Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Process PART 2: Researching

Coming up with an idea and dreaming about the endless possibilities of that idea is, in most ways, the easiest part.

I think of the "idea" as something located on the opposite side of a dark room. If you just start walking forward through the room, you'll trip and stumble over furniture because you don't know the layout as well as you thought. But if you take time to illuminate it before walking to the other side, the likelihood that you'll be tripped up by obstacles is diminished somewhat.

I built my character out of clay, and in addition I've built up my confidence in drawing her. I've done this before with other characters and it always helps.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Process PART 1

First things first. To start animating on a piece, you gotta order the paper. Here is my box of 12 Fld Ingram from Cartoon Color. This is the scariest part, a big box of blank white paper......

Friday, October 9, 2009

Zen Panda update

I thought I might be able to complete all of the painting on the panda by the end of the week, but I didn't quite get there. I need to shelve it right now to move onto other things, but it WILL get done. It's just a matter of time...

Here is another section of the colored version.

Zen Panda Animation part 1 from bj crawford on Vimeo.