Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My Process of Animating

Good day to you all!

So, I was asked about how my process works in animating in the last post, and I thought I might answer that question in this post just in case any one else is wondering!

I randomly got inspired to animate some parkour moves, because I love the fluidity and the over all motion of it. I began looking up videos and found a lot of awesome moves I wanted to animate, but I needed to stick with one, so I chose the reference I used for the animation in the last post.

Now, a great setting youtube has is being able to slow down a video and that is what I did in order to see every movement of the person.

So, I've found my reference and have slowed down the movement, the next thing I did was repetitively pause and play while drawing each frame. However, a very good thing to do is create a very rough animation and draw frames with big gaps of movement in between as sort of a guideline for animating.
I have not started a habit of this, and probably should since it can be very helpful.

Instead I drew each frame from beginning to end. 

I had never drawn someone running/jumping before and it was quite something to learn how to keep your person in one place while still making it look like they are moving!

So, there you have a sort of base of how my process of animating works! 

I will note and say that I am not a professional in animating and am not suggesting that this is the best way you should start animating and if you don't you're doing wrong AND...no, just no. X)

It's just what's worked for me for where I am right now in animation!

Anything else you'd like to know? Or any suggestions? I love hearing from all of you! I do...

Man, I really need to add pictures with these posts...-sigh-

Also I think that rough of the animation I posted is probably going to be my final, because my final was going to be a more detailed version, but since I didn't do the rough in a very definite way, it will stay the way it is, which is something I can live with. :)

I wish you all a tremendous Tuesday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Another Animation!

Hello to you all out there!

Sooo, it's been a while since I posted an animation and I got some inspiration from parkour videos to do one!

(Rough) Run/Jump Character Animation by Moriah Q. 40 frames. Pencil.
Te-da! This is just a rough, but I'll be working on the final later this week. 
Now I know I kept mentioning that other thing-y I was working on, but unfortunately I'm going to have to put it on hold for now, because I need a little more experience in animating before I can continue to work on it.
Really disappointing, but it's been quite a puzzle to keep working on something I don't fully understand. And animating things like the one above helps with practice and learning.

Anyway, the animation above was really fun to work on because I like to animate movement that's continuous. So, this would probably be one of the easier ones to do, and time-wise it probably took me about two hours to complete.
A few flaws here and there, but I guess that's why it would be called a 'rough' animation. 

So, be sure to stay tuned for the final of this animation!

Comments, questions, suggestions? I'd love to hear what you think!

Well, I'll go now...bye...

And have a terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cozy Weather and Taking Advice

Helloooo, everyone!
Sooo, you know that last post (I don't remember which post) where I said to keep track of where you put your camera cards?

I need to take my own advice. I misplaced the camera card I just found; which means I'm gonna have to wait another week to post a video. -sigh-

These past few days it's been rainy and grey, and usually I'd be gloomy during that kind of weather but I think since it's autumn, I actually feel cozy during that weather. Turning on colorful "Christmas" lights also helps, too. :)

I have things that need to be tended to, so this post is going to be kind of short, but before I sign off with a wish for you all, I wanted to know what the weather's like where you live and do you like it?

Well, folks, that's all for today and as always...

I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Camera Card and Learning!

I, uh, forgot to post another thing-y.
And, um, I am very sorry for that...when will I ever learn....
Anyways! After seeing that I hadn't posted something in a while, I thought, "Well, might as well do it now!"

Sooo, I found my sort-of-use-to-be camera card. It's not the one that I had misplaced, but I can still use it to do more videos (because, yikes, it's been awhile since I uploaded a video).

I've been experimenting in character designs, because I learned that it is very essential to learn if doing an animated feature with characters and story and all that.
And I've found that it is very fun!
I mean, exploring different things you can do with clothing, hair, and face is all very exciting!

I've learned that I tend to thinking inside the box with common hair, clothing, and face designs, but observing other artist's character designs and learning to draw all kinds of characters (besides the ones in my story) has really taught to think outside the box and draw crazy things.

So, yes, there is my little random ramble for today.
What about you? What kind of things have been very fun for you to learn in art categories (writing, drawing, dancing, photography, etc.)? I'd love to know!

And as always,

I wish you a magnificent Monday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Great Challenge

Hello, everyone!

So, this week I decided to something crazy fun.
It was crazy, but fun.

I decided to draw pictures for each family at the "school" I'm at.
What I didn't know, was that there were more families there than I thought.
So, I ended up over 70 pictures this week.

Here's an example of one (it's smaller in person). I put a message at the bottom of each one saying "Have an awesome break!" Though, I cropped it out from this picture...for some reason.
I actually don't know why. Oh, well.

Anyways, I had seven main characters that I'd draw in different poses, the character above being one of them. Then I had an eighth character that I only redrew twice.
The reason I only drew her twice, I shall not say because that would spoilers for my story!

But, yes, I call those two certain pictures "rare" ones, and I'm excited to see who gets them.

One of the problems of drawing a lot of pictures of characters is that sometimes there are actually decent ones that come out...and I have to give them away...and I don't know who to trust them to.
An example of this is the one picture above; that one's my favorite out of all the pictures I drew.
It needs a few fixes here and there, but I like that one.

How long it took me to do each one varies. Sometimes it took five minutes and sometimes ten. So, around there.
I think the one above was one of the more easy ones to do.

So, yes, a little update of what I've been doing!
Thanks for sticking around!

If you have any comments, questions, or anything to add, just comment below! I'd love to hear (or read) from you!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sweater Weather Tag!

I let that random disappearance happen again.
Ugh, it's just, ya know, you plan things, and the things don't happen, and so you have a back up thing and back up thing disappears or is not happening and-and-and, stuff happens....aaaaand, yeeaaah.
So, sorry about that.

I got tagged by Saphira, keeper of the blog Onions, Lemons, and Apples for the Sweater Weather Tag. Thank you very much! 
Look. The blog name. It's underlined. That means you should click it. Because her blog is amazing and you definitely need to check it out!!!
Yeah, this was the only picture I had available that was related to Autumn...ewwww.

So, I will just answer some questions!

1. Favorite Candle Scent?
There's a certain beach scent that I really, really like. I'm not sure what it's called, though.

2. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?

3. What is the best fall memory that you have?
Well, it was kind of a tradition to go to a certain apple orchard every autumn and that was always great fun.

4. Best Fragrance for Fall?
Candle scent-wise? If so, I'd say some sort of apple pie, or apple cobbler, or something apple. But I agree with Saphira. Fall air scent would be to die for (not literally, but ya know what I mean).

5. Favorite Thanksgiving Food?
Those scrumptious dinner rolls. Hehehehe.

6. What is the autumn weather like where you live?
It varies every year. Sometimes it's rainy and then the trees are gorgeously colored for awhile and sometimes it's very raining and then the trees are a dull brown and then the leaves fall off. Or sometimes it could be how it is now where it's cloudy for days and it rains here and there, and the trees don't change color very much.

7. Most worn sweater?
Well, I recently received a hand-me-down sweater from my sister, and I'm going to be wearing it a lot in autumn/winter; mainly because it's the only actual sweater I have, hehe.

8. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
Jumping in leaf piles! This is literally how I am when it comes to football games:

9. Skinny jeans or leggings?
I do not like jeans at all, and I don't really consider leggings pants. I'd say leggings if I'm wearing a skirt or something like that.

10. Combat boots or Uggs?
I've never worn either, but I've heard that Uggs are pretty good. But I am very confused with the name. I mean, every time I see the name I just think, "Ugh. Those are ugh. Very stylish ugh." 

11. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
There's a hype about it? What's the hype? Hype. That's kind of a funny word when you say it a lot. I say pumpkin spice is a wonderful spice.

12. Favorite Fall TV show?
I haven't seen very many fall TV shows. I think the only one I prefer is with the Peanuts.

13. What song really gets you into the holiday spirit?
Ohhh, I love the Nat King Cole Christmas album. Especially the song "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"

14. What do you want to be for Halloween?
Mmm, well, I don't really do Halloween. But if I were to dress up and had a lot of money, I'd want to cosplay as a main Legend of Zelda character.

15. Hats or scarves?
I'd prefer hats.

16. What is your #1 favorite thing about fall?
The atmosphere.

Well, that's all the questions for today, folks! 

I shall now tag:

Lynsi Keye - Pro Ama De Narratus

Abbie - Yarns and Tales

Be sure to check out all those wonderful blogs and thanks again, Saphira, for tagging me!

Have a terrific Tuesday!