Howdy all! I wanted to direct you to my newly revised portfolio website. Since I have started Animation Mentor and have decided to pursue a career in character animation, I felt I should make my portfolio site more animation-oriented than it had been. On the site I feature my Progress Reel from Class One: Basic Foundations, as well as my drawings, photography, and some artwork that I had created previous to Animation Mentor. Hope you enjoy! :)
Last week was my final week in Class One: Basic Foundations, and now I am starting Class Two: Psychology of Body Mechanics with Shaun Freeman as my mentor. I am with a fantastic group, and I even recognize some of my classmates from Basic Foundations. This semester is going to be cool, and I will try to post with updates as often as I can. Here, below, is my Progress Reel from Class One. It is not perfect yet, but I definitely had fun working on it.
Top Pixar animators Carlos Baena and Victor Navone have written invaluable information about how the eyebrows are useful in conveying what a character is thinking and feeling. They discuss different brow shapes and uses, and give several examples of visual reference from drawings and acting clips. These are great resources for animating faces... check them out and book mark it for the future.
I made some revisions for last week's assignments and finally have them ready to post! The first one is a ball traveling through an obstacle course. I used squash and stretch in the first few frames to show anticipation as the ball leaps into the course.
The second part of the assignment was to pose our Stu character as if he were devastated. Take a look: Here are the drawings I created to plan out the pose: