Humorous Quips & Artsy Stuff
You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

makanidotdot:

Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image

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2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

There are three or four artists whose work have had a great influence on me and my style through my life, and Makani sits comfortably somewhere around the top of that list, her name scribbled with ornate calligraphy and the ‘i’ dotted with a heart.

snuffysbox:

Yo hey, check out this sweet documentary made by a couple of students from my school. It’s all about the school and what it’s like to study there. Makes me miss being back there a lot.

Mah crib!

Some character concept for my bachelor project. Check it out here.
One and a half hour, hence the shoddy anatomy.

Some character concept for my bachelor project. Check it out here.

One and a half hour, hence the shoddy anatomy.

humphreysart:

theanimationworkshop:

Today we’ve reached over 500 followers! Thus, we decided that this is an excellent occasion to hold our first give away!To take part simply reblog this post and you’ll get a chance to win a set of goodies straight from Denmark’s animation heart!
The rules are nice and simple:- only reblogs count (spread the love!), however no giveaway blogs are allowed!- you don’t have to follow us, but it would be extra sweet if you did!- your askbox must be open in order for us to contact you - remember that you’ll have to share your name and address in order to allow us to send you the prize; all post will be paid for!At 7pm (GMT +2:00) on September 25th we will choose 5 winners using random number generator and contact them immediately after drawing the lucky people – remember to have your inbox open!
If a person won’t reply within 72 hours another winner will be chosen.  The goodie set contains – TAW DVDs, collection of the student’s latest magazines, stress ball, postcards and buttons – everything to have you covered as a true animation lover!
Good luck!

Don’t really need the merch but other people might like to take part in this :)  If I were to win though that wouldn’t be bad either ^^

Reblog and (maybe) get free stuff.

humphreysart:

theanimationworkshop:

Today we’ve reached over 500 followers! Thus, we decided that this is an excellent occasion to hold our first give away!
To take part simply reblog this post and you’ll get a chance to win a set of goodies straight from Denmark’s animation heart!

The rules are nice and simple:
only reblogs count (spread the love!), however no giveaway blogs are allowed!
- you don’t have to follow us, but it would be extra sweet if you did!
- your askbox must be open in order for us to contact you - remember that you’ll have to share your name and address in order to allow us to send you the prize; all post will be paid for!

At 7pm (GMT +2:00) on September 25th we will choose 5 winners using random number generator and contact them immediately after drawing the lucky people – remember to have your inbox open!

If a person won’t reply within 72 hours another winner will be chosen.  
The goodie set contains – TAW DVDs, collection of the student’s latest magazines, stress ball, postcards and buttons – everything to have you covered as a true animation lover!

Good luck!

Don’t really need the merch but other people might like to take part in this :)  If I were to win though that wouldn’t be bad either ^^

Reblog and (maybe) get free stuff.

Maybe I should give myself a massive kick in the butt and watch Gravity Falls already.

oliviawhen:

foxadhd:

Happy Autumn!

If you’re not excited about autumn and dogs you can leaf.

Grand Theft Canine: Autumn Heist

oliviawhen:

foxadhd:

Happy Autumn!

If you’re not excited about autumn and dogs you can leaf.

Grand Theft Canine: Autumn Heist

Playing around with design variations for the bachelor project. The main character is a pudgy siren/water nymph from Swedish folklore who’s kind of a clutz, so I’m aiming for a look somewhere between plus-size model and Walmart shopper.

theanimationworkshop:

Let yourself be led by our friendliest crickets to this year’s edition of Viborg Animations Festival, coming this October!For more details about VAF click here

If you happen to be in or around Viborg on the 3rd-5th of October, drop by Fotorama or one of the outdoor screens and catch a free film.

theanimationworkshop:

Let yourself be led by our friendliest crickets to this year’s edition of Viborg Animations Festival, coming this October!
For more details about VAF click here

If you happen to be in or around Viborg on the 3rd-5th of October, drop by Fotorama or one of the outdoor screens and catch a free film.

Some very quick concept art for a project.

Some very quick concept art for a project.

Getting back to grips with Photoshop CS6 after the summer break.

Getting back to grips with Photoshop CS6 after the summer break.

Welp, I’m an aunt again.