Friday, 23 April 2010
some animation I've been doing for the last couple of days using this character I must have designed almost a year ago. I know he's pretty boring but there's something I find pleasantly anatomical about making him move.
I'm basically doing this because it's like the third year of my course and it repeatedly hits me that I've done very little "genuine" character animation. In my second year I was really timid so I tried to design everything so it would be easy to draw moving and cut a lot of corners - as a result all my character-based projects kind of sucked (not forgetting that they were my first attempts at doing that kind of thing). I could blame the course for this (darn them making me think of meaning before teaching me function!) but it's probably more my fault for not just manning up and trying to draw what I'd want to look at, or something.
Anyway, I feel right now I really need to just do what I want as much as I can before I leave uni, so whilst working on everything else I'm going to try and do a couple of these short character animations on the side.