Saturday, 18 November 2017

Character Design: Lesson 7


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In our 7th lesson on character design we looked at the ways that sign kicks and props can relate back to the main character and how they are used to move the story along. To understand this we were each given a character and had to design props for them to use. I got Tigger and as I watched the Winnie the Pooh cartoons when I was little I quickly understood the way that the props would be put together and what they would be made for. (Image 1) This lead to me designing things like a Heffalump trap and something that Tigger could jump on to help blow bees away when Pooh is trying to get honey.

I also throught about what Tigger would use if he was going on an adventure (Image 2), this was also easy for me as I throught about the items that little kids would use when acting out their own adventures. The pillow shield idea came from an image that I remember seeing of Pooh having a pillow tied to his back for safety.
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 We were then given an theme and had to design a sign kick character that fitted with that. I got Aboriginal and quickly got the idea for using the dot art work and body paint that they are known for. As for character them self's I choose to use a baby Kangaroo, a Joey, as this would fit in with the Aboriginal theme.
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I've also been working on my main character trying to put each thing that I have learnt so far together (Images 5 and 6).

Monday, 13 November 2017

Collaboration: Water Test

Water test from Rhia Crouch on Vimeo.

This is a test for the water that will be used in my group's animation. The wave effect was created by moving the vertices up and down at different points. The water will sit at the front of the screen and act like an image plane, we got the idea from the water that is used in stage shows.

The plan I had to make to work out how the vertices would move

Friday, 10 November 2017

Collaboration: Storybroad 3

Waste storybroad

Tsunami storybroad
Waste - For the waste skit our vicorian gentleman is swimming along to shore but when he gets out he is covered in goop. He tries to walk off screen but it is clear that the goop is weighing him down abit.

Tsunami - In the tsunami one the vicorian gentleman is getting ready to jump in to the water but suddenly a large wave comes in to shot and knock him backwares off screen. After the screen has been filled with water for a few seconds the vicorian gentlman comes back in to shot swimming along as normal.

Character Design: Lesson 6

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 I started out by trying to think about the poses that my character would make and drawing out the basic flow of the action to see how it would work. This might need abit more work to it as I need to think about the screen that my character will be in.

In to day lesson we looked at facial expressions and how it would affect the shape of the face. We had to draw each other pulling different facial expressions to try and understand the different lines that appear on the face along with how the eyes and mouth can grow and shrink.
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We later were given a character and had to try and draw them making different expressions, I got Obelix from the Asterix series (Image 6). After this I found that I had to look in to how to break the head in to two different parts so that I could place the neck correctly (Image 7).