditional Animation 2!

Sorry for the delay in posting! Here’s my final animation project -my first lip-sync attempt ever. The assignment was to take established characters and animate sound clips. I chose Foghorn Leghorn & Daffy Duck… the beaks were a challenge. Overall I probably worked on this for about 5 or 6 weeks from start to finish. I still have a few more things to work…

samson & matilda – heavy lifting animation

Meet Samson and his dog, Matilda! I designed them for a three-week assignment for a “heavy lifting” exercise. The focus was first on the thinking that takes place before lifting something heavy; then on portraying weight, then losing a grip on the heavy object. I could have just used a static object instead of a dog, but I really like the idea of a…

sneaky goose walk

This assignment took WAY longer than I originally thought it would! We were given 4 key frames (major drawings showing the most important positions) plus a chart for spacing all the drawings, all from Richard William’s “Animator’s Survival Kit” book.  Usually desiging/picking a character & determining those main poses takes me a huge amount of time, so I thought “Awesome! This will be so…

mabel moves

This video is a combo of two assignments for my Traditional Animation 2 class – getting up out of a chair and “easing in” to a walk. In order to smoothly start or stop any action in animation, you have to carefully space the drawings so that the motion doesn’t start awkwardly or end too abruptly. Keep in mind this is just a simple…

meet mabel!

So, it’s happened once again – I missed my weekly posting! Not for a lack of material, though  – my new classes are very challenging and I am already learning so much. In first week of classes, our Traditional Animation 2 assignment was to create a a five-point turnaround model sheet. Last fall I played around with some basic character design but hadn’t done…