lip sync 1 time lapse
old illustration used as inspiration for lip sync 2
facial acting animation
For the walk cycle exercise, I first completed the line test using a horse on the last day of class of 2016. Then, recently I traced over that onto fabric using fabric paint. It was the slowest animation process I have attempted (it takes four hours to dry so one frame was completed every 4 hours for about a week!). I enjoyed the process of it and through the lightbox I realised many materials can become transparent enough to trace line tests. Each material worked in a different way, some were very transparent but then the paint seeped through to it became a matter of making it smear the least amount possible. Another material was quite stretchy so it became a bit distorted as I traced each frame. Another material was quite thick and the paint didn’t seep through at all but it was just barely transparent enough to see the line test. Final animation and fabric tests below ~~
fox walk evolution
I completed the fox walk in conte crayon to continue to use each exercise as a place to experiment with materials and used digital effects to make the background as well as the fox fight cloud. I still don’t find animating on the computer as enjoyable as animating by hand but it was nice to be able to complete it in that way a bit more quickly after struggling with the background for a while. Also, it looks a bit like a wolf but… no time to ponder why for now.
I finished the animation to my four legged run cycle ages ago but took a while to finish the execution of the paper version of it. After deciding not to cut out each frame from the tissue paper because tissue paper is iiiiimpossible, I outlined my initial frames in dark black, scanned them in, scanned in the different paper textures, erased the inside of each frame to reveal the paper, and added a background.
Inspiration, sketches, pencil test, and finished animation below
left handed animals at Museum of Natural History
conte crayon sketches and ghost sketches at Waterloo station