Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: All 3 Character Orthographs


Now that I have finished drawing all 3 orthographs, I thought that it would be best to have them all in one post to see the similarities/differences in each character and it would be easier when seeing what needs improving.



Minor/Major Project: Character Orthograph - George

I found doing the additional George orthographs more challenging than the others. One of the reasons for this is that, as you can see, in the front view he hasn't got a neck and his shoulders are higher than the bottom of his head, so I had to think of a way to make it look believable and for him to have a neck, otherwise it would look weird when animating. The other issue was that I wanted it to look like it was part of the same "World" as the other characters, as sometimes it looked like a different style, closer to the Simpsons. Overall though, I think these have worked out quite well, and like the other two, most issues can be fixed when modelling.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: Character Orthograph - Alex

I have now drawn the side view and back view of Alex, and I found them to be a bit more challenging than the orthographs for Tim. I couldn't seem to get the head to be at a good size, and so it was always too big - and it still is to some degree, despite it being in line with the original front view drawing. There are a few issues here, some of which are in the last set of orthographs as well, although some can be fixed when modelling. The back view looks a bit odd, I think, but this is probably just because it's the front view, but flipped round.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: Character Orthograph - Tim

I have now drawn the side and back view orthographs of Tim, by following the front view. It was a bit of a challenge as I needed to draw in photoshop a bit more than I am used to, as I usually draw on paper first. They are all accurate to each other and so are lined up properly, although there are a few issues, but I think they are ones that can be fixed when modelling.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: Character Orthographs - Front

These are the front orthographics for each character. I am having trouble doing the side views and so Alan will help me with them. I drew these on paper before editing them in Photoshop to get them as accurate as possible, although I think there a few problems with each, including arms being slightly different lengths.


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: New Clip Ideas

By looking at the feedback from Alan on the last clip ideas post, I have tried to fix the ones that didn't quite work or needed something else involved. Clip #4 is, obviously, not included as that is the one that I have already done an animatic/storyboard for.

Clip #1
 "And there are people who say that you're involved.
That you might be responsible. That you're a very dangerous man"
Story Idea
Man speaking to himself in front of a mirror. Although, the audience do not know who he is until the end, and so while saying the quote, the animation will show close ups of him teasing his appearance, which would then lead on to the big reveal at the end.

Clip #2
 "Wait a minute, you're wearing black! That's my colour. I'm the Bad Guy!"
"But you're not wearing black, that's dark blue."
"It is not!"
"It is so. It's navy"
Story Idea
Darth Vader arguing with Luke Skywalker - Darth Vader being the one wearing Navy Blue. Darth Vader then asks another, random, Villain for their opinion of the situation.

Clip #3
"He said he was going to do it, and he's doing it now.
The most stupendous, the most incredible crime of the Century."
Story Idea

A man is saying the quote from the clip to another character, who has just asked him about his worried expression on his face - the camera slowly zooms in on his face, while he is saying the quote. Once he has said it, it cuts to someone doing the something very minor and not at all illegal, like walking on the grass, where there is a keep off the grass sign. (This is just an example of a minor crime, and will be thought about more).

Clip #5
"I had a friend. I was with him yesterday, but we got seperated.
Have you seen him?"
"Marshal, you have no friends."
Story Idea
A man and his subconscious.
This idea, I think, is the least developed and so I will continue to think about how to make this idea as funny as possible - as well as thinking about alternative ideas, like a man talking to a Therapist/Police man/Sheriff etc.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

MEL Scripting 1: Random Placement - Tutorial

Apart from a view minor errors, I managed to complete this tutorial relatively quickly.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: New Average Character Concept

Following on with the re-designs of the characters, this is the new average character concept that I did the other day. I don't think that this has fixed the issues that the first one had, and also looks a bit odd, especially the arms. Out of the heads, however, I think that number 5 works well and suits the character's personality, so in the next drawing of this character that will be the head I go with.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Minor/Major Project: New Short & Fat Character Concept

Taking into account the feedback for the last design of the character, I have drawn some more heads and have drawn him in a pose that is relevant to his shy and awkward character. I think there's something quite feminine about the body here, and I think that is because of the shape of the hips and the legs - the feet look a bit odd too. I think the head that is already on the character works quite well, and has a child like innocence to him, and so this can be beneficial for when he is with the tall character.

I'll try to sort out the problems in the next design, as well as chosing the right head shape/expression.