Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Collaboration: First Ideas

With the start of our second year in Computer Animation Arts we have been put in to groups so that we can work together on creating an animated short. This way we can get an understanding of working in a studio like environment as well as working with other people and sharing ideas.

The people I will be working alongside are:
Laura, Alexis and Jess

For our animation we were given a prompt that we had to come up with ideas for following the theme of comedy.

Our prompt is:
“When not to......”

We all decided that we would all go away and think up some of our own ideas for this and show them to each other the next day. The ones that I was able to think up were:

....Play a ball game
....Point out/ see a spider
....Get on a rollercoaster
....Get a hair cut
....Go on holiday
....Bring your Girlfriend/ Boyfriend home
....Pop the question
....Dine and dash
....Get a tattoo
....Go on a diet
....Google yourself
....Change channel
....Hit send

Monday, 15 May 2017

Animation - Showreel and Reflective Statement

I found that doing 2D styled, and sometimes 3D styled, animation was a great way of learning the very basics of animation but I found that I wasn't able to keep up with the work. I found myself spending too much time trying to work out how something should move and were everything such be in each frame. I did understand the lessons and it has made me more aware of the things that I need to being looking out for, such as the 12 principles of animation, when I'm working in Maya.

Animation Showreel from Rhia Crouch on Vimeo.

Animation - Lesson 12

Animation - Lesson 11

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Life Drawing - Reflective Statement

I found life drawing a lot of fun as it gave me a chance to get away from the computer screen and relax. I have done life drawing before so I knew some of the things I had to look out for such as shading and body proportions but this time I didn’t have to spend time trying to get everything right as we were allowed to draw more freely.

There were times when I felt that what I was doing wasn’t working or didn’t feel right but this might have come from the fact that in the past I had to make sure that my drawings were in proportion or followed certain art direction, so the fact that I was allowed to draw freely might have thrown me off a little and made me scared to try new things.

When I got used to working more freely I found myself trying out new things such as drawing in pen and paint along with adding in the background so that the figure was not left floating on the white page. I have learnt a lot by doing life drawing each week and it has reminded me that sometimes it is best to draw something on paper before doing it on the computer.

Life Drawing - Portfolio