Friday, October 18, 2013

Inktober Eighteenth

Inktober Eighteenth
I kinda like this one. I still need to work on my control of the brush, and I tend to get sloppy towards the end, but It’s not a terrible mech.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Inktober Sixteenth


Inktober Sixteenth
This is my pal Bob. Also, I don’t recommend rendering brindle in black & white. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Inktober Fourteenth & Fifteenth

Inktober Fifteenth
Kinda messed up a lot on this one but the character is alright. I forgot to post the fourteenth here so I mushed them together. I did it yesterday though. If you don't believe me, check my tumblr: stevetoons.tumblr.com

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Inktober Thirteenth

Inktober Thirteenth

Keep plugging away. I hope this Inktober helps me improve my self discipline.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Inktober Tenth

Inktober Tenth
Another quickie. I only had about 20 minutes but it’s better than skipping it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Inktober Ninth

Inktober Ninth
Almost didn’t get to this one. I like it a little. The style on it seems kind of cliche to me for some reason though.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Inktober Eighth



Inktober Eighth
I had some fun with this one. Why can’t they all feel this easy?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Inktober Seventh



Inktober Seventh
Trying out an environment for inktober tonight. I never, ever do environments, and I really need to.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Inktober Sixth


Inktober Sixth
Quicky. I hope I can spend some time on the next few, but the new pup is so devious.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Inktober Fifth


Inktober Fifth

This one is pretty rushed. We got a new dog today so most of my time has been devoted to that. Overall Calvin looks a little too old and Hobbes is a little derpy. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Inktober Fourth

Inktober Fourth
Wasn't really feeling this one. I'll try and get amped up for tomorrow's. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Inktober Third


Inktober Third
Bit weird. Somewhat inspired by Autodesk's "Drawtober" challenge topic today. I have a penchant for drawing animal dudes I think. I blame the Ninja Turtles.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Doggy Drawings

Just a couple doodles while I was surfing the internet tonight.
As you can tell, I've got doggy fever. We wanted to adopt today but the shelter was closed. :(

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Another Blog

I started a new blog site with a buddy from work.  It's kind of a challenge blog, but mostly just a place for us to keep each other motivated and drawing.  Check us out at BattleGIFs.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 2, 2013

DOGONAUTS - Enemy Line


This is an AWESOME project by Shel & Justin Rasch.  Their last film was really inspirational, and fun, but this project has me even more excited for all the action and adventure.  I especially love the characters and designs for this film.  Now, please, go throw fistfuls of your money at them.

http://kck.st/12R2GAK

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Clay Ball Timing Test

Another test for timing & spacing in stopmo. This one is a lot better than the other first two, despite hands and gauges in the frames. This is so much fun, and even more so when it works!



I've been re-reading some of my animation books, principles, and school notes to get my animation skills back in shape, and I've noticed that all of them stress timing & spacing as one of the most important principles. This must be something I forgot because my animation has always been very much about posing. It's amazing to me how far good timing & spacing will get you. I'm going to keep testing in clay and stopmo, and hopefully get some decent animation on an armature soon. Wish me luck.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Clay Test




Finally animated a little claymation test. Lessons learned: 
1 Clay is difficult to work with; 
2 Make lighter armatures for such small characters; 
3 watch for such big hitches in the future; 
4 double check for clutter in the frame before you snap the frames 
This is super fun. I might do another quick test tonight, and start planning a lighter, larger puppet.