eeeaaaasing my way back into animating after not doing it for over a month. i’m finding this is mostly an exercise in patience and not letting frustration take over! Back when I was working most of what I did animation-wise consisted of small-to-elaborate loops, but I generally didn’t have a ton of time to finesse stuff.
(Also, I’ve been working with my husband’s copy of toonboom and OH MAN. So much better than flash. I don’t feel like I’m fighting the drawing tools/crashes 90 percent of the time!)
EDIT: as a side note - I intentionally left some parts of this a little “chunkier” than other parts - the walk cycle at the start is on a weird mixture of 2s, 3s and I think there’s even a frame that holds for 4 frames in there somewhere.
In general, where I can, I like leaving animation on 2s - it feels to me like it gives motion a weightier feel, so it’s good for big stupid plodding feet slapping on the ground, for instance.
fartin around with little simple animated illustration ideas for website icons. A WEBSITE: maybe a thing i should have now that i am looking for work!!!
FOND MEMORIES OF PUBLIC TRANSIT, digital art, 2014.
I haven’t been on a train in what feels like a SUPER long stretch of time (over a month!) after having ridden it into the loop area every weekday for four years or so, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I MISS IT A LOT
This is to you, chicago public transit. ;___;
I’ve become so enamored w/ working in manga studio 5 that I’ve been painting and doodling and basically almost completely avoiding inking the comic I started working on earlier this year/late last year (in manga studio 4 . I could move it over to the other program, but…. I. Well.)
I REALLY OUGHTA FINISH IT, BUUUUUUUUUT in the meantime - I’ve been farting around with worldbuilding for the other little creeps sharing my headspace. Pictured are Griselda’s parents - she takes after her father in body type, so for most of her childhood regarded her mother as a mysterious and intimidating giant! HOW COULD SHE EVER ASPIRE TO WOMANHOOD with this creature setting the bar so high?
also I guess I’ve decided that these guys have human-like hair distribution? except in cases like pops here, who is absurdly hairy by his species’ standards.
A READING ADVENTURE AWAITS - 2014, manga studio 5.
I can’t stop painting these guys! BIG SURPRISE, TODD IS UPSET AGAIN. I usually don’t do a lot of SUPER DARK paintings or pictures like this, and now I wanna do more in the future.
Beauty and the Beast by mindy lee