Museum of Science Mural project

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a super neat project for the Discovery Center at the Museum of Science, working with the staff members to develop a 16 – foot – long mural of New England Forest Animals.  Here’s a bunch of the progress work, with some color comps, one linework variation (we’re still moving some stuff around, so the final won’t…

purple bird sketch

Another quick post! Here’s a 1/2 hour color sketch of a purple finchy bird that I did last week, been trying to get back into color. Also posted nine more sketch pages – lots more birds, but also echidnas! Alpacas! Shoebill cranes (those guys are five feet tall)! …And many more assorted animals. Check them out, let me know what you think.

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…

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…

bird walk

Walk cycles are pretty difficult to do – you’ve got arms & legs moving all over, the whole body moving up & down – lots of pieces to keep track of.  It takes at least 16 drawings to get a good cycle down. I didn’t love my first attempt at a profile walk cycle this semester – I kind of jumped into it without…

bird & flag

Here’s the work from our third week of traditional animation classes! This goose was pretty fun to do – I spent a lot of time watching reference videos on Getty Images. The “flag blowing in the wind” was a little more frustrating, but still a great experience. Think of any kind of clothing – a skirt, open jacket, cape, etc – all of these…

rooster & hen

This happy couple comes from my “100 birds” project. Someday I’ll get around to scanning & posting the other 94.

birds #26 & #82

Two more little birds from the 100 birds project. I didn’t have a chance to color all of them – well, most of them. Maybe one day I’ll compile them into a coloring book! Then you could choose whatever colors you’d like. These guys were sketched freehand from online photo references.

boobies

Blue-footed boobies, that is. What were you thinking? This is not that kind of website.  Our neighbors went on their honeymoon in the Galapagos Island. I was kind of jealous (and still am! Maybe we’ll make it there someday).  I drew these guys for my 100 birds project from separate references. I hear they like to dance – I figured it’s always more fun…