Here are some pictures of some sketchbook work from the final taster project on my course (just a bit- I will have to scan my sketchbooks).
I choose ancient Mayan and Native North American art as some influence in this project.
I made a cushion cover and I am still working on a tote bag using applique and hand stitching.
The last project went well and everything has been done in time which I am happy about.
Today is the start of the next mini taster project. It will be to explore textiles and to design a pattern or motif for use on some item made of textiles.
I will be doing more illustrative, drawing and print based work for this project so it’s back to the drawing board for me. I might try another animation if I have time, but perhaps not for a while.
I finished my animation filming last night and the editing today. I used some nice software called “Animate It” to film the animation and Camtasia Studio 8 to put music and a “cool” fade in effect on it.
Sound effects were done by a mad chipmunk- no actually it’s me-sorry limited budget here guys.
Here’s some stills:
Here are some pages so far from my sketchbook.
I worked into the head details more, baked the sculpey and wrapped pipe cleaners around the limbs and neck to allow more control with the posing. I had to cut away the ankles a bit to allow more movement and I decided not to put sculpey on the arms to allow better control with posing.
I will work on a soft body for the puppet now and paint the feet and head.
I had another go making an armature, this time with the aid of floral wire and some book binding rings (I figured the hinge movement might be cool to try and I don’t have the budget of an animation studio so I have to be resourceful).
Here is the progress so far in pictures:
I’ve still got a way to go with the modelling and I will be making skin and clothes out of fabric.
My current project at college is on sculpture and animation and we have to make a character and a set for a very simple animation sequence.
I’ve been rooting around on you tube and I found these cool videos:
ParaNorman | Faces of ParaNorman
I haven’t seen this movie yet but it looks cool. I think using real puppets still has more charm than 3d digital, but both are great for different reasons I’m not going to go into yet.
How It’s Made – Stop-Frame Animation
I’ve learned about tacky wax in this one.